90 Bartholomew Street
Mr Chris Daly
Regulation Account Manager
Tenant Services Authority
Surrey CR9 1UH
Our reference: AS/hrs
28 July 2009
RE: Self Assesment Compliance Statement with Regulatory Code (SACS)
I am pleased to enclose a copy of Sovereign Housing Group’s SACS submission for
document is written to give an overview of Sovereign Housing Group’s
activities as a whole and builds on the evidence of compliance submitted in 2007/08.
As you know the Sovereign Housing Group and the Wessex Housing Partnership
(WHP) amalgamated on 1 July 2009. WHP have submitted a separate SACS to the
TSA covering 2008/9 and the information has not been replicated in this document.
However future projects relating to the amalgamation have been included under the
column identifying future action.
All future actions identified in the 2007/08 submission and areas of partial compliance,
as referred to in your feedback letter of 29th October 2009, have been completed and
are specifically addressed within the body of this statement. As a result there is an
emphasis on Twynham Housing Association’s activities resulting from the Audit
Commission’s inspection published in June 2008.
The document aims to be outcome focused, providing consistent performance
information across the Group but recognising that each subsidiary tailors its approach to
meet the local needs of its residents and communities in which it works.
As requested by the TSA guidance note for the 2009 submission, the statement is
supported by separate documents on A) service delivery performance, which includes
an outline of the Group’s approach to continuous improvement (Appendix 3) and B) risk
management, which includes statements of assurance from all parts of the Group
(Appendix 5a). These statements were considered at the Group Audit and Risk
Committee on Thursday 18 June 2009 and a copy of the draft minutes of the meeting
are also enclosed (Appendix 5b).
Sovereign Housing Group Limited, Registered office
: Woodlands, 90 Bartholomew Street, Newbury RG14 5EE Phone
01635 572220 Fax 01635 572225 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.sovereign.org.uk
Sovereign Housing Group Limited is charitable Industrial & Provident Society Registration No. 29751R TSA Registration No. L4438
I trust this submission provides all the information required, but if you require any further
detail please do not hesitate to contact me.
Direct line: 01635 572204
1 Contextual Note
2 Self Assessment Compliance Statement
3 Approach to Performance and Continuous Improvement
4 Year end performance Report for 2008/9
5 Directors assurance Statements 2008/9
6 Group Audit and Risk Committee minutes - 18 June 2009.