Joint statement from Housing for Women and Women’s Pioneer Housing

Published 02 October 2019

After very careful consideration, the Boards of both Housing for Women and Women's Pioneer Housing have decided that the full benefits of merger cannot be realised at this time and have therefore agreed not to progress their plans to merge and instead to focus on their own key priorities.

However, we will be continuing to work together to raise awareness of the importance of safe, secure, truly affordable housing for women. Denise Fowler and Zaiba Qureshi will continue as co-chairs of the Women’s Housing Forum.

Zaiba Qureshi, Chief Executive of Housing for Women, said: “Housing for Women’s priority is driving up service delivery for our customers together with the development of specialist services for women across London. We have an ambitious agenda on both fronts, and we are now looking forward to delivering our Business Plan.”

Denise Fowler, Chief Executive of Women’s Pioneer Housing said: “Women’s Pioneer’s priority is to deliver more high-quality homes and services for women in London, including our flagship development at Wood Lane. We look forward to celebrating our centenary in 2020 and continuing to fulfil the vision of our founders.”

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