Merger proposals

Listening to your views about DCH merging with Knightstone

In May, we announced that DCH and Knightstone were in talks to create a new organisation. The proposed new group would become the south west’s largest housing association with 35,000 properties, providing homes for over 70,000 people.


What will the merger allow us to do?

We feel really positive about this merger with Knightstone because it will allow us to:

build up to 15,000 homes over the next 10 years – more than we could build on our own

continue to improve our excellent services, get better value for money and provide opportunities for our customers and communities.


What do you think?

We want to know what you think and will be grateful if you could complete this short survey. Click here to take the survey

Please submit your views to us by Wednesday 27 September 2017

Click here to see a copy of the letter sent to our customers.


What does this mean for you?

We know you will have questions. Click to read our customer FAQs here. You’ll see from our answers that we believe that these proposals are all positive, and we’re completely focused on maintaining and improving the quality of our services.

Our commitment to our customers is that these merger plans will only improve what we do, and we want to hear your thoughts as we haven’t made a final decision yet. Although this will be up to the Board, they will consider what you say and if we do decide to go ahead we expect the merger to be completed by summer 2018.


Contacting us

If you have any further questions or need help completing the survey, you can speak to one of our Resident Engagement team on 01803 869310 or email them at

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