Islington and Shoreditch Housing Group (ISHA) is a community and neighbourhood based housing organisation managing and developing quality affordable housing for people in North and East London, especially in Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

ISHA consists of Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association, with two subsidiaries; Lien Viet HA and Urban Style Ltd.

ISHA has made a commitment to adopt the National Housing Federation’s updated Code of Governance, published in February 2015, for ISHA including Lien Viet. As part of that adoption the Group introduced three-yearly independent assessments of its governance. Rosie was commissioned to carry out the first of those assessments against the updated Code.

“Impressed by the helpful and engaging style of the governance review leading to a report which provided a real insight and clear set of recommendations” Stephen Stringer, Chair of ISHA

“The report was well received at the board meeting last week, and a number of the recommendations will be implemented immediately, with the more strategic items being referred to governance committee for further review. Thank you for your work on this, I know the board have gained value from your evaluation.” Clare Thomson, chief executive