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Home Insurance

Sanctuary Housing does not insure the contents of your home or your personal possessions. We, along with the National Housing Federation urge you to arrange home contents insurance for this reason. 

There are two types of insurance that should be considered in relation to your home:

1. Buildings insurance

We insure your buildings against damage. This insurance covers the building structure and items such as your kitchen and bathroom. It does not cover any of your personal belongings.

2. Contents insurance

Contents insurance protects all the items within your home not covered by the buildings insurance policy. Items generally covered by contents insurance includes; carpets or floor coverings, furniture, curtains, clothing, kitchen appliances and other valuables. The purchase of contents insurance is optional but advisable.

My Home Contents Insurance Scheme

Sanctuary has teamed up with Thistle Tenant Risks, which is a specialist Tenants Contents Insurance policy, and Ageas Insurance Limited who provide the My Home Contents Insurance Scheme.

The My Home Contents Insurance Scheme can offer you insurance for the contents of your home including cover for items such as furniture, carpets, curtains, clothes, bedding, electrical items, jewellery, pictures and ornaments.

10 Reasons to choose My Home Contents Insurance Scheme (PDF 122KB)

How do I get further information?

  • Ask your local housing officer for an application pack
  • Call Thistle Tenant Risks on 0345 450 7288

Alternatively, please visit Thistle My Home (this link will open in a new window) for more information or to request a call back.