We have continued to invest in our existing properties to provide great homes for our residents and spent approximately £25m maintaining and improving our existing stock.
We’ve continued to focus on fire safety and have invested more than £3.4m as a result of comprehensive Fire Risk Assessments across our housing stock. This is a key part of our ongoing commitment to provide safe, decent homes for our residents. We’ve also allocated an additional £8m to keep our residents safe in 2018/19.
- £1.2m in 173 new kitchens
- over £500k in 196 bathrooms
- over £195k in 28 level access showers
- £2.6m in 154 homes received new windows
- £1.2m in renewing the roof at 85 homes
- £3.1 m in external refurbishment on 270 homes
- £3.1m in external and communal decorations and repairs for 478 homes.
- over £777k replacing 355 older boilers with new high efficiency condensing boilers to reduce our resident’s utility bills and our carbon footprint.
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Case study: Project 99
In partnership with local youth charity, New Horizon we re-purposed one of our buildings previously being used as a nursing care home by another organisation to accommodate and support 10 young people, many of whom where formerly sleeping rough in the area.
Designed to overcome some of the problems that keep young people trapped in homelessness, the scheme ‘Project 99’ offers a home along with a year of support from New Horizon for all residents. The scheme was designed with the aim of giving the young residents somewhere they would be proud to live and
One of the new residents at Project 99 speaking about his new home said: “before this it was a mix of sofa surfing and sleeping on the streets, and now I’ve got this… and I’ve got a room it’s got a sink, I’ve got friends – I can’t describe it, I can’t say how good it feels”.