Your Home, Your Say
Salix Homes chosen as council's preferred landlord for proposed transfer of homes. Read more…
In summer 2012, Salford City Council announced that it will work with Salix Homes' tenants to find new ways of making sure all homes can be improved and continue to receive a good level and range of services.
Since then, a team of customers have come together with the council to help set up ‘Your Home, Your Say' to identify and deliver the best option to ensure the improvements can be made now and long into the future. Following a period of consultation where around 2,500 tenants had their say, nearly twice as many said they would be in support of transferring the homes to a new Registered Provider than would be opposed to it in order to get the things that are important to them provided.
Based on these results along with a range of other evidence, the Customer Panel presented their findings to the City Mayor recommending transfering the ownership of the homes to a Registered Provider. The was approved by the City Mayor on 14 May 2013 and in September the council announced Salix Homes as their preferred landlord for the potential transfer. This means that subject to the result of a tenant ballot and Government approval of the proposals the ownership of the homes will transfer to us.
We will be out and about in Salford over the next few months to tell you more about the proposals and the improvements they would bring to your home and the area you live.
Why are the council looking at transferring the homes?
Since we started in 2007, services for customers have steadily improved and we are now one of the highest performing housing organisations in the country. Although we have already improved thousands of homes across Salford, government changes to how council housing is funded has meant that if homes were to remain with the council, there would not be enough money to make and sustain the improvements that are needed, as well as keep the same levels of service. By transferring the homes, a Registered Provider would be able to access the £millions needed to improve the homes and provide the things that are important to you.
How can I find out more information?
The council will be sending you regular updates and newsletters on Your Home, Your Say. You can also find out lots of information on the Your Home, Your Say website and Facebook page, or contact a dedicated freephone number 0800 694 0122 or email address firstname.lastname@example.org.