Who we are
Salix Homes is a multi-award winning social housing provider based in Salford, Greater Manchester. We’re a not-for-profit charitable organisation who put our customers at the heart of everything we do, from investing in our homes and communities, to how we go about providing our services.
We began our journey in 2007 when we launched as an arms length management organisation (ALMO) operating on behalf of Salford City Council.
In 2014 our tenants voted for us to take over ownership of their homes from the council. In March 2015 we officially moved away from the council and became a stand-alone Registered Provider (RP) responsible for providing the people of Salford with the high-quality homes they deserve.
We’re proud to work in Salford and the people, communities and spirit that make this city great provide a constant inspiration for us to help communities live, grow and thrive together.
What do we do
Salix Homes provides social housing for people in need in Salford. We believe that everyone has the right to live in a modern, warm and comfortable home. As part of our current five year improvement programme, we are investing £75million into our homes and communities, ensuring every property meets the Government’s Decent Homes standard by 2020.
We also provide jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for local people and we work with our partner agencies to help our tenants improve their own lives. This can be anything from providing ICT courses, lessons in English or running cooking classes.
Find out where we have homes.
Salix Living is the private sector leasing and property management arm of Salix Homes. Salix Living offers property owners a three-year lease or a management arrangement to manage and rent properties on their behalf in Salford. The lease offers landlords a guaranteed rent for the term of the lease. We also offer a tenant finding service for landlords who simply want to find good, reliable tenants.
For more information visit www.salixliving.co.uk
Who regulates us?
Salix Homes is an Industrial Provident society registered with and regulated by the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA).
The HCA is a government agency that regulates all housing providers in England and new affordable housing. The HCA’s aim is to work with landlords and tenants to ensure tenants are receiving the best possible service.
The HCA set out a number of regulatory standards that registered housing providers must meet, these can be classified as either economic or consumer.