HOUSING

We’re committed to ensuring that our communities remain safe and pleasant places to live.

In 2020-21 we have

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of tenancies sustained after 6 months

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homes let to people who were previously homeless

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homes improved

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anti-social behaviour cases reported

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legal actions avoided

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satisfaction with our handling of anti-social behaviour

Focus on... Anti-Social Behaviour

In one particular case, we successfully obtained a two-year Civil Injunction Order against a tenant at Whitefriar Court on the grounds of his homophobic and threatening behaviour towards people living at the block.

Under the terms of the court order, he’s banned from threatening violence, or engaging in abusive, insulting or homophobic behaviour towards his neighbours or anyone visiting the tower block.

We will not tolerate any type of abusive conduct towards our tenants or employees and we’ll always take swift action where possible to protect people living in our communities. Here at Salix Homes, we’re committed to ensuring that our communities remain safe and pleasant places to live, and we take all reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) extremely seriously.

This year our dedicated Community Safety Team sought 51 legal actions against tenants for anti-social behaviour, which included 39 injunctions. We’ve also received national recognition for the way we deal with ASB, and this year were awarded HouseMark’s ASB accreditation for the fourth time, which recognises housing associations who are successfully and pro-actively dealing with ASB.

Focus on... Fitzwarren Court

This year, we’ve carried out improvements to 1,004 homes across Salford. This has included things like new kitchens and bathrooms, windows and doors, and even eco-friendly heating systems, as we strive to make all our properties modern, desirable and energy efficient.

One of our most ambitious improvement schemes has been at Fitzwarren Court in Pendleton, which has undergone a £7.5million refurbishment programme and facelift.

The once-ageing 1970s building has been completely transformed inside and out, with the former blue and green façade replaced with modern tones of grey, green and orange render.

As well as improvements to all 135 apartments in the block, the communal areas, lobby and grounds have all been upgraded and a digital property intercom system has been installed enabling residents to contact Salix Homes via a portal to book repairs – the first of our tower blocks to use such intelligent technology.

Our partner contractor for the project – Caseys – also helped fund The People’s Pods at the homeless charity Emmaus, which is situated next to Fitzwarren Court. The fully furnished pods provide people who are street homeless with a warm and safe place to stay on a temporary basis.

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