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How we continue to invest millions into our property stock

More than £14 million has been invested in our housing stock across our operating regions in the past year.

Our data has revealed that our Planned Works Teams have carried out improvement works totalling £14,426,849 in the last financial year.

This includes more than £3.7 million on heating replacements, £2.3 million on kitchen replacements, more than £2 million on door replacements and around £1.8 million on roof replacements.

In line with our Improving Lives strategy, we also spent almost £300,000 on aids and adaptations, including 156 accessibility items, 10 half-steps or ramps and 26 bathroom and kitchen adaptations.

Mark Rogers, Director of Assets and Property Services, said: “Our Planned Works programme represents a large investment each year in our existing housing stock, to make our customers’ homes even better places to live in.

“Our Planned Works Teams work hard to identify where improvements need to be made and ensure the work is carried out to a high standard.

As the figures show for the last financial year, as a Group, we’re committed to investing money where it’s required in order to maintain our property stock and ensure our customers have a house they’re proud to call home.

“In addition to some of the headline figures, as part of our commitment to providing customers with comfortable
and affordable homes as well as supporting their financial resilience, we’ve been working with external partners to deliver a partially grant funded project for the installation of gas infrastructure and gas central heating systems.

“To date, we’ve spent around £950,000, benefiting 325 of our homes.

We’ll continue to invest money in our Planned Works programme and I hope customers can see our commitment to improving our housing stock within these figures."

Other work carried out as part of our Planned Works in 2020/2021 includes bathroom replacements, electrical rewiring, insulation works and garage improvements.

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