New Housing Solutions Service for Kirklees
From 1st April 2013, we are offering a new service called Housing Solutions Service – bringing together Private Sector Housing and the Housing Options and Support Service
What support does Housing Solutions offer?
The service’s main focus is on assisting people to find, keep, maintain and live independently in quality, affordable homes.
Customers can access advice and support which includes:-
- Access to housing information and guidance
- Advice on a range of housing options
- Assessment of housing need including the prevention of and assessment of homelessness
- Information and advice to private sector landlords and tenants and some home owners
- Housing related support to enable vulnerable people to maintain their accommodation.
The service adopts a person centred, creative early intervention / prevention approach to solving housing problems, only turning to compliance action as a last resort.
Where can people access the service?
The service will continue to be provided from the Customer Service Centres, currently Civic Centre 1 in Huddersfield and the Walsh Building in Dewsbury. The service will move to the new Huddersfield Customer Service Centre when it opens in late Spring.
For further information please contact:
Operations Managers: .
Cath McGurk – Access to Housing
Steve Cale – Quality Homes
Lynne Mitchell – Young People and Support
John Marsden – Advice and Assessment
Lisa Allan/Carina Kemp – Access to Housing Solutions Services
Peter Halpenny – Temporary Accommodation
Jeremy Maguire – Access to Private Rented and Compliance
All can be contacted by phoning 221000 or internal 860 1000 and asking for them by name.
Getting the Site Right
Would you like to be a getting the site right inspector and help make your neighbourhood a better place to live?
Involving tenants and residents is essential to the process of managing, monitoring and improving the grounds maintenance service in Kirklees.
Kirklees Council Streetscene aim to ‘Get the Site Right’ in their work on your estate but they are not there every day. They need you to let them know when problems occur or any issues you are aware of.
What is a getting the site right inspector?
It is someone who has the power to report poor work and channel views and ideas of other
tenants on how to improve your estate.
You can also attend annual site inspections with a member of the gardening team to discuss work done and put forward ideas for improvement.
For more information you can attend one of the workshops below
Huddersfield Town Hall, Reception Room on Monday 25th March 2013 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm
Dewsbury Town Hall Council Chambers, on Tuesday 26th March 2013 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm
Please contact Nigel on 01484 225064 to register for one of the workshops or to find out more about what is involved.
Housing Officer Patch List for Huddersfield South
A list of the individual streets on council estates and the Housing Officer who is responsible for them.
Please Click the Link below to see the full list
EMO Patch List
Do You Need Help With Your Garden?
The KNH Assisted Gardening Scheme is the programme of works carried out for KNH (Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing) by KMC (Kirklees Metropolitan Council) Streetscene, Parks and Open Spaces Department. Continue reading