Bury Council are in the process of carrying out an options appraisal, to consider the future management and maintenance of council housing in Bury.
Whilst Six Town Housing have successfully delivered housing services to tenants on behalf of the Council for many years, there are now significant changes in legislation and a renewed focus on the condition of the housing stock which has prompted this review.
The four options being considered are:
· Retain Six Town Housing as an ALMO, with a new management agreement.
· Develop a hybrid option with shared services.
· Return the service to the Council - in-house delivery.
· Stock transfer.
Campbell Tickell, an independent housing consultancy have been commissioned by the Council to undertake this review. As part of the initial process, a short survey will be issued to a random sample of tenants asking for their views and opinions about the services we deliver. Campbell Tickell will process the survey data in order that responses remain anonymous at all times.
Following the review, Campbell Tickell will provide a report on findings for consideration by the Council in June 2023. The report will set out the advantages and disadvantages of each option and provide insight for future arrangements.
If there is a recommendation for the Council to bring services back in-house or develop a hybrid option, then a test of opinion will take place with tenants to help the Council make an informed decision.
During this time, there will not be any impact on the services we deliver to tenants.
We will keep you informed of progress.Back to news