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£137m to Improve Council Housing

Published Friday, 24 July 2009

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The Audit Commission has praised Enfield Homes for delivering a good customer-focused housing service, with promising prospects.

Enfield Council set up Enfield Homes in order to access Government funding to improve its homes. The inspection result means £137m of new funding for investment in Enfield Council's homes over the next five years.

This is an excellent result given that Enfield Homes which was formed on 1 April 2008 is one of the newest Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) in the country. Only a third of ALMOs formed since April 2006 have done as well in their first inspection.

Bob Heapy, Chief Executive of Enfield Homes said: "The inspection is an important milestone in our improvement process. We can now invest much needed funding into improving residents' homes. We intend to build on this early success by working closely with residents and our partners to achieve our aim of providing quality homes, excellent services and sustainable communities."

Matthew Laban, Lead Member for Housing and Community Safety said: "This is a great result for Enfield Council, Enfield Homes and more importantly for tenants and leaseholders. I'd like to thank the Federation of Enfield Community Associations and other residents who have worked with officers to help improve services."

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