Section: Social Landlords

Proposed extended partnership between Karbon Homes and Byker Community Trust

Posted 10.09.20
Karbon Homes: Further reading

The Board members of Karbon Homes and Byker Community Trust (BCT) have agreed to explore a more formal partnership between the two organisations.

Karbon and BCT have already been working together successfully in a cost-sharing partnership since July 2016. The partnership has resulted in significant savings, improved performance and increased customer satisfaction for BCT customers.

Karbon has supported BCT in keeping its homes and neighbourhood safe and secure and provides key repairs and maintenance and grounds maintenance services in Byker.

If the partnership goes ahead, this would mean that Karbon Homes will be the new owner of the Estate, but the management area would continue to be called Byker Community Trust, and Karbon Homes would deliver all of the services.

A formal six week consultation period has now begun with BCT customers and will run until 30 October 2020. BCT's Board will consider all feedback from the consultation and will then make a final decision regarding the partnership in December 2020.

If Shareholders agree to proceed, the new partnership with Karbon Homes could be in place by April 2021.

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Our September edition of Housing Plus - taking a look at how social landlords often go 'a step further'

Updated 30.09.20
Various links - see below

Housing Plus provides brief reports on a selection of activities of social landlords that can be described as 'in addition to landlord/tenant requirements', often associated with the welfare of residents and others in the community.

Posted: 07.09.20
Notting Hill Genesis: Further reading

The creativity of residents in Notting Hill Genises' extra care schemes and their talents will be celebrated up and down the country as part of the National Day of Arts in Care Homes.

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Posted: 08.09.20
Onward: Further reading

The Onward Community Fund has awarded £100,000 to community projects and is about to embark on another 12 months with £100,000 available in the next round.

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Posted: 14.09.20
Peabody: Further reading

Enventure Research has been commissioned by Peabody to carry out a telephone survey to learn more about what the Coronavirus pandemic has been like for our residents, particularly for those who have started claiming Universal Credit.

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Posted: 22.09.20
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

Sanctuary is working with Citizens Advice Plymouth to offer telephone appointments to help residents with monthly budgeting and advice on how to make their income go further.

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