Our purpose is to make sure everyone has  a decent home that is affordable and adequate in size and suitably located.

Our housing activity includes dealing with:

  • preventing homelessness
  • providing, managing and maintaining our council stock
  • regulating and improving other social rented, private rented (including homes in multiple occupation) and owner occupied housing
  • developing more affordable homes
  • bringing empty homes into use

However, providing homes is not enough in itself – it's  also important that the communities people live in are balanced and sustainable.  To help with this we consult widely with our tenants and other residents and have drawn up a tenant and council partnership agreement.

We work with a number of partner agencies including other housing providers, health and social care providers, local charities and advice agencies to deliver our key aims.