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.