September 2021
May 2021
Fire Safety

How will the Fire Safety Act 2021 impact Social Housing?

On Monday 26 April there was another cladding fire in a housing association block at Crystal Court in Thornton Heath, Croydon owned by Orbit Housing Association, fortunately no one was seriously injured but damage was caused to two flats. The week also brings news that the Fire Safety Bill has passed through the Houses of Commons and Lords without amendment and received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021. It applies to England and Wales. Separate fire safety legislation is in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Make sure you are aware of your responsibilities under the Act. The new Act will • amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person or duty-holder (i.e. the landlord, owner, facilities manager, building manager, managing agent, risk assessor or anyone else with control of the premises) responsible for multi-occupied, residential buildings must manage and reduce the risk of fire for: o the structure and external walls of the building, including ...

Salix Homes Recruiting Board Members

Salix Homes owns and manages around 7900 homes across Salford, Greater Manchester. Approximately one in ten people in the area live in one of our homes - so we are an integral part of the local community and ideally positioned to make a real difference to people’s lives. We work hard to understand the things that matter most to our customers and design our services around their needs. We’re rethinking housing to find new ways to deliver excellent customer services and innovative solutions to housing Looking forward, we continue to anticipate and adapt to a fast changing agenda, with an emphasis on quality, value for money services, safety of our homes, developing new homes and promoting Salix Homes as a great place to work. To support these ambitions, we now wish to appoint two new Board Members who are looking to invest their expertise and experience on behalf of others. As a Board member, you’ll play a part in scrutinising and developing our organisation’s ...

February 2021