Brent council housing management consultation report published
Following a consultation on the future of council housing management in Brent, a report on the findings has now been published.
The consultation, which ran for 12 weeks and ended on 17 March, was designed to gauge opinions and gather feedback from council tenants and leaseholders on the proposals to bring housing management services currently run by Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) back under direct Brent Council control.
In total 2,937 responses were received to the survey which was sent to all tenants and leaseholders. Overall 49.1 per cent of respondents support the council's proposal to move the management of its housing services under its direct operation with most of these believing that this move will improve the service, overall performance and reduce costs.
The rentention of BHP was supported by 8.1 per cent, 22 per cent did not provide a view, 2.1 per cent did not support either proposal and the remaining 18.7 per cent were undecided in some form.
A Brent Council spokeswoman, said: "The report shows that the majority of tenants and leaseholders support the proposals to bring housing management back under direct Council control. The report will go to Full Council on 20 April for debate before a final decision is taken at Cabinet on 24 April."
Housing consultation survey results
- 49.1 per cent of respondents supported the Council's proposal to move the management of its housing services under its direct operation:
- 34.4 per cent clearly supported
- 14.7 per cent tended to support
- 8.1 per cent support the retention of BHP:
- 6.8 per cent clearly supported
- 1.3 per cent tended to support
- 22 per cent did not express any views
- And 18.7 per cent were undecided:
- 2.5 per cent do not mind either way
- 5.7 per cent did not provide an explicit inclination towards one or the other provider
- 4.5 per cent were unsure
- 3.8 per cent need more information to form an opinion
- 2.2 per cent other
- 2.1 per cent do not support either option.