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OVER HALF SALFORD COUNCIL HOMES NON DECENT
 

Star date: 26th January 2011 

OVER 60% OF COUNCIL HOMES NOT FIT BY 2012

A new Salford City Council report has revealed that, by next year, over 60% of Council and Salix homes will be classed as `non decent'. This represents well over 5,500 homes.

The Council estimates that to bring these houses up to standard by 2015 will cost over £66million…

More details here…


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A total of 5,578 homes currently owned or managed by Salford Council and Salix Homes will be classed as `non decent' by next year, according to a new report by Salford City Council.

The report by the Strategic Director of Sustainable Regeneration states that:

"The total number of homes that will be non decent at March 2011 is estimated to be 4,987; this represents 52.8% of the stock. A further 791 new non decent homes will arise in 2011/12…", which we estimate to be 5,778 homes, over 60% of the stock.

The figures are revealed in a funding bid for £55.4million to the Homes and Communities Agency towards the total cost of £66.7million which the Council reckons it would cost to bring these homes up to standard by 2015. However, the report notes that there is a risk that there could be "potentially insufficient resources to complete the decent homes programme as a result of constrained national budget".

The report also notes that "With the reduced levels of backlog funding allocated to Salix Homes following its successful inspection in 2010 (£5m), the original Decent Homes programme was significantly reduced and Salix Homes were unable to address the high numbers of non decent and potential non decent properties originally envisaged. In 2010/11 the current programming will make 700 properties decent but, as a result of the limited investment in 2010/11, a further 791 properties will become non decent in 2011/12".

Looks to be a case of `one step forwards, two steps back'…

Last March the Salford Star reported that 29,000 homes, almost one third of the total homes in the city, were not decent to live in, despite all the public money that's been poured into regeneration in Salford.  

Meanwhile, an estimated 11,689 houses contained a `Category 1 Hazard' under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System – meaning an accident is very likely to occur and result in extreme or fatal injury (See the full story here).

 

 

 

 

 

Nachtschlepper wrote
at 19:32:51 on 08 March 2011
Yes we should all shut up & allow our old people to die of hypothernia during the winter. Do you really think putting a nice cardy on kept people warm durning the weather we had in December. It is not a false sense of entittlement it is just to be treated like human beings. Then again humanity doesnt seem to figure in some peoples arguments. A decent place to live is a fundamental right. Though political parties of every hue seem to think that housing provision, like everything else in the modern world is a commodiy.
 
Yawn Yawn wrote
at 18:27:44 on 08 March 2011
Grumpy but right appears to have a good grasp of the situation. I particularly like the line "A False sense of entitlement". I accept there are always a few sob stories but I generally follow the "What you sow, so shall you reap" train of thought. Maybe it's time people had a long hard look at themselves and found some self pride hidden deep within themselves.
 
grumpy but right wrote
at 19:38:23 on 29 January 2011
It is all relative if residents can wash and use the toilet in privacy have a warm bedroom a place to cook and eat then whats the problem. If you are cold then use your grey matter put a jersey or cardigan on I do. And if i say so myself i appear quite dapper in a comfortable slippers kind of way. Trounle is most people dont know when they are well off and have a false sense of entitlement try comparing with some some european cities its a lot worse i will tell you. I lived in Naples for 18 months and public housing there is really grim.Mind you you can leave your door open without any worries........
 
City Centre Executive Appartments wrote
at 08:48:59 on 29 January 2011
With a new kitchen & Bathroom a rewire and lick of paint the block of flats in your picture would be City Centre Executive Appartments for our expected influx of BBC executives LoL
 
ms benson wrote
at 21:54:08 on 27 January 2011
since 2008 bein waiting for homes to be completed how much longer all we are waiting on is new doors and windows which we were promised back in 2008 our homes cost a fortune to be kept warm in winter windows are rotten condersation is beyond a joke the draught from front door waste of time havin a door doors frames splitting help
 
UoS wrote
at 16:06:18 on 26 January 2011
So let us consider the implications for the average Salfordian as we look ahead to the remainder of this decade. Over 50% of those residing in Council-owned or Social-landlord owned properties are already living in sub-standard accommodation - this does not include what I am sure is probably a similar number for those reliant upon private landlords. Many will face joblessness as a result of a national fiscal crisis they are unlikely to have contributed toward. Any benefits upon which they rely to keep themselves, fed, watered, clothed and sheltered are set to be slashed in order to satiate central government appetites for cuts. They cannot educate themselves out of their situation unless they are prepared to pay through the nose for it (most can or will not). They cannot move to another location with better job prospects, as the majority of social housing in their destination will have been subsumed by migrants. Most lack the confidence to travel and work in Europe (one of the supposed "benefits" of EU membership) and so that possibility is out of the question. If they get sick and require hospital treatment, they are only going to be allowed to see a specialist if a private, for-profit health care consultant approves a GP recommendation. If they are perpetually sick and require social care, they are unlikely to get it, owing to the Council slashing this budget. There will be less police to deter criminals from resorting to theft or crime, and if a Salfordian wishes to seek the help of a solicitor they will no longer be entitled to legal aid, thanks to the Tories decimating the budget for this. To surmise, the future is likely to involve squalor, poverty, joblessness, ignorance, idleness, a higher risk of crime, a lower likelihood of justice, ill-health and little or no access to social care. 60 years on from William Beveridge, we're right back to the 1930s again. And what do Salford Council do? Invest in high-level projects at the Quays which will be about as much use to the poor as a chocolate fireman. And what, unfortunately, do the Salford people do? Keep voting for the same Labour lackeys. I'm pretty young, and I don't know much about the world, but I say to anybody reading - if you think Hazel Blears is up to confronting challenges like these, think again.
 
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