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Borough of Poole proposes review of housing management services

Borough of Poole will shortly be asking members to approve the decision to carry out a review of its housing management services, which are currently provided by Poole Housing Partnership. If approved, the review will take place in June and July 2017, and will be carried out by an independent consultant who will be asked to look at the most efficient and effective way of delivering housing management services in Poole. The findings of this review will be presented to Council members in October. Should the final report recommend any changes to the service, these would come into effect from April 2019.

Councillor Karen Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services, Borough of Poole, said: “Poole Housing Partnership has provided Borough of Poole and its residents with a good housing management service over the past years, but the council is facing unprecedented financial challenges and we are required to look at all areas where possible efficiencies could be made. No decisions about any changes to the service will be taken until the review is fully completed.”  

PHP’s Board Chair Richard Hudson, said: “We will be working closely with Borough of Poole during the review process and would like to reassure our residents that there will be no change to the service we provide during this period.”