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carbon reduction

Registered Providers in the UK can now incorporate Mybalance within their Net Zero strategies.

This personalised social housing app based program, assists social landlords in the reduction of their collective carbon footprint produced by tenants and staff, with real time reporting and gives full dashboard control to the RP.

Experienced Social Housing and environmental figures have collaborated in the design of Mybalance, an app that engages tenants in a personal carbon footprint reduction programme. A tailored, branded tool, generating personalised news feeds, style and content, an authentic RP platform that provides new territories of tenant engagement.

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renovation

To complete an award-winning renovation scheme, the London Borough of Islington retained a tried and tested team to deliver a continued single source of accountability of estate refurbishment.

Thus, residents in Salisbury Walk on the Girdlestone Estate are benefitting from improved thermal and natural light performance, guaranteed to last for decades.
The renovation of the estate’s roofs won the Reinforced Bituminous Membrane category in the 2018 Roofing Awards. The award-winning team of Mears Group plc, Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd, and Langley Approved Contractor Opus Waterproofing Solutions Ltd was utilised to deliver this latest phase.

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fire risk from mobility scooters

There can be nothing more terrifying for tenants in a residential block than a mobility scooter fire.

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consumption, bill, tenant

Energy management specialist TEAM has strengthened its software portfolio with the launch of its next generation Sigma Tenant Billing solution.

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Viewpoint housing association – an elderly tenant on videocall with Tap into IT

Viewpoint housing association and local charity and training provider Tap into IT have partnered up to enhance tenants' digital skills. 

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost recently celebrated the achievements of the 400 members of the city’s older generations who have learned invaluable tech skills thanks to Tap into IT – 167 of which are Viewpoint tenants.

Councillor Frank Ross will present certificates to representatives of users and volunteers from each of the three computer clubs that have been part of the Viewpoint programme. This will take place at a birthday tea party in Viewpoint’s housing on Gillespie Crescent and will mark the first anniversary of Tap into IT registering as a charity.   He will also launch the charity’s new website.

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preventing common plumbing problems - plumbing pipes

Whether it’s the kitchen sink or the shower, there’s a good chance that all social housing tenants will experience plumbing problems in their home at some point. The Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS) recently commissioned a study into the most common plumbing issues in the home, with dripping taps and leaking pipes being the leading problems reported.

Many of these can be prevented by using properly tested products and hiring a qualified plumber or installer, ensuring that water systems or fittings meet the requirements of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws.

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Government confirm council funding to crack down on rogue landlords

More than 50 councils across the country will share nearly £2.4 million of extra funding to crack down on rogue landlords, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced.

Whilst the majority of landlords provide decent homes for their tenants, the cash boost will enable local councils to step up action against the small minority who continue to flout the law and force vulnerable tenants such as young families to live in inadequate or unsafe housing.

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