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You can find other useful information - how to request a repair, pay your rent, get benefits advice and so on - in the menu at the right side of this page.
To see all the important information you need to know as a resident of Housing 21, then please download or print the Residents' Handbook below and keep your copy somewhere safe.
Changes to Housing 21’s Rent Policy - November 2021
In 2020 the Regulator of Social Housing identified that we had not correctly calculated charges for residents on affordable rents and that some residents on social rents had been charged more than the regulations permitted.
We always want to do the right thing and are very sorry for any mistakes we have made and any distress this may have caused. We are absolutely committed to correcting the situation and will be refunding both current and former residents. As calculating the refunds is quite a complex process which requires us to confirm any Housing Benefit or Universal Credit overcharge with the relevant authority, this is taking some time and we are not currently in a position to confirm all of the refunds due.
We have written to those residents due a refund to explain the situation and why processing refunds is taking some time. We have also let them know that where rents were paid by Housing Benefit, the refund will need to go to the Housing Benefits’ Office. As soon as refund calculations are complete, we will write again to all current residents due a refund, letting them know the detailed calculations and what refund, if any, they are due.
We would like to thank all of our residents for their patience during this time and apologise once again for any mistakes we have made. If any residents have questions on the above please speak to your Scheme Manager.
From April 2021, all of our social housing properties moved to social rents, which are set using the formula rent calculation.
We now calculate rents using a regulated formula, providing more assurance over affordability as it takes property size, property value and local income levels into account. It also means that our residents will benefit from a variable service charge based on the services they have requested and agreed as part of local consultations, giving them the opportunity to influence and determine the services they receive. Some residents will be paying less rent than they paid previously.
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- Extra Care resident satisfaction survey results 2021
- Retirement Living resident satisfaction survey results 2021
- Oldham resident satisfaction survey results 2021
- Leaseholder resident satisfaction survey results 2021
Complaints and Feedback
To make a formal complaint, and to understand how our complaints process works, please visit the complaints page below.
Extra Care Feedback
If you are a resident at one of our Extra Care schemes then you can leave feedback, good or bad, on the quality of care you receive by sending it to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Introduced in 2019, these reports celebrate events and successes in your region over the past year. From resident stories to news on our strategic priorities, they provide information which we hope you will find both informative and enjoyable to read.
If you would like any of our published documents in a different format, for example large print, Braille, audio file or another language, please contact your local manager.
Pay your rent
You can pay your rent in a number of ways, including setting up a Direct Debit online, or by phone.
Pay for your care
You can pay for your care in a number of ways, including setting up a Direct Debit online, or by phone.
You may be eligible for various benefits and allowances.
Talk is key for successful Asset Management service delivery
The key initiatives which will enable the continual improvement and successful delivery of Housing 21’s Asset Management services have been built around engagement with residents.
Tenancy Gurus at Housing 21 save residents over £700k during 2021
A team of Tenancy Gurus at Housing 21 have helped residents save a combined total of over £700k during 2021 as part of the organisation’s Helping Hands initiative.
Blog: To Zoom or not to Zoom
James, a Housing 21 resident at Pantiles House, discusses how he has adapted to using technology during lockdown, and the benefits it has brought.