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Bolton at Home welcome blog

Welcome to the Bolton at Home blog.

I write this blog as we approach the half year mark of life as a housing association, having successfully taken ownership of Bolton Council’s 18,000 homes in March of this year following a tenants’ ballot.

We have experienced what can only be described as a smooth transition with over 80 per cent of tenants signing up to the new Bolton at Home, completing and returning their Tenancy Agreements by the June deadline.

The transfer process was by no means easy, but it is now that the real hard work begins as we work to deliver £124 million of improvements to homes and estates in the borough over the next five years.

In partnership with Bolton Council and our stakeholders, we will also work to improve the social and economic conditions of the communities where our houses are located, as well as other disadvantaged areas in the Bolton borough.

Our commitment to our customers and the town is now stronger than ever. Over the coming years we will continue to drive efficiency and take measured risks, ensuring we deliver our pre ballot promises.

As a former arms length management organisation (ALMO), we’re in a very strong position to deliver on the promises made in our pre ballot offer to tenants. We’re further committed to making a positive impact on the social housing sector in the borough and beyond, which is reflected through our innovative delivery of our service and sustainable initiatives.

The Bolton at Home blog will include contributions from the whole team where we will share our thoughts and expertise on issues relating to the business, our stakeholders and the social housing sector.

We’re keen to hear what you think about anything we’ve blogged about, or what you’d like to see Bolton at Home doing more of in the future.

Thanks to everyone for your support over the last six months and here’s looking to a very bright and positive future ahead.

Jon Lord

CEO Bolton at Home

Regeneration team welcomes new members

Houses on a street

Regeneration team welcomes new members

The Regeneration team has two new members of staff to welcome. Firstly, welcome to Danielle Porter who will be working from our Tonge Moor urban care and neighbourhood (UCAN) centre. I think Danielle will be a great asset to the team and I know she’ll get the warmest welcome within Regeneration.

The second new starter I want to welcome is Dominic Conway, who is Regeneration’s new Assistant Director (Development & Renewal). Just call him ‘Oy!’ if the title seems too long.

Dominic has come from Bolton Community Homes and he brings with him a fantastic range of experience. He’s going to be responsible for delivering Bolton at Home’s new-build development programme across the borough. If any of our new houses fall down soon after they’re built – you’ll know who to blame!

Welcome to the Bolton at Home team.

Gwen Crawford – Director of Regeneration