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Wolverhampton ALMO to sign 15-year contract extension

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government

New 15-year contract to be developed for Wolverhampton ALMO New 15-year contract to be developed for Wolverhampton ALMO

Wolverhampton City Council is to hand a 15-year contract extension to its housing ALMO after heaping praise on its work.

A council report commended Wolverhampton Homes' increased customer satisfaction levels and said that it offered good value for money.

With its current 10-year contract expiring in October 2015, the council report acknowledged that the ALMO had got the time it takes to prepare an empty home for letting down from 71 days to 18 days.

The council's Sustainable Communities Scrutiny Panel will now consider the matter and its approval will be sought prior to the agreement being signed.

Councillor Peter Bilson, portfolio holder for economic regeneration and prosperity, said: "Since Wolverhampton Homes was established in 2005, tenants have seen an improvement to their service and better value for money.

"I’m pleased to be working with Wolverhampton Homes to develop a new management agreement over the coming months, which will ensure that housing services for Council tenants will continue to improve.

“I’d like to thank all the staff at Wolverhampton Homes who have worked so hard over the past seven years."

Sue Roberts MBE, chair of Wolverhampton Homes and the National Federation of ALMOs, said: "I’m proud of the difference that Wolverhampton Homes has made to tenants’ lives and the city.

"I look forward to continuing our close working relationship with Wolverhampton City Council and delivering further improvements.

"I think this sends a clear message that ALMOs offer a real opportunity to local authorities to improve services and achieve better value for money."

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