Looking after your homes for the longer-term
Back in 2022, Aster began a stock condition survey across all of our homes, including those owned and managed by Central and Cecil (C&C), as well as East Boro Housing Trust (EBHT) and Enham Trust.
The survey gave us the opportunity to look at how we can further improve the quality of our homes and services, by enabling us to plan what improvements are needed now and in the future. Our skilled team has been working through a full range of inspections to provide a complete picture of each and every one of our homes.
We spent a total of £3.1m on this survey, and by February 2023 we had surveyed 80% of all our homes. Our surveying colleagues are surveying the vast majority of the remaining 20%.
The survey has allowed us to launch a new asset management database. The comprehensive data that we gained during the survey has been inputted into this database, allowing us to begin to plan more effectively for the future and recognise what we need to do to improve our homes and meet your individual needs.
This year, we’ll be using the accurate data we now have to make both short and longer term improvements in our goal to ensure that our homes are safe and well-maintained. We are still profiling the millions of pieces of data we collected, so it doesn’t mean that we will necessarily be sorting replacement parts (for example) immediately, but we are looking to prioritise the information and act accordingly.
We’re intending to invest £34m in our existing housing stock this year.