Our latest performance – April 2018 to September 2018
The company has once again achieved high levels of performance against tough targets set by the government, Gateshead Council and the company itself.
From April 2018 to September 2018 the company achieved targets in 9 of its performance indicators – including home repairs, collecting service charges, working to tackle antisocial behaviour, investment, customer service and supporting the vulnerable customers needing housing in Gateshead.
The company is now looking to keep this performance going throughout the coming year and beyond.
Customer Service Improvement Groups regularly review performance to ensure the company keeps on building upon previous successes.
Below is a summary of the company’s performance during the period.
99.66% of customers were satisfied with the repair service they received during April 2018 to September 2018. We are making 97.72% of appointments and we are completing 85.20% of repairs within timescale.
99.94% of appliances have received an annual gas service, securing the safety of residents and the local community. 100% of customers were satisfied with the gas service received.
Leasehold service charges
Targets have been exceeded when collecting leasehold service charges with 62.87% collection target being achieved. 53.78% of major-works charges were also collected. To maximise income collection a range of payment methods and financial assistance packages are available.
Let’s be social – not anti-social
Between April 2018 and September 2018, 799 anti-social behaviour cases were opened, of which 90.24% were acknowledged and investigated within timescale. It is our aim to resolve anti-social behaviour cases without the need for legal action – we did this for 97.70% of cases reported.
We aim to keep rent loss in empty homes to a minimum, and for April 2018 to September 2018 rent loss was 3.30%.
Rent and income
We collected 97.29% of the rent due from tenants and 93% of customers that contacted us for rent or debt advice were satisfied with the help and support we were able to provide. We aim to keep current tenants and former tenant rent arrears as low as possible and current rent arrears collection is 4% and former tenant collection is 2.33%.
Improving the housing stock
Gateshead Council Asset Management service and The Gateshead Housing Company continue to identify housing stock improvements based on stock condition and repair history.
From April 2018 to September 2018, 96.72% of customers were satisfied with the improvements made to their home.
We aim to support our tenants to stay in their properties and maintain their tenancies for longer. We do this by providing rent and advice, providing properties that meet their needs and which allow them to live in a clean, well maintained environment. The percentage of tenancies terminated remain low from April to September 2018 at 4.30%.