Conservative Led, Arun District Council has acquired ten new homes in Wick for use as temporary accommodation for homeless households. (Social Housing)
These are a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes.
They are high quality, partly furnished self- contained homes, and will help reduce the use of bed and breakfast accommodation.
Conservative Cllr. Trevor Bence, Cabinet Member for Residential Services said “We know that homelessness is increasing locally in line with national trends and this has meant we have increased our use of nightly-paid emergency accommodation.
"I am delighted that we have now purchased these high quality homes which enable us to improve our offer to homeless households through the provision of better quality accommodation which is more cost effective than using bed and breakfast”.
Throughout 2017/18 Conservative Led Arun District Council are ensuring that a comprehensive survey is completed on all 3,338 rented homes and 472 Leasehold properties. The survey is providing an extensive inside and out review with pictorial evidence, which is designed to inform and prioritise Arun’s budgets for the foreseeable future.
Localism Act 2011
Self Financing introduced2012-2013
Homes funded through rents and service charges.
The Business plan is scalable and reviewable every year
£48.5m allocated to a Capital Programme
A plan to create a pipeline of 250 new homes over the next ten years.
For the last two years a programme of Kitchen and Bathroom replacement has been provided and is still ongoing for the foreseeable future the value over the last two years is (£1m) .