Performance 365

MAY 2019

Welcome to Performance 365 - the monthly updates.

Each month we will publish our performance figures, so you can follow how we're doing all through the year. Some things only happen once a year, for example a stair cleaning survey, while other things are going all all year round, for example, empty homes being made ready for new tenants.

We know that our tenants like to know how we're doing, and if you think there's something missing, please contact us and let us know what you'd like to see. If it's information we have, and doesn't breach any data protection rules, we will usually be able to provide it, and if it's something other tenants may be interested in, we may include it in our monthly updates.

ELHA Characters

Outcome 01 Equalities

"every tenant and other customer has their individual needs recognised, is treated fairly and with respect, and receives fair access to housing and housing services."

Ethnic breakdown of new tenants

  • Percentage of new tenants with a disability 17%
  • Medical transfers 0

Outcome 02 Communication

"tenants and other customers find it easy to communicate with their landlord and get the information they need about their landlord, how and why it makes decisions and the services it provides."
  • Tenants with a My Home account 852
  • Paper Free tenants 604
  • Visits to My Home & elha.com 7,313
  • Complaints received 18
  • Praise received 52

Outcome 03 Participation

This month we:

  • signed up to the Make a Stand campaign, to help take domestic abuse.
  • organised a tenant event at our Sheltered housing complex in Cockenzie (more on this next month).
  • really got stuck into the My Home and Key Tenant promotions - we still have Love 2 Shop vouchers, if you want to join in.
  • worked with some brand new tenants to test out our new 'My New Home' system. Many thanks to Monika and Tony who were the first brave souls through a new web system and managed to find all the wonky parts!
  • And behind the scenes, did a bit of paperwork and setting things up for this year's scrutiny project, looking at out of target repairs.
"tenants and other customers find it easy to participate in and influence their landlord’s decisions at a level they feel comfortable with."

Outcome 04 Quality of Housing

Fantastic news on our EESSHH compliance. The deadline for all social housing to be EESSHH compliant is December 2020, but we only have 9 properties left to bring up to standard.

"tenants’ homes as a minimum, meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standards by April 2015 and continue to meet it thereafter, and when they are allocated, are always clean, tidy and in a good state of repair."
  • Number of applicants who refused a property after viewing it 0

Outcome 05 Repairs, Maintenance & Improvements

"tenants’ homes are well maintained, with repairs and improvements carried out when required, and tenants are given reasonable choices about when work is done."
  • Number of non-emergency repairs completed 252
  • Average time to complete repairs 8.1 days
  • Repairs completed right first time 83%

Outcome 06 Estate Management, Antisocial Behaviour, Neighbour Nuisance & Tenancy Disputes

"Tenants and other customers live in well-maintained neighbourhoods where they feel safe."
  • Number of Neighbour Complaints resolved 19
  • Average time to resolve neighbour complaints 8 days
  • Number of ELHA tenants with an ASBO 2

Outcome 07, 08 & 09 Housing Options

"people looking for housing get information that helps them make informed choices and decisions about the range of housing options available to them."
  • Number of households registered for housing 4379
  • Number of new tenancies 6
  • Homeless families housed 4
  1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4+ Bedrooms
Houses 0 0 1 0
Flats 1 4 0 0
Sheltered / Amenity 0 0 0 0
Wheelchair / Medically Adapted 0 0 0 0
"tenants and people on housing lists can review their housing options."
“people at risk of losing their homes get advice on preventing homelessness.”

Outcome 10 Access to Social Housing

"people looking for housing find it easy to apply for the widest choice of social housing available and get the information they need on how the landlord allocates homes and their prospects of being housed."

New tenants

Outcome 11 Tenancy Sustainment

"tenants get the information they need on how to obtain support to remain in their home; and ensure suitable is available, including services provided directly by the landlord and by other organisations."
  • Number of failed tenancies 0
  • Number of abandoned properties 0
  • Number of decorating packs issued 6

Outcome 13 Value for Money

"tenants, owners and other customers receive services that provide continually improving value for the rent and service changes they pay."
  • Average time taken to relet empty homes 23 Days
  • Rent lost on properties relet this year £2,265

Outcome 14 & 15 Rents & Service Charges

"a balance is struck between the level of services provided , the cost of the services, and how far current and prospective tenants and other customers can afford them."
"tenants get clear information on how rent and other money is spent, including any details of individual items of expenditure above thresholds agreed between landlords and tenants."
  • Rent arrears £194,151
  • Arrears as a percentage of our rental income 2.89%
  • Court actions raised for rent arrears 3
  • Evictions for rent arrears 0