Residents find out more about Decent Homes revamp

PICK A COLOUR ... Whiteleas tenant Mary Aggas, left, is shown new kitchen furnishings by Coun Ernest Gibson, South Tyneside Homes liaison officers Paula Hewitt and Paul Mains, and Couns Doreen Purvis and Bill Brady.
PICK A COLOUR ... Whiteleas tenant Mary Aggas, left, is shown new kitchen furnishings by Coun Ernest Gibson, South Tyneside Homes liaison officers Paula Hewitt and Paul Mains, and Couns Doreen Purvis and Bill Brady.

REsidents living in homes set for a revamp were invited to have their say on changes.

South Tyneside Homes will soon be moving into Whiteleas to carry out work on properties as part of the Decent Homes programme.

It is important residents who are part of the Decent Homes programme are kept fully updated on what is happening.

Coun Ernest Gibson

The scheme will see essential work such as rewiring, new bathrooms and kitchens, and replacement boilers being undertaken.

An event held at St Mary’s and St Martin’s Church in Whiteleas gave residents the chance to speak to housing chiefs and ward councillors, to find out more about the scheme.

Councillor for Whiteleas Ernest Gibson, said: “It is important residents who are part of the Decent Homes programme are kept fully updated on what is happening.

“This event was all part of that process, to give people the chance to find out more about the scheme, how it will impact on them as residents, and the chance to see the styles and colours which are on offer as part of the revamp.

“Hopefully, the event has put any concerns people may have had to rest.”

A decent home is described as warm, weatherproof with modern facilities.

The Decent Homes Programme was launched to ensure all rented accommodation met a minimum standard of decency, and have a degree of thermal comfort.