Manchester council gives thumbs up to Northwards!

The future's looking rosey for Northwards and north Manchester
The future's looking rosey!

Manchester City Council has agreed a new plan for Northwards to continue managing their houses for the next 30 years!

On Wednesday, November 21 2012, the council’s executive voted to extend our management agreement for another 30 years, with five-year reviews. The council said that we provide an ‘overall high quality service’ as well as good value for money.

In a survey earlier this year, 88 per cent of tenants who responded said they were happy for us to continue managing their homes.

Sue Ratchford, chair of the Northwards Board, said: “I am very pleased that Manchester City Council want to work with us for the next 30 years.”

Robin Lawler, our chief executive, added: “It shows that they have faith in Northwards and that they want us to continue the excellent work we have already done in north Manchester. At Northwards, we are about more than just homes.

“We want to work with the council and other partners to make the area a great place to live, while improving people’s chances of getting a job and getting a good education.”

Cllr Jim Battle, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “We are extremely pleased with the way that Northwards have gone the extra mile for Manchester residents, consistently striving for better homes and a better service.

“In a climate where many ALMOs are being disbanded, we are confident that Northwards are the best option for council tenants in north Manchester, and we look forward to their continuing commitment in the next 30 years.”

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