Argyll and Bute housing service exceeds annual targets
The team’s successes were highlighted at last week’s community services committee meeting.
Members also heard how 1,037 households faced with becoming homeless avoided the situation due to the help and support they received from the council – 4% more than the annual target. The number of households who were able to discharge from housing support and move on positively also rose from 241 to 309.
Seventy five affordable new homes have been completed via the Strategic Housing Improvement Plan (SHIP). This brings the total number of homes built in the first two years of the Local Housing Strategy for 2016-2021 to 228, exceeding the target of 100 per annum.
Overall, 100% of clients also felt that they were able to control their finances easier with help from the team, compared with a target of 90%.
Argyll and Bute Council’s police lead for housing, Councillor Robin Currie, said: “There have been many successes in our housing service over the last 12 months, and the team has worked extremely hard to make these happen.
“I am particularly pleased that we have been able to help so many people at risk from becoming homeless. This is extremely important and the service works in close partnership with housing providers in the area to address this issue. The council can help people in many, many ways and it’s important that people make use of the services on offer.”