Salix Homes partnership
Salix Homes will continue to have a vital role to play in Pendleton. The homes and pockets of neighbourhoods identified for redevelopment will continue to be managed by Salix Homes until people have been rehoused and dwellings demolished.
Salix Homes will continue to deliver Pendleton's rehousing and they will still have an important stake in the area by continuing to providing services to customers in Magnolia Court, Sycamore Court, Mulberry Court and for the management organisation on Albion Towers.
Supporting residents through relocation
Salix Homes will support residents who will lose their homes through redevelopment to find new accommodation. Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), also known as housing associations, will also play a part in re-housing tenants, offering homes to rent.
Residents who are being rehoused will be given a Band A rating in Salford's Choice Based Lettings system, which is the highest priority category.
Progress so far
- Salix Homes have successfully relocated all residents from the ‘Orchard Blocks' (Peach Tree Court, Pear Tree Court and Apple Tree Court)
- They are continuing to work closely to support the remaining residents through the relocation process on Athole Street estate and Holcombe Close.
- Since the Amersham Street estate were identified for clearance the council has been working with residents to develop plans for the wider area and select a preferred bidder to build new homes and refurbish existing homes across Pendleton. Pendleton Together has now been appointed as the preferred bidder and a detailed planning application has been approved for the first phase of development and refurbishment.
- In order to bring forward the redevelopment in this area the council has asked that officers from Salix Homes now start to visit residents in the Amersham Street area to help them identify alternative accommodation.
The Amersham Street estate is large, with more than 170 homes spread across 16 blocks of flats. From Salix Homes' experience in delivering similar projects elsewhere in Salford we have seen that by phasing rehousing we are able to focus our resources and better manage the clearance process and provide a better service for residents affected.
Rehousing is progressing well. So far, Salix Homes has relocated 431 of the 891 households identified for clearance.
At this moment, of those that have been relocated:
- 233 have been rehoused with Salix Homes
- 94 have chosen to move to a Registered Social Landlord
- 25 owner occupied homes have been voluntarily acquired
- 63% of those rehoused so far have stayed in the Pendleton area
How Salix Homes can help
A team of Salix Homes officers will help and support residents, finding out individual needs and preferences to support you in identifying a suitable new home. If you would like to discuss your future housing needs, book an appointment on 0800 218 2000.
If you are a tenant, leaseholder or homeowner, living in a demolition area, find out more about what compensation might be available to you and where demolition notices have been served.
Salix Homes will help you through all the different aspects of moving home, these are just of few of the areas where our specialist team will provide you with advice and guidance:
- disconnection and reconnection of telephones, cookers, washing machines and other plumbing removal
- re-fitting of fitted wardrobes
- post redirection
- help with packing
- moving and re-erecting aerials and satellite dishes including cable and broadband connections
- lifting and re-fitting of existing carpets refitting of alarms
There will be the opportunity to consider purchasing a newly built home in Pendleton. This cannot, however, be guaranteed and will depend on your individual circumstances.
If you want to buy your own home in the Pendleton area, Salix Homes will work with you to examine the opportunities available for you to buy and what financial packages will be available.
This page was last updated on 9 May 2013