Work is going on to bring all Council-owned housing up to the ‘better homes’ standard. This standard exceeds the government’s minimum standard for housing (the Decent Homes Standard). For tenants, this means warmer, better insulated homes in a reasonable state of repair with more modern facilities.
The Better Homes programme started in 2012 and will be completed in 2017. When finished, all Council-owned homes will meet the ‘better homes’ standard and exceed the government’s decent homes standard.