Within this area you can see how listening to your feedback has led to improvements being made to our services and your local neighbourhood.
Customer experience feedback is regularly gathered using a range of key measures, including:
- Scrutiny Group
- Transactional surveys
- STAR tracker survey
- Locality Deep Dives
October 2021 to March 2022
We regularly review customer satisfaction feedback so that we can detect areas where we need to improve. Below are some of the changes that have been made as a result of your feedback.
Repairs and maintenance
April to September 2021
You told us that external communal areas in Moston Road are overgrown and not kept in good condition.
Our grounds maintenance team cleared the communal area of weeds and will continue to visit on a 10-day cycle to maintain these areas.
You told us that you want safe, clean and tidy communal areas.
We are reviewing which communal areas are cleaned and where there is no cleaning in place, we will consult with customers to implement the service from April 2022.
You told us you would like better information when reporting anti-social behaviour and an explanation of what to expect throughout the process.
We have updated the information on our website to make it clear how you report anti-social behaviour and we’ve included an overview of what you can expect as your complaint is progressed. We have also added this information to all our customer welcome packs.
You told us that it took too long to resolve noise nuisance cases.
We are introducing an App for customers to record issues of noise nuisance. This will enable us to investigate noise complaints quickly and provide evidence to support any action required.
Customers in the Staffordshire area told us that they were dissatisfied with their experience of moving into one of our homes.
We have restructured our Lettings Team which has enabled us to review our processes and focus on making changes to ensure customers have a good experience when moving into one of our homes.
Over the next few months, we will be asking customers who are moving out of one of our properties to provide us with feedback to understand what further improvements we can make to provide better homes and communities.
You told us that you want to be able to make a difference and help shape our services.
We have recruited 20 new members to our Scrutiny panel, which now stands at 25 and 54 customers have joined our virtual panel bringing the number of involved customers to 335.
You can register to get involved here.
You told us that you want us to provide more up-front information about repairs or service requests and the expected timescale for completion.
We have updated our customer commitments, so you know how quickly we will respond to the different types of repairs you report. We have also published them in our customer magazines, website, e-bulletins, rent and service leaflets.
You told us that you want to be kept informed throughout the duration of your repair or works.
We have used customer feedback to design a new system that will ensure customers receive automatic notifications, updates or messages relating to a repair. Also, should an appointment change or we have any delay in obtaining parts for your job, you will be kept informed by our scheduling teams.
You told us that you would like frequent breakdowns of what is a landlord responsibility and what is your responsibility.
We have updated our website and provided regular reminders of ‘repairs responsibilities’ through customer communications. This includes a full breakdown of the types of work and repairs that are our responsibility, as well as yours.
We will work with our new customers to explain this breakdown as part of the welcome pack.
You told us that you wanted to see an overall improvement in our repairs service.
We have listened to the views of customers through surveys and complaints and worked with our Scrutiny Panel to dive deeper into the things that matter to you and how our services can be shaped to provide customers with an even better experience.
Overall changes to our delivery of services:
- Standardising the way we work across all three landlords, post-merger, moving to Group service delivery
- Designed a brand-new repairs management system to deliver our group services
- Introduced a single repairs policy