Decent Homes

The major repair and investment programme for Ealing’s council housing, known as the Decent Homes programme, finished in March 2011.

All Ealing's council homes – except for those on eight estates earmarked for major regeneration and development – have now been brought up to a reasonable standard of comfort with relatively modern facilities.

Although each year some homes will need further upgrading – mainly works to roofs and windows – the priorities for major capital projects in the coming years will be:

  • replacing lifts
  • renewing boilers and heating systems
  • renewing water tanks
  • rewiring electric mains in blocks of flats
  • fire safety works
  • investment in the longer term 'regeneration estates' to ensure these remain in reasonable repair pending their redevelopment

The capital investment programme for council housing in the year to March 2012 will total £12.5 million.

The council also provides a full day to day repairs and maintenance service for council housing. This budget is £13.5 million for 2011/12 and covers major items such as the maintenance of lifts, gas heating systems, day to day repairs, planned maintenance and repairing empty homes ready for re-letting.

Pages in Decent Homes

  1. You are here: Decent Homes
  2. What to expect when Decent Homes works have finished