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East Kent Housing staff and services to transfer to councils at end of September

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The staff at East Kent Housing (EKH) and the services it provides are set to transfer to the four councils that own it at close of play on 30 September this year.

EKH currently manages more than 17,000 properties on behalf of Canterbury City Council, Dover District Council, Folkestone & Hythe District Council and Thanet District Council.


The decision to break it up was made by Councillors at all four councils at the start of the year following a consultation with you as tenants.


The move was prompted by a series of health and safety failings discovered at some of the properties that EKH was managing for the councils.


Since then an enormous amount of work has been undertaken to address those failings.


EKH and the councils have been determined to ensure the transfer of staff and services from EKH back to the councils happens as quickly as humanly possible to protect your interests and to end the uncertainty for EKH staff who are doing an incredible job in very trying circumstances.


Council officers and senior managers at EKH have been working hard in the background to put all of the arrangements in place and are now in a position to proceed at pace.


Senior managers at EKH have been working with council officers to make this transition as smooth as possible and will be in touch as the process progresses.


In the meantime, if you have any questions contact communications@eastkenthousing.org.uk

 

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