Sarah Lander, assistant director (Operations) at South Essex Homes, said: “Southend Borough Council and South Essex Homes are pleased to announce that Morgan Sindall will be delivering repairs to the Council’s housing portfolio from 1st April 2019. We are confident that residents will be pleased with the level of service they receive and that repairs will be carried out quickly and efficiently. This partnership will also see new opportunities for our residents and communities, and we look forward to seeing how these develop for the benefit of residents across the Borough.”
In addition, the new arrangement will open up a wide range of job and training opportunities for local people, supporting ten apprenticeships and delivering 45 work placements for adults and school students over the contract term. Morgan Sindall Property Services will also create SEProspects, an initiative enabling South Essex Homes residents to undertake pre-apprenticeships providing practical skills, training, work experience and the chance to be mentored by experienced team members.
Alan Hayward, Morgan Sindall Property Services managing director, commented: “We are delighted to be bringing our expertise in delivering integrated property maintenance services to this new contract with South Essex Homes. Supported by state-of-the-art technology, our skilled teams are committed to a ‘right first time’ approach, with our focus always on providing the highest standards of customer care. Our new partnership with South Essex Homes will also see us making a substantial investment in the community through the creation of training and employment opportunities for residents.”