The Homes and Communities Team are here to provide homes, create places and communities for our residents to call home.
We are here to be in a committed partnership with our residents from their very first engagement with us, right through to the time they leave their tenancy with Trident Housing.
In our recent 2019 resident and customer satisfaction survey, our residents told us that:
- they have a good home
- live in a good neighbourhood
- have improved health
- have good prospects within their reach
Our goal is to simply support you in sustaining your tenancy with us and for you to enjoy your home and surrounding community.
Allocations and Lettings Team
Our Allocations and Lettings Team play and integral part in our tenants journey with us from the very first contact; whether they become a resident with us or find accommodation elsewhere.
The team will provide a person centered approach to completing hosuing applications and needs assessment, with further full pre-tenancy support and engagement including pre-tenancy workshops.
To view our homes on offer and how you can apply for housing with Trident Housing, please visit our 'Find A Home' section on our website. Alternatively you can call the team on 0121 633 4633 or email them via LettingsTeam@tridentgroup.org.uk
Homes and Communities Officers
Whether you live in a Trident Housing property or live within supported housing (through our care and support charity, Trident Reach), you will have a dedicated Homes and Communities Officer or Supported Homes and Community Sustainment Officer.
Your dedicated Officer will be fully focussed on providing vital estate and tenancy management support, ensuring all needs are met to allow you to sustain your tenancy, pay your rent and enjoy your home. They will also work to promote resident enagegment, estate inspections and walkabouts.
Your appointed Officer will also be responsible for completing an annual tenancy audit to identify and deal with any issues that might be affecting your ability to manage your tenancy. During these visits you can discuss concerns you may have as well as putting forward ideas to get involved within your community. These visits will also allow our team to identify any tenancy fraud and other tenancy breaches and act accordingly.
You will receive information on who your dedicated Officer will be when you successfully let a property from us. However in the meantime if you have any questions, please contact the team on 0121 633 4633.
Alongside having a dedicated Housing Officer who will support you with maintaing your tenancy, you will also have an Income Officer who will help you with ensuring you are able to sustain your tenancy with us.
Our Income Officers will provide an excellent customer focussed service to all Trident Housing residents, ensuring that you are aware of your responsibility to pay your rent on time and regularly. They will also offer you support to:
- maximise your income
- monitor, support and manage Universal Credit and other welfare benefits
- ensuring the robust and timely management of debt to minimise rent and service charge lost due to non-payment, thus leading to you falling in arrears
- offer advice and encourage debt counselling and refer tenants to specialist advice
- advise further on preventative action to be taken to stop you falling into arrears
Rent and service charges are priority payments, and not keeping up with payments could lead to suspension of services, losing your home and it could affect your credit rating. Although our main goal is to support you in both sustaining and maintaining your tenancy with us, our Income Team will also be tasked to enforce the terms you signed when becoming our tenant.
To contact the team, please call 0121 633 4633 or email IncomeManagement@tridentgroup.org.uk
Tenancy Sustainment Service
We know, at times, things can be difficult and sometimes it’s hard to see past your current condition. We recognise that some residents may find it hard to find the right source of information or support; or simply feel overwhelmed with worries and struggles. This is why Trident Housing Association has created a Tenancy Sustainment Service.
Tenancy Sustainment is a service designed to help Trident Housing residents, who find it difficult to manage their tenancies, those facing homelessness or requiring assistance because of their specific need or vulnerability. The service takes an individualistic approach to empowering and supporting residents to not only meeting their tenancy obligations but also in fulfilling their personal aims, aspirations and preventing tenancy failures.
The aim of this service is to ensure all Trident Housing residents live successfully in their homes for as long as they choose to, meeting all tenancy obligations and avoiding any tenancy breaches or adverse tenancy ends.
For more information on this new service, please see below:
Community Safety Team
Our Community Safety Team are focussed on delivering and implementing a preventative and enforcement approach to managing community safety across our Trident communities.
The team’s approach will include the management of anti-social behaviour (ASB) that promotes safer, stronger and sustainable communities and neighbourhoods. They will seek to work with residents to ensure an early intervention approach is adopted and tenancies are conducted well and communities thrive.
Customer and Partnership Liaison Team
We define resident and customer engagement as being about working collaboratively with both our residents and customers to create effective services that meet a variety of needs
We believe engagement is about working with communities to address the issues they feel are a priority; for example empowering and supporting communities to develop their capacity to tackle issues they face; addressing issues that are wider than just ‘housing’.
To read how we will achieve effective resdient and customer engagement, please read our strategy below:
For more information on our engagement work, please visit the 'Resident and Customer Engagement' section of our website.
To contact the team, please email CommunityEngagement@tridentgroup.org.uk