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Posted On: 20-06-2024
Posted In: Housing

Mid Devon Housing (MDH) triumphed at the ASCP Safety & Compliance 2024 Awards on 12 June, winning the ‘Best Response to Damp and Mould’ award.

ASCP Award WinnerThis recognition comes in light of the Council’s exemplary efforts to address damp and mould issues within its housing stock, ensuring safer and healthier living environments for its tenants. The Council's innovative approach to tackling damp and mould has set a new benchmark in the industry.

Since 2017/18, Mid Devon Housing has been proactively tackling the challenges of damp and mould introducing a series of impactful measures including enhanced data collection and analysis, the introduction of in-home environmental monitoring, investment in enhanced ventilation and heating, additional diagnostic tools, and a targeted tenant survey – read more.

Rosie Wills, Technical Support & Repairs Manager, said:

“By actively involving tenants and making best use of the expertise of our long-standing staff, we are confident in our ability to stay true to our mission of providing safe, comfortable homes for our residents.
“We would encourage all MDH tenants to fill out our damp and mould survey which will provide an invaluable opportunity to address concerns.”

The ASCP award highlights the sector’s commitment to improving housing conditions, particularly following the deeply impactful events leading to the proposed Awaab’s Law. When implemented, this new legislation intends to mandate stricter guidelines on damp and mould, prompting local councils to enhance their response strategies.

If you are you a tenant of Mid Devon Housing and concerned about damp and mould in your home, you can share your experience by completing a survey, emailing or calling 01884 255 255 for help and advice.