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Council Housing Tenants Satisfaction Survey (STAR)

As part of our commitment to improving our services to you, we have asked Acuity Research, an independent research company to carry out a postal survey to our housing tenants on our behalf. You may be selected at random to complete this survey and we would very much appreciate your help.  This will take place during March/April 2018.

Big Breakfast video goes live

During Dudley Housing's Big Conversation road show in July 2017 over 130 people visited the campervan video diary room to record their views about where they live in response to questions about what people liked best about their area and what they would change.

We have now uploaded a video to YouTube, called Dudley Housing’s Big Conversation, which captures these comments.   

Dog ownership – draft dogs policy

The draft dogs policy consultation on ownership of dogs in council and leasehold properties has now closed. Thank you to those who took part.   

As a result of input from tenants and professionals we will be making some minor changes to the policy. The policy will now go forward for final approval with a view to going live in April.

:: Draft policy - Ownership of Dogs

Shared Lives Care Scheme

Shared Lives is an innovative scheme, run by Dudley Council which offers adults with care or support needs (such as a learning disability), the opportunity to live as part of a family unit.

Shared Lives is an alternative to home care or care homes for adults in need of support. The scheme provides personalised, quality care or support from carers who share their lives and homes with the people they support.

New build council homes

In 2014 housing chiefs in Dudley committed to invest over £40 million on creating around 350 brand new council homes over five years. The new homes are a response to the increasing demand for affordable housing across the Dudley borough. 


Get ready for Universal Credit

The benefits system is changing and many benefits are being phased out and replaced by Universal Credit.


Dudley's Big Switch

With gas and electricity prices more than doubling in less than seven years and with this trend set to continue, borough residents are urged to sign up to Dudley’s big switch and potentially save money on their energy bills.


No wait council properties

Housing services have a number of 2+ bedroom properties available for immediate rent to potential tenants. These properties are available throughout the borough and include houses, low rise flats, high rise flats and bungalows.


Do you have a spare room?

Dudley Council is supporting the YMCA Open Door campaign to recruit families in the Dudley borough who can offer a temporary home to a young person in need.  The temporary accommodation could be for a few nights or on a longer term basis.

If you could provide support to a young person or would like more information call 0121 524 1950 or e-mail opendoor@ymcabc.org.uk

Home Affairs

Our Home Affairs newsletter is published three times a year and distributed to tenants and leaseholders in the Dudley borough. The Home Affairs editorial panel includes tenants, leaseholders and housing officers.