Our Commitments to Residents

In 2010, Catalyst made some commitments to residents living on Wornington Green, which will be kept throughout the redevelopment programme. These are part of Catalyst’s Residents’ Charter for Wornington Green, which sets out our full offer, services and support for residents.

1

Offer a home in the new development for all existing Catalyst residents who would like one
2

End overcrowding by building homes of the right size to suit the needs of residents
3

Build homes to similar space standards as existing
4

Build homes that can be adapted as residents’ mobility or medical needs change
5

Provide all new homes with private outdoor space (either a balcony or private garden)
6

Work to create local jobs, training and apprenticeships for Wornington Green customers and the wider community
7

Throughout the redevelopment phases, continue to provide a good repair service to the existing homes and have a budget set aside to undertake the Decent Homes Programme which includes re-wiring, new kitchens and bathrooms, where needed
8

Charge the same rent levels as now

All references to “Residents” refer to the current Secure and Assured Tenants (as of December 2007, when the first resident was re-housed as part of the regeneration process) of Catalyst who live on the Wornington Green Estate AND eligible adult household members and hidden households. All references to ‘affordable rent’ covers both social rent and affordable rent. We will only charge affordable rents where we have provided more social rented homes than the minimum we need to provide.