Council joins scheme to tackle damp and mould in rented homes

Bedford Borough Council is teaming up with three Government departments, as part of a nationwide project to tackle damp and mould in rented properties.

The Healthy Homes Project will see councils across the country compare a range of measures designed to improve their own capability and capacity to fight the issue, improving the lives of countless families.

Over the course of 12 months, the goal is to establish a new ‘gold standard’ for future activities in this area.   

Councillor Jim Weir, Deputy Mayor of Bedford said; “Around a quarter of homes in Bedford Borough are privately rented, plus another 17% in social housing, and every single person living in them deserves to live somewhere that’s safe and healthy.

“By joining with council across the country, as well as the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHULC), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), we can use our combined resources and experiences to not just share best practice but create something that improves the lives of people across the nation.” 

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