Last month, Mount Green hosted a ‘meet the contractor’ event, where our repairs contractor, Gilmartins, visited our Highwood retirement scheme in Reigate to share insight and information with residents to help them complete their own minor repairs at home.
The event was held to commemorate Starts at Home Day, a nationwide initiative demonstrating the crucial role that housing schemes like ours play in keeping residents safe and providing them with high-quality homes.
As part of Mount Green’s new approach to repairs, our 10-year contract with Gilmartins allows us to provide residents with an out-of-hours property service as well as minor repairs advice, ensuring their homes remain safe and secure.
Residents also had the opportunity to meet representatives from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to gain advice about fire safety within their properties. SES water were also present to help reduce residents’ water bills.
The Highwood ‘meet the contractor’ day was one of several resident events that we hosted throughout August, which also included drop-ins and coffee mornings, demonstrating Mount Green’s commitment to giving residents a sense of belonging within their communities.