Repairs Value for Money Review
A repairs service that saves you money and drives efficiencies
Is your repairs service average or poor? Do you need to innovate and drive change and improvement?
Turn a significant pressure into an opportunity
More than ever, social housing providers are under significant pressure to drive efficiencies and reduce expenditure. We understand that efficiency and cost saving are increasingly important in light of changes such as the 1% rent reduction, which has forced providers to think differently about how to improve their bottom line. Yet do you understand your repairs performance and its relative effectiveness?
Our repairs service review will help you overcome the mounting pressure to drive financial savings and operational efficiencies and will evaluate:
- Past change failure and prospective change success;We will benchmark your performance against that of comparable organisations within the sector to understand how both your costs and productivity compare. Often this provides valuable insight in to what your potential areas of weakness are and allows your organisation to refocus and drive improvement.
Value for Money Standard – How can you, as a provider, evidence this?
The Regulator of Social Housing issued a new Value for Money (VfM) standard in 2018 to ensure that Housing Providers clearly articulate their strategic objectives and have a Board approved approach to achieving and demonstrating value for money in meeting these objectives. In addition, providers are required to outline their strategy for delivering homes that meet a range of needs and ensure that optimal benefit is derived from resources and assets. As such, the Regulator requires housing providers to demonstrate a robust approach to achieving value for money, including regular and appropriate consideration for improvement in value for money, and have appropriate targets in place for measuring performance. Performance should therefore be driven by a focus on achieving value for money across the whole business and providers must ensure that no activity causes undue risk to assets or overall financial viability standards.
Repairs value for money review
Our repairs value for money review will provide clarity on where you are. It will help you understand your performance in the context of what value for money is; what it is not; and, crucially how you can improve.
Take a look at what we achieved through our work with Arches Housing here.
Repair options appraisal
Our Repairs Value for Money Review often comes hand in hand with a repairs options appraisal, which will evaluate the delivery options open to you to either improve your existing service or to consider alternative arrangements. Our expert consultants will provide independent and impartial advice to facilitate a detailed options appraisal of the delivery mechanisms required for the future provision of the repairs and maintenance service.
Benefit from our client and contractor expertise
We have demonstrable experience of evaluating and analysing repairs service from both a client and contractor perspective. Our team of repairs consultants have held responsibility for repairs at an executive and operational level within housing associations, local authorities, ALMOS and also contractor businesses. We know first-hand the difficulties that you are facing.
For further information on how to demonstrate value for money with your repairs service, please contact our consultancy team by email or call 0800 883 0334
Take a look at our Repairs and Maintenance Annual Spend Review to help you understand current sector performance in repairs and maintenance expenditure.
Head of Consultancy
Head of Consultancy
- International Certification of Enterprise Risk Management
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Joint Honours Degree – English, Literature and History
- Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
- Management of Portfolios (MoP)
- PRINCE2 and DSDM Agile PM Practitioner
Sarah Davies is our Head of Consultancy and has spent nearly two decades working with organisations across the public and not-for-profit sectors. Starting her career with the Audit Commission before moving into strategic leadership roles in Police, Fire and Social Housing; Sarah has substantial experience in Strategic Procurement, Value for Money and leading complex and large-scale business and digital transformational change programmes and operational services.
As Assistant Director of Business Improvement at a housing provider, Sarah introduced and embedded a new Enterprise Risk Management Approach and advised in the EU procurement of a new repairs service, including an emergency procurement. During her time as Head of Strategic Change for Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue, Sarah was the Lead Officer for Digital and Organisation Transformation and Efficiency Programmes; delivering three major collaborations/ mergers with other organisations, including the development and implementation of a back-office shared service for UK Policing (using Oracle ERP technology).
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