Latest update regarding the incident at Crown Road, Heywood:
Our dedicated teams are working closely with tenants since the
explosion took place to ensure they are looked after during this
Initially tenants living in 20 flats were evacuated from their
homes and seven were re-housed in temporary accommodation by RBH
(others chose to stay with family & friends) while safety
checks and emergency repairs were carried out. All but one of the
households who live in the flats next to the block where the
explosion took place have now returned home.
Our teams offered free electrical and gas safety checks to all
tenants in the neighbourhood, been on call all weekend to help
support those in temporary accommodation, and provided practical
support and assistance to all those affected including food and
clothing and are very grateful to all the donations we have
We are working with five families from Crown Road to secure
short-term accommodation for them.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the gentleman
who is in hospital.
Universal Credit Update
If you’re claiming Universal Credit you need to notify the DWP/
Job Centre when you receive your rent increase letter as we
have been informed that delayed notifications WILL NOT be
Renting a home with RBH
If you are interested in renting a home with RBH, visit HomeChoice to find out how to
apply or call us on freephone 0800 027 7769 or local rate
01706 274100 (option 3).
Alternatively we have a limited
number of homes available to rent immediately via RBH
Direct. Visit the RBH Direct
website or speak to HomeChoice via the contact details