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Heywood incident

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 difficult time.

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 received.

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 backdated.

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 above.

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