Housing Strategy and Service Planning

NUW Flat and towerDCL is able to work with councils and RSL’s in identifying governance, strategy, service and performance issues within their overall housing responsibility and provide the right advice and consultancy support during all of stages of operation.

We have, for example, provided assistance on local housing strategies and carried out a number of feasibility studies and options appraisals in Scotland and England for some of the largest landlords, and for some of the smallest.

DCL has also worked on a number of successful stock transfers in Scotland, England and Wales as lead consultants and business advisors.

Our core team also has experience in managing large housing and care organisations and understands the political, regulatory and financial environment in which they operate. This helps to ensure that we can constructively and critically evaluate your stated requirements and offer a specific response, delivered by the best team for the work.

Examples of Our Projects

Albyn Housing Society Change Management Consultancy Services  DCL are providing change management consultancy services to Albyn to support their key business, focusing on two major aspects:

  • Asset management consultancy, including the procurement of a stock condition survey, and the identification and delivery of energy efficiency improvement measures; and
  • A review of KPI performance reporting framework against the SHR Outcomes and Standards.

Glasgow Housing Association Stock Transfer Advisor

Lead Advisor to Glasgow Housing Association in its successful secondary stock transfer of circa 19,000 dwellings to 28 local community housing associations. Services included; lead transfer negotiator; business plan and asset management plan assessment; provision of specialist advice on the impact of transfer on owner occupiers, development of service level agreements for housing support services and concierge services.

City of Edinburgh Council Regeneration Masterplanning

Project Management of a series of North Edinburgh master plans and costed delivery plans for the City of Edinburgh Council.

Tollcross Housing Association Governance Review

Undertaking a comprehensive Governance Review for Tollcross Housing Association

Hillcrest Housing Association Options Appraisal

Carried out an Options Appraisal Study for Hillcrest HA involving the restructuring of its Maintenance Contractor. Retained to provide advice on implementation of the agreed proposals and procurement of IT system.

East Thames Group Procurement Advice

Advised East Thames Group on procurement of long term maintenance services involving an assessment of its in-house maintenance contractor.

Hillcrest Housing Association Corporate Restructuring

Advisor to Hillcrest Housing Association on corporate restructuring.

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