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Salford flood affected properties receive up to £5k flood protection work

Hundreds of Salix Homes properties affected by the Boxing Day floods will now receive up to £5,000 of flood-resilient improvements.

The Salford housing association has successfully gained funding from Salford City Council to better protect these Lower Broughton homes – around 300 in total – against any future floods.

All these homes, deemed as ‘flood affected’ following the worst flooding Salford endured in decades, are currently undergoing a major programme of repairs and improvements.

Many of these homes have already seen new kitchens, skirting boards, vinyl floors, radiators and decorating, where required. These works are nearing their completion.

The new resilience measures could include the installation of flood resistant external doors, blocked-up openings and waterproof treatment to external walls.

Salford City Council is offering this financial support – up to £5,000 – to homeowners and landlords affected by flooding as a result of Storm Eva.

Mark Foster, service director of investment, said: “All the residents affected by the floods have shown great resilience over the last six months. Huge strength and Dunkirk spirit has really shown through in these communities.

“I understand that this has been a long and tough road and one that I know isn’t over for many, but we are working as quickly as we can to ensure our flood damaged homes are brought back to a good condition.

“Our major repairs programme is nearing its completion and we’re delighted that we can now carry out resilience works to better protect these homes against future flooding.

“Our officers, along with our contractors, Emanuel Whitaker, A Connolly and Seddon, and the residents, have been working hard on the ground, and will continue to do so, to ensure minimal disruption is kept in these communities. We thank everyone for their patience during this difficult time.”

Any of our residents who need further information, visit: www.salixhomes.org/floods

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