In response to the Governments introduction of the 2004 Housing Act, DASH Services was formed to provide support to Local Authorities in undertaking their statutory duties. The service is a joint working initiative with Local Authorities, property owners, landlords and tenants, with the aim of improving housing standards in the private rented sector.
With a partnership approach sitting at the heart of the scheme, and key objectives including landlord engagement and the harmonising of housing standards, localpad was an obvious choice to facilitate the delivery of the project.
Initially launching in the East Midlands region, the service has achieved unforeseen success and has since expanded both its remit and geographical area; now working in partnership with more than 40 local authorities across the country.
'DASH Services have used Localpad as our platform for delivering
landlord accreditation in the East Midlands for a number of years now.
During this time DASH have worked alongside the Localpad support team to develop the
platform so it evolves in the ever-changing housing arena to provide a seamless
service for all users.’
Linda Cobb, Derby City council
The feedback received from service users reflects this achievement:
DASH Services recently carried out a survey to quantify how well the service was delivering against its aims and values, and the results speak for themselves:
Visit the website now at www.dashservices.org.uk< Back to Case Studies page