London Borough of Lambeth selected Home Connections last year to implement their choice based lettings scheme. See their plans for CBL at the Lambeth corporate site. The scheme is set to go live in April 2008. Lambeth is the most improved London council and one of only two councils nationally to have jumped from a one star to three star ‘good’ rating in just one year, according to an announcement from the Audit Commission.
Inspectors found the council had ‘improved strongly’, following their annual Comprehensive Performance Assessment, which rates councils across England on a scale from one to four stars.
The three star scorecard – which is a first for Lambeth – shows the council has significantly improved in a number of areas, exceeding targets to cut crime, increasing visitor numbers to libraries by seven per cent and creating one of the highest performing housing benefits teams in the country.