The world is changing and our business is evolving too

We want to offer a more local service, listening to our customers to improve what we do and increase accountability. We want to provide a more personalised experience, with services that are designed around you.

We’re part of Flagship Group, along with our other local housing providers Victory Housing and Flagship Homes. The Group owns, manages, and maintains 32,000 homes in the East – and one of them is yours. From today, each housing provider will manage around 10,000 homes, which means that there may be some changes that affect you. Use our postcode finder below to find out.

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If you’re leaving Suffolk Housing, we’d like to thank you for being our customer and wish you the best of luck for the future. If you’re joining Suffolk Housing, then welcome! We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding service, one that focuses on the things that matter and recognises that a little kindness goes a long way.

Interested in helping to improve and shape our services? Please get in touch with customerengagement@flagship-group.co.uk

Things you need to know

We’ve put together a list of ‘things you need to know’ to help with any questions you may have about our change.

Housing

  • No, there will be no change to the terms of your tenancy, or to your rights. There will be no need to sign a new agreement.

  • These changes will not affect how you pay, or the amount of rent you pay.

  • Your universal credit and housing benefit payments will not be affected, you don’t need to make any changes to your claim.

  • From 6 April all services will be provided locally through the housing management teams, you may see a change in your point of contact. If you need to speak to us about this, please contact customer services on 0808 169 9301.

  • Your mutual exchange will proceed. If you are part way through an exchange, we will contact you to let you know.

  • Please contact Customer Services on 0808 169 9301, where we may direct your query to a specialist team if necessary. 

Repairs and Maintenance

  • From 6 April, Flagship Group’s inhouse repairs and maintenance specialists, RFT Services, will provide all repairs and planned works (such as kitchens and bathrooms) across all three housing associations. Therefore, as a Suffolk Housing customer, your provider will be RFT Services.

  • You can log a new repair by calling 0808 169 9301.

  • From 6 April, RFT Services will provide all repairs and maintenance services. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, this will be a limited service, prioritising emergency, and compliance work, along with any external works where it is safe to do so.

  • We kindly ask that you bear with us through this period of change. As we hope you can appreciate, due to Covid-19 we are already working through a significant backlog, and there may be short-term delays in the service RFT Services can provide. Please rest assured, we are doing all we can to provide you with an outstanding customer service.

  • Our teams are doing all they can to ensure your repair is scheduled and your transition to RFT Services (if applicable) is as smooth as possible.

    However, due to the transfer of Jeakins Weir and MCP staff to RFT Services, there may be short term delays in attending to your existing repair. A member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss any existing repairs you may have already reported. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • From 6 April, any emergency repairs that need to be reported out of hours, can be done so by calling 0808 169 9301.

  • If they don’t already, from 6 April, RFT services will be providing your grounds maintenance and cleaning services.