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Celebrating 100 upgrades with Engie!

Celebrating 100 upgrades with Engie!

In order to celebrate the 100th job to be carried out under our improvement programme in 2018/19, staff from Engie and Watford Community Housing presented flowers, chocolates and a £50 gift voucher to lucky resident Sheila Harris. Sheila’s new kitchen, delivered by Engie as part of our five-year programme, is one of 100 kitchens or bathrooms that have been renewed so far this year. 


Commenting on her new kitchen, Sheila said: “I’m very happy with it!  It’s a great improvement and I’m really happy with the quality too. I can’t fault it at all – the turnaround time was very quick! The Engie operatives were really professional and polite. They always showed identification so I knew who they were. They were very respectful and knocked on the door if they wanted to come into the room where I was to speak to me about anything. Engie were very, very good and I’m really happy with the new kitchen!”

We’re really proud of the work Engie do in all of our homes, with tenants reporting very high satisfaction levels. We will continue to roll out our improvement works across our properties to install modern, fit-for-purpose kitchens and bathrooms.

Engie also work to improve our communities through their Social Value initiative. Currently, they are helping people get back to work by offering apprenticeships, placements and work experience opportunities. 

Recently, they gave Sarah Rose from Watford the opportunity to spend time in a work environment for the first time in seven years when she applied for the work experience position. Also, Engie apprentice and Watford Community Housing resident Kelsey Fox was recently nominated for a nationwide apprentice award! 

If you would like to find out more about Engie’s apprenticeships or our improvement programme, check out our improvement programme page: https://www.wcht.org.uk/planned-works-improvement-programme