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Service Status

Due to Coronavirus some of our services are currently disrupted. Check back regularly for updates on which services are running as normal, are disrupted, or closed.

Customer Contact

Please contact us by using our website or phone our customer service centre 01206 282514.


Rent Collection & Account Balances

You can pay rent in the usual ways. We can help if you have difficulty making a payment or need support. You can easily check your latest rent balances by visiting cbhomes.org.uk (make a payment) or call our automated payment line on 01206 282725. Please have your 8-digit reference number available to proceed


Gas and Electrical Safety Testing

It’s important we carry out gas and electrical testing as this ensures your home is safe and secure. Work is being carried out by key workers with Covid-secure measures.


Mutual Exchange

Permitted but with restrictions on surveys.


Financial Inclusion Team

Available by phone and by emailing FIT@cbhomes.org.uk.


Older Persons Services

We’re continuing frequent contact with sheltered and older tenants.


Reporting Anti-social behaviour

Report or update incidents by emailing asb@cbhomes.org.uk or telephone 01206 282514.


Housing Register

You can register for housing online www.gatewaytohomechoice.org.uk and send enquiries and information to Housing.evidence@cbhomes.org.uk or phone 01206 580292.


Homelessness Services

Initial applications are being accepted by phone Tel 01206 580290 or email: housing.solutions@cbhomes.org.uk. If you are concerned about a rough sleeper please don’t walk by, contact Streetlink on 0300 500 0914, send an alert via www.streetlink.org.uk or download the free app for Apple and Android devices.

Greenstead Local Housing Office

Visits by appointment only.


Maintenance and Repairs

Only emergency and essential repairs will be actioned. Restrictions are in place for situations where people are not able to isolate.


Letting Homes

We have restrictions on viewings and have social distancing measures in place.


Community Caretakers

Carrying out health and safety checks only.


Home Improvements

We are continuing to carry out Home Improvement works where residents are happy for us to continue to do so at this time. Work is being carried out under Covid-secure measures.

Homelessness services at Colchester Library Customer hub

No non-essential visits.