Homes in Havering is the housing department of Havering Council. There have been consistent yearly increases in numbers on the Council’s Housing Register; as of December 2012 the number of people on the housing list reached around 12,477. The Council provides a full housing advice, information and homelessness service and it is a priority to support people with maintenance issues in their own homes as much as possible.
Homes in Havering needed a memorable 0800 Freephone number for their tenants to call and advise of completed or non-completed projects by their maintenance contractors. They wanted to give their contractors a 6-digit job number which identified a particular a project they were working on and required a solution to best manage the results.
Telecoms World’s call capture platform gives Homes in Havering complete insight to their calls from a single interface. The 6-digit job code can now also be given to tenants who are required to call the automated Freephone number, enter their code and press either 1 or 2 for Yes or No through a unique IVR platform as to whether the job has been completed.