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Widnes and Runcorn (Cheshire)
Liz Haworth, CEO
|Homes managed||Homes to be built to 2022/23|
|General needs social housing units managed||Housing for older people, supported housing and care home units managed||Low cost home ownership units||Temporary social housing||Non-social housing|
|General needs social housing units managed||6897|
|Housing for older people, supported housing and care home units managed||128|
|Low cost home ownership units||34|
|Temporary social housing||39|
This week we are delighted to welcome Alan Smith as our new Director of Customer Experience. Alan brings a wealth… https://t.co/F1OGYGeblj
1st Mar, 2021
Halton Housing is a forward thinking and dynamic not for profit housing association that owns and manages 7,000+ homes in the Cheshire towns of Runcorn and Widnes.
We employ over 300 talented members of staff, including 80 specialist trades people in our Construction Services team. Our Board work closely with our Executive Management team to ensure that we meet our promises and main objective – ‘Improving People’s Lives.’
Over the last 10 years we’ve invested £135,000,000 in our homes. The investment work included replacement doors, canopies, windows, roofs, heating systems, kitchens and bathrooms where needed.
As a result of this investment and our good management of our homes, the valuation (as measured by EUV-SH) has increased to £181m. We use our existing homes to secure borrowing to fund new homes.
Social return on investments
As one of the largest employers in Halton, and as the borough’s biggest landlord, we have responsibilities to the wider community. But it’s not just a sense of responsibility that drives what we do, all our staff genuinely care about the communities in which they work, and they are passionate about their jobs.
Over recent years we have undertaken the following activities in the community:
- Supported Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Centre – by raising £3,000 through fund raising events as well as donating labour to help them with the makeover of their centre approximate total cost - £30,000.
- Joint working with Power in Partnership (PIPS) – a local charity for NEET (not in employment, education or training) youths in Halton – through providing 10 paid work experience placements to give young people real and valuable work experience.
- Project UP – a joint partnership with Mersey Waste Recycling, Groundwork Trust, PIPS and Travis Perkins. We provide a shop unit, complete with a workshop for the upcycling of furniture from our empty homes. Once renovated the furniture is donated to our most vulnerable customers so they can make a house a home.
- Supported local charities, schools, organisations and community groups by raising fundraising, awarding grants and donating labour.
- Supported 10 apprentices and five employees as part of an apprenticeship programme.
- Arranged work placements in conjunction with local schools to give youngsters a taste of working life.
- Attended local careers fairs and provided support and guidance to school age children.
- Provided support and training for involved customers, so they can carry out their roles with confidence.
Why we joined PlaceShapers
"We want to contribute to shaping communities both locally and nationally. By collaborating we can share best practice and have a stronger voice."