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News and eventsEvents PlaceShapers organises a range of events, from our annual conference to members' forums. We also attend a number of sector conferences. Find out more about our forthcoming and ...

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Publications Tenant Engagement TPAS and PlaceShapers unite to explore and find answers to the question of the future shape of tenant engagement within PlaceShapers organisations. Read the full ...

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Contact For further information about PlaceShapers please contact Sinéad Butters, Chair and Chief Executive, Aspire Group. Please use the contact form below, call 01782 635200  or email sbutte ...

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Placeshapers eZine

PlaceShapers eZine The PlaceShapers eZine is a one stop bulletin on our latest news, events, research, political engagement and sharing best practice. Click on the right hand side for the lates ...

Events

Events The 11th PlaceShapers conference will be in November 2018. The conference agenda includes: Creating and selling our story PlaceShapers future direction Shaping Our Housing Policy (as  ...

PlaceShapers set be key advocates of social enterprises

Placeshapers set be key advocates of social enterprises Housing associations are well placed to support their tenants to use the internet and help their communities in setting up social enterprises, ...

PlaceShapers point the way for localism

PlaceShapers point the way for localism Community-based housing associations providing homes for more than a million people across England have shown how localism works, in a major new report lauche ...

PlaceShapers housing, health and well-being conference

Health, housing and well-being conference - speaker presentations Wednesday 5 March 2014 Amy Swan - Services for older people.pdf (514.8KB) Ann Marie Connolly PlaceShapers.pdf (1.3MB) ...

Regional communication co-ordinators

Regional communication co-ordinators London Paul Gold (Poplar HARCA) South East James Groves (Raven) Mike Morrissey (Bracknell) South West Becky Whitmore (United Communities) Midlan ...

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Placeshapers eZine archive Summer 2018 Spring 2018 Autumn 2017 Summer 2017 Spring 2017 Winter 2017 Autumn 2016 Summer 2016 Spring 2016 Autumn 2015 Summer 201 ...

We Work

WE WORK tells the inspirational stories of 15 people who’ve built careers and new lives with help from PlaceShapers members. They are typical of more than 60,000 stories of people who PlaceShaper ...

Case Studies

Watch 15 of 60,000 journeys into work created by PlaceShapers These 15 stories demonstrate the impact of PlaceShapers’ work to support skills, employment and enterprise. They’re living proof ...

Bromford Group

Bromford Housing Group is non-asset owning parent with two HA subsidiaries – BHA for rented homes; BHO for home ownership plus small non-registered subsidiaries. We operate as a single entity with 2 ...

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PlaceShapers PlaceShapers are distinctive. We build more than homes - we shape communities and unite around shared values as a voice for change. We're a national network of more than 100 commu ...

We Build

We Build shows the impact PlaceShapers have made and will continue to make to solve the housing crisis.

Case Studies

Case Studies Through these twelve case studies, we show how our members have tackled issues/challenges head on and responded to the challenges in ambitious, imaginative and innovative ways. At the h ...

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United Communities, South West

United Communities, South West Shaldon Road, Bristol : a Community Land Trust approach to build affordable housing for young families Click here to view their member profile > What we did Br ...

CCHA, London

CCHA, London Dillon Court, Sutton : redeveloping an outdated older persons housing scheme to create 50 new homes for rent and shared ownership. Click here to view their member profile > What w ...

Accord, West Midlands

Accord, West Midlands Innovation Way, Beechdale : an innovative approach to low carbon off-site manufacture (OSM), with the end user at its heart Click here to view their member profile > What ...

Cross Key Homes, East of England

Cross Key Homes, East of England Perkins Land, Peterborough : a development of 221 environmentally efficient new homes, using Off Site Manufacture to create additional affordable homes Click here ...

North Star, North East

North Star, North East Urban Pioneers - a new urban quarter for Middlesbrough Click here to view their member profile > What we did Built nine new affordable rent live-work homes for local ...

EMH, East Midlands

emh, East Midlands Heathcott Road, Leicester : a PassivHaus-accredited project for affordable rent Click here to view their member profile > What we did Taking a community-led approach, emh ...

Bromford, West Midlands

Bromford, West Midlands MyPlace , an innovative supported housing model providing a home for life for people living with long-term needs. Click here to view their member profile > What we did ...

St Vincent’s, North West

St Vincent’s, North West HAPPI Homes at Clarence Gardens and Elker Meadows : a cost-effective supported housing model that enables people to stay at home for as long as possible Click here to vi ...

Progress Housing Group, North West

Progress Housing Group, North West Hoyle House, Blackpool : an innovative bespoke housing scheme for people with a learning disability and/or Autism, funded from the Housing and Technology Capital ...

Incommunities, Yorkshire

Incommunities, Yorkshire Green Lane, BradfordIncommunities, Yorkshire Green Lane, Bradford Click here to view their member profile > What we did Incommunities development arm - Lumia Hom ...

West Kent HA, South East

West Kent HA, South East Montgomery Court, Strood : a high quality 62-unit extra care scheme Click here to view their member profile > What we did West Kent Housing Association (WKHA), were ...

VIVID, South East

VIVID, South East Chapel Hill : a new neighbourhood for Basingstoke Click here to view their member profile > What we did Chapel Hill is newly formed VIVID’s most ambitious development to ...

We Care

We Care focuses on all the things we do to care for people, our communities and the range of caring activities they engage in on a daily basis. We Care has begun to uncover the true scale of our wor ...

Members

Caring on a national scale Read 29 personal stories from across the country. The results are compelling – we’ve begun to uncover the true scale of our work, the breadth of caring services we pro ...

We Care Day

We Care Day is a day when our members will give their own volunteer time to give even more back to their communities. Each of our members will pledge time to give something extra back to residents, ...

Summer ezine

Summer ezine New homes, new services and a new chair in the summer PlaceShapers ezine. Click here to read. Picture (right) from Phoenix Community Housing.

VFM

Value for money PlaceShapers have launched a sector leading study; Value for Money: Good Practice Guidance. The guide, written by leading consultancy Campbell Tickell , considers how a housing ...

Budget reaction

Budget response George Osborne has delivered his seventh Budget as chancellor, the first for a majority Conservative government since November 1996. In response, the chair of PlaceShapers Tony St ...

New Year's Honour

New Year's Honour West Kent Housing Association Chief Executive Barbara Thorndick, founder of the PlaceShapers Group, was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List for services to social housing ...

Contact Your MP

Contact your MP One of the group's main concerns is that in recent times there has been a considerable amount of negative feedback and comment from MPs about housing associations in general. Some of ...

Poplar and PlaceShapers receive high praise from local MP

Poplar and PlaceShapers receive high praise from local MP To view the letter sent to PoplarHCA from MP Jim Fitzpatrick please click here.

Housing Associations - Heroes or Villains? Research uncovers MP perceptions

Housing Associations - Heroes or Villains? Research uncovers MP perceptions Housing Associations - Heroes or Villains? Research uncovers MP perceptions: In recent months, members of the PlaceShapers ...

PlaceShapers reception for MPs a huge success

PlaceShapers reception for MPs a huge success PlaceShapers reception for MPs a huge success: The PlaceShapers Group held a reception at the Houses of Parliament on the 8th December 2008, hosted by G ...

Ethical Leadership

Ethical Leadership Peter Marsh was the guest speaker at the PlaceShapers Group conference on Wednesday 29th April. The event was chaired by Lindsey Williams, Chief Executive of Futures Housing Group ...

PlaceShapers Response to TSA Standards debate

PlaceShapers Response to TSA Standards debate The PlaceShapers Group is pleased that both Peter Marsh and Anthony Mayer have seen the importance of consulting the PlaceShapers Group on the variety o ...

Annual Conference 2011

'I think you've cracked it', minister tells PlaceShapers. The PlaceShapers Group of 55 community based housing associations has welcomed the decentralisation minister's call for help in ensuring tha ...

Policy response

PlaceShapers respond to Labour Housing Policy Review. The key points made in the response are: We believe that locally tailored solutions are essential to the development of solutions to addres ...

Inside Housing

Inside Housing "Something's going on" PlaceShapers chair tells Inside Housing. To read the full article which appeared in Inside Housing, please use the link below. http://www.insidehousing. ...

CLG inquiry

PlaceShapers respond to CLG inquiry into new housing. PlaceShapers have responded to the Communities and Local Government inquiry into the financing of new housing supply The reponse highlights t ...

Localism that works

Localism that works PlaceShapers engage on Localism, says minister. A new report shows how PlaceShapers are at the spearhead of delivering localism to transform communities, lives and opportuniti ...

Regulatory response

PlaceShapers respond to revised regulatory framework Placeshaper's response to the statutory consultation on a revised regulatory framework for social housing welcomes the Government's endorsement o ...

Power Players

PlaceShapers are Power Players Four PlaceShapers are among the most influential people in housing, according to the 2012 Power Players survey. 24 housing's top 50 list (click here) was compiled ...

Part of the solution

PlaceShapers are part of the housing crisis solution PlaceShapers have a unique mix of strengths that could help solve the nation's housing crisis and stimulate economic growth, according to speaker ...

Summer update

Summer update News including ministerial meetings in summer ezine. Click here to read.

Government plans

PlaceShapers' response to government's plans to boost housebuilding PlaceShapers respond to government housing and planning package. Tony Stacey, chair of the PlaceShapers, said: "We welcome the ...

No to consolidation

PlaceShapers' response to Home Group's call for 'fewer, larger and better' housing associations In response to Home Group's call yesterday for consolidation in the sector the PlaceShapers Group, whi ...

Housing moves up the political agenda

Housing moves up political agenda, writes Tony Stacey for 24dash. As chair of the PlaceShapers Group I am delighted to have been given this opportunity by 24dash to share my views on the current hou ...

PlaceShaper update

PlaceShaper expansion and lobbying priorities included in the autumn 2012 PlaceShaper ezine. To read the update, click here.

Community Investment

PlaceShapers key advocates of social enterprises PlaceShapers are well placed to work with their tenants to assist them in using the internet and support their communities in setting up social enter ...

Statement

Housing delivered by PlaceShapers can help to rebuild the economy - the right way In response to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Budget Statement, the PlaceShapers Group, which represents 87 comm ...

Winter Update

Winter Update PlaceShaper winter update focuses on welfare reform, community investment and rural homes. To read it, click here.

Responsible recovery

Allow social landlords to deliver the work programme, urges think tank New report from Respublica calls for radical local approach to welfare reform The 'community right to challenge' should be e ...

PlaceShapers among best

One in five Sunday Times Top 100 Organisations are PlaceShapers. Following an awards ceremony in London on 27 February, it was revealed that at least 21 PlaceShapers are in the prestigious To ...

Budget response

Budget response: Invest more in affordable housing to be delivered by PlaceShapers In response to Chancellor George Osborne's Budget, the PlaceShapers Group, which represents more than 90 community- ...

Powerplayers

PlaceShapers rise up the 2013 Power Players list PlaceShapers members now make up over 40 per cent of the most influential housing association chief executives in the UK. Leaders from PlaceShaper ...

PlaceShapers update

PlaceShapers update Cost to NHS of poor housing is £2.5bn, according to PlaceShapers study. This, and other issues, are covered in the Spring PlaceShapers update. To read it click here.

Housing Minister backs ‘Building Local’ to tackle the housing crisis

Housing Minister backs ‘Building Local’ to tackle the housing crisis Housing Minister Mark Prisk MP has called for the whole housing industry to learn from the examples set by local association ...

Reform turbulence

PlaceShapers called on to use their ‘knowledge and habits of sharing’ to steer through the ‘turbulence of welfare reform’. Read about this and other hot topics in the 2013 conference ezine. ...

Placeshapers deliver affordable homes

PlaceShapers deliver the best More than a quarter of the top 50 affordable housing developments published by Inside Housing on 10 May 2013 are PlaceShapers. The magazine published the 2013 list ...

PlaceShapers call for a more permissive and proportionate approach to regulation

PlaceShapers call for a more permissive and proportionate approach to regulation In response to the HCA’s discussion paper “ Protecting social housing assets in a more diverse sector” the Pl ...

Summer update

Click here to read the summer 2013 summer PlaceShaper update.

PlaceShapers respond to regulation.

PlaceShapers respond to CLG review of HCA’s regulation. The key points made in the PlaceShaper submission include: We believe in the need for the social housing sector to be regulated and are ...

PlaceShapers celebrate 100 plus!

September 16 2013 Wellingborough Homes is 100th member Wellingborough Homes became the 100th housing association to be accepted as a PlaceShaper. Wellingborough Homes chief executive Dave Willi ...

Impact of welfare reform

PlaceShapers submission to Department of Work & Pensions Select Committee inquiry into impact of welfare reform PlaceShapers response warns that composite headline facts and figures may mask the re ...

Housing Bill

Housing and Planning Bill response PlaceShapers are studying carefully the new Housing and Planning Bill that has been introduced to Parliament by the Government. Like the Government, PlaceShapers a ...

Housing announcements

PlaceShapers response Like the Government, PlaceShapers are committed to ending the housing crisis and are now assessing the likely impact of Wednesday's housing announcements by the prime Minister. ...

New Chair

New chair John Giesen, chief executive of Hertfordshire-based B3Living, has succeeded Tony Stacey as chair of PlaceShapers. He said: “I am delighted to become chair when our united voice has n ...

Solving the housing crisis

Solving the housing crisis PlaceShapers have responded to the CLG inquiry into the viability and sustainability of housing associations, setting out how its homes and services support the Governm ...

Budget reaction

Budget response George Osborne has delivered his seventh Budget as chancellor, the first for a majority Conservative government since November 1996. In response, the chair of PlaceShapers Tony St ...

Election response

PlaceShapers review strategies in the light of the Election result PlaceShapers, the network of over 100 community-based housing associations, reacted quickly to last night's shock Election result. ...

Spring 2015 ezine

Spring 2015 ezine PlaceShapers delivered £109m worth of efficiency savings, equating to a 2.8% saving on a combined turnover of £3.84bn; among the news in latest ezine. Click here to read the ez ...

Value for money

Value for money PlaceShapers collectively delivered £109m worth of efficiency savings in 2013/14 according to a unique report just published by the national network of community-based housing assoc ...

UK Housing Awards 2015

Award winning PlaceShapers PlaceShaper Poplar HARCA was named outstanding landlord of the year in the 2015 UK Housing Awards. South Yorkshire Housing Association took the prize for the best campa ...

Conservative manifesto response

Response to Conservatives' Election Manifesto PlaceShapers comprises over 100 community-based housing associations with strong social values. Our Members own and manage over 750,000 homes between th ...

Power

PlaceShapers make up 13 of top 50 Power Players Values and inspiration define this year’s list Power Players top 50 which sees PlaceShapers chair Tony Stacey named the second most influential per ...

Great Staff

20 great places to work PlaceShapers member The SLH Group has again topped this year’s Sunday Times 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For. With 19 other members in the list, PlaceShap ...

Winter 2015 ezine

Winter 2015 ezine Research showing PlaceShapers generated over £110million of efficiency savings is a highlight of the winter 15 ezine. Other news includes new members and lobbying priorities in ...

Right to Build response

Right to Build response PlaceShapers have welcomed the Government’s consultation on a new “Right to Build” and the opportunity offered by the custom-build model to add to the delivery of much ...

Policy Exchange

PlaceShapers challenge report For many PlaceShapers members #housingday was soured by the release of Policy Exchange’s report “Freeing housing associations”. One of the fundamental principle ...

Autumn ezine

Autumn ezine PlaceShapers continues to grow with three new members joining our network of more than 100 community-based housing associations. Between us we own or manage, 750000 homes and provide se ...

Placeshapers Oct 14 conference

PlaceShaper strength 180 delegates attended the sixth PlaceShapers annual conference to work together on challenges that lie ahead. The importance of providing homes so people can build lives thre ...

Yes to Homes

Homes for Britain PlaceShapers is part of the Homes for Britain campaign which is securing a commitment to end the housing crisis within a generation. The campaign is unifying the whole housing ...

Where is housing headed?

The future of housing.... PlaceShapers look at history and the reality of 21st century Britain to offer unique perspective in CIH study. Click to read.

HCA consultation response

PlaceShapers submits collective response to the formal HCA consultation on regulatory changes Earlier this year, The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) opened its statutory consultation on change ...

Ezine

Summer ezine PlaceShapers continues to grow with two new members joining our network of more than 100 community-based housing associations. Between us we own more than 725,000 homes and provide serv ...

Elphicke

PlaceShapers submission to the Elphicke Review PlaceShapers have responded to the Elphicke Review, set up to explore the role that local authorities could play in increasing the supply of housing. ...

Manifesto

PlaceShapers revised manifesto The PlaceShaper manifesto supports members in discussions with MPs, local councillors, government agencies and others. It sets out the key principles that underpin ou ...

Power Players

PlaceShapers star in Power Players list PlaceShapers members make up 40 per cent of the most influential and inspirational housing association chief executives in the UK. Leaders from amongst the ...

Welfare reform policy

All party committee calls on Government to review welfare reforms Housing providers have welcomed a far-reaching report which calls on the Government to review major areas of its welfare reform poli ...

Regulation response

PlaceShapers response to HCA discussion paper on charging fees for regulation We agree in principle that there is a case to charge fees for regulation but only on the basis that this is not a substi ...

Great places to work

Twenty great places to work PlaceShapers member The SLH Group has topped this year’s Sunday Times 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For. With 19 other members in the list, PlaceShape ...

First factory homes set for Walsall housing development

First factory homes set for Walsall housing development The first homes to roll off the production line at the Accord Group's new timber home manufacturing hub are being erected in Walsall as part ...

National award for one of the best retirement housing schemes in the UK

Axiom's extra care scheme receives national award The Pavilions, an extra care scheme run by Axiom Housing Association in Peterborough, has received a national award for being one of the best retir ...

B3Living has been shortlisted for an award for their contribution to developing apprenticeship programmes

Learning and earning with local housing association B3Living has been shortlisted for an award for their contribution to developing apprenticeship programmes in England. Speaking ahead of Nation ...

Awards for students in business challenge

Awards for students in business challenge Enterprising students have been nurtured in business thanks to an exciting new community challenge ‘Make It!’ run by Colne, the Essex-based Housing As ...

The latest group of Cross Keys Homes’ pre-apprentices are celebrating the successful completion of their six months paid work experience and training placements.

Pre-Apprentices achieve success The latest group of Cross Keys Homes’ pre-apprentices are celebrating the successful completion of their six months paid work experience and training placements. ...

Crown Simmons Housing appoints KNK Group as its new repairs and maintenance contractor under a long-term partnering agreement.

New repairs and maintenance partnership Crown Simmons Housing, based in Esher, has appointed Mitcham-based KNK Group as its new repairs and maintenance contractor under a long-term partnering agree ...

County Durham credit union has expanded with a new base in Bishop Auckland thanks to a £35,000 grant from the Monkey Project.

Community bank expands thanks to grant A County Durham credit union which encourages saving as well as offering an alternative to expensive weekly payment stores has expanded with a new base i ...

Equity team up with local residents to support a local allotment

Equity mucks in to support local allotment Colleagues from Equity Housing Group teamed up with local residents to support a local allotment. It was all part of the continued work of the Equity F ...

The First Ark Group has launched a major new pledge that will commit 500 working days each year to good causes

The First Ark Group launches major new volunteering initiative The First Ark Group has launched a major new pledge that will commit 500 working days each year to good causes. The innovative 500 ...

Freebridge Community Housing are shortlisted for an National Housing Federation award for their Millfleet Court marketing campaign.

Millfleet Court shortlisted for marketing campaign Freebridge Community Housing are pleased to learn that they have been shortlisted in the National Housing Federation Awards, for their Millfleet C ...

Gateway Housing Association launched their new in house repairs service ‘Gateway Homeworks.’

House repairs service ‘Gateway Homeworks’ launched Gateway Housing Association launched their new in house repairs service ‘Gateway Homeworks' in summer 2014. The day to day repairs, void wor ...

A new community centre is being built in Tovil by Golding Homes and will be managed by YMCA.

Work begins on new community centre Work has begun at a site in Tovil to make way for a new community centre. Representatives from Golding Homes, Maidstone YMCA, Maidstone Borough Council and Tovil ...

Grand Union Housing Group to transform disused garage sites

Transformation of disused garage sites Four former garage sites are set to be transformed into much needed affordable homes as part of plans by Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) to build more homes ...

A grant of over eight million pounds has been awarded to build over 400 new affordable homes across West Suffolk.

Grant of £8 million awarded to build new homes in West Suffolk A grant of over eight million pounds has been awarded to Havebury Housing Partnership to build over 400 new affordable homes acros ...

Hexagon has been working with Southwark Council and local health services to develop a unique peer support programme for people with mental health needs.

Unique Community Support Programme Hexagon has been working with Southwark Council (using their Innovation Grant funding) and local health services to develop a unique peer support programme for pe ...

The Lewis family now have a new house and garden within reach of their family and friends thanks to Hightown sharedownership.

Home ownership dream possible for Ware family Life is just perfect for Andy and Jenny Lewis now they have a new house and garden which is ideal for toddler Jasper and within reach of their family a ...

A County Durham art group is hoping to attract new members after being awarded a grant of more than £1,800 from a local housing association, Cestria (part of Isos).

Art group receives grant donation A County Durham art group is hoping to attract new members after being awarded a grant of more than £1,800 from a local housing association. The Chester-le-Str ...

Magenta Living joined forces with Pop Up Business School (PUBS) and five other north west housing associations to provide business advice to local residents

Business School Pops Up to help Magenta Living, the largest provider of social housing in Wirral, joined forces with Pop Up Business School (PUBS) and five other north west housing associations – ...

Hundreds of residents enjoyed a great day out on Saturday at Merlin Housing Society’s annual resident fun day.

Magic fun day for Merlin residents Hundreds of residents enjoyed a great day out on Saturday at Merlin Housing Society’s annual resident fun day. Residents were entertained by the Rockwood D ...

A green-fingered Muir resident’s efforts have been recognised after his garden triumphed at the Blackpool in Bloom awards.

Blooming marvellous! A green-fingered Muir resident’s efforts have been recognised after his garden triumphed at the Blackpool in Bloom awards. Frank Ryan, of Otterburn Close, wowed the judges ...

#OlderPeoplesDay

Raising awareness for Older Peoples Day #OlderPeoplesDay on 1 October helps to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackles negative attitudes. ...

The Government's new welfare system is coming to Teesside and one local housing provider is helping their tenants get to grips with the changes.

Housing provider helps transition to Universal Credit The Government's new welfare system is coming to Teesside and one local housing provider is helping their tenants get to grips with the changes ...

Octavia Housing's Victorian Passivhaus has been crowned the first certified Passivhaus retrofit in the UK

Setting new green standards Octavia Housing's Victorian Passivhaus has been crowned the first certified Passivhaus retrofit in the UK, cutting CO2 emmissions by 83% and saving the tenants £910 per ...

Good news for the Camden partnership providing services for children

We’re really pleased to find out that Camden Safeguarding Children’s Board has been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Sk ...

Residents are invited to share their views and have their say, at a pop-up shop, on multimillion pound proposals to restore a local semi-derelict pub in Bellingham

Phoenix plans to redevelop The Fellowship Inn Residents in Lewisham and south London are invited to share their views and have their say on multimillion pound proposals to restore The Fellowship In ...

New homes have been made available to Redhill people following the completion of a new development.

Local homes for local people New homes have been made available to Redhill people following the completion of a new development. Redhill-based Raven Housing Trust opened the doors to its new Lat ...

Progress Housing Group wins contract to extend supported housing services across Lancashire.

Contract won to extend supported housing services Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group has been awarded two contracts by Lancashire County Council which will enable it to continue and expand its ...

RCT Homes has carried out on a major study to identify how to improve the lives of their tenants and residents

Open space and local communities RCT Homes has carried out on a major study to identify how to improve the lives of their tenants and residents living in neighbourhoods across Rhondda Cynon Taff by ...

Pioneering study begins to understand more about day-to-day life on a North West housing estate

Life on Limehurst A pioneering study has begun to understand more about day-to-day life on a North West housing estate. The aim of the project is to strengthen the future prospects of the Limehu ...

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) residents benefit from a £9000 Big Lottery Fund “awards for all” grant.

Lottery boost for Ravendale Close residents Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) residents at Ravendale Close in Cutgate are celebrating after benefitting from a £9000 Big Lottery Fund “awards for ...

New Playground for the children of Watersedge

New Playground for the children of Watersedge Children climbed the pirate ship and swung high on the swings at the official opening of Rosebery Housing Association's new playground. The new play ar ...

It's a first for homes named after 17th century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper.

t's a first A small development of five affordable new homes in Isfield, East Sussex, was hailed as ‘a first’ by a Wealden District Councillor. The new homes were built by Sussex-based hous ...

South Liverpool Homes (SLH) continues to impress its tenants following a range of service improvements over the past two years

"We're really happy with South Liverpool Homes" say 89% of its tenants South Liverpool Homes (SLH) continues to impress its tenants following a range of service improvements over the past two years ...

TVH wins National Housing Award’s Best Small Development award.

Award winners TVH received the award for Merton Road in Wimbledon, a 17 home development, including 9 homes for shared ownership and 8 homes for supported living for people with learning disabiliti ...

New ‘friend’ of West Kent YMCA

Making friends Town & Country officially became a ‘Friend of West Kent YMCA’ at the launch of the charity’s supporters group. The Friends of West Kent YMCA has been launched to encourage indi ...

Little Harrowden welcomes the arrival of a £1.5m development of much needed new family homes and smaller accommodation

The village of Little Harrowden welcomes a £1.5m development of much needed new family homes and smaller accommodation. Thanks to Wellingborough Homes and local developer Watson & Cox, the Meado ...

A group of young people have been bringing to life Wythenshawe’s heritage as part of a project being run by the WOW Zone.

WOW heritage project goes public! A group of young people have been bringing to life Wythenshawe’s heritage as part of a project being run by the WOW Zone, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s ...

Hugh Bayley, MP for the City of York visited the Boundary Close project at Heworth to look at the new homes which will operate without a conventional heating system

Praise for Green Homes project Hugh Bayley, MP for the City of York and Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth national head of campaigns manager visited the Boundary Close project at Heworth to look at ...

Cottsway’s digital services took their biggest step forward over the past year, helping us to get more residents online and tackle rural isolation

Residents learning new skills Cottsway’s digital services took their biggest step forward over the past year, helping us to get more residents online and tackle rural isolation. As one of on ...

Two Castles joins forces with Isos Group to provide innovative, cost effective heating services to their customers.

Two Castles joins forces with Isos Group to provide innovative, cost effective heating services to their customers.Keeping the ‘frozen north’ warm Two leading social landlords operating along th ...

Staff, residents and board members of Chevin Housing were all delighted when Lavender Court won the National Housing Federations regional 'What we are proud of' awards

We are so proud - Lavender Court wins award Staff, residents and board members of Chevin Housing were all delighted when on Saturday 6th June 2009, Lavender Court won the National Housing Federation ...

Sentinel Housing Association are really pleased to announce that they’ve made the final of the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards, in the Social Housing Developments category, along with their partners Hill.

Sentinel make the final four in Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards Sentinel Housing Association are really pleased to announce that they’ve made the final of the Premier Guarantee Excellence Aw ...

Hardy gardeners braved the rain to open new community gardens.

Launch of the Workington local food project ‘Hardy gardeners braved the rain to open the new community gardens situated in Workington’s Salterbeck Estate. Working MP Tony Cunningham cut th ...

A dad has helped raise more than £5,000 for a cancer charity after his teenage daughter’s battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Dad's donation helps tackle blood cancer A devoted dad has helped raise more than £5,000 for a cancer charity after his teenage daughter’s battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. David Wilsoncroft ...

A unique Extra Care Scheme in Carlisle which was built at a cost of more than £9 million has had its official opening

Unique Extra Care Housing scheme opens in Cumbria A unique Extra Care Scheme in Carlisle which was built at a cost of £9+ million has had its official opening. Guests included development partners ...

Christian Action has received major allocations of grant from the Homes & Communities Agency for a number of new developments

Funding for New Developments Christian Action has received major allocations of grant from the Homes & Communities Agency for a number of new developments: A new 27 bed hostel in Walthamstow, ...

A new park is to officially open in Telford as part of the latest phase of a £45 million housing development dubbed the ‘second Bournville’.

New park dubbed second Bournville A new park is to officially open in Telford as part of the latest phase of a £45 million housing development dubbed the ‘second Bournville’. Croppings Par ...

BCHG won two new contracts to provide aids and adaptions to help the elderly or infirm maintain their safety and independence.

Won contracts help people live safely in their homes Leading local social business, Black Country Housing Group (BCHG) has won two new local authority contracts, valued at up to £3.2 million across ...

Award winning

Award winning apprentice Jade Laxton, our income advisor has won the Women in Housing Awards 2015 in the category Best Female Apprentice/Trainee. The awards celebrate the amazing achievements of ...

GUHG launches new 2020 Vision

GUHG launches new 2020 Vision Local housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has launched 2020 Vision, its new five year Corporate Plan. 2020 Vision was presented to stakeholders at ...

Grand Union continuing to deliver new homes

Grand Union continuing to deliver new homes Local housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has shown its commitment to ending the housing crisis by continuing to provide desperately nee ...

Local art

College pupils unveil art mural at Clement House Pupils from Garth Hill College have unveiled their own art mural, which has pride of place in the recently-built Clement House. The year seven an ...

Bron Afon volunteer, Shannon, wins Welsh Volunteer of the Year.

Volunteer of the year A Garndiffaith teenager has won a top award for her volunteering work. Shannon Brandon, 17, has been volunteering within Bron Afon for almost two years. Shannon joined the Br ...

A record 89 residents were welcomed to the annual Residents’ Open Day where residents shared their views and discovered more about CCHA.

Record turnout for Residents’ Open Day CCHA opened its doors to welcome a record 89 residents to its annual Residents’ Open Day. Building on the success of last year’s event, this was the s ...

As part of National Get Online week (12 – 18 October 2015) local housing association, Severnside Housing, is offering their residents and the wider-community great opportunities to get online.

Local people helped to get online As part of National Get Online week (12 – 18 October 2015) local housing association, Severnside Housing, is offering their residents and the wider-community grea ...

Shoreline recognised for local community commitment in shortlisted for the Barclays Excellence in Community Relations Award.

Award nomination for Shoreline's employment support Housing provider Shoreline has been recognised for its commitment to the local community by being shortlisted for the Barclays Excellence in Commu ...

Over 12,000 of Sheffield’s most socially isolated older people are to benefit from a £6 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

£6 million grant tackles social isolation amongst older people Over 12,000 of Sheffield’s most socially isolated older people are to benefit from a £6 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund. ...

Teign Housing has employed two local apprentices to train and develop within the housing sector

Developing the next generation Teign Housing has employed two local apprentices to train and develop within the housing sector. Gina Hunt and Amy Standley joined Teign Housing in September and have ...

The Community Development Team Tower Hamlets Community Housing donated 3 ex-staff PCs to Employment First, a community-led employment organisation.

Donated PCs help the local community The Community Development Team from East London landlord, Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH), were delighted to recently donate 3 ex-staff PCs to Employment ...

Kingfishers Restaurant shortlisted for prestigious care award

Kingfishers Restaurant has been shortlisted for the prestigious, Great British Care Award. The restaurant, in Cross Keys Homes’ Kingfisher Court, is into the final five in the Putting People First c ...

New PlaceShapers Chair

New PlaceShapers Chair Sinéad Butters, Chief Executive of Staffordshire based Aspire Group , has been appointed chair of PlaceShapers. She has succeeded John Giesen who recently took over the rol ...

Response to Lyons Housing Review

Lyons Housing Review response PlaceShapers’ response to the Lyons Housing Review offers solutions to end the political blame game, deliver the homes the country needs and tackle dependency on welf ...

Reclassification reaction

Reaction to ONS announcement PlaceShapers are awaiting detail of today’s announcement from the Office for National Statistics and will be active partners in the plan of action to reverse the decis ...

Grand Union building biggest shared ownership site

Grand Union building biggest shared ownership site Local housing provider Grand Union Housing Group is meeting the government’s home ownership plans by developing 31 new shared ownership propert ...

Raven’s excellent customer service recognised for fifth year

This year, Raven also achieved another compliance plus – awarded for exceptional work in a particular area – having previously been awarded the most compliance pluses of any organisation by its as ...

Crown Simmons Wins Best Designed UK Affordable Housing Scheme

The scheme in Byfleet, Surrey, was designed by Hampton-based architects Archadia and built by William Lacey Group to provide high-quality social housing to meet local needs. The design was finalise ...

NLH tenants to benefit from solar panels

We've been working with Empower Community with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of many homes and helping to save our tenants money. A government-backed payment called a ‘feed-in tariff ...

Joanne honoured for great customer service

RBH Contact Centre Manager Joanne Hill has received a prestigious honour in recognition of her leadership skills in providing outstanding support for customers. Her efforts have seen her Highly Co ...

Conference 2015

PlaceShapers perfect examples of innovation and creativity, says Greg Clark, Secretary of State PlaceShapers role in solving the housing crisis was highlighted at its seventh conference in the hear ...

North Lincolnshire Homes’ name change

North Lincolnshire Homes’ name change Andy Orrey, Chief Executive of North Lincolnshire Homes, said: “The long-term aim of Ongo is to establish profit-making ventures and social enterprises wh ...

Housing Bill

PlaceShapers give evidence to Housing and Planning Public Bill Committee PlaceShapers chair Sinead Butters gave evidence to the Housing and Planning Public Bill Committee. The Housing and Planning B ...

Greater London Lieutenancy representative meets young residents

Greater London Lieutenancy representative meets young residents Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London representative in London the Borough of Hounslow, Deputy Lieutenant Maria Pedro DL, a ...

Freebridge Royally Welcomes Coronation Avenue

Excited tenants got their keys in October this year for the new development, a mixture of flats and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. The launch saw tenants of the new homes, along with members of the Freebr ...

Tenants Fuel Blood Bikes!

The group of tenants including Evie Lusha, Hilda Eagling, Ron Jordan and Angela Jordan baked and sold cakes, organised a tombola and raffle along with a host of other stands including West Norfolk Kni ...

67 young people get work experience with Bron Afon

67 young people get work experience with Bron Afon Sixty-seven young people in Torfaen were given work experience in construction at Bron Afon. Our latest annual report highlights this and other wa ...

Progress Housing Group cake sale raises funds for Children in Need

Staff at Progress Housing Group’s office in Leyland raised a fantastic £325 for Children in Need, thanks to a combination of homemade delicious desserts and a prize draw raffle. Staff from acros ...

Golding Homes Community Chest Grant Fund Helps Local Groups

Organisations doing good work in the Maidstone area can receive a share of a £50,000 pot. Golding Vision, the charitable arm of Golding Homes, can offer small grants of up to £1,000 to community, ...

Momentum returns with record attendance

Momentum returns with record attendance CCHA joined forces with Elevating Success and 13 other organisations to sponsor South London’s biggest youth conference. Momentum Youth Conference saw ...

CCHA deliver new homes amidst social housing crisis

CCHA deliver new homes amidst social housing crisis CCHA’s latest development delivered under the GLA programme is completed and had its opening ceremony which took place on Monday. The Mayor ...

It's Community Impact Week at CKH

This week we will be joining with other housing associations up and down the country to share and sing in celebration of the positive impact we have on the communities we work in and on the lives of t ...

It's Community Impact Week at CKH

This week we will be joining with other housing associations up and down the country to share and sing in celebration of the positive impact we have on the communities we work in and on the lives of t ...

Lancashire community gardens win North West in Bloom awards

North West in Bloom is an annual competition that comes under the umbrella of the National Britain in Bloom competition, where areas are judged by horticultural and environmental experts. The judges a ...

Two of Lancashire’s homeless schemes celebrate their 10th year of supporting others

Since the schemes opened in 2005, The Bridge in Chorley and Foundations/Inn2 in Preston have enabled over 800 men and women aged 16 and over to get back on their feet so they can move on to a permanen ...

Self-care week 2015

Cross Keys Homes has provided Lifeline for over 10 years to both its tenants and anybody who wants the personal alarm service. Now with Self-care week upon us Cross Keys Homes has taken the initiat ...

Pay to Stay: fairer rents in social housing

PlaceShapers Response to DCLG Consultation on Pay to Stay PlaceShapers is a network of over 100 community-based housing associations formed in 2008. Between us we own around 800,000 homes and pro ...

Tenants reminded to ask for ID

Tenants reminded to ask for ID North Lincolnshire Homes tenants are being reminded to always ask for identification from visitors claiming to be working for the landlord or other partner organisat ...

Residents move into their affordable homes in Hertfordshire village

Hightown Housing Association is assisting in reducing the UK housing crisis by providing eleven new homes to the North Herts District Council’s Choice–Based Lettings Scheme. Hightown tenants have ...

Got ourselves a 'living wall'!

Got ourselves a living wall! Students from Pool Academy joined forces with staff from Coastline Housing and Coastline Services to create a living wall in the village of Stithians in Cornwall. Th ...

CSR response

Much needed investment in new homes welcomed but the working poor must share opportunity and aspiration In response to today's spending review, the Chair of PlaceShapers, Sinead Butters, said: "We ...

Autumn ezine

And much, much more... New PlaceShapers Chair Sinead Butters reflects on whirlwind five weeks for the sector and her in the autumn ezine. Click here to read. Topics include Housing Bill Pay ...

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Tenants’ Conference 2015

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) held its 3rd Annual Tenants’ Conference at Wythenshawe Forum on Thursday, 12th November 2015. Over 200 attendees enjoyed an action packed agenda which w ...

Work under way on pioneer homes project at Middlehaven

The first new houses for a generation are being built in Middlehaven as Endeavour Housing Association, part of the North Star Housing Group start work on nine two-bed homes alongside the new urban par ...

Plans submitted for Westcliff precinct

The plans included development drawings of shops, including a brand new Community Hub space, and pre-school nursery facility. 41 surrounding new homes with a mix of 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom houses plus ...

Outstanding In-House PR Team at Ongo

The Ongo PR Team was crowned ‘Outstanding In-House PR Team’ at the CIPR PRide Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Awards, which took place at Aspire, Leeds yesterday evening (26 November), and was the only s ...

Hungry tums mean cash for charity!

Hungry tums mean cash for charity Colleagues at Coastline Housing in Redruth, Cornwall, held a big breakfast event and raised £164 for Cornwall Air Ambulance, the firm’s charity of the year for ...

Aragon helping those in need

Staff at Grand Union Housing Group subsidiary, Aragon Housing Association, have been helping those in need this Christmas by donating to a local food bank. The Need Project, which is based at Kin ...

Kingfishers, Putting People First

The catering team at Cross Keys Homes Kingfisher Court extra care scheme are celebrating after winning the Eastern Region Great British Care Awards. The team have won the ‘Putting People First’ aw ...

iLearn centre opens in Morpeth

Now the new ‘iLearn’ centre has been officially opened by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery. The refurbishment came together through Isos hosting a week of activity like an episode of DIY SOS, where dozen ...

Jamie Oliver is the inspiration for young Shields chefs

Jamie Oliver is the inspiration for young Shields chefs We’ve all watched a Jamie Oliver cookery programme and thought ‘That looks delicious. I must learn to make that’ but then not taken the ...

Celebrating the history of Hardwick

The current regeneration work started in Hardwick in 2005. However, Endeavour Housing Association, part of North Star Housing Group, has been working in Stockton on Tees since the early 1970s, produci ...

Be Inspired Award 2015 winner is Gary Lamb!

Be Inspired Award 2015 winner is Gary Lamb! Gary’s achievements have been noted by a wide range of people and Mike Muir, Chief Executive received a message from the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Sam R ...

Shaping the next generation through meaningful work experience

Cross Keys Homes is dedicated to developing the current generation of young people by giving them a better start and more opportunities in their work life, through a number of different training and a ...

Introducing Linnell Close… Raven’s newest housing development in Redhill

The £2.6 million scheme is being built in part thanks to a £576,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency by Surrey-based contractor William Lacey Group and includes one- and two-bedroom flats ...

Local entrepreneurs take on Dragon’s Den-style pitch - and win

Eleven budding entrepreneurs bid for £4000 start up funding from Raven Housing Trust on Monday 30 November in a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to local business people. Ten left with funding or further m ...

Lighting up the day

Lighting up the day A group of pupils from Pool Academy visited Miners Court in Redruth, Cornwall, to show residents and visitors at the Coastline Housing Extra Care scheme how to make festive pape ...

New homes for Hunslet

Our first homes for Key Workers are complete. The ten new homes are part of a Miller Homes development in Jacquard Court, Hunslet. With the average UK monthly rent (excluding London) reaching £762 ...

Villagers get their post office back

Villagers get their post office back Isos worked closely with Slaley Parish Council in south Northumberland to pay for the construction of a new layby in the heart of the village, to allow a mobile ...

Residents to benefit from air source heating

Grand Union Housing Group is working with Mitsubishi Electric to equip the homes of residents in rural areas with efficient and affordable heating, by replacing existing inefficient and outdated heati ...

Freebridge Royally Welcomes Coronation Avenue

Excited tenants got their keys in October this year for the new development, a mixture of flats and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. The launch saw tenants of the new homes, along with members of the Free ...

Sending Christmas treats

Christmas should be a happy time but for many people it’s a struggle. We’re reaching out to customers to help them make the most of the festive period. “We know there’s a huge amount of pre ...

Re-branding in this economic climate?

Are you mad? I hear you say. Well no, I don’t believe so and here’s why: We took the decision to look at our corporate identity well before the budget. Our brand, as with every company’s is m ...

Residents Awards Night 2015

Ten residents are celebrating after winning awards from the city’s largest landlord for their hard work and dedication to making a difference to their local community. Cross Keys Homes held its s ...

Bracknell Forest Homes retains Customer Service Excellence accreditation

A housing association has had a seal of approval from national customer service excellence (CSE) inspectors for putting its customers first. Bracknell Forest Homes retained its CSE accreditation fo ...

PTS

Voluntary Pay to Stay welcome Brandon Lewis, housing minister has announced that the Government's Pay to Stay proposal would be made “voluntary” as part of a deregulation pack ...

40 Years of Impact Housing

Celebrating 40 years of Impact Housing! Click here to view our electronic 40th Anniversary Report, we also have a small number of printed copies available in our Hubs for tenants and customers to ...

Crispin Blunt MP opens Silvermere, Raven’s newest housing scheme

Silvermere is a sheltered scheme for people aged 55 and over, with 19 flats for rent, plus a communal lounge and kitchenette, IT suite and buggy store. Jonathan Higgs, Raven’s chief executive, ex ...

Let's make sure no-one in Sheffield feels lonely this Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration, bringing families together and showing each other how much we care. For hundreds of people in Sheffield this Christmas will be just another day they will spen ...

Rockingham in talks with GUHG

Rockingham Forest Housing Association and Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) have begun talks about the possibility of Rockingham Forest joining the Grand Union Housing Group. Talks are at a very early ...

Double help for first time buyers

Liz Benson head of sales at Sentinel Housing Association explains; ‘People saving for a deposit on their first home are finding the goal posts moving further away as house prices continue to rise. ...

101 homes for Hounslow

101 homes tour Hounslow Council leader, Cllr Steve Curran, and Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG) chief executive, Paul Doe, were out in Hounslow to visit some of the 101 new affordable homes SBH ...

Supported

Call for exemption to protect vulnerable PlaceShapers have warned that the homes of up to 440,000 vulnerable people could be at risk through cuts to social housing rents announced in the Summer Budg ...

Homeless children received a special festive visit

Santa brought some Christmas cheer to children and their families who are spending the festive period in temporary accommodation owned and managed by Cross Keys Homes. Children facing Christmas wit ...

Volunteering helps Hightown residents fulfil their potential

Residents living in a Princes Risborough supported living service for people with mental health problems are taking such an active role in their own community that many are taking part in long-term vo ...

Hightown tenant is star of C4’s ‘Kitchen Impossible’ series

Hightown Housing Association tenant Jack, aged 24, was one of eight people with learning difficulties who appeared in the popular TV series which showed them undergoing an intensive four-week introduc ...

Sentinel Housing Association helps to plug private rent gap

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) predicts private rents as well as house prices will rocket over the next 5 years. The forecast comes in response to the Chancellors Autumn state ...

Phoenix named one of UK’s top employers for 2nd year running

Phoenix Community Housing, a resident-led housing association with just over 150 members of staff, has seen its ranking rise from ‘ones to watch’ to 1-star accreditation in the newly announced 201 ...

Golding Homes Celebrates 1,000 New Homes

Golding Homes has completed 1,000 new homes since 2004. The Kent-based housing association celebrated the milestone with residents Katy Dingwall and Richard Tompsett and their young family at their ne ...

Air Ambulance Service able to land next to sheltered scheme thanks to landlords support

A tree planting ceremony has been held at a local sheltered housing scheme in Peterborough after trees were removed to make way for the Air Ambulance to land. Two trees were planted at Cross Keys H ...

Wem Cricket Club are bowled over by commemorative bench

Severnside Housing and Wem Rural Parish Council recently presented Wem Cricket Club with a commemorative bench to say thank you for their help and support during the building of new affordable homes i ...

Severnside Housing sign up to Safe Places, Shropshire

Local Housing Association, Severnside Housing, has signed up to a Shropshire Disability Network initiative called ‘Safe Places Shropshire’. Safe Places are short-term safe places for vulnerable p ...

Ongo Homes – a new name for the social landlord

From today (4 January 2016) North Lincolnshire Homes is known as Ongo Homes. The change comes as part of a rebranding exercise which has brought North Lincolnshire Homes in line with its parent com ...

Rushanara Ali joins Gateway to re-launch Edith Ramsay House

Rushanara Ali joins Gateway to re-launch Edith Ramsay House Gateway Housing Association residents, gave Rushanara Ali MP, a warm welcome at the official opening on 27 November 2015, of seven new - ...

A flexible approach to the future

Two Rivers Housing has developed an exciting new flexible living style using an innovative design and layout that makes it easy to convert the space to suit changing needs. ‘Flexi-flats’ are a ...

Sentinel make The Sunday Times top 100

We’re excited to announce that Sentinel Housing Association has achieved Best Companies 1 Star Accreditation status and has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisation ...

Sentinel CEO responds to government home building announcement

On Monday 4 January the government announced that it is "pulling out all the stops" by directly commissioning the building of up to 13,000 homes on public land across England. This will mean that s ...

Berkshire Pension Fund invests in first PRS with Housing Solutions

The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund has made its first investment in the private rented sector (PRS) in a joint venture with Housing Solutions. The fund has invested £5.6 million in a 70% s ...

New Year, new skills - Green Skills returns this January

Groundwork and Cross Keys Homes are working together again this year to provide the next Green Skills course in Peterborough to help yet another group of local residents to boost their skills, experie ...

New faces at Coastline Housing

Two new appointments to top team Coastline Housing has appointed a new Director of Finance and Director of Development and Commercial Services. Nathan Mallows has been appointed as Director of F ...

New homes, new street

The much-needed, two-bedroom homes built off St Ives Crescent, Grimsby are part of Shoreline's continued investment in building new properties across the borough. Part-funded by the Homes and Commu ...

Impact Letgo Team secure funding!

Impact Letgo Team received £1,000 from the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Fund! The Let Go Domestic Violence Service works with people across Cumbria and North Lancashire by off ...

COLNE’S HIGH CREDIT RATING RENEWED WITH FLYING COLOURS

COLNE’S HIGH CREDIT RATING RENEWED WITH FLYING COLOURS Essex-based housing association Colne has achieved one of the highest AA- credit ratings awarded in the sector. The rating – first gai ...

Reduce2Save

Reduce2Save Residents are being encouraged to save money by going green as part of a winter campaign launched by Colne, the Essex based housing association. The #Reduce2Save initiative was devi ...

Sinead Butters

PlaceShapers Chair honoured with MBE PlaceShapers Chair Sinéad Butters has been recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours list with an MBE for her services to housing. Sinéad, Chief Executive of ...

Evergreen – Vital new service opens

A vital new service has been set up by Grand Union Housing Group subsidiary, Aragon Housing Association and Central Bedfordshire Council to reduce so called’ bed-blocking’ in hospitals and help pa ...

Regen

Government plans to rebuild estates must go beyond bricks and mortar, say PlaceShapers. PlaceShapers today welcomed the Government’s commitment to regeneration. Chair Sinéad Butters said: ...

Freebridge Makes Sunday Times Best Companies List

Freebridge Makes Sunday Times Best Companies List Freebridge Community Housing has made the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ list for the third year in a row. ...

Plans for 200 new homes in Telford village get green light

Plans for 200 new homes in Telford village get green light A total of 200 new family homes are to be built in Telford after plans were given the green light by the Council. Bournville Villag ...

Cross Keys Homes gets employees cycling with Travelchoice

Four bicycles have been donated by Travelchoice to Cross Keys Homes for employees, as part of their innovative Pool Bike scheme. Cross Keys Homes has always gone above and beyond to be a green busi ...

Charlotte’s business sparkles thanks to microloan

Charlotte’s business sparkles thanks to microloan A young entrepreneur from Tynedale in Northumberland has taken her first steps into running her own cleaning business thanks to a loan funded by ...

COLNE TO PROVIDE 27 MODERN NEW HOMES IN HARWICH

COLNE TO PROVIDE 27 MODERN NEW HOMES IN HARWICH The go-ahead has been given for Essex housing association Colne to build new homes for local residents on the housing register. Tendring District Co ...

Valentine Place Welcomed To Hillington Square

Valentine Place Welcomed To Hillington Square Freebridge Community Housing welcomed members of the community along with other special guests to the launch of the second phase at Hillington Square ...

Furnish to the rescue of flood victims

Furnish to the rescue of flood victims SBHG's furniture re-use service Furnish , is helping flood victims in the north with furniture they need to get back on track. Following an appeal from T ...

Sentinel's new village homes

New village homes Sentinel Housing Association have bought land to bring 85 new homes to the Village of Charlton. The site just to the north of Andover in Hampshire will provide 51 homes for privat ...

Tenant’s save hundreds of pounds thanks to Cross Keys Homes and PECT

Thanks to Peterborough Environment City Trust’s (PECT) Warm Homes Peterborough project, funded by The ScottishPower Energy People Trust, over a hundred Cross Keys Homes’ tenants have received tail ...

Partnership helps homeless find stepping stone

Partnership helps homeless people find stepping stone Homeless Sunday this week is a chance to stop and think about those less fortunate people who find themselves without a home. We often think of ...

Hundreds respond to Phoenix consultation on The Fellowship Inn

Phoenix Community Housing, a Lewisham based housing association, was awarded a potential £3.8 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant the restore The Fellowship Inn - a 1920’s grade II listed property ...

Ongo named as one of the top organisations for diversity

Ongo named one of the top organisations for diversity Ongo’s commitment to equality and diversity has been recognised at a national awards event. Over 600 organisations from across the country ...

£100,000 secured to support young people

Ongo Communities has successfully secured up to £100,000 to fund their Talent Match programme for a further 12 months. Talent Match is a programme, funded by the National Lottery through the Humbe ...

FAH signs first general needs housing agreement with Housing Solutions

Funding Affordable Homes (FAH), the affordable housing investment company, has signed its first co-operation agreement, in the UK housing association sector, with Housing Solutions. Under the agree ...

John Petitt resigns as Chief Executive of Housing Solutions

John Petitt, Chief Executive of Housing Solutions has announced that he will be leaving the organisation later this year. He has been with Housing Solutions for 20 years, initially as Finance Direc ...

LHA

Concern for 444,000 vulnerable PlaceShapers have responded to today's House Of Commons debate on supported housing. PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: "While we recognise the Government ...

Profile

Changing trajectories PlaceShapers Chair and Aspire Group CEO talks of "changing the trajectory of our communities” in Inside Housing profile. Click here to read on line. Click here for a P ...

Isos goes gold an an Investor in People

Isos goes gold as an Investor in People Isos Housing has been accepted into the exclusive club of ‘gold’ Investors in People employers nationwide. The award puts Isos in the top 7% of accre ...

New lease of life for former hotel

Former Hollies Hotel transformed Social landlord Coastline Housing has completed the refurbishment of the former Hollies Hotel in Redruth. The former hotel and public house was well known to man ...

More homes for Redruth

Nine new homes for Redruth Coastline Housing has completed a small development of nine homes at Pednandrea Yard, Redruth. The development, near the town’s railway station, had previously house ...

Access for all to the best advice

Access for all to the best advice The ‘Advice in County Durham’ (AiCD) initiative has accepted Cestria, a subsidiary of Isos Housing Group, as a new member of its county-wide signposting servic ...

'Wythenshawe Digital’ Helps People Get Online

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s (WCHG) Digital Inclusion Team has seen a significant influx in local people getting in touch due to a recent Jobs Fair that was held at Manchester Airport on th ...

Unit-E – Wythenshawe Food Distribution Warehouse

‘Real Food Wythenshawe’ part of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) in partnership with the ‘The Food Poverty Group’ opened the doors to Unit-E, a food storage warehouse based in Wythe ...

Landlord offers free IT course to drive down digital exclusion

Cross Keys Homes has supported over 150 people get online helping to diminish digital exclusion affecting up to 21% of the UK*. This varies from people who have never been online to people who sim ...

Phoenix celebrates 3,000 resident shareholders

Phoenix celebrates 3,000 resident shareholders A resident-led housing association is celebrating a milestone as 3,000 residents have now become shareholding members. Phoenix Community Housing, ...

Phoenix and Willmott Dixon team up to change lives in Togo

Phoenix and Willmott Dixon team up to change lives in Togo Young people in a deprived Togo village will benefit from new sports kit after a housing association and housing contractor secured the su ...

Phoenix appoints operating partner for The Fellowship Inn

Phoenix appoints operating partner for The Fellowship Inn Multi-million pound restoration plans for a semi-derelict pub in south London are a step closer after social landlord Phoenix Community Hou ...

Rachel Blakemore welcomed as new Chair of Cross Keys Homes’ Residents Board

Cross Keys Homes’ Residents Board welcomed Rachel Blakemore as their new chair at their board meeting. Rachel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local community having lived in he ...

New Homes for the Over 50's

New Homes for the Over 50's Thirteen new homes costing just over £1 million have been built in Broughton by Ongo. Aimed at people over the age of 50. The two bedroom bungalows were funded by On ...

GUHG developer shortlisted for building excellence award

One of Grand Union Housing Group’s (GUHG) new housing developments has been shortlisted for the 2016 LABC Building Excellence Awards. GUHG’s partner and contractor VE Parrott (Oakley) Ltd has b ...

Sentinel raised over £1600 for St Michael’s Hospice

We gave over £140 to our corporate charity St Michael’s Hospice on Friday 12 February. Our staff raised £93.59 by holding a valentines bake sale. £24.70 came from staff donations, from whe ...

Local groups make it happen thanks to Sentinel

Back at the beginning of July 2015 we launched our making it happen fund – giving local groups, charities and voluntary organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £10,000. The ...

Community garden project gives unemployed valuable skills and experience

Community garden project gives unemployed valuable skills and experience Peterborough’s largest landlord Cross Keys Homes, the local JobCentre Plus and community charity Groundwork have all come ...

LGA submission

Solve housing crisis Britain’s housing crisis will be solved only with a massive housebuilding programme. This must be across all tenures with investment in new housing at genuinely affordable ren ...

Speed Interview Workshop

Speed Interview Workshop Young people aged between 16-24 are being given a fantastic opportunity to attend a unique workshop where they can find their perfect job match. Heard of ‘speed d ...

Best Companies

Great places to work PlaceShapers member The SLH Group has topped the Sunday Times 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For for the third year running. In total 18 PlaceShapers made the l ...

Leadership

Sinead Butters reflects on Leadership Summit I'm not usually a blogger, I work on the basis that most people don't really give a damn about my view; and that's probably right. But, following the Na ...

New affordable homes for Brook Close, Condover

A sod cutting ceremony took place today at Brook Close, Condover to celebrate construction work commencing to build 10 new affordable homes. The 14 month build programme, with a contract value of nea ...

Pause

Welcome pause for breath PlaceShapers have called the Government announcement that the Housing Allowance (LHA) cap will not apply to supported housing tenancies taken out before April 2017 a ‘wel ...

Construction work begins on new family homes

Construction work begins on new family homes Building work has started on 20 brand new homes on Bridgewater Road, Westcliff. Four, three bedroom and 16 two bedroom homes are being built by T G S ...

Fancy a cuppa?

Fancy a cuppa? Ongo’s Support Team has organised 17 different events from March 1 - 8 to help raise awareness and money for Dementia UK. Events will be held at each of the sheltered/retirement ...

Phoenix rises up the UK top employers list

Phoenix rises up the UK top employers list A Lewisham-based housing association created and led by its residents has risen more than 25 places in a list of the country’s best employees. Phoeni ...

Grand Union announce new Director of Finance

Local Housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has announced that Anna Simpson has been appointed as their new Director of Finance. Anna, who is currently Director of Finance and De ...

Hightown is set to award contract for new affordable homes in St Albans

Work is now due to begin on the scheme in the Spring. It will involve the demolition of Beaufort House in Grosvenor Road - once the site of the Rose’s Lime Juice plant – which has been empty sinc ...

Hightown’s shared ownership development is inspired by New Town heritage

Hightown Housing Association’s Park Lane development, which is just behind the Marlowes Shopping Centre, will include 15 two-and-three bedroom homes – some detached, some semi-detached and some in ...

Could you help someone like Anne get their life back on track?

Anne, now aged 62, wasn’t looking after herself properly and didn’t have a lot of contact with her family. She had to be admitted to the Tindal Centre in Aylesbury for treatment. But since movi ...

Michaela is thrilled to move into Hightown’s 5,000th home

At a special event on 12th February, local MP and Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims, Mike Penning took centre stage to mark the opening of the Park Lane development, includi ...

Hightown support gold medallist Paul to fulfil his potential

Paul, aged 30, who has lived in his own flat at Ellis House in Charrington Place for six years, is a championship swimmer, a member of a dance and drama group and a volunteer kitchen worker in a Hertf ...

New homes built in Shrewsbury to help local people get on the property ladder

Local Housing Association, Severnside Housing is offering people a unique opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder. Severn Homes, a division of Severnside, has 15 new, high quality two-bed ...

Local landlord takes top honours in TPAS awards

Local landlord takes top honours in TPAS awards Cross Keys Homes’ (CKH) ground breaking Residents Board has won the TPAS Central area award for Tenant led Scrutiny. Up against stiff competitio ...

Freebridge Employees Raise Record Amount For Local Charities

Freebridge Employees Raise Record Amount For Local Charities Freebridge Community Housing employees have raised a record £6,054 for their chosen charities after putting on a range of fundraising ...

housing award nomination for Haxey bungalows

housing award nomination for Haxey bungalows Ongo Homes and our partner T G Sowerby Developments LTD are pleased to have been nominated for a prestigious housing award. Thirteen, two bedroom bun ...

Dr Phillip Lee MP visits inspirational Clement House

Dr Phillip Lee MP made time in his schedule for a visit to Clement House, Bracknell Forest Homes’ new extra care scheme for older people. Dr Lee, MP for Bracknell, had a guided tour of the aspira ...

Severnside launch Community Learning Programme 2016

Local Housing Association, Severnside Housing is proud to be launching its 2016 Learning Programme; a skills and training programme that helps people learn new skills, get back into work and deal with ...

Ongo to take on more apprentices in 2016

Ongo to take on more apprentices in 2016 Tying in with National Apprenticeship Week, Ongo is pleased to announce that 2016 they will be recruiting more apprentices. Ongo has a commitment to have ...

Cross Keys Homes takes part in Back 2 the Floor 2016 for National Apprenticeship Week

Cross Keys Homes takes part in Back 2 the Floor 2016 for National Apprenticeship Week Peterborough’s biggest landlord is taking part in the ‘Back 2 the Floor’ event for National Apprenticesh ...

Hightown to provide care for more vulnerable people in Buckinghamshire

Following a tendering process for the Homes for Living contract, Hightown was selected to support people with learning disabilities and autism living in a range of small schemes in Princes Risborough, ...

Celebrating Apprenticeship week Kane shares his story

Hello I’m Kane Allaway, 2 years ago I left school and was lucky enough to get the position as ‘Development Apprentice’. I thought this was a really good opportunity as not only did I have a full ...

Making healthy eating fun

Kids love getting messy and what better way to get them inspired and passionate about cooking and eating healthy food than to get stuck and make some. We’ve teamed up with local cooking and growi ...

Havebury rank in top 20 not for profit companies to work for

The affordable housing provider was ranked 19 in the 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations, seeing a formidable rise in the rankings after finishing 73rd in 2013, and 68th place in 2014 respectively. ...

Budget response

Budget response PlaceShapers have stressed the need for affordable homes to house people helped out of homelessness. PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: “We are all concerned about the gr ...

Two Castles developments add vital affordable homes

Two Castles developments add vital affordable homes Two Castles Housing Association is working to make home ownership more affordable after a report highlighted that the average person in the Nor ...

New affordable homes for Hexham

New affordable homes for Hexham A new multi-million pound Hexham housing development is welcoming its first residents, delivering much-needed affordable homes for local people. Two Castles Hous ...

Two Castles forms pioneering partnership with Community Land Trust

Two Castles forms pioneering partnership with Community Land Trust A pioneering partnership between a social housing provider and Community Land Trust will see four new homes created in a Lake Dist ...

spring ezine

Spring ezine 13,000 new homes, investment in addtional services and much more in our spring ezine. Read it here.

Gold award for South Northants Homes

Local housing provider South Northants Homes (SNH) has been presented with a Gold award at the National Housing for Older People Awards 2015 held recently by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC), a ...

Foxfield School to open life skills learning centre

Magenta Living is supporting Foxfield School in Woodchurch, by providing a property that will be developed as a life skills learning centre for the students. Foxfield School provides learning ...

Record-breaking year

Coastline marks busiest year to date Coastline Housing has developed over 100 new homes for local people in housing need over the past 12 months, marking its busiest year to date. Many of the ne ...

PlaceShapers punch above weight

PlaceShapers punch above weight New research shows that PlaceShapers ‘punch above their weight’ building new homes, confirming the value of a diverse housing sector. PlaceShapers built or acqui ...

Severnside’s Learning Programme 2016 Launch Success

In its sixth year, Severnside’s Learning Programme was officially launched on Thursday 17 March at Shrewsbury Central Baptist Church. The event attracted over 120 visitors with a staggering 169 cour ...

Wirral high rise Block used for Fire Training

Magenta Living, the largest provider of social housing in Wirral, gave an open invitation to Merseyside Fire & Rescue Services, allowing fire crews to carry out training exercises at high rise blocks ...

COLNE TEAMS UP TO ENABLE 200 JOBSEEKERS FIND WORK

More than 200 people in Colchester could be given opportunities enabling them to secure jobs - thanks to two new projects. Colne, the Essex-based housing association has teamed up with Swarm Appre ...

Severnside Housing grant funding to local disability charity

Severnside Housing’s Community Chest Fund has granted funding to the Shropshire Disability Network to help them promote the important work they do in helping to give disabled people and carers in Sh ...

Wirral apprentice shortlisted for national award

Magenta Living apprentice, Lisa Hilton, has been shortlisted in the Trade Apprentice category at the national Direct Works Forum awards, the representative body for housing associations across the UK. ...

Hightown will soon complete Harpenden’s first affordable rented homes in a generation

Affluent Harpenden, where the average property price is more than £826,000, will be getting its first affordable rented homes in a generation when Hightown Housing Association completes its new housi ...

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group welcomes new chair of the Board

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group welcomes new chair of the Board the Bishop of Manchester, The Right Revd Dr David Walker Bishop David joined the WCHG board in April 2014 and is keen to build o ...

Power of three for RBH at Rochdale design awards

Three developments by mutual housing society RBH have been recognised with places on the shortlist for the 2016 Rochdale Borough Design Awards. The awards, organised annually by Rochdale Council, ...

Celebrating 10 Years of Freebridge Community Housing

Celebrating 10 Years of Freebridge Community Housing Freebridge Community Housing celebrate their 10th birthday on 4 April. It’s now ten years since 6,700 homes transferred to Freebridge ...

Merger response

To merge or not to merge...is that the question? Chair Sinéad Butters latest blog comes after the news of the merger of L&Q, Hyde & East Thames. "What a week it has been in housing. It seems it w ...

Plans submitted for latest phase of multi million pound care village

Plans submitted for latest phase of multi million pound care village A development of innovative cottages featuring technology to boost older people’s independence could be built in Bournvil ...

New art trail puts children centre stage

Isos has been helping Bedlington based charity Leading Link work with local children to design and build a spectacular new art trail for the site. And on Saturday, during a family fun day, the yo ...

Opening event held for beautiful new properties at Lee Road Lynton

Official opening event held for new properties in Lynton North Devon Homes held an opening ceremony last week for its recently completed properties at Lee Road in Lynton. The event was attended ...

Love Local hero

Looking for a Love Local Hero Nominations are now open for SBHG's #LoveLocalHero Award 2016, giving residents and west Londoners the opportunity to nominate their local community hero. Love Lo ...

36 young people secured second interviews from Speed Interview Workshop

36 young people secured second interviews from Speed Interview Workshop Young people aged between 16-24 had a fantastic opportunity to attend a unique job workshop with a difference thanks to Tac ...

Affordable homes in Buntingford will allow local people to fulfil their property dreams

It is building 64 affordable homes – 48 for rent and 16 for shared ownership – on the popular Knights Walk development in Hare Street Road in the attractive East Hertfordshire market town. The ...

Chief Executive of National Housing Federation shows support for Severnside's new initiative

Severnside Housing and Severn Homes were delighted to welcome David Orr as the official guest for the recent ribbon cutting ceremony at Rowland Court, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. Rowland Court is t ...

Welcome home!

Residents move into Bradfords Quay Coastline Housing residents have moved into their new homes at the Bradfords Quay development in Wadebridge, Cornwall. All 16 Coastline apartments are now occu ...

New home, new life

New home, new life For four-year-old Nathan, his new home has given him a new found sense of independence. As he uses the specialist lift in the house that was purpose built for his needs, he gi ...

Grand Union gains tenants over £2million

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) has helped its tenants receive over £2million of income in the past year. Money and Benefits teams at GUHG’s subsidiaries, Aragon Housing Association and South N ...

North Star Shortlisted in Prestigious Business Awards

North Star Shortlisted in Prestigious Business Awards North Star has been shortlisted in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, the most prestigious and rigorous awards championing responsible busin ...

PROGRESS HOUSING GROUP IN COUNTRY-WIDE ‘RUN FOR HOMES’

Staff from Progress Housing Group took part in a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the continuing housing crisis in the UK through a staff ‘Steps in Work’ event. They also held two commun ...

New homes - and a school car park!

18 new homes and a school car park! The first turf has been cut at a new development of 18 affordable homes in the village of Crowntown near Helston, Cornwall. Social landlord Coastline Housing ...

Cross Keys Homes to offer low-cost home ownership in Oundle

Cross Keys Homes to offer low-cost home ownership in Oundle With reports just out that house prices have jumped to a new record high, many local people are finding that they are simply being price ...

Grand Union Homes open for business

Affordable housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has set up a new sales company as it looks to expand its services and the number of homes it provides. The company, called Grand ...

Wirral landlord comes out top for health and safety

Magenta Living, the largest provider of social housing in Wirral, has achieved the President's award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). ...

You’re never too old to learn something new

Frances Kelly lives in one of our over 55’s homes at Rosefield Court. Like a lot of people she had no experience using a laptop, until our Digital Inclusion Officer, Cleon helped build her confidenc ...

Best Chance

New employment support for local community Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter hosted the launch of Best Chance, a community focused project to help local people into employment. The Best Chance progr ...

Cross Keys Homes is building for the future

Cross Keys Homes is building for the future Peterborough’s largest housing association is already one year through its major development programme which will see at least 400 new homes built eac ...

Springing to work!

Wildflower planting for Spring Children from Constantine Primary School joined forces with staff from Coastline Housing and Coastline Services in Cornwall to transform some patches of land in the v ...

North Star helps schools in Africa

Never stationary! North Star has recently launched a new company brand, bringing together the identity of North Star, Endeavour and Teesdale Housing Associations. This resulted in lots of statione ...

Severnside commemorates International Workers Memorial Day

Severnside commemorates International Workers Memorial Day Severnside Housing have commemorated International Workers’ Memorial Day today by inviting their regional trade union representati ...

New Stars are Born

After three years spent living in the dark too paranoid to leave the house during the day, Karl Cook's star is on the rise. For Karl, from South Shields, has successfully battled his paranoia and d ...

GUHG well on target for their 2020 Vision

In what has been a tough 12 months for the housing sector, the Group, which operates in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, has pushed forward with their development plan, building 170 ...

Sentinel offers alternative to the Bank of mum and dad

Sentinel offers alternative to the Bank of mum and dad There are many benefits to living in the countryside; beautiful views, fresh air, lots of wildlife to spot… But these things come at a cost ...

We are Leaders in Diversity

We are Leaders in Diversity Ongo staff and tenants are very proud to be named as a leader in diversity. The National Centre for Diversity carried out a desk top review of policies and procedures ...

Could Ongo Staff be Housing Heroes?

Could Ongo Staff be Housing Heroes? Two teams at Ongo have been shortlisted in the Inside Housing – Housing Heroes Awards. The Ongo Maintenance Team has been shortlisted in the ‘Development ...

NORTH EAST HOUSING ASSOCIATION KEEPING DOGS CHIPPER

Chipper dogs It is a legal requirement to have your dog micro-chipped so both North Star and the Dogs Trust teamed up to help people to get their dogs get chipped for free. The idea came from st ...

Progress Housing Group Scoops Top Housing Award

Progress Housing Group Scoops Top Housing Award Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group has won a top award at this year’s prestigious TPAS* Awards, the housing industry awards that showcase com ...

Home Ownership Team scoops top honour...again

Home Ownership Team scoops top honour...again Ongo’s Home Ownership Team is celebrating the news they have yet again secured a Housing Quality Network (HQN) accreditation for Home Ownership and L ...

New homes for rent and shared ownership in Oxfordshire

29 brand new homes are being released by Bracknell Forest Homes, working in partnership with Vale of White Horse District Council, to deliver homes for rent and purchase to help meet local housing nee ...

Bracknell Forest Homes raises £35 million funding

Bracknell Forest Homes has raised £35 million in a private placement as part of a wider restructuring of its debt. The 32 year fixed rate deal wa done with a single capital markets investor. Sa ...

Closure order served on property following anti-social behaviour

Thames Valley Police has been granted a closure order issued under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 on a residential property in Birch Hill, Bracknell. In February, Reading Ma ...

Extra help for people looking for work with new dress to impress scheme

Dress to Impress is a new initiative in Bracknell Forest, providing extra help to get a job for people accessing local job clubs/job centres. The new initiative provides free good quality, second h ...

Hightown’s volunteers make a real difference to their communities

Staff from Hightown Housing Association have been giving something back to their communities by taking part in a range of volunteering activities at local charities and organisations. Around 120 st ...

Hightown’s Graduate Scheme is looking for ambitious recruits

Motivated graduates looking for a challenging and rewarding career in housing are being invited to apply for the annual Graduate Scheme run by Hightown Housing Association. It offers graduates a tw ...

Foxfield School opens Independent Living Skills base

Foxfield School, Woodchurch, provides learning and support for pupils with severe, complex and profound learning disabilities. As part of its independent living programme, a base was provided by soci ...

Progress Housing Group Offers FREE Community Training Courses

PROGRESS HOUSING GROUP OFFERS FREE COMMUNITY TRAINING COURSES Progress Housing Group’s Community Involvement team and their Progress Futures initiative are providing a free programme of commu ...

24housing

24housing interview Do the numbers and targets of housebuilding mean we are losing communities and places people want to live? Sinéad Butters, chair of PlaceShapers, spoke to 24housing’s Mark Law ...

Royal scarecrows

A right Royal affair in Redruth! A group of students from Redruth School in Cornwall enjoyed a fun afternoon at Miners Court making Royal scarecrows with residents and visitors to mark the Queen’ ...

Work gets underway at new development site in Woodston

Work gets underway at new development site in Woodston A new development site which is set to provide 45 affordable homes in New Road, Woodston is progressing well following the start of the ...

Final planning approved for Chapel Hill development

Final planning approved for Chapel Hill development Last night Sentinel Housing and Barratt David Wilson received full planning permission to build 578 new homes at Chapel Hill in Basingstoke. Mi ...

Local Community Safety Group receive Mayor’s Award

The Grange Urban Safety Group, based in Harlescott Grange, is delighted to have recently been awarded a Mayor of Shrewsbury Community Award; an award that recognises the work of community groups and i ...

Ongo Homes named best large social landlord at national housing awards

Ongo Homes named best large social landlord at national housing awards Ongo Homes has been named Social Landlord of the Year in the national Housing Excellence Awards. The housing association pi ...

Haxey bungalows highly commended at housing awards

Haxey bungalows highly commended at housing awards Ongo Homes and our partner T G Sowerby Developments LTD are celebrating after being highly commended at a prestigious housing award ceremony. T ...

Cross Keys Homes has partnered with the local charity DrinkSense to help its most vulnerable tenants.

Cross Keys Homes has partnered with the local charity DrinkSense to help its most vulnerable tenants. The new partnership arrangement will help Cross Keys Homes to build on the excellent work that ...

Tenant evicted for anti-social behaviour

A Bracknell Forest tenant has been evicted for serious anti-social behaviour. The tenant and visitors to the property caused nuisance, disturbance and were involved in drug related activity at a pr ...

Youth worker rewarded with trip to Palace

Local affordable housing provider, Aragon Housing Association, is celebrating after a member of staff was invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of all of their hard work. Nicola King, Aragon ...

Hightown staff help Bryan fulfil his final wishes

With help from caring staff from Hightown Housing Association, Bryan, a former service user with terminal cancer, has been able to fulfil his ‘bucket list’ of final wishes. Bryan Downes, aged 6 ...

Hightown’s arts and craft sessions in Aylesbury are a boost to residents and neighbours

Arts and craft sessions being held at Hightown Housing Association’s extra care housing scheme in Aylesbury are proving to be a real boost to the wellbeing of both residents and local people who are ...

Berryfields fund-raising fete proves a hit with residents

Berryfields Parish Council, the Church on Berryfields and staff from Hightown Housing Association helped local residents come together for a community fete which also raised funds for a much-needed vi ...

Freebridge workforce well taken care of for Week of Wellbeing

Freebridge workforce well taken care of for Week of Wellbeing For the fifth consecutive year, Freebridge Community Housing employees took part in a highly successful Week of Wellbeing. The week ...

Sod cutting ceremony held at site of new affordable homes

Sod cutting ceremony held at site of new affordable homes A sod cutting ceremony has taken place at Park Lane development, in Eastfield to celebrate construction work commencing by Lindum to build ...

North Star join forces with HomeCall to help elderly stay independent

North Star join forces with HomeCall to help elderly stay independent HomeCall, part of the Coast & Country Housing Group, provides quality independent living services for more than 5,000 elderly a ...

A walk down memory lane for Dementia Awareness Week

A walk down memory lane for Dementia Awareness Week North Star provides affordable housing across the Tees Valley and Country Durham, with a range of dedicated supported housing services. The housi ...

Work complete on affordable homes at Cedric Walk, Grange-over-Sands

Work complete on affordable homes at Cedric Walk, Grange-over-Sands A new multi-million pound housing development at Grange-over-Sands has been welcoming its first residents, providing a welcome fa ...

Sentinel proud to sponsor community project award

Sentinel proud to sponsor community project award Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down with all the negative news around and forget what a great place we live in. And that we should celebrate a ...

Volunteers’ week with Andover Young Carers

Volunteers’ week with Andover Young Carers It’s Volunteers’ Week 1-12 June – a celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. During the week we’ll b ...

New homes

New homes Fourteen new properties from Shepherds Bush Housing Group are already home to 14 families in one of London’s most expensive areas. It has welcomed residents to their new homes in Charl ...

Development on former school site in Stockton complete

Development on former school site in Stockton complete Building work is now complete on the former Abbeyhill school site in Stockton for 12 new homes. The £1.3 million development, partly funded ...

PlaceShapers help 60,000 people build careers

PlaceShapers help 60,000 people build careers A new film and study shows how PlaceShaper housing associations have helped more than 60,000 people find work since 2010. Support for employment and ent ...

Response to consultation on funding supported and sheltered housing

Response to consultation on funding supported and sheltered housing PlaceShapers have responded to the National Housing Federation's consultation on funding supported and sheltered housing The res ...

Award winning community project

At the southern finals of the TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) awards on Friday, against much larger organisations, our Community House based in East Worthing won the Excellence in Communi ...

Harpenden’s Community Meeting Point is thrilled to be back home!

Members, staff and volunteers at Harpenden’s Community Meeting Point (CMP) are delighted to be back in their home and open for business. The team at CMP is ready to welcome customers and is call ...

Recruitment days coming soon to boost care worker numbers

Caring and enthusiastic people who have the desire to make a difference to other people’s lives are being invited to a series of care worker recruitment days being staged in Buckinghamshire by Hight ...

Care workers needed for new Hightown Housing scheme

Care workers are being recruited to join the team at a new supported living service being launched by Hightown Housing Association. The scheme, in Hemel Hempstead, will be home to eight young adult ...

Military man Ben to celebrate Armed Forces Day in new family home

Ben Moloney, a member of the Armed Forces for the past 11 years, has his foot on the property ladder in Aylesbury thanks to Hightown Housing Association’s shared ownership scheme. It means Ben, a ...

Hightown’s intermediate rent scheme helps St Albans renters become homeowners

At home Partners Caroline and Lynne are about to fulfil their home-ownership dream after Hightown Housing Association’s intermediate rent scheme enabled them to save for a mortgage deposit. Th ...

Rivers Apartments wins at Local Authority Building Control Awards.

Rivers Apartments, part of the Cannon Road development in Tottenham, has won Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development at the regional final of the 2016 Local Authority Building Control (LABC) ...

Newlon a winner at UK Housing Awards

We are pleased to have won the Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Home Ownership category at the 2016 UK Housing Awards, which was held at the Lancaster Hotel on 26th April. We were up against stro ...

Jim McAllan stars in new PlaceShapers film

Jim McAllan stars in new PlaceShapers film Jim McAllan is featured in a new national film and study called We Work which shows how Progress Housing Group (PHG) helped him into work. We Work dra ...

North Star supports people back into work

North Star supports people back into work Through a range of employment initiatives North Star are committed to helping people gain skills, qualifications and the confidence to start new careers an ...

Sentinel announced as top 50 biggest builder

Sentinel announced as top 50 biggest builder Sentinel Housing has once again been listed as one of the Top 50 Biggest Builders in a survey conducted by Inside Housing. The 10,000 home HA has jumped ...

Teesdale Housing Association - Celebrating 10 years of transforming tenants' lives

Teesdale Housing Association - Celebrating 10 years of transforming tenants' lives July marks 10 years since Teesdale District Council transferred the homes it owned to Teesdale Housing Associa ...

Gentoo Homes announce record year and 400 new North East homes to be built

Record year and 400 new North East homes to be built The residential property development arm of Gentoo Group sold 162 new homes from Prudhoe in the north of the region down to Guisborough in t ...

Building homes

Biggest builders Seven of the top 50 housing association home builders are PlaceShapers, according to Inside Housing’s Biggest Builders. Between them the top 50 completed 31,988 homes in 15/16. ...

New homes

New homes Hightown Housing Association is assisting in reducing the UK housing crisis by providing thirteen new homes in the desirable Buckinghamshire town of Amersham for people unable to buy or r ...

Sentinel community partnership makes it happen

Sentinel community partnership makes it happen Sentinel joined forces with local charity Inspero, students from Dove House School and Lotus Landscapes, to create a community vegetable garden in Oak ...

SBHG celebrate Local Heroes

SBHG celebrate Local Heroes West London’s Local Heroes were celebrated at an award ceremony in Hammersmith, which recognised the difference they make to local people’s lives. At the event, h ...

Energy Project Wins Top Award For Bill Reductions

The Ground Source Heat Pump project at Three Crosses sheltered housing scheme, at Clee Hill scooped the Large Scale Project of the Year category for Shropshire Housing Group at the 2016 West Midlands ...

North Star Scoops Responsible Business Award

NORTH STAR SCOOPS RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AWARD North East based housing association North Star was named winner of the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award at Business in the Community’s 2016 Annual Respo ...

Progress Housing Group Working with Lune Valley Rural Housing Association

Progress Housing Group is acting as Development Agents for Lune Valley Rural Housing Association, a small association with a volunteer board who specialise in providing rural housing, and are looking ...

Ongo Homes & Tesco are cutting food waste in Barton

Ongo Homes & Tesco are cutting food waste in Barton Ongo Homes is helping prevent food waste after they’ve teamed up with supermarket giant Tesco. The Viking Centre on the Caistor Road Estate ...

Ongo scoops two national housing awards

Ongo scoops two national housing awards Two teams at Ongo scooped national awards at the Inside Housing – Housing Heroes awards last night at an awards ceremony in Manchester. The Ongo Mainten ...

Pete Carr stars in new PlaceShapers film

Pete Carr stars in new PlaceShapers film Pete Carr, a Caretaker at Ongo is featured in a new national film and study called We Work which shows how housing associations help people into work. ...

Magenta Living host The Prince's Trust free enterprise course

The UK’s leading youth charity, The Princes Trust, is teaming up with local housing associations to hold a business enterprise course for young people in Wirral. The Princes Trust has helped over ...

Union donate laptops to Severnside Housing's Learning Centre

UCATT have donated laptops to Severnside Housing’s Learning Committee for use in their Learning Centre. Stuart Baker from UCATT said “UCATT have a great working relationship with Severnside so ...

Highlighting the importance of providing affordable homes this Rural Housing Week

Highlighting the importance of providing affordable homes this Rural Housing Week Two Castles Housing Association is working to make living in rural areas more affordable after new figures highligh ...

Safe as houses - Sentinel gets top marks from British Safety Council

Safe as houses - Sentinel gets top marks from British Safety Council Sentinel Housing are celebrating today after hearing they’ve achieved the top five star rating from the British Safety Council ...

Building thriving communities with rural homes

With affordable homes still in short supply, the week aims to shine a light on developers that are making a difference in this area. One such organisation is Shropshire Housing Group, who this week ...

WCHG announce 130 New Homes for Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is delighted to announce plans for 130 new homes in Newall Green, Wythenshawe. This £11.7 million impressive development on Greenbrow Road is due to comp ...

Charity Boost For Mind

Shropshire Mind has received an unexpected boost to its funds, after staff from Shropshire Housing Group presented the charity with a cheque for £2,347.59 at The Bell Inn in Crosshouses. Every 12 ...

Gardening Project success

Gardening Project success A new gardening project has been set up by the Employment Support Team at Crosby Employment and is becoming a huge success in our local area. The project, which was se ...

GUHG expanding to Northampton

Local housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), is about to complete its first homes in Northampton as it looks to expand its areas of operation. The site at Hunsbury Hill in Northam ...

Celebrating new homes for Rural Housing Week

Sentinel and Test Valley celebrate new homes for Rural Housing Week This year’s Rural Housing Week’s all about shining a spotlight on the innovation of housing associations and their creative ...

Cross Keys Homes and Peterborough City Council set to collaborate to build new homes

Cross Keys Homes and Peterborough City Council set to collaborate to build new homes Cross Keys Homes and Peterborough City Council have announced plans to create a new company that will build hom ...

New homes in summer update

Summer update With Brexit and political changes, we’re working in an evolving environment and that’s where our flexibility, local knowledge and partnerships count. Our work is so embedded in sol ...

Youth club helps reduce ASB

A youth club has helped to reduce antisocial behaviour (ASB) in a Central Bedfordshire town over the past six months. The Hive club, which is run by Aragon Housing Association in partnership with S ...

Fun in the sun

Held at the Maybridge Keystone club, this annual event is organised and run by Worthing Homes but not limited to our residents, with 142 people attending from the wider community. Along with the us ...

Rockingham Forest to join Group

Rockingham Forest to join Group Affordable housing provider Rockingham Forest Housing Association (RFHA) is to join Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), subject to approval from the Homes and Communi ...

Magenta Living apprentices come top again

Following apprentice success earlier this year, when Magenta Living Apprentice Electrician, Lisa Hilton, won at the national Direct Works Forum awards, two further apprentices from Magenta Living have ...

CKH transforms disused garage sites into 82 new homes

CKH transforms disused garage sites into 82 new homes Cross Keys Homes is nearing completion on one of its most ambitious regeneration projects to date. The Peterborough housing association has ...

Ongo staff take part in bubbletastic event for Lindsey Lodge Hospice

Ongo staff take part in bubbletastic event for Lindsey Lodge Hospice Thirty seven Ongo staff members took on the Dubble Bubble challenge and raised hundreds of pounds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice. ...

One Stop – largest retailer in £9 million regeneration project in Scunthorpe

One Stop – largest retailer in £9 million regeneration project in Scunthorpe Ongo Homes is pleased to announce that One Stop is to be part of a £9 million regeneration plan for the Westcliff ar ...

Village 135’s Bridge Connection Underway

The installation of the iconic bridge at ‘Village 135’, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s extra care scheme, is now reaching its final stage and is a production milestone for the development ...

Huge deposits vs high rents – but there is another way

Huge deposits vs high rents – but there is another way Stuck between paying a huge deposit to buy a home or paying high rents to a private landlord. That’s the reality laid bare this week by re ...

Hundreds celebrate Eid in Bethnal Green

Celebrating Eid in Bethnal Green East London landlord, THCH, helped over 400 local residents living in Bethnal Green celebrate Eid on Wednesday, 27 July with a full and fun-packed afternoon at a F ...

Ongo carnival draws biggest ever crowd

Carnival atmosphere Over 1,500 people attended the 2016 Ongo carnival and enjoyed entertainment from Kimberley Performing Arts, Dramarama, Scunthorpe & District Pipe Band and Twirl Stars majorettes ...

£147.5 million deal struck to help build more than 1,000 new homes

Futures Housing Group has struck a £147.5 million financing deal, including £53.5 million of new funds, to support an ambitious plan to triple its house building in the Midlands. The agreement, w ...

Top marks for performance at Futures

The HCA, the Government’s housing regulator, carried out an In Depth Assessment (IDA) to find out how well governed and financially viable the housing provider is. And following the inspection, w ...

Ambitious plan will boost services and build new homes

The organisation has published ‘Inspiring Futures’ – a blueprint to improve futures does and provide new homes for sale, rent and shared ownership. Inspiring Futures also sets out how Futures ...

GUHG says it’s time to Encourage

GUHG says it’s time to Encourage Local housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has launched a new brand to encompass all of its supported services. The brand, called Encourag ...

Celebrating green fingers – National Allotment Week

Celebrating green fingers – National Allotment Week What could be more rewarding than working in a group to plant tiny seeds, nurture and feed them, watch them grow, and then share together in th ...

£2.4m development programme comes to a close

£2.4m development programme comes to a close TWENTY-FIVE new affordable homes have now been provided in Gunthorpe thanks to Cross Keys Homes. The 18-month build programme, with a contract valu ...

Cross Keys Homes contracts 500 new homes in one year

Affordable homes Cross Keys Homes has contracted over 500 new homes for local people in need of good quality affordable homes over the past 12 months alone – marking its busiest growth year to da ...

Sentinel celebrates £30million building project in Community Impact week

Sentinel celebrates £30million building project in Community Impact week What value does a home bring? Somewhere to sleep, to dream, to grow, to live, to love… Using the Local Economic I ...

Futures named in top 50 social landlords by nationally renowned housing magazine

Futures named in top 50 social landlords FHG is ranked 11th in 24Housing’s top 50 social landlords in the UK which sees the organisation standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest hou ...

Procurement pioneers championing small businesses

Futures has adopted the bureaucracy-busting new Framework Alliance Contract (FAC-1) which will help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) grab a slice of significant public contracts. Recent ch ...

Employability support helps boost customer’s confidence

Employability support boosts customer's confidence Carrie-Ann Griffin (28), who lives in Daventry, is one of the first Futures customers to benefit from an innovative employability and training ini ...

Building Better Futures

Wythenshawe and Manchester to benefit from £9.7m to support health and unemployment Up to 1000 unemployed people in Wythenshawe and Manchester are set to benefit from one to one support to help ...

North Star joins National campaign day to celebrate supported housing

North Star joins National campaign day to celebrate supported housing North Star is highlighting the great benefits of supported housing in the North East as part of Starts at Home day on 1 Sep ...

North Star joins National campaign day to celebrate supported housing

North Star joins National campaign day to celebrate supported housing North Star is highlighting the great benefits of supported housing in the North East as part of Starts at Home day on 1 Sep ...

Community Painting Project planned for The Base Community Centre, Leyland

Progress Housing Group has teamed up with Bell Group to revamp The Base Community Centre on Bannister Drive in Leyland. This community project will take place between Tuesday, 30 August and Thursda ...

Progress Housing Group supports the Starts at Home campaign 1st September 2016

Progress Housing Group is raising awareness of the great benefits of supported housing as part of the national ‘Starts at Home’ day on 1 September. The National Housing Federation’s ‘Start ...

Local MP praises new Hartlepool homes for over 55s

Local MP praises new Hartlepool homes for over 55s New homes in Hartlepool are providing a more independent, comfortable and secure life for over 55s. Owned and managed by North Star housing ass ...

September home builder

Cross Keys Homes is September home builder of the month Twenty five new affordable homes have been provided in Peterborough, completing an 18-month build programme, with a contract value of nearly ...

Waverley BC and Sentinel celebrate new affordable homes for Godalming

Waverley BC and Sentinel celebrate new affordable homes for Godalming ‘A delightful market town’. ‘Packed with unique historic architecture.’ ‘A very desirable place to live’. All phras ...

Financial performance strengthens for Ongo Homes

THE FINANCIAL performance of Ongo Homes has improved while customer satisfaction continues to rise, it was announced at today’s Annual General Meeting. Of the £11million operating surplus genera ...

Ongo launches first Shared Ownership homes

TWO brand new homes will soon be available to buy through a Shared Ownership scheme launched by Ongo. The homes – one two-bedroomed and one three-bedroomed - are part of the Keigar development on ...

Ongo raises over £1,500 for local charities

Ongo raises over £1,500 for local charities More than £1,500 has been raised for two local charities, Scunthorpe Samaritans and Lindsey Lodge Hospice by staff and customers from Ongo. The mone ...

Bracknell Forest Homes joins national campaign to celebrate supported housing

Bracknell Forest Homes is highlighting the great benefits of supported housing as part of Starts at Home campaign. The Starts at Home campaign celebrates supported housing and tells the stories of ...

Colne's pledge to keep building as they mark Topping Out of new 27-home community

Plans to develop up to 700 homes in the next five years were confirmed by Colne today. Colne’s Chief Executive Sara Thakkar confirmed the 3,000 home Essex-based housing association’s ambition t ...

Financial performance strengthens for Ongo Homes

THE FINANCIAL performance of Ongo Homes has improved while customer satisfaction continues to rise, it was announced at Monday’s Annual General Meeting. Of the £11million operating surplus gener ...

Careers fair helps Peterborough residents

Over 1,000 job seekers were able to meet local employers, find out what support and training opportunities are available, and browse real jobs thanks to a careers fair last week. Tackling Worklessn ...

MP Maria Miller visits site for new Basingstoke homes

MP Maria Miller visits site for new Basingstoke homes Basingstoke MP the Rt Hon Maria Miller visited the new Chapel Gate site at the heart of Basingstoke last Friday. Maria was briefed on the new t ...

Work Club Attendance Increases throughout Peterborough

Support is being offered to individuals by Cross Keys Homes to improve employability skills, and reduce dependency on welfare benefits. Peterborough has seen an increase in Work Club attendance thr ...

In a Spinney

Homeless clients clean up popular walkway Coastline’s Homeless Service undertook a much needed clean-up of a run-down local walkway and collected a shocking 41 bags of waste, weeds and litter. ...

Ongo Chicks to take on Pretty Muddy

Thirteen Ongo staff will be taking part in the Lincoln Pretty Muddy 5k fundraiser on Saturday 1 October. This event is organised by Cancer Research and raises vital funds to go towards research fo ...

Free Community Training Events from Progress

Progress Housing Group’s Community Involvement and Progress Futures teams are once again joining forces with Lancashire Adult Learning to provide free community training courses for their tenants th ...

New homes for innovative urban pioneers in Middlehaven

New homes for innovative urban pioneers in Middlehaven Brand new homes in Middlehaven have been built as part of an Urban Pioneers project by North Star Housing Group. The Urban Pioneers project ...

Magenta Living supports #CommunityImpactWeek

Magenta Living supports #CommunityImpactWeek Magenta Living hosted several activities recently to celebrate Community Impact Week – a campaign which highlights the importance of placin ...

Bloomin’ great response to Magenta Living’s garden competition

Bloomin’ great response to Magenta Living’s garden competition Residents from across Wirral tested their green fingers and entered gardens into the annual event, which is sponsored by Continent ...

Magenta Living celebrates ‘most innovative project’ on #HousingDay

Magenta Living celebrates ‘most innovative project’ on #HousingDay Housing Day on the 19 September, was celebrated through a community Pokemon Hunt in Hamilton Square. As the Wirral’s larg ...

Cross Keys Homes provide nearly 400 of Peterborough’s 624 Lifetime Homes

Cross Keys Homes is proud to be working alongside Peterborough City Council to deliver more than half the accessible Lifetime Homes for the city. The housing association has delivered nearly 400 ou ...

Wirral’s community growing project ‘Flourishes’ at Southport Flower Show

Wirral’s community growing project ‘Flourishes’ at Southport Flower Show Riviera Environmental Management (REM), supported by Magenta Living , has recently created an award winning garden ...

October home builder

New homes add to 32,000 in development Bracknell Forest Homes is building more homes – 600 in the pipeline - to help meet the rising need for affordable housing in its area. In 2016 it raised an ...

Baking a difference

Baking a difference Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG) held a bake off in aid of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support . Staff from across SBHG grabbe ...

Home building plans

Accelerated house building PlaceShapers welcome the announcement made by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP. At the Conservative conference in Bi ...

Bishops Castle residents set to save on fuel bills

Shropshire Housing Group, which manages the twelve flats, is installing a ground source heat pump system and it is anticipated the work will be finished by the end of October, in time for the cold win ...

New housing provider for Staffordshire and Shropshire

A new housing provider pledging to build new homes for communities in Staffordshire and Shropshire officially launched on 1 October 2016. Housing Plus Group, formed by a merger between Severnside H ...

Award winning homes

On Thursday 29 September at the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) South East awards we were delighted to win 2 awards in conjunction with Adur and Worthing Council for our Meadow Road regeneration ...

Peterborough’s largest landlord invests skills and confidence into the workforce of the future

Cross Keys Homes is proud to welcome six new pre-apprentices into the organisation, as part of its commitment to support young people into work. The six pre-apprentices have embarked on a six-month ...

Responding to “UK faces critical shortage of homes to rent, says RICs”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37547912 In the same week the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) claims that the UK is facing a "critical rental shortage", the Conservative Party s ...

BVT Trustee awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Bournville Village Trust Trustee, and former chairman, Roger Cadbury has been recognised with a CBE for his years of charitable voluntary service. Roger was awarded the Commander of the Order of th ...

Trust appoints university professor as new board member

The Deputy Head of the University of Birmingham’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences has been appointed to the board of the City’s most historic housing trust. Professor Philip Lumley will ...

Sentinel’s excellent customer service recognised

Last week Sentinel Housing Association was presented with a plaque for their Servicemark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Services. After a week of celebrating Customer Service week, Senti ...

£30 million 5 year development programme providing 300 affordable homes in North Devon completed

£30 million 5 year development programme providing 300 affordable homes in North Devon completed North Devon Homes hosted a celebratory event on Friday 7th October at Woodville, Barnstaple, to mar ...

Cross Keys Homes starts work on key strategic development site

Cross Keys Homes is to be the affordable housing provider on a large development site in Godmanchester after being invited to bid for the homes required under the planning agreement negotiated with Hu ...

New Hightown supported housing scheme is officially launched

A new supported living service for adults with physical and learning difficulties was officially opened on Tuesday 27th September by Hightown Housing Association. The scheme, in Fletcher Way, Hemel ...

Hightown announces latest plans in its transformation of Hemel Hempstead

Hightown Housing Association is set to bring almost 900 affordable homes to its hometown Hemel Hempstead as part of its major investment in the ongoing transformation of the town. Its aim is to pro ...

Work begins on the final phase of the Park Wood Regeneration Scheme

Work has started on Phase 3 of Golding Homes’ £50m regeneration project in Park Wood, with the demolition of the outdated shops and flats in Wallis Avenue. This final phase will see the developm ...

Golding Homes at the House of Lords

Key stakeholders for Golding Vision, the community arm of Golding Homes, were invited to an afternoon tea at the House of Lords on October 11th to celebrate its achievements and to launch a DVD raisin ...

Ongo taking on next round of apprentices

Ongo has employed seven new apprentices in its next round of apprenticeship recruitment. The new apprenticeships are across various departments within the organisation, based in Housing Management ...

A strong future for North Star and Darlington Housing Association

A strong future for North Star and Darlington Housing Association Two North East based social landlords officially launch a new partnership for the benefit of their customers and communities. ...

Sentinel’s ‘Making it Happen’ for the community

For the second year running Sentinel Housing Association has given a number of local groups, charities and voluntary organisations financial support through their ‘Making it Happen’ Fund. The gran ...

Autumn ezine

Autumn ezine The magical ingredient in our success in building homes (32,000 homes in the pipeline) revealed in our Autumn ezine.

Housing Association sparks sector debate

Colne, a 3,000 home association in East Anglia, has launched an ambitious campaign – the World is Changing…. featuring fresh insights from leaders and experts including: David Orr, NHF’s ...

Largest shared ownership scheme a hit with residents

Affordable housing provider Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) is about to complete its largest ever shared ownership scheme and it’s already proving a hit with residents. A total of 37 one, two an ...

£200 raised for Wear it Pink day

Ongo staff took part in the national Wear it Pink day on Friday 21 October, raising £200 for the Breast Cancer Now charity. Pink cakes and other sweet treats were available on the day for a small ...

Sold out quiz night raises over £1,300 for Teenage Cancer Trust

A quiz night supported by Ongo raised more than £1,300 for the Teenage Cancer Trust on Thursday 20 October. 150 tickets were sold for the event which took place at the Wortley House Hotel in Scun ...

‘Bright Spark’ Students from Cornwallis Academy enjoy a design experience day at Golding Homes

Three students studying A Level Product Design at Cornwallis Academy took part in a design experience day at Golding Homes last Friday, as their prize for being a finalist in the KM Charity Team’s B ...

New affordable homes for South Lakeland town

New affordable homes for South Lakeland town Two new South Lakeland housing developments have welcomed their first residents, giving local families the opportunity to stay in their community an ...

Flood hit family find their ‘forever home’

Flood hit family find their ‘forever home’ A Kendal family who found themselves homeless after flooding forced them out of their rented property is now settling in to their new ‘forever home ...

Star residents get honoured by Aragon

Held at Shillington Village Hall near Hitchin, the annual awards ceremony saw people picking up prizes in eight categories such as young person of the year, best community project and best kept area. ...

Ongo project shortlisted for Bags of Help

An Ongo Community project which aims to improve the Caistor Road area in Barton upon Humber has been shortlisted for the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. The Bags of Help initiative will be awar ...

November home builder

November home builder “I think I can grow old in this house. I feel like the luckiest man in the world if I’m honest,” said a resident in one of Grand Union Housing Group’s homes which ar ...

Magenta Living tenants scoop three RHS ‘Britain in Bloom’ honours

Tenants supported by Magenta Living , set-up green fingered community groups in a bid to win an accolade from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The Royal Horticultural Society launched the ...

Sentinel supports Big Energy Saving Week

Sentinel Housing Association’s fully supporting the Big Energy Saving Week by raising customer and staff awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal and make homes ener ...

Success at national awards

Success at national awards We scooped two awards at the Customer Scrutiny Inspection Awards (CSI Awards), which took place in Manchester on Thursday 27 October. ‘Most inspiring scrutiny pane ...

Ongo and British Steel apprentices community tidy up

The event will take place on Tuesday 8 November at the Hinman Walk area of Scunthorpe, where the apprentices will be working with our Caretakers to clean up the area and carry out gardening work. A ...

Ongo and British Steel apprentices community tidy up

The event will take place on Tuesday 8 November at the Hinman Walk area of Scunthorpe, where the apprentices will be working with our Caretakers to clean up the area and carry out gardening work. A ...

SBHG new Heston homes

Celebrating history, building the future Local Scouts , councillors and residents came together to officially open Shepherds Bush Housing Group’s (SBHG) new affordable homes for rent, Charles Hi ...

Youth worker wins national award

Local housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group is celebrating after their Youth and Community Participation Officer won a national award. Nicola King, who works with young people across Central ...

Freebridge light the spark on new ‘Change to Save’ energy campaign

Freebridge light the spark on new ‘Change to Save’ energy campaign. Freebridge Community Housing have announced the launch of their new ‘Change to Save’ campaign in support of the governme ...

Rockingham Forest Housing joins Group

Local housing provider, Rockingham Forest Housing (RFH), has officially become part of Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG). The Group, which also consists of two other subsidiaries - Aragon Housing As ...

Magnificent seven community groups backed by Freebridge fund.

Magnificent seven community groups backed by Freebridge fund. Freebridge Community Housing have donated almost £6000 to seven community groups across the region as part of their vision for ‘sup ...

Download Now: Our Value for Money Self-Assessment 2015/16

Please dowload the publication by clicking here or, alternatively, please visit Our Corporate Publications page for more information. If you would like to request a hard copy or have any queir ...

Introducing our new Chair, Linda Convery

Joining the Mount Green Board in September 2013 and becoming Vice Chair in September 2015, Linda has a sound understanding of the Association’s aims and corporate objectives. Linda is a partner in a ...

CCHA completes new scheme

Simpson Court, which began development in January 2016, is completed ahead of schedule in early November. Located on Pampisford Road, the property is made up of three two-bedroom apartments and ...

Mayor lays golden brick for new affordable homes in Bedford

Cross Keys Homes together with developers Storey Homes and the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, celebrate a milestone in the building of 25 new affordable homes in Bedford. To mark the occas ...

PlaceShapers conference Nov 16

PlaceShaper chair Sinead Butters opens PlaceShapers 2016 "It's been a whole year since we last met as a network here in London. Where we listened to Greg Clark speak about how important the sector ...

Sid on track for trade career

Sid from Craven Arms has just been taken on as an apprentice by Shropshire Housing Group. It follows a six-week period of work experience, where he worked at the housing association one day a week wh ...

PlaceShaper conference

Building homes and lives PlaceShapers annual member conference, held on 16 th November, the exact day the BBC film Cathy Come Home was aired 50 years ago, assessed how much has changed and committe ...

Better Together – Extra Funding for South Ribble Partnership

South Ribble Partnership is delighted to announce that it will be expanding its Safe and Secure scheme, which has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) Office. South Ribble Par ...

North Star receives highest award for excellent customer service

North Star receives highest award for excellent customer service North Star brings together Endeavour, Teesdale and Darlington Housing Associations to provide a range of housing and other services ...

Celebrating the handover of affordable homes for rent to Lune Valley Rural Housing Association

Lune Valley Rural Housing Association (LVRHA) has just celebrated the handover of three affordable family homes for rent as part of a new housing development at ‘The Sheilings’ in Arkholme near La ...

Tpas accreditation success for CKH

Cross Keys Homes is thrilled to announce it has successfully achieved accreditation from Tpas for excellence in Resident Involvement. Tpas, the tenant engagement experts, have awarded CKH the accre ...

Chief Executive announces retirement

Grand Union Housing Group’s (GUHG) Chief Executive, Alan Humphreys, has announced that he will be retiring in June 2017. Alan has been Chief Executive since 1999 and prior to that spent five year ...

Derelict dairy set to become new homes

Derelict dairy set to become new homes A FORMER dairy facility is getting a new lease of life as a brand new housing development to provide quality homes for local people. The old Midlands co-o ...

Autumn Statement Announcement 2016

Autumn Statement Announcement 2016 PlaceShapers welcomes today's Autumn Statement announcements and in particular the new more flexible funding for affordable homes. On hearing the news, our Cha ...

Sandbrook kids reveal new Magenta Living street names

Children from a local primary school in Moreton have made history by choosing street names for a new housing development, which is replacing the tower blocks in Melrose and Thornridge. Magenta ...

Soha supports Business and Community Awards

The seventh Business and Community Awards organised by Didcot First took place on 18 November at Cornerstone Arts Centre, with Soha sponsoring two categories. The picture shows Chair of Soha's Boa ...

Big Conversation wins an award

Big Conversation wins an award SBHG’s innovative Big Conversation won the European ‘Good governance and fair relations with stakeholders’ award. The European Responsible Housing Award ...

December Star Builder

December star builder PlaceShaper member Poplar HARCA is building 1305 homes between now and 2021 - with a further 716 subject to planning permission. These new homes across all tenures – whic ...

Funding a future

Resident Deborah Tong approached Worthing Homes as she had a shortfall in funding to finish her three year course to become a Therapeutic Counsellor. Having already completed 2 years, this final year ...

Mural brightens up WestRaven communal garden

Following the results of a public survey in Westwood and Ravensthorpe asking for the better use of existing green space, an acre of land on Hartwell Way has been transformed into a communal green spac ...

Awards night took place for tenants and volunteers

Our annual Ongo awards night took place on Wednesday 30 November at Heslam Park, Scunthorpe. The event was from 7-11pm to recognise and reward the brilliant work tenants and volunteers do to suppo ...

£20,000 up for grabs for local community groups

Local community groups can now apply for their share of £20,000! Community groups in the North Lincolnshire area can apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to support the work they do. We have lau ...

Twenty five days of Christmas with Ongo

We've planned twenty five days of activities in the run up to Christmas, to support tenants, charities and the local community. Throughout December, our staff will be getting involved in various a ...

Hillington Square Christmas light switch on

Hillington Square Christmas light switch on Freebridge Community Housing brightened up the festive season with their Christmas light switch on at Hillington Square. On hand to turn on the light ...

Golding Homes Chief Executive announces his Retirement

The chief executive of Kent based housing association Golding Homes has announced he will be retiring next year after 37 years working in the housing sector. Peter Stringer, who will retire on 30 S ...

Magenta Living enforce zero tolerance for anti-social behaviour

Magenta Living has successfully obtained an Injunction Order against a tenant who persistently behaved unacceptably within her community in Woodchurch. New Hey Road has been blighted with anti-soc ...

Cross Keys Homes Residents Awards Night 2016

Eighteen residents are celebrating after winning awards from Peterborough's largest landlord for their hard work and dedication to making a difference for their local communities. Cross Keys Homes ...

Magenta Living staff help two homeless charities in the run up to Christmas

The Whitechapel Centre and North Birkenhead Development Trust (NBDT) working with The Secondary launched local appeals for vital supplies to help homeless people across the borough over the festive se ...

Jamie's Chance for a Change

Kim Skinner from Ludlow Foyer said: “Sometimes it takes accomplishing something really big to realise you can do it and this is where Chance for Change comes in. We are delighted to say that Ludlow ...

Affordable housing for high-priced Hampshire

Affordable housing for high-priced Hampshire With demand for housing in Hartley Wintney being at its highest, some local people are being priced out of home ownership. Aiming to provide affordable ...

Golding Homes scoops Design Award for Wallis Fields Scheme

Golding Homes scooped an award for its Wallis Fields Regeneration Scheme in Park Wood, under the category Residential Major, at the recent Kent Design and Developments Awards ceremony held at County H ...

Waterside redevelopment

Waterside regeneration & new homes SLH is about to begin works to redevelop an estate in the heart of Kendal town centre. The Waterside redevelopment will see; six ‘2 bedroom’ houses, four ‘ ...

One year after the floods

One year after the floods The ‘Storm Desmond’ event of 5 December 2015 led to 60 SLH homes being flooded from a range of sources including; surface water run-off from the fells, river flooding ...

A Winter’s Tale – Battling for benefits at Christmas

At this time of year it’s easy to forget about some of the people in need amidst all of the messages about Christmas joy. That is why at Grand Union Housing Group we have put together a pub ...

Celebrating 50 years of affordable homes in the North

Celebrating 50 years of affordable homes in the North A North of England housing provider celebrated its 50th birthday in November, by taking a look back at the people and places that have influen ...

Animal charities receive donations

Jerry Green’s, Cat-titude n Whiskers Cat Rescue and the Scunthorpe RSPCA all received donations from our staff as part of our ’25 days of Christmas’. In total, 20 large boxes of dog toys, fo ...

Lindsey Lodge festive donations

Festive donations were given to Lindsey Lodge Hospice as part of our ‘25 days of Christmas’. Chocolates, wine, soft drinks and Christmas crackers were all donated by our staff to be used in Ch ...

Over £10,000 raised for charity in 2016

Our staff and tenants from have raised thousands of pounds for charities throughout the year. Samaritans, Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Jerry Greens and The Forge have received donations, along with seve ...

House buying scheme frees families from a B&B Christmas

House buying scheme frees families from a B&B Christmas According to Shelter this Christmas day, more than 120,000 children will wake up homeless. Many homeless families in the country will fin ...

Kelseigh’s Care Home mission

Kelseigh Hardy set herself a goal this Christmas; to bring a little festive cheer into the lives of elderly people. Her one woman mission was to ring around local Care Homes, obtain a list of resident ...

Perfect Poetry for Community with SHG Development Fund

The ‘In Woods We Forget Things, At The Wood Edge We Tell Stories’ project gave three groups, the opportunity to spend time in native woodlands, learn real, useful conservation skills, respond to p ...

New year

Chair Sinéad Butters looks back on 2016 - and forward to 2017 "2016 may be remembered for many things. Pop icons dying, Cameron exiting, UK Brexiting and Trump triumphing to name but a few. For ...

January star builder

Homes where there's no space - part of the PlaceShaper magic Shepherds Bush Housing Group’s new homes in one of the most expensive areas of the country are helping people build careers and lives ...

COLNE’S £14M DEVELOPMENT OF NEW HOMES

Colne is entering the New Year with 132 affordable homes in development as it continues its commitment to build more. The Essex-based housing association is building 51 homes with development partn ...

We Work January

New jobs PlaceShapers are starting 2017 with a commitment to help even more people into work. Since 2010, PlaceShaper housing associations have helped more than 60,000 people find work, saving publi ...

Bracknell Forest Homes drives more benefits from GIS

Bracknell Forest Homes is using a General Information System (GIS) for digital transformation and to create new streamlined processes. The GIS helps the business from reducing under-occupancy rate ...

Customer service excellence for Bracknell Forest Homes

Bracknell Forest Homes has achieved the national Customer Service Excellence (CSE) award for putting customers at the heart of their organisation. The Berkshire-based landlord got the accreditation ...

Colne strengthens its leadership team

Colne, the Essex-based housing association, has appointed a second new Director to ensure it continues to go from strength to strength. The organisation, which manages more than 3,000 affordable ho ...

£7.75 million funding secured to build new homes

We're delighted to annouce that we've received £7.75million in HCA (Homes and Communities Agency) funding to build 257 new homes by 2021. This will include North Lincolnshire’s first dementia c ...

Keeping it local with business networking event

On Thursday 12 January, our Recruitment Team will be having an official launch and networking event at their offices on Laneham Street. The event will aim to highlight the services on offer to loc ...

Homelessness theatre show proves a hit in St Albans 50 years after original drama

Two sold out theatre performances of ‘Cathy’ – a modern version of the emotive ‘Cathy Come Home’ drama - were a stark reminder that the problem of homelessness has not gone away since the or ...

Hightown’s shared ownership scheme helps Bucks residents onto property ladder

IT worker Muhit Khan is thrilled to be enjoying life in his own home after Hightown Housing Association’s shared ownership scheme enabled him to move into a smart apartment in High Wycombe. In a ...

Community housing provider celebrates 50 years

Community housing provider celebrates 50 years 2017 sees the history of CCHA , a local community housing provider span proudly across half a century. Founded in 1967, CCHA’s mission was ‘t ...

From ASB to homes for families - GUHG continues to transform garage sites

Local housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has transformed a former garage site in Sandy into three family homes. The Cambridge Road site, which is made up of two 2 bedroom homes and ...

Bringing residents into the digital age

Residents in our retirement homes now all have access to the internet after wifi and new computer equipment have been installed. New computers with large monitors and wifi access points have been ...

We’ve appointed a new communities chairman

This voluntary role, which is carried out in James’ spare time, sees him overseeing the community investment work of the local housing group. James is well-known in Scunthorpe, having worked in t ...

Roosters

2017 The Year of the Rooster Sinéad Butters writes in her latest blog..... "I've said before, I'm no astrologer, and those who know me well sniggered... So I thought I would start with ...

£3.5m development project well underway

Work is progressing well on the £3.5million regeneration project at Albert Marson Court in Scunthorpe. Demolition work has now begun, after an internal stripping of the building. It is being carr ...

Cross Keys Homes set to help those at risk of social exclusion

Peterborough’s largest landlord has been successful in winning two funding competitions to help to benefit those in the city who are suffering financial pressures or are at risk of social exclusion. ...

Cross Keys Homes awarded nearly £6 million Affordable Homes Programme grant

Cross Keys Homes has been awarded nearly £6 million in the initial round of funding for the latest grant programme. The housing association will use the money from the Homes and Communities agency ...

First new homes for RFH

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) is about to deliver the first new homes for Rockingham Forest Housing (RFH) since they joined the Group in November last year. Local housing provider, RFH, wil ...

Cross Keys Homes launches new Community Strategy

Cross Keys Homes has launched a new Community Strategy which sets out their aims over the next three years. The housing association is deeply committed in their aim to make neighbourhoods great pla ...

MP supports Community Projects in Peterborough

Community led organisation WestRaven Big Local welcomed MP Stewart Jackson last Friday, to discuss exciting and ambitious community improvements in the Westwood and Ravensthorpe areas. In 2012 Wes ...

HouseMark

Building powerhouse Smaller housing associations are a powerhouse in home building, according to a new report. While all PlaceShapers who build homes punch above their weight in terms of delivery, ...

Essex housing association receives HCA funding

THE Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have awarded Essex housing association, CHP, over £4.5 million in funding to continue developing properties throughout the county. The £4.5 million will see ...

100th home launched in Maldon

ESSEX housing association, CHP, recently celebrated launching its 100th property in the Maldon district, with the local MP, the Chairman of Maldon District Council (MDC), the Mayor and Mayoress of Mal ...

Housing association maintains A+ credit rating

AN ‘A+’ rating with stable outlook has been maintained by Essex housing association, CHP, after the company’s finances were analysed by the world renowned credit agency Standard & Poor’s. I ...

Top 50 ranking for Essex housing association

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is delighted to announce it has been included in the annual Inside Housing Top 50 Developers survey for the first time. The company - which owns and manages over 9,0 ...

New Director of Resources for Essex housing association

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is delighted to welcome Paul Edwards to the company in his new role as Director of Resources on the Executive Management Team. Having worked in the sector for 15 yea ...

2,000th new home launched by housing association

RESIDENTS, a Member of Parliament and the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford recently joined Essex housing association, CHP, at the launch of its 2,000th new build home. Officially launched by CHP Chair, U ...

Housing association delivers Christmas cheer to Trust

ALMOST 20 boxes packed to the brim with glorious Christmas goods and sweet treats were recently donated to The Trussell Trust by Essex housing association, CHP. Employees from across the company we ...

We’ve achieved gold in Investors in People

We’ve achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard for the second time, following an assessment which took place in December 2016. The assessment focuses on nine key areas, and to achieve th ...

New funding to build 300 homes

New funding to build 300 homes Bracknell Forest Homes has secured a bond issues of £15 million to support the new build of 300 new homes. The bond is via the UK government’s affordable homes ...

Magenta Living partner with CTP to give Scott a chance on civvy street

The Building Services arm of Magenta Living are always looking at new ways to harness new talent, so when the opportunity to employ Scott Morris came up, they leapt at the chance. Scott Morris is ...

Growing and Learning

We've launched the Growing and Learning project to offer volunteering opportunities for job seekers and encourage our tenants to grow their own produce. In four months since it has been up and run ...

Over £1000 raised for good causes

Our staff raised £1,212 for Blue Door in Scunthorpe, Lindsey Lodge Hospice and the Neonatal Unit in Sheffield in two recent fundraisers. A raffle was held at our HQ which raised £862 for Blue Do ...

Over £1000 raised for good causes

Our staff raised £1,212 for Blue Door in Scunthorpe, Lindsey Lodge Hospice and the Neonatal Unit in Sheffield in two recent fundraisers. A raffle was held at our HQ which raised £862 for Blue Do ...

February star builder

Half of homes built by Bron Afon for young people Over the next five years Bron Afon will build 555 new homes, part of the 36,000 being built by PlaceShapers. They have recently completed 16, al ...

Community housing provider celebrates its 50th Anniversary in style

Croydon Councillor and Mayor of Croydon, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, joined an array of dignitary guests from Croydon and Sutton for the 50th anniversary celebration of CCHA, a local community housing provid ...

Supported housing response

PlaceShapers lobby to sustain supported housing PlaceShapers response to the DCLG and DWP consultation sets proposals to help sustain and develop supported housing for elderly and vulnerable people. ...

NHF release Home Truths report

A NEW report by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has revealed that the average worker would need to earn over £65,000 a year just to afford a mortgage in the eastern region. The NHF’s East ...

Cross Keys Homes contracts 1,800 new affordable homes

Cross Keys Homes has committed to build over 1,800 new affordable homes by 2021. This forms part of the housing associations long term strategic development plan which will utilise over £5.9 milli ...

February ezine

Winter update Fire roosters, Star Builders, investment in communities - read all about it in the February ezine.

CCTV wipes out ASB problems at Knowsley Court

Collaborative working has proved the key to eradicating the problem of anti social behaviour in one of Magenta Living’s neighbourhoods recently. A spate of incidents in Knowsley Court in Birk ...

Roof goes on at Lapwing Apartments

The final few roof tiles are being laid at Cross Keys Homes’ £9.1m retirement living development Lapwing Apartments, marking the completion of the external works at the scheme. The 54-apartment ...

Housing White Paper response

PlaceShapers respond to Housing White Paper The government’s new focus on affordable homes is an important step in addressing the housing crisis, but must allow affordable rents to create a truly ...

Small Housing Associations Making a Big Impact

The g320, a group of small housing associations (those with under 1000 homes), has published its Impact Report for 2016. Read the report online here (opens in a new, issuu, window): https://issuu. ...

Crown Simmons and KNK Repairs Contract Shortlisted in National Award

The repairs partnership between Crown Simmons Housing and KNK has been shortlisted as one of the ‘Most Innovative Repairs & Maintenance Scheme’ in the national Housing Innovation Awards. The in ...

Crown Simmons: The Apprentice

Last year Crown Simmons Housing launched their new Apprenticeship scheme and Louis Nichols, their new Apprentice Operations Assistant is working with Crown Simmons to achieve a City & Guilds Certifica ...

Elmbridge most expensive area to buy in the South East

In Elmbridge and other areas of the South East, including Brighton and Hove, people have to sacrifice over 50% of their income every month, according to a new report from the National Housing Federati ...

New homes in historic Rushden building

A Grade II listed building, once a cornerstone of Northamptonshire’s shoemaking industry, is being converted to 14 apartments for affordable rent by local housing provider Grand Union Housing Group ...

Golding Homes’ Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme wins UK & Ireland Employee Engagement Award

Golding Homes scooped the Wellbeing Award at the UK & Ireland Employee Engagement Awards, in association with People Insight, for its health and wellbeing programme. These awards recognise those co ...

Over £1.4million generated for tenants

Over the last 12 months, we have supported tenants to receive £1,458,564 in benefits they were missing out on. The Financial Inclusion Team here at Ongo work with our tenants to make them aware o ...

Helping staff to become Dementia Friends

Three members of GUHG staff volunteered to become Dementia Friends Champions. Trained and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, they have been running the hour-long information sessions since Octobe ...

Group appoints new Chief Executive

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) is delighted to announce that Aileen Evans is to become its new Chief Executive. Aileen, who has a career spanning over 30 years in housing and has been with th ...

Housing association reaccredited by HQN

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is delighted to announce that its Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) has maintained its accreditation from the Housing Quality Network (HQN) due to its strong performance ...

We're Investing In Teesside

Invest in Teesside North Star go way beyond simply creating homes; they are dedicated to helping people access new opportunities, gain new skills and ultimately build successful futures. North ...

First boy in 70 years finds a new home at Crossways

Nine week old Jayden Michael Alexander McKay and his mum Charlotte McKay recently received the keys to their new home on Magenta Living’s Crossways estate, Bidston. Charlotte is one of many fam ...

New appointment for Cross Keys Homes’ Chairman

Cross Keys Homes' Group Board Chair, Dr Angus Kennedy OBE, has been appointed as the new Chair of Peterborough's economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough. Angus, who has been the Chai ...

Celebrating 10 years

February marks 10 years since 10,000 homes were transferred from the ownership of North Lincolnshire Council to North Lincolnshire Homes, now Ongo Homes. Here are some of our achievements from the ...

Cross Keys Homes receives planning for 16 new affordable homes

Planning permission has been granted for Cross Keys Homes to build 16 new affordable homes in Westwood, Peterborough. Work on the £1.9 million development is anticipated to start in April with the ...

£20,000 given to community groups

Fifteen local community groups received a share of the £20,000 funding pot from us. Community groups applied for the funding by submitting a short video to explain what they would spend the mone ...

“Telecare is the final piece of the puzzle”

Feeling a strong sense of security at home is hugely important to most people, and Shelley Fitzsimmons is no different. However, she has an incredible canine partner and Telecare alarm service to than ...

Hightown opens Harpenden’s first affordable rented homes in a generation

Hightown Housing Association is offering local people in Harpenden a rare opportunity to move into an affordable home in the prosperous commuter town, where average property values are now more than ...

Bucks family at home for Christmas thanks to shared ownership

Christmas will be extra special for Buckinghamshire couple Lauren Wright and Mark Wheddon after Hightown Housing Association’s shared ownership scheme enabled them to move into their own home for th ...

Hightown’s staff help raise £9,500 to support the work of inspirational special school

Generous staff at Hightown Housing Association have raised £9,500 with a series of fund-raising activities throughout 2016 to help a special school in Hemel Hempstead create an inspiring and calming ...

Christmas gifts donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Children spending Christmas in Great Ormond Street Hospital’s oncology wards will still get presents from Santa Claus – thanks to Hightown Housing Association’s Young People’s Housing Service ...

Greggs to open new store on Hightown’s Maylands Plaza scheme

National bakery chain Greggs is the latest retailer to confirm one of its branches will be opening on the 130 home development which Hightown Housing Association is building in the Maylands area of He ...

New affordable homes as Hightown moves into Luton

The bulldozers have moved in to clear the site of a former car showroom in Luton town centre to make way for new affordable homes being built by Hightown Housing Association. The completed developmen ...

LGBT at Ongo

On Tuesday 28 February, we held an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) awareness day, as part of the national LGBT History Month. The day was organised by our Equality and Diversity gro ...

Fire crew race to Brackendale for training

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) has carried out a training exercise at Brackendale, one of Magenta Living’s high rise developments in Woodchurch, Birkenhead. Magenta Living enable ...

Wold Court Residents Association secure £1,000 grant

Residents at Wold Court in Wrawby successfully secured a £1,000 grant to purchase digital equipment. The resident group applied for the funding from Brigg Biomass Plant Community Fund and is bei ...

£54 million invested into homes

South Lakes Housing (SLH) has completed its ‘promises’ to tenants as a result of a £54 million pound investment into the housing stock following the transfer of homes from South Lakeland District ...

Aragon’s Youth Involvement Team win Team of the Year

Our volunteer team – Esme, Katelyn, Iona and Monty – work with Nicola King, Aragon’s Youth and Community Participation Officer, to help develop services for children and young people in the area ...

Development breathes new life into run-down city centre site

Two Rivers Housing is building 22 affordable and energy-efficient one and two-bedroom homes at the former site of the old British School in Gloucester city centre. The school opened in 1841 but the ...

Holiday Club is a 'sell-out'!

The importance of a healthy breakfast cannot be underestimated and families attending the Two Rivers Housing Holiday Club in Cinderford couldn’t agree more! The Holiday Club is an initiative set ...

Proposed merger between Bracknell Forest Homes and Housing Solutions

Proposed merger between Bracknell Forest Homes and Housing Solutions Berkshire-based housing associations Bracknell Forest Homes and Housing Solutions have confirmed they are in early merger discus ...

Excellence in education for employees

FIFTEEN employees of Essex housing association, CHP, recently celebrated receiving their qualifications. Celebrating their milestone achievements, CHP Chair, Ursula Heelis, presented the group with ...

Cross Keys Homes provides additional temporary accommodation for Peterborough

Cross Keys Homes is providing 53 properties to help support the city council’s shortage of temporary accommodation. Peterborough City Council is set to lease Cross Keys Homes’ Elizabeth Court i ...

Cross Keys Homes provides additional temporary accommodation for Peterborough

Cross Keys Homes is providing 53 properties to help support the city council’s shortage of temporary accommodation. Peterborough City Council is set to lease Cross Keys Homes’ Elizabeth Court i ...

Plans revealed for brand new park for Telford village

Plans revealed for brand new park for Telford village Consultation has started on plans to create a brand new park in a Telford village to add to its extensive network of open spaces. Residents ...

Cadbury connection continues as Trust welcomes new board members

Cadbury connection continues as Trust welcomes new board members The daughter of Sir Adrian Cadbury, whose landmark report changed the face of corporate governance across the world, has joined the ...

PlaceShapers proposal to sustain supported housing

PlaceShapers response to the DCLG and DWP consultation sets proposals to help sustain and develop supported housing for elderly and vulnerable people. It responds to the 12 consultation questions a ...

North East’s Verve partnership secure £3.9M allocation.

A partnership between housing associations Gentoo, North Star and Bernicia has been successfully awarded funding of £3.9m by the Homes and Communities Agency to fund a range of products that will hel ...

Transformation in Teesdale for Ms sufferer

North Star helped transform a three bedroom property into an accessible two bed home for Mr Greenland and his wife, who suffers from MS. The couple’s world was turned upside down after a shock mu ...

Local building firm appointed building contract

GS Kelsey has been appointed as the contractor to carry out the building work on the £3 million development project at Albert Marson Court in Scunthorpe. The project will see 23 three bedroom hou ...

We're in the top 100 companies for diversity

At the recent National Centre for Diversity awards, we were ranked 16th in the 100 top UK companies for our commitment to diversity. In 2016, we were named 23rd in the top 100, so moving up to ...

Cross Keys Homes and Kier Living to create joint venture in the east of England

Cross Keys Homes is set to create even more new homes in the region after it announced today that it is creating a joint venture (JV) with Kier Living, part of the residential division of Kier Group p ...

Housing association recommended for its best practice

A recent inspection from the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) has led to Essex housing association, CHP, being recognised as a great example of best practic ...

Partnership working results in street spring clean

Birkenhead First's Town Hosts together with Magenta Living and other local partners have delivered a much-needed spring clean to the shopping area in the Business Improvement District (BID). ...

UK DIiversity Gladiators Celebrated

The National Centre for Diversity held its prestigious Annual Grand Awards event on Thursday 16th March 2017 at the Queens Hotel in Leeds. It was a glittering and emotional night of celebration, of ...

Golding Homes appoints new Chief Executive

Gary Clark has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for Golding Homes. Currently Operations Director at mhs homes Gary brings over 18 years experience in the housing sector to this role, havin ...

Employment support for over 700 people

Over 700 people living in North Lincolnshire have been supported over the last 12 months, to help get them work ready. Our Employment Support Team, based at Laneham Street in Scunthorpe, has worke ...

Invest in Teesside-Devolution

The five Local Authorities across Tees Valley have worked hard at bringing about devolution , setting aside any differences and working for the greater good of the sub region. They have a great track ...

April Star Builder

April Star Builder Over the next five years North Star will build 250 new homes, part of the 36,000 nationally being built by PlaceShapers. They have recently completed 110, which includes brand ...

Cross Keys Homes provides new homes in Peterborough

New homes provided in Woodston Forty-five new affordable homes have been provided in New Road, Woodston, thanks to Cross Keys Homes. The development consisting of 31 affordab ...

Cross Keys Homes provide a ladder of opportunities for Peterborough apprentices

Cross Keys Homes were among four organisations who were recently recognised for their commitment to support apprentices to excel and progress in their apprenticeship programmes, which was celebrated b ...

Communities Unite at Magenta Living’s Event

Magenta Living hosted a special annual event recently thanking involved residents who play an important part in building our communities and helping to shape our services. Held at Wallasey Tow ...

We Work April 2017

We Work! PlaceShapers are building on a commitment to help even more people into work. Since 2010, PlaceShaper housing associations have helped more than 60,000 people find work, saving public money ...

Cross Keys Care triumphs in Great British Care Awards

Cross Keys Homes’ care service, Cross Keys Care, is celebrating after a fabulous win at the prestigious Great British Care awards. Its Kingfisher Court retirement living scheme beat off tough opp ...

Sun dial created in memory of Arthur

Last week a number of Magenta Living residents from North Birkenhead, Wirral, worked together to build a sun dial, fulfilling the wish of Arthur, who sadly passed away recently. Arthur Whiteh ...

Phoenix wins the double at involvement awards

Phoenix won the Excellence in Tenant Engagement and Excellence in Annual Reports awards at the southern Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Awards on Friday 3 February, and we will now go for ...

Housing Minister given insight into community housing

Mr Barwell met residents and staff and was given a tour of our community building The Green Man, which includes a training kitchen, café and credit union branch along with office space for 150 staff. ...

We've been shortlisted for outstanding development of the year!

Our Urban Pioneers scheme in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough has been shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Development of the Year’ in CIH North East Awards 2017. We have now been invited to the awards celebra ...

Encourage residents to benefit from London Marathon runners

Encourage works in partnership with care providers, delivering care and support services for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues as well as extra care housing, retirement hou ...

Grand Union secures nearly £3million for tenants

Money and Benefits teams at GUHG’s subsidiaries, Aragon Housing Association and South Northants Homes (SNH), have worked on nearly 1,200 cases in the past 12 months, ensuring that a wide range of th ...

Apprentice event seeks housing talent of tomorrow

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is looking to offer five apprentices the opportunity to earn while they learn. Taking place next Tuesday (25th April 2017) from 12:30pm to 3:00pm, the event at CHP ...

Carnival time at Community Links!

We hold Community Links events throughout the year, giving residents the opportunity to get involved in their area. Residents enjoyed lots of carnival themed activities including mask making and face ...

Contractor sought for restoration of iconic Grade II London pub

The Fellowship is a large pub built as a family facility during the construction of the Bellingham Estate in the 1920s. It once served as a training base for the heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper and hos ...

Lewisham residents to decide who bags a share of £100,000!

First launched in 2013 the Community Chest is an award-winning annual funding scheme for projects that will improve quality of life in Lewisham. The £100,000 pot of funding offers small grants of up ...

Love your home - amnesty day

Organised by a team that included the housing officer, sustainability coordinator and our resident involvement officer the amnesty day was arranged to encourage the residents of these blocks to ‘lov ...

Magenta Living wins prestigious RoSPA Award

Magenta Living’s Building Services Team has been announced as the winners of the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards 2017, achieving the Orde ...

Digital Buddies - Ruby's first Skype call to France

Our Digital Buddies project, partnered with South Norfolk Council, MTM Youth Services and funders Norfolk Community Foundation, works with young volunteers to support tenants in our sheltered schemes ...

Cross Keys Homes supports new community café in Westwood

Residents in Peterborough are set to benefit from a new community café, thanks to a community led project by WestRaven Big Local. The café has been supported by local organisations including housing ...

New director of development role at Essex housing association

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is delighted to announce that its former manager of Development and Regeneration, Carl Hockey, has been promoted to the newly formed role of Director of Development and ...

Cross Keys Homes set to build new homes in Dogsthorpe, Peterborough

Planning permission has been granted for 203 new homes to be built in Dogsthorpe on the former John Mansfield School site and playing field. Consisting of 122 outright sale homes, and 81 new 1, 2 a ...

"The courses made me believe in myself"

For many people a housing association is nothing more than a landlord. This isn’t the case with many housing associations though, with numerous additional, non-statutory services available for th ...

Cross Keys Homes appoints Burmor Construction to deliver new homes

Burmor Construction has been appointed by Cross Keys Homes to deliver 16 new affordable homes as well as enhance the shopping parade at Hampton Court Westwood, Peterborough. The scheme received planni ...

Extra Care Scheme Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Aspen Gardens, a £6m Extra Care Scheme for over 55s, celebrates 10th Anniversary. This successful development, built and managed by North Star Housing Group, opened in April 2007, offering residen ...

Cross Keys Homes alongside developers Persimmon Homes are building for the future

Twenty-six new affordable homes will be provided in Woodston, Peterborough thanks to a partnership between Cross Keys Homes and national house-builders Persimmon Homes following a £3.6 million invest ...

May Star Builder

May Star Builder May star builders hallmark HAPPI homes do what they say on the tin – create happy residents. Over the last two years St Vincent’s has delivered 127 homes includes support ...

Cross Keys Homes opens new Sales and Community Office at Bearscroft Farm, Godmanchester

Cross Keys Homes is continuing to invest in Huntingdonshire with its second development site in Godmanchester now underway. Cross Keys Homes is building on its existing presence in the area to cont ...

Response to Housing White Paper

Housing White Paper Our Housing White Paper submission gives responses to 37 key questions, drawing on our insight of what gets results locally. Much of the Paper’s content is common sense to us ...

North Star helps young people secure dream jobs

Local housing association, North Star Housing Group, is helping young people across the North East find jobs through their New Directions Youth Employment Initiative. New Directions is a European f ...

Group appoints new Director of Operations

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) has appointed Phil Hardy as the Group’s new Director of Operations. Phil, who has been in the housing industry for over twenty years, is leaving his role as Prope ...

Spring 2017 ezine

Latest news Spring ezine sets out how we’ll make our voice heard so solving the housing crisis remains a national priority and doesn't get drowned out by Brexit. Read the ezine here.

Community clear up at Monks Close Community Centre

Community clear up Freebridge Community Housing employees and tenants teamed up on Thursday 4 May for a community clear-up day at the Monks Close Community Centre in Bircham Newton. The clear-up ...

CKH’s rating affirmed as ‘A+’ and stable

Cross Keys Homes is pleased to report that credit agency, Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) have affirmed their rating of the company at A+, and the company’s outlook as stable. The S&P ...

Wellingborough Homes’ biggest site to date honours French World War Two nursing heroes

On 20th March, Wellingborough Homes invited key organisations and partners to celebrate the opening of our newest and biggest affordable housing scheme to date. We were delighted to also be joined by ...

Free sport sessions in North Lincolnshire

We've been awarded a £10,000 grant to carry out free sport activity sessions for children living in North Lincolnshire. The grant is commissioned from Active Humber and is part of the Sportivate ...

Highly commended housing development

Ermine Grove in Broughton was highly commended at the annual LABC South Yorkshire & Humber Building Excellence Awards which took place at Forest Pines on Thursday 11 May. The awards are considered ...

Cross Keys Homes appoints leading industry figure to strengthen its community engagement

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is pleased to announce the appointment of one of the housing sector’s leading community engagement experts, Kate Newbolt, to the position of Service Manager - Customer, Commun ...

New housing provider for Staffordshire and Shropshire

A new housing provider pledging to build new homes for communities in Staffordshire and Shropshire officially launched on 1 October 2016. Housing Plus Group, formed by a merger between Severnside H ...

Local Housing Association celebrate the official opening of new homes in Abbey Foregate

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the completion of Severnside Housing’s new affordable homes at Glebe House, Horsefair, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. Constructed on the site ...

Severnside Housing fund food parcels for the local community

Severnside Housing’s Community Chest Fund has granted funding to Shrewsbury Food Bank to deliver Christmas food parcels to those most in need this Christmas. The Shrewsbury Food Bank, based in Lo ...

Grant funding for Shrewsbury job-seekers

Severnside Housing is celebrating after being awarded over £145k grant funding to help and support Shrewsbury people into work. The grant is part of a successful £3m bid to secure Building Better ...

Grant boost for South Staffordshire job-seekers

South Staffordshire Housing Association is celebrating after being awarded a £120,000 grant to help tackle poverty and unemployment in the area. Across the two districts of Stafford and South Staf ...

Saying it with cake to celebrate a year of charitable giving.

Housing association employees have marked the end of a successful fundraising campaign by handing over donations to great causes chosen by staff. Each year Housing Plus Group backs charities chosen ...

Home maintenance team in line for national award

A programme to improve homes for tenants of South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) has been shortlisted for a national award. The £14m planned maintenance project is among the finalists for t ...

£4 million flagship development in Shrewsbury wins top award

A £4 million flagship development in Shrewsbury won a top local award last night for enhancing the built heritage in the area. Severnside Housing received the Mayor of Shrewsbury Gold Award during ...

Freebridge staff take part in Week of Wellbeing

Freebridge staff take part in Week of Wellbeing Freebridge Community Housing employees enjoyed their sixth annual Week of Wellbeing last week. The week aims to support the wellbeing of staff acr ...

Cross Keys Homes is building skills and confidence in the workforce of the future

Cross Keys Homes is proud to welcome six new pre-apprentices into the organisation, as part of its commitment to support young people into work. The pre-apprentice programme is a paid placement for ...

Housing association supports Noise Action Week

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is supporting the annual Noise Action Week and is raising awareness on how noise can have a negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. As part of the wee ...

Broadway House retirement living scheme wins national award

Broadway House retirement living scheme wins national award A Bracknell Forest Homes’ retirement living scheme in Sandhurst has won a bronze prize in the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Award ...

Local business and charity come together to help children start a new chapter in Teesside

North Star Housing Group have teamed up with Beanstalk, the children’s literacy charity, to help local children in Stockton and Middlesbrough start a new chapter in their lives. The partnership w ...

National award for home improvements

A project to improve homes for tenants of South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) has won a major award at the Housing Excellence Awards showcasing the best in UK housing. At the Manchester ...

June Star Builder

'We feel like the king and queen' says couple who thought they'd have to leave their community June star builders North Devon Homes are on track to deliver 194 homes which form part of the 36,000 ...

Ongo Carnival is coming to town

Once again, the Ongo Carnival is coming to town this summer. On Wednesday 2 August, Ongo will be holding a free carnival in Scunthorpe and everyone is invited. It starts at 11am and will finish ...

new homes in Scunthorpe

WORK has started on site to build four one-bed homes on Henderson Avenue. The site, which used to be the Ongo Homes area office for the Crosby area is being used to build much needed affordable hom ...

Taoiseach thanks SBHG

Taoiseach thanks SBHG The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny thanked Shepherds Bush Housing Group for its role in helping save the Irish Cultural Centre. When the Irish Cultural Centre looked set to ...

First new homes in East Tilbury for housing association

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is delighted to announce that it is to develop over 60 homes in the town of East Tilbury for the first time. The properties on the Bata Fields development – which ...

Furnishing Fulham

Furnishing Fulham West London’s biggest furniture re-use service, Furnish, has opened a shop in Fulham: continuing to support those in need. Like its sister shop in Ruislip , Furnish, now ope ...

Providence Street garden blooms into life.

Providence Street Garden blooms into life. Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre has bloomed into life as a new garden is unveiled. The garden was funded by generous donations from L ...

Election reaction

Election response PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: “Nothing has changed for housing. All the challenges of yesterday are still here today. We need certainty and a dialogue with policy ma ...

COLNE EXCELS AT EXCELLENCE

Colne, the Essex-based housing association, has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Award for the fourth year running – achieving four ‘Compliance Plus’ levels in the process. The or ...

SBHG partners with Streetlytes

SBHG partners with Streetlytes SBHG and Streetlytes have announced a partnership to help homeless and vulnerable people in west London. Every Monday, Streetlytes opens its doors at St Stephen ...

North Star helps young people into employment

Local housing association, North Star Housing Group, is helping young people across the North East find jobs through their New Directions Youth Employment Initiative. New Directions is a European f ...

Community day fun to launch exciting new Learning Programme

A learning programme to help tenants of Severnside Housing develop new skills or build on existing ones was launched at a Community Day on Saturday 10 June 2017. Held on the green in Maesbrook Roa ...

Cross Keys Homes provide sixteen new affordable homes in Peterborough

Sixteen new affordable homes have been provided in Eastfield, Peterborough thanks to an investment of nearly £1.64m by Cross Keys Homes. The development known as Park Lane has provided 12 affordab ...

National recognition for electrical training

An ambitious apprenticeship programme, promotion opportunities and a far-reaching training plan post-merger helped Property Plus spark the interest of judges in national awards given by the Electrical ...

‘Village 135’ officially launches

‘Village 135’ officially launches Wythenshawe Community Housing Group were delighted to officially open their landmark development ‘Village 135’, on June 5th. 'Village 135' boasts 135 l ...

Freebridge unveil new homes across West Norfolk

Freebridge unveil new homes across West Norfolk This month sees the latest in a number of new homes in West Norfolk being unveiled by Freebridge Community Housing. The latest development, o ...

We've achieved two customer service accreditations

We have recently been successfully re-awarded with two customer focused accreditations. The CSE (Customer Service Excellence) Accreditation was the first to be re-awarded to us for the second time. ...

Gardening workshops

Gardening workshops have been taking place at the Caistor Road estate in Barton as part of a wider project to tidy up the area. The sessions were organised by our staff, with funding support from S ...

Carpets for sale from Choose to Reuse

Our Choose to Reuse store now stocks carpets for sale, as part of a project to support homeless housing charity M25 Made By U, based in Doncaster. The charity provides accommodation, advice and sup ...

Inspiring Dreams course starts next month

Next month see’s the launch of our second Inspiring Dreams course, a programme which has already influenced the lives of some Magenta Living tenants. To ‘inspire’ ‘motivate’ and give peopl ...

Fire safety

Fire safety We were shocked and greatly saddened by the serious fire at Grenfell Tower in London on 14 June and offer our sympathy and condolences to everyone who has been affected by this tragic e ...

Pillar gave Ben strength to change his life

Teenager Ben Powis felt down and out, suffering anxiety and depression with no hopes, drive, dreams or aspirations for the future. He was fast heading down a slippery slope to nowhere. Turn the clo ...

We Build

Stepping up to deliver 152,000 homes PlaceShaper members will almost double the homes they build in the next ten years with 152,000 homes in the pipeline. PlaceShapers’ new We Build report demons ...

Brand new homes in Westcliff

TWENTY brand new homes in the Bridgewater Road area of Westcliff are nearly completed and will be ready to let by the end of July. With 14 two bed houses and six three-bed houses, this new developm ...

Hear from our Apprentices on our YouTube channel

As the closing date for our apprenticeships is approaching we spoke to a few of our current and former apprentices to hear about their experience at Saffron. Head over to our YouTube channel to h ...

Stepping up to deliver new homes

Cross Keys Homes is part of 88,000 homes being built by PlaceShapers’ members in the next five years. PlaceShapers is a network of more than 100 community focused housing associations. Its new ...

Freebridge Chief Executive wins Inspirational Leader of the Year at national awards.

Freebridge Chief Executive wins Inspirational Leader of the Year at national awards. Freebridge Community Housing are delighted to announce that their Chief Executive, Tony Hall, has won in the In ...

GUHG marks Rural Housing Week with new homes for the over 55s in Langford Village

This new scheme, called Meadow View, will provide a mixture of 11 one and two bedroomed bungalows for affordable rent and six one and two bedroomed houses and bungalows for shared ownership, with the ...

New community marks £20 million of investment in rural homes

A housing group is about to celebrate the building of one of its newest communities and mark an investment of £20 million in affordable rural homes in Shropshire and Staffordshire over the last five ...

Rural Housing Week 2017

It’s Rural Housing Week and Saffron are proud to be supporting rural communities through providing affordable housing. Did you know that Saffron are the 2nd highest housing associations to increa ...

Employability Day event

We are hosting an event at Cafe Indie on Friday 14 July to celebrate National Employability Day. The national day, set up by ERSA (Employment Related Services Association) aims to highlight the wor ...

Ongo Wheelers complete 100 mile challenge

Six Ongo staff completed the annual C2C2C challenge on Thursday 29 June. The C2C2C (castle to coast to castle) challenge, now in its seventh year, sees cyclists take on the 100 mile charity ride to ...

July Star Builder

Star builder July star builder Bromford are on track to deliver 5,300 homes in the next five years, part of 88,000 PlaceShapers will build by 2022 as revealed through We Build. The last two ye ...

Fete smiles on Hillington Square

Fete smiles on Hillington Square The summer fete is back again at Hillington Square this Saturday, 15 July 2017, from 12 – 3pm. The Square will be packed with food and fun for all the family, ...

Ongo Chicks complete Pretty Muddy challenge

Sixteen staff took part in Lincoln Pretty Muddy on Saturday 15 July for Cancer Research. The event is organised by Cancer Research and raises vital funds to go towards research for over 200 types o ...

Big Lunch celebrates building of new community

Housing Plus Group were joined by residents in Condover, Shropshire, for the event to mark the completion of the development of much-needed new homes in the village. Around £1 million has been spe ...

Cross Keys Homes is in the Top 50 Social Landlords

Coming in at number 22, the list celebrates the excellent work of the social housing sector’s very best landlords, and is compiled and voted on by expert judges from across the sector. Chief ...

Elizabeth Court short stay accommodation facility completed

The extensive refurbishment works have been completed and the 53 unit Elizabeth Court is now fully occupied. The facility is being leased by Peterborough City Council, and the management is provided b ...

Fun, fun, fun

Along with our usual activities such as face painting, art zone, coconut shy and soft play area we introduced some new activities, a bungee run which was highly popular, making bug hotels for the gard ...

Support into work

Magic ingredient is 121 support 24-year-old Jake Bailey (pictured) found himself living in YMCA accommodation after having a major fallout with his parents and losing his job. To make matters worse ...

Development Tour

Last week CAP members and Saffron staff went on a development tour to see some of our new upcoming homes. CAP is our Customer Advisory Panel whose fantastic volunteers help inform our work. The To ...

Press Release: Saffron's Response to Cuts in Funding for Supported Housing Services

Press Release Saffron Response to Funding Cuts to Services for Supported Housing In February this year, Norfolk County Council announced the cutting of funding for sheltered housing support se ...

Awards abound for Grand Union Housing Group

The awards recognise “the brightest and best within the industry” and is compiled by a national poll in the magazine. Aileen Evans, GUHG’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s lovely to be recogn ...

We Work July Star

July star The latest We Work story shows how the PlaceShaper magic ingredient of knowing and understanding local communities started a young person on a career in web development. Kayleigh Savage, ...

Freebridge Community Housing Host House Swap Event

Freebridge Community Housing Host House Swap Event Freebridge Community Housing will be hosting a coffee morning to promote the benefits of mutual exchange on Friday 18 August at the Hillington Sq ...

August star builder

August star builder August star builder Saffron Housing are on track to deliver 445 homes in the next three years, part of 88,000 PlaceShapers will build by 2022 . In the past two years Saffron ...

Summer ezine 2017

Pedal Power PlaceShaper cycles from Lands End to John O'Groats to spread the We Build message. This and other updates in the summer ezine. Content includes We Build 1520 homes in pipeline ...

Taking your career to the next level

We're hosting an event on Monday 7 August to offer advice and guidance on how to take your career to the next level. The Next Level - Get a Better Career Event will take place between 5-7pm at our ...

Tpas reaccreditation

We were presented with the reaccreditation by Tpas, the tenant engagement experts on Thursday 27 July. This is the third time we've achieved this accreditation, which is awarded for their commitme ...

I like to ride my bicycle....

They set themselves a challenge of doing 1000 miles in 4 weeks with Worthing Homes sponsoring them 50p a mile. There was no limit to the number of people that could or couldn’t take part so the foun ...

Community screening sparks new ideas

Cross Keys Homes recently invited 60 residents, employees and stakeholders to watch a screening of Ken Loach’s award winning film, I Daniel Blake. Released in 2016, the film explores a sad account o ...

Reoffending figures reduce in Peterborough through support of local partners

Cross Keys Homes is pleased to have been able to support partner organisations, under the umbrella of the Safer Peterborough Partnership, in providing a venue to help the development and training of e ...

Fun in the sun

Held at Kitty’s field, just a short walk from our Community House in Dominion Road, the fun session gave parents an opportunity to have fun with their children without worrying about cost, including ...

Freebridge announce two new directors.

Freebridge announce two new directors. Freebridge Community Housing are delighted to announce that two new directors have joined their management team. Alex Dixon has come on board as Director ...

Cross Keys Homes take first handovers of new affordable homes in St Ives

Cross Keys Homes has taken its first handovers of five new affordable homes in St Ives thanks to Barratt Homes The new homes are located on the former St Ives golf course and will provide 45 af ...

Combined Authority grant funding success for Cross Keys Homes

Cross Keys Homes has been successful in receiving a £2.9m grant funding allocation from the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to help build desperately needed affordable homes ac ...

Aragon marks National Allotment Week with new Shefford allotment project

The Shefford allotment is part of Aragon’s youth involvement work in the town and is open to young people aged 6 to 18. This is the second of their allotment projects; the first project consisting o ...

Saffron have 6,146 homes!

Saffron have 6,146 homes! Alongside being PlaceShapers August Star Builder Saffron have recently been mentioned in In Inside Housing’s Top 50 Biggest Builders survey for 2016/17 as second for pe ...

Record numbers attend Ongo Carnival

Over 2,000 people attended the Ongo Carnival on Wednesday 2 August, a free event, which took place at Manor Park in Scunthorpe. There was something for all ages at the carnival including donkey rid ...

Celebrating 50 years of Lincoln Court

Tenants living at Lincoln Court celebrated 50 years since it opened with a birthday party on Thursday 3 August. Over 40 people attended the party which took place in the lounge area of Lincoln Cour ...

Bike project summer sessions

Cycle safety sessions have been held at the Viking Centre in Barton. The Ongo Bike Project has been working with residents living in the Caistor Road area of Barton to fix the bikes of children liv ...

Cross Keys Homes signs contract to build 20 new affordable homes

Cross Keys Homes has signed a contract with Persimmon Homes to build a further 20 new affordable homes for the city. Hampton Gardens is another phase of the section 106 site at Hampton, which Cross ...

Monday Club celebrates 25th year

Tenants and staff from local housing provider, Aragon Housing Association, have been celebrating the 25th birthday of the Monday Club at The Gardens in Henlow. The Monday Club is one of the lon ...

Cross Keys Homes provides new affordable homes for Huntingdonshire District Council

FOURTEEN new affordable homes have been provided in the picturesque village of Fenstanton, just a fifteen minute drive away from Cambridge. Cross Keys Homes is continuing to invest in Huntingd ...

Local Housing Associations Connect

Shropshire Housing Group and Herefordshire Housing have announced that the two organisations have connected, as of 27th July 2017, as equal partners, to form Connexus, a new social housing group wit ...

We've received a new accreditation

We have achieved the AQS (Advice Quality Standard) Accreditation which is formal recognition for the level of support we provide to our tenants. The accreditation provides an independent view of th ...

Parkwood Avenue homes

The first six homes on Parkwood Avenue (off Bridgewater Road) are complete and have had the keys handed over to the new tenants. There are 20 homes in total, with 16 two bed houses and four three-b ...

Cross Keys Homes provides new affordable homes in Stanground

TWENTY new affordable homes have been provided at Windmill View, Stanground, thanks to Cross Keys Homes in partnership with Persimmon Homes. The nine-month project has seen 14 afford ...

Hillington Square Football Club scores Norfolk FA Community Award

Hillington Square Football Club scores Norfolk FA Community Award The Hillington Square Football Club, based out of Freebridge’s Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre in King’s Lynn ...

Starts at Home day

Friday 1st September is Starts at Home day, celebrating a campaign led by the National Housing Federation. This was launched last year with the aim of ensuring that people who need extra support will ...

September star builder

September star builder September star builder Colne Housing are on track to deliver 750 homes in the next five years, part of 88,000 PlaceShapers will build by 2022 . In the past two years Coln ...

Lapwing Apartments open event

Lapwing Apartments will be holding an open event on Saturday 9 September from 10am to 3pm. Situated in Orton Brimbles, off Matley, these new apartments offer a choice of spacious one and two bedroo ...

Community groups supported by Freebridge fund

Community groups supported by Freebridge fund Freebridge Community Housing have donated £5000 to seven community groups across West Norfolk through the Freebridge Community Fund. Each yea ...

North Star's approach to people scores them Platinum

North Star's approach to people scores them Platinum North Star is the first Housing Association in England to receive Investors in People Platinum, and is one of the elite 0.5% of companies in ...

North Star invest in future generation

North Star invest in future generation North Star, a local housing association based in Stockton, invests in more than houses; they work closely with a range of organisations across the region to i ...

MP visits life changing services in Hartlepool

MP visits life changing services in Hartlepool Hartlepool MP, Mike Hill, visits North Star Housing Group’s supported housing to see how it dramatically changes lives. North Star is a North Eas ...

MP backs supported housing

MP backs supported housing campaign Middlesbrough MP, Andy McDonald highlights the great benefits of supported housing across the Tees Valley, by visiting one of North Star Housing Group’s suppor ...

MP praises youth support scheme in Stockton

MP praises youth support scheme in Stockton Stockton South MP, Paul Williams, visits North Star Housing Group’s Parkfield Hall scheme to see how young people are being supported in Stockton. F ...

Castles & Coasts to host sheltered housing open day

Castles & Coasts to host sheltered housing open day North housing provider, Castles & Coasts Housing Association (CCHA) is opening its doors in Gateshead this month to help people find out more ab ...

Staff step back in time to see flats in former factory

Staff from one of the region’s top shoe manufacturers took a step back in time as they visited their former factory which has been converted into 14 two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent by loc ...

North Star receive Customer Excellence Award

North Star receive Customer Excellence Award North Star has been fully re-accredited against the “Customer Service Excellence” government standard for another year. Assessors were on site la ...

Raising aspirations

489 young people in North Lincolnshire have benefitted from our Raising Aspirations project since it launched 12 months ago. The project aims to develop closer working links with local schools to e ...

Ongo Wheelers complete North Lincs Sportive

A team of six staff completed the North Lincolnshire Sportive on Sunday 10 September which was part of the Tour of Britain celebrations. The event which followed on from the third stage of the Tour ...

annual report

Our annual report for 2016/17 has been launched online to show performance and achievements over the last 12 months. Highlights include customer satisfaction has remained above 90% with 92.7% custo ...

Cross Keys Homes celebrates projects’ successes

Cross Keys Homes is celebrating the amazing success stories from its New Horizons and Community Connections projects, which are targeted at tackling the root causes of poverty and support those needin ...

Cross Keys Homes opens new extra care scheme in Peterborough

Lapwing Apartments has opened its doors to welcome its first residents following completion of the £9 million new development in Orton Brimbles. The 54 apartment extra care scheme, provided by Cro ...

New Chair appointed to CKH Group Board

Cross Keys Homes is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Orrey as the Chair of its Group Board. Andy replaces current Chair, Dr Angus Kennedy, who is stepping down following the completion of h ...

Becketts Close celebrates 35 years

Residents of Becketts Close recently celebrated the sheltered housing scheme’s 35th anniversary. The residents’ social committee of the Cross Keys Homes managed scheme, organised an Autumn Fayre a ...

Cross Keys Homes welcomes 500th shared owners

Cross Keys Homes is celebrating its 500th shared ownership completion after a young Huntingdonshire couple made their dream of owning their own home a reality. Lauren Roberts (22) and James Boston ...

Freebridge Community Housing announces new chairman

Freebridge Community Housing announces new chairman. Freebridge Community Housing is delighted to announce Andy Walder as their new Chairman, taking over the role from Ray Johnson, who has been in ...

Leader's speech response

Response to Theresa May speech to Conservative party conference Angela Lockwood, Vice Chair of PlaceShapers and CEO of North Star, said: “Theresa May announcing a government commitment to buildi ...

Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre receives Bags of Help from Tesco fund.

Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre receives Bags of Help from Tesco fund. Providence Street Placeshaping Community Centre have received £1000 from the Tesco Bags of Help community gr ...

Ongo Bike Project Team take on Trent to Trent

On Sunday 8 October, two members from our Bike Project completed the Trent to Trent Road Sportive in aid of Prostate Cancer. John Cavill, Learning & Growing Project Manager here at Ongo and Lee Har ...

Market Hill residents support local hospice

Generous staff and tenants have donated over £800 to Lindsey Lodge hospice, thanks to a fundraising scheme we run. Each year, staff from our Concierge Team and tenants from Market Hill host a rang ...

Sport session success

A £10,000 funding pot secured by us has been spent over the summer months, supporting youngsters to be more active. The money, from Active Humber has supported projects in Westcliff, Barton and Wi ...

We've taken on M25 Housing & Support Group

EXCITING plans to bring services provided by Doncaster homeless charity M25 Housing & Support Group into Ongo Homes have been announced. The move secures the long-term future of the charity work an ...

Hightown residents’ stories bring to light hidden homelessness

World Homeless Day (10th October) reminds us of the growing housing crisis facing the UK and the increasing number of rough sleepers and families in temporary accommodation. As well as providing de ...

1,200 affordable homes to be built following £45 million financing deal with M&G Investments

Hightown Housing Association has agreed a deal to borrow £45 million from M&G Investments to support its housing development programme, providing affordable homes across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire a ...

October star builder

October star builder October Star Builder Rochdale Boroughwide Housing are on track to build 145 homes in the next five years – part of the 13,163 being built by PlaceShapers across the north west ...

Stamp out hate crime in Peterborough

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) and the SaferPeterborough Partnership will be supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) with a series of Pop Up information events across the city. NHCAW is runn ...

Aragon honours its star residents

Held at Haynes Village Hall in Bedfordshire, the annual awards ceremony saw people picking up prizes in eight categories such as Best Community Project, Good Neighbour and Volunteer of the Year. He ...

Intergenerational housing trip underway for Ongo employee

Emma Garland, Policy Officer here at Ongo has recently embarked on a four week trip to America as part of the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. The fully funded trip sees Emma travelling rou ...

Grand Union celebrates new Astrop Grange development

The original building, which had served as a sheltered housing scheme, was decommissioned in 2011 due to severe structural defects and in 2015 planning permission was granted for a block of shared own ...

Universal Credit prompts arrears fears

We're urging any of our tenants affected by Universal Credit to get in touch. The warning comes after national media reports of additional hardship, and increased rent arrears, faced by those claim ...

GUHG aims to house over 1,000 families by 2021

Local housing provider Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) is looking to house over 1,000 families in new homes over the next four years. The Group currently has 39 different sites on the go with ...

Pink day success

OVER £300 was raised for Breast Cancer Now by our staff on Thursday 19 October as part of the national Pink Day fundraiser. To raise money, staff donned their best pink outfits, baked pink themed ...

We've been shortlisted for a national award

We've been shortlisted for a national award for its approach in tackling anti-social behaviour. Shortlisted in the category of ‘Best Project’ in the Resolve ASB Awards, we will find out at the ...

Accessible homes to be built in North Lincolnshire

We are looking to build seven accessible homes across six sites in North Lincolnshire. Working in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, this plan will provide much needed fully wheelchair de ...

Supported housing

PlaceShapers response to news t he government has dropped plans to cap housing benefit in the social housing sector at Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates Sinead Butters, Chair of PlaceShapers, sa ...

Cross Keys Homes teams up with NCT  

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is teaming up with NCT (National Childbirth Trust) to train volunteer Birth and Beyond Community Supporters (BBCS) to reach out to disadvantaged parents in Peterborough. Thes ...

Annual bring your kids to work day

Our annual ‘bring your kids to work day’ took place on Friday 27 October with 55 children visiting our HQ for the day. The day involved tree planting, pumpkin carving, pizza and crafts along wi ...

Will is Making His Own Luck

Impressed with Will’s confidence and attitude, the contractor SJ Roberts, took him on for a six months’ trial and he has proved to be a real asset. So much so that he’s now been taken on a 12-mo ...

Bracknell Forest Homes agrees £25 million funding deal

Bracknell Forest Homes has agreed £25 million of Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) EIB funding on a floating rate basis, at a price of six month Libor +0.201% this month (October). This funding was ...

New homes coming soon

Bracknell Forest Homes' development programme to provide more affordable housing is progressing well, with the first foundations laid at the new Amen Corner development with Bellway Homes. The new ...

Strong credit, governance and viability ratings

Housing association regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), has maintained Bracknell Forest Homes' top ratings for both governance and viability. We received a G1 (governance) and a V1 ( ...

Housing Services Manager awarded Commander's Commendation

Andrew McDonald, Housing Services Manager, has been awarded a prestigious Commander’s Commendation from Thames Valley Police. The commendation was presented at the Thames Valley Police training c ...

Bracknell Forest Homes helps customers to employment

“The course gave me focus and confidence to keep applying for suitable roles. I would highly recommend it to anyone.” A new course to help people into work is starting this autumn (September 19 ...

Funding success helps supports adult learners

Cross Keys Homes has been successful in securing over £15,000 of funding through City College Peterborough’s Community Learning Trust fund. Thanks to the funding the housing association is looki ...

New Board members for GUHG

Four new Board members with a combined 128 years’ experience across the housing, not-for-profit and financial services sectors are joining Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG). The Group, which is no ...

Conference 2017

Supply is the priority, Nick Walkley tells PlaceShapers conference PlaceShapers 10 th  annual members' conference brought together sector leaders to debate the key issues affecting housing, now an ...

Unique dementia housing scheme celebrates its fifth birthday

The scheme, which is situated next to the historic Bletchley Park, was opened in October 2012 providing a unique home to 34 people and offering secure round the clock care. Aileen Evans, Group Chie ...

New service opens in Dunstable

This new service, which is based at Beech Close in Dunstable, will provide 24 hour re-ablement and rehabilitation support to people who aren’t able to return home or require intervention to avoid a ...

Budget response

Budget response  Sinead Butters, chair of PlaceShapers, said: “While the investment in the housing sector is welcome we need to understand the detail of how this will support those for whom ownin ...

Funding secures CKH’s development programme

Peterborough based housing association, Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has secured an additional £80 million loan investment from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Handelsbanken, to facilitate its further g ...

Local dementia housing scheme invests in cutting-edge approach to dementia care

The interactive and innovative ‘Tovertafel’ (which translates to ‘Magic Table’ in Dutch) has been installed by local housing provider Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) at Flowers House, which c ...

CKH takes delivery of first new affordable homes in South Cambridgeshire

Cross Keys Homes has taken delivery of its first affordable new homes in South Cambridgeshire. Located on a former farmyard, 16 unique new homes have been built in the picturesque village of Bour ...

Volunteer award night success

Volunteers were celebrated in an awards evening which took place on Wednesday 29 November at The Wortley House Hotel. The event took place to recognise and celebrate the brilliant work our tenants ...

Benefits change will affect thousands

Universal Credit has being fully introduced in the Forest of Dean and is destined to affect thousands of people who currently claim benefits. Two Rivers Housing believes up to two-thirds of tenants ...

On the Wright track

A young Aylburton father is pursuing his dream career, and Two Rivers Housing and Centigen are supporting his journey. Dad-of-two Leighton Wright has his sights set on being a Chartered Quantity Su ...

New affordable homes for Central Bedfordshire

Cross Keys Homes' first scheme in Central Bedfordshire is helping to provide 52 new affordable homes to help ease the council’s housing waiting list. The development site in Potton is already 10 ...

Response to Draft London Housing Plan

PlaceShapers response to Draft London Housing Plan PlaceShapers’ London-based members welcome the Mayor of London’s draft Housing Strategy and are encouraged by his ambitions to tackle the capi ...

Housing Minister engages with London tenants

Housing Minister engages with London tenants On Thursday 7 December, PlaceShapers member Shepherds Bush Housing Group  hosted an engagement event between social housing tenants and the Housing and ...

Grand Union Housing Group GiveaGift at Christmas

The three food banks, The Need Project, Towcester Food Bank and Rushden Food Bank, operate across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and have each asked for specific goods which will help them put toge ...

Vital affordable housing coming to West Molesey

Plans to build 28 new homes on the site of a popular sheltered housing scheme in West Molesey, have been given the go-ahead. Crown Simmons Housing, based in Esher, has been granted planning permiss ...

Crown Simmons win Regional Housing Association of the Year

Crown Simmons have won ‘Housing Association/Landlord of the Year’ in the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes South East regional awards. The South East Regional Energy Efficiency & Healthy ...

Better, Stronger, Smarter: Crown Simmons release new four-year plan

Crown Simmons Housing have released their new four-year, strategic plan titled “Better, Stronger, Smarter”. The plan looks at the association’s goals from 2017 to 2021. Developed by staff and ...

Through new approaches, smaller housing associations make a valuable contribution to new supply in this country

Paul Yates, Chief Executive of Crown Simmons Housing, wrote a guest Blog for the National Housing Federation on the role of smaller housing associations in developing new homes. 30 May 2017 The ...

Crown Simmons Housing Getting Better, Stronger, Smarter with New Annual Report

On 26 September 2017 we held our Annual General Meeting at our office in Esher. At the meeting the financial statements for 2016/2017 were formally adopted and we also launched our 2017 Annual Report ...

Crown Simmons completes purchase of keyworker homes in Merton

In July 2017 Crown Simmons Housing completed the acquisition of 28 homes in the London Borough of Merton from the Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC). The properties at the Raynesfield es ...

Crown Simmons Selected as Finalist in 2017 Engage Awards

Crown Simmons Housing are proud to announce our selection as a finalist in the Best Use of Voice of the Employee category of the Engage Awards 2017 – the only customer and employee engagement ind ...

Customer Service Excellence stamp of approval

We’re pleased to report that Bracknell Forest Homes has kept a national Customer Service Excellence (CSE) award for a seventh year. The CSE accreditation is external recognition of an organisation ...

Sprinkler work due to start in January

Work to install sprinklers in Scunthorpe’s four high rise blocks of flats is due to start in January, it has been confirmed. Princess House, Sutton House and Crosby House, on Market Hill, and Tre ...

Freebridge Community Housing host Santa on the Square

Freebridge Community Housing host Santa on the Square Freebridge Community Housing once again held their annual Christmas Grotto in the Community Café at Hillington Square on Thursday 21 December ...

Ongo elves raise £300 for charity

Throughout December we've been running the #OngoElfieSelfie campaign to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, raising £300. Our elves have been out and about during the festive season encoura ...

£2,750 raised in Ongo Christmas Cheer campaign

Our staff have been spreading Christmas cheer throughout North Lincolnshire and beyond in the run up to Christmas with a variety of events and fundraisers taking place. £2,750 has been donated or ...

Westcliff Christmas light switch on

On Thursday 21 December, the Westcliff Christmas light switch on will take place at The Precinct. The event, organised by us, the North Lincolnshire Council Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Humberside ...

Merger to bring a bright future to rural areas

Connexus, with more than 10,400 homes brings together a number of subsidiary brands under the group umbrella, Herefordshire Housing Limited, South Shropshire and Meres and Mosses Housing Associations, ...

£31.5 million raised in Retail Charity Bond for Hightown Housing Association

The Hightown Housing Association Retail Charity Bond has raised £31.5 million and closed early due to high demand. The funds will be used to support Hightown’s development programme. The Herts ...

Elmshall Place delivers new affordable housing for St Albans

Hightown’s new Elmshall Place development is now open and ready to welcome residents. This project brings 58 new, much-needed affordable homes to a highly sustainable location close to the train sta ...

Hightown offers a new home to vulnerable young people in Hemel Hempstead

Vulnerable young people, such as asylum seekers forced to flee conflicts and leave their families behind, have been offered safety, support and shelter with Hightown’s Young People’s Housing Servi ...

Love West Norfolk Campaign Launches

Love West Norfolk Campaign Launches A new campaign celebrating all that West Norfolk has to offer has launched. ‘Love West Norfolk’ aims to create pride and aspiration within the local ar ...

Winter star builder

12,000 London homes   PlaceShapers’ 15 London members plan to build 12,000 homes in the capital by 2022, using community roots to unlock hard-to-tackle sites. This week 30 new homes got the g ...

Grand Union to undergo unification

The Group, which comprises Aragon Housing Association, Rockingham Forest Housing and South Northants Homes, will become a single housing association with almost 12,000 homes across Bedfordshire, North ...

CHP, finalist in renowned UK Housing Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Development Programme of the Year (under 12,000), the award entry emphasised CHP’s ambitious development programme and their continuous commitment to regenerating communities across ...

Construction work begins on affordable homes in Merton

The £18 million scheme will include one, two and three-bedroom homes when it completes at the end of 2019. Aidid Djibril, Development Manager at Wandle, said: “We are pleased to have started wor ...

Pupils dedicate new street to local WW2 soldier

The children from Shillington Lower School, were given the chance to name the street, which was a former garage site, by affordable housing provider, Grand Union Housing Group. After opening the de ...

New homes underway in Middleton St George

New homes underway in Middleton St George North Star Housing Group, brings new, affordable homes to Middleton St George, Darlington. North Star is a group of housing associations operating acros ...

WCHG crowned with prestigious ‘Investors in People’ Platinum Status

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is enormously proud to announce we have been awarded the prestigious ‘Investors in People’ Platinum Status , demonstrating our commitment to high perf ...

CKH are finalists in prestigious national awards

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has been shortlisted in two categories in the most prestigious awards in the housing sector, having been named as finalists in the UK Housing Awards’ Outstanding Approach to T ...

MHCLG

Response to MHCLG and DWP on sheltered and extra care housing PlaceShapers’ responses to further Government consultations on the future funding of supported housing acknowledge progress made t ...

Cross Keys Homes signs contract to build new shared ownership apartments in Central Bedford

Cross Keys Homes has signed a contract with Adepto Property Group (Bedford) to build 12 new shared ownership apartments in the centre of Bedford. The development site situated on St Cuthbert’s St ...

We appoint our next Chief Executive

We have appointed Steve Hepworth as our next Chief Executive. He will take over from Andy Orrey, who is retiring after 10 years working here at Ongo. Steve has worked here since we formed as Nor ...

MP Commends Innovative Independent Living Development

The development is designed to help people live independently in their homes for longer. The properties are built around a beautiful courtyard area which contains raised planters, a petanque court (F ...

Freebridge welcomes tenants to new homes in North Wootton

Freebridge welcomes tenants to new homes in North Wootton Freebridge Community Housing are delighted to have handed over the keys to nine brand new homes in North Wootton, following the completion ...

Bike safety event held in Barton

Ahead of school half term, we held a bike safety event at the Viking Centre located on Fairfield Drive. The event was run in partnership between us and Safer Neighbourhoods between 9-11am on Saturd ...

Lunch Service is Given a Boost

Bishops Castle Mobile lunches is run by South Shropshire Housing Association Independent Living Co-ordinator, Jeremy Hall with the help of Dave Barsley, SSHA Support Services and residents Margaret Wa ...

Cross Keys Homes provide new homes in Great Denham

Thirteen new homes in Great Denham, Bedfordshire, are ready to welcome families. The site, which has benefitted from a total £1.55 million investment from Cross Keys Homes, includes 11 homes ava ...

CKH secure former school site to provide new affordable homes in Peterborough

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has acquired the former John Mansfield School site as part of their drive to bring more affordable homes to Peterborough. With funding secured to support the development, CKH ...

Local business supports our Bike Project

Our Bike Project has received support from Build Base to be able to continue running. The project, which had been located on Laneham Street at the back of our Employment Support office, needed to f ...

30 new homes for Fulham

30 new homes for Fulham We will be building 30 new, genuinely affordable homes in Fulham for local residents. The plans for the new development were agreed by Hammersmith & Fulham Council on ...

Post Office to remain in Westcliff

We are pleased to announce that a Post Office will be included within The Arc as part of the brand new Westcliff development. This decision comes following discussions with us and The Post Office a ...

Home improvements leave tenants cosy

Hundreds of Two Rivers Housing tenants will be enjoying warmer winters in future, thanks to a new programme of home insulation and heating improvements. The Gloucestershire not-for-profit housing a ...

First new homes for 50 years

A scheme of seven homes in the tiny Gloucestershire village of Churcham has given the community its first brand new properties in more than half-a-decade. With strong support and input from the par ...

Cross Keys Homes helps families onto the housing ladder in St Ives.

Cross Keys Homes has helped more families get onto the housing ladder in St Ives through shared ownership. The part-buy, part-rent homes are located on the former St Ives golf course and form part of ...

New jobs and opportunities coming to Westcliff

At least three new jobs and many volunteering opportunities will be created in Westcliff when The Arc opens in spring 2018. The jobs will include working in The Arc’s cafe, cleaning and caretakin ...

Octavia wins Sustainable Housing Provider of the Year

Over 200 housing and industry professionals came together this November to celebrate outstanding achievements at this year’s SHIFT awards. As the only awards celebrating sustainability in housing, O ...

New centre brings young and old together

Octavia’s brand new community hub, The Reed, was officially opened this week in the heart of Notting Hill with an ‘Open House’ event. The evening provided an opportunity for Octavia service u ...

Homeless Dinners Project

THCH's Community Development Team were joined by members of the Harry Gosling Primary School's Parent & Staff Association' Cooking Club back in December as we prepared 100 roast chicken dinners for re ...

Ongo Recruitment invests in the latest technology

Ongo Recruitment has upgraded its infrastructure to use the very latest technology for recruiting the highest quality candidates. The Adapt infrastructure is the system used by leading recruitment ...

Aspire Housing receives royal recognition in the UK’s most prestigious business awards

The social regeneration work of a Staffordshire-based housing association has been singled out in the UK’s most prestigious business awards. The 2017 Queen’s Awards list, published to mark the ...

Apprenticeship case study, Where Are They Now - Jasmin Lakin, Gingerbread

Case File: Name: Jasmin Lakin Age: 20 Job title: Apprentice painter and decorator, Gingerbread - a charity for single parents PM Training apprentice: 2016 Why did you cho ...

Broadland Design Awards – Certificate of Merit

Broadland District Council has a biennial Design Award, which recognises those new developments that are considered to be of high design value. The criteria for the awards are for schemes to have made ...

Apprenticeship week at Ongo Recruitment

Ongo Recruitment is looking back at a successful year of securing apprenticeships for local businesses as part of National Apprenticeship Week. National Apprenticeship Week runs from 5-9 March and ...

Housing group marks 15th birthday with cake cut!

Housing group marks 15th birthday with cake cut! Incommunities is this week celebrating 15 years in business as a leading social housing provider. Since forming in 2003 the organisation, which ...

Housing group in pledge for women’s day

Housing group in pledge for women’s day Incommunities’ workers showed their support for International Women’s Day (8th March) by making their own equality pledges. They displayed their me ...

Housing group new apprentices search

Housing group new apprentices search Incommunities has launched its 2018 recruitment drive for its award winning apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeship vacancies include electrical work, gas ...

Staff clock up the miles and more for charities in 2017

Staff clock up the miles and more for charities in 2017 Busy staff at Incommunities have swum, cycled and rowed in 2017 to raise nearly £10,000 for different national and local causes. At the ...

Pledging our support for women's day

They displayed their messages on a ‘pledge wall’ to highlight their commitment to promoting equality, tackling discrimination and celebrating women’s achievements. The theme of International ...

10 new apprenticeship opportunities

Ten new apprenticeship vacancies are due to be advertised this week. The apprenticeships will be in digital marketing, housing management, regeneration, community support, roofing and customer serv ...

M25 launch event success

Doncaster based organisation M25 Housing and Support Group recently joined us and held a re-launch event on Friday 9 March to celebrate, with over 15 people attending. The event was opened by Erika ...

New homes to rent on Grange Lane South

Three new homes are nearing completion in Scunthorpe and will be ready to let in early April. The homes, owned and managed by us, are all two-bedroom houses located on Grange Lane South, which cost ...

International Women’s Day event

Our Employment Support Team hosted an event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March, which over 20 people attended. The event was aimed at women aged 19 and over living in Nort ...

CKH celebrates award shortlist success

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has been shortlisted in two categories in one of the most prestigious awards in the housing sector, having been named as finalists in the Central Region of the Tpas Awards in th ...

Dillon Court Opening!

We are very excited to announce our 2 year, £9, 015, 943 redevelopment of Dillon Court (previously known as Grace Court) based in Sutton! The redevelopment was completed in partnership with Orbit Hom ...

Teenage tenant turns passion into pictures.

Teenage tenant turns passion into pictures. At just 11-years-old Zea Harrison has already turned her passion for taking pictures into prize winning photography. After being entered into our photogr ...

PlaceShapers Director

PlaceShapers Director A rare opportunity has arisen for an executive level professional to lead the activities of PlaceShapers, taking responsibility for strategic and governance support to our netw ...

New homes in Hillingdon

New homes in Hillingdon We're building 87 new canalside homes, just minutes from West Drayton station. The site will mark the regeneration of the final piece of undeveloped land near the station ...

Chief executive appointed to Birmingham housing trust

The Chief Executive of an association which played a pivotal role in a nationally-recognised regeneration success story is to join a Birmingham housing charity. Pete Richmond, currently leader of ...

Village 135 wins Pinders Healthcare Design Award 2018

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) are delighted to announce that their flagship Extra Care Scheme Village 135, won the ‘Best Independent Living Scheme’ category at the Pinders Healthcare ...

Spring Ezine 2018

Spring update The clocks have changed as has so much since my last bulletin, says Sinéad Butters. Read the latest news here. Topics include Tenant voices Future of the sector Supported housi ...

Citizens Online Switch Project

We are delighted to be working in partnership with West Kent , Town & Country , Orbit , Citizens Online and digital inclusion charity, Citizens Online to enable residents to use the internet an ...

PopUp Business School Aims To Start Over Fifty New Businesses in Maidstone

Revolutionary start-up training company, PopUp Business School aims to start over fifty new businesses in Maidstone. The PopUp Business School will be popping up at Tovil Community Centre in partnersh ...

We want residents to get involved with local community groups

We are calling for local residents to support community groups and resident associations in a bid to help make local communities great places to live. Eight community groups or resident association ...

Easter intergenerational event

More than 40 of our retirement living tenants and youngsters from Little Imps nursery in Messingham came together for a morning of Easter fun for our latest intergenerational event. The event, whic ...

We're supporting a University student on placement

A Hull University student is undertaking a placement with our Communities team, based in Barton. It’s the first time we've placed a current university student, and is something we’re definitely ...

Freebridge makes community investment in North Lynn

Freebridge makes community investment in North Lynn Freebridge Community Housing has purchased the Discovery Centre in King’s Lynn after agreeing on a sale with the board of trustees. The D ...

Festive cheer at Culverton Court

Over the years this event has become a celebrated success, with the event held on Thursday 14th December marked the 5th carol concert hosted by the supported living scheme in Princes Risborough. As ...

Opening the market at the London Stock Exchange (LSE)

Hightown was among the first housing associations to use the Retail Charity Bond plc’s platform when it raised £27m through a Retail Charity Bond back in April 2015. We followed this in October wit ...

Stunning new affordable homes in the Bucks countryside

Affordable housing is in short supply in Haddenham, where the average property sells for over £470,000* (*Rightmove) and these homes will help address a pressing local need. The site (called 'Nigh ...

New affordable housing coming soon in Bishop’s Stortford

Stortford Fields will be brought forward by a consortium of developers - Taylor Wimpey, Bovis Lend Lease, Persimmon and Kier. Hightown’s 85 units will be split to consist of 63 for affordable ren ...

New Street Drinker Outreach Worker appointed for St Albans

The appointment of the Street Drinker Outreach Worker has been made possible using funding provided by St Albans City and District Council. Hightown aims to address ongoing housing and homelessness ...

Taking to the streets: meet our Outreach Support Workers

Mags and Laura gave us an insight into the challenges of working with these client groups and what can be done to help those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. Mags has supported people facing ...

Aylesbury generations come together to enjoy music ... and Alpacas!

As part of an initiative to encourage intergenerational engagement, a group of youngsters were invited to entertain residents on Tuesday 13 February with sing-alongs of much-loved songs including Some ...

Self-harming: Answering the 5 big questions

Myth 1: Isn’t it just attention seeking? This is one of the biggest myths about self-harming. There are many reasons people self-harm; there are actually a lot of cases of people trying to hide ...

Tackling the myths around self-harm

Hightown believes listening and learning from its service users is the most effective way to deliver personalised support to people in supported housing and those living in their own home. Service us ...

Celebrating new mums at our Mother & Baby service

Many of the residents haven’t had the easiest start in motherhood but the Mother & Baby Service provides a stable environment to bring up their children and learn the parenting and independent livin ...

How Hightown supports people with Autism

Hightown Housing Association runs 62 Learning Disability schemes across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire and a number of these support people with autism. Hightown’s Operations Mana ...

£31.5 million raised in Retail Charity Bond for Hightown Housing Association

The funds will be used to support Hightown’s development programme. The Herts-based housing association expects to build over 1,000 homes in the next two years , 75% of which will be for social, af ...

Freebridge announce launch of annual community fund

Freebridge announce launch of annual community fund The application process for the 2018 Freebridge Community Fund opens from Monday 9 April, with £5000 once again on offer to local communit ...

South West Associations Create New Home Repairs Service

United Communities (UC) and Alliance Homes Group (AHG) have joined forces to launch the new Home Repairs Service. 9 April sees the two South West Housing Associations setting up a jointly owned new co ...

Lewis makes final of national Screwfix competition

A high-achieving apprentice from Ashbridge Roofing is in the final of the Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year 2018. The competition was open to all trade apprentices aged 16 and over in the UK, a ...

Steve steps up to Chief Exec role

Steve Hepworth steps up to become the Chief Executive today (Monday 9 April 2018). Steve, who has been one of our directors since our formation in 2007, takes over from Andy Orrey, who has retired ...

Bright futures for young people at Project 99

Bright futures for young people at Project 99 Back in April of this year, we launched Project 99 together with New Horizon Youth Centre (NHYC), in our first partnership with them. Project 99 is a s ...

What a difference the right support has made

What a difference the right support has made We speak to Steven and his Support Worker Carlos, to find out the difference living at Speedwell Court has made to him. Steven is 22 years old an ...

More than 800 local people access employment support

Over 800 people living in North Lincolnshire have been supported over the last 12 months by us, to help get them work ready. Our Employment Support Team, based at Laneham Street in Scunthorpe, has ...

We're bringing pride to Neighbourhoods in series of upcoming events

Neighbourhood Pride events, organised by us, will take place across North Lincolnshire this year. The Caretaking and Customer Engagement Teams will be heading to Barton, Scunthorpe, Brigg and South ...

Saffron Housing Trust boosts supply of Local Homes

Saffron Housing have celebrated with local residents who have moved into 15 new Dickleburgh affordable homes, developed by the housing association. The development was designed and built with local ho ...

PopUp Business School brings inspiration and energy to Tovil

Excitement, energy and inspiration were the words on everyone’s lips when PopUp Business School brought its own brand of entrepreneurial magic to Maidstone. The nine-day course was designed to he ...

Encourage residents to benefit from Board Member’s Marathon

James is hoping to raise £7,000, the cost of a Tovertafel (‘Magic Table’), an innovative piece of equipment designed to encourage participation, engagement and stimulation for those living with d ...

Highbury View homes now served by local housing association in Islington

On November 20, 2017, Crown Simmons Housing transferred ownership of the homes at Highbury View in Islington to Barnsbury Housing Association (BHA). Crown Simmons Housing commissioned Stock Rationa ...

Crown Simmons Selected as Finalist in South East Regional Energy Efficiency Awards 2018

Crown Simmons Housing are proud to announce our selection as a finalist in the South East Regional Energy Efficiency Awards 2018. The 2018 Regional Energy Efficiency Champion of the Year Award ...

Crown Simmons Awarded Highly Commended at South East Energy Efficiency Awards

For the second year running, Crown Simmons attended the South East Energy Efficiency Awards. The aim of the Energy Efficiency Awards is to provide recognition for the excellent work being done to impl ...

Crown Simmons Takes Transfer of 49 Homes in Haslemere, Surrey

Crown Simmons Housing, is pleased to announce that, following a successful period of resident consultation, the organisation has been appointed to manage the Hewitt Homes Trust from 1st April 2018. ...

Labour Party Green paper response

Decent home is a right owed to all  The focus on affordable decent housing for all in the Labour Party Green Paper was welcomed by Sinead Butters, chair of PlaceShapers. She said: “We are delig ...

Spring star builders

4,500 homes in pipeline PlaceShapers’ 10 members in Yorkshire and Humberside plan to build almost 4,500 new homes by 2022, with many developments adding to local regeneration and jobs creation.  ...

Freebridge finish the latest phase of Hillington Square project

Freebridge Community Housing are pleased to announce the completion of the latest phase of their Hillington Square regeneration project. The completion of Eldridge Court follows on from the ...

Providing new homes

2018 is set to be a very busy year for our development team and we’re delighted to be providing new much-needed homes for young people, families, and retirement living. We’ve completed 65 retir ...

Spring Spotlight newsletter out now

Read latest news in the spring edition of Spotlight now, including features about new build homes, switching services that could help you reduce energy bills and other money matters,events, safety tip ...

CKH to bring 20 new homes to Offord D'arcy

Investment in excess of £1.2 million is set to bring 20 new affordable homes to Offord D’arcy. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has approved £570,000 grant funding to support ...

Innovative New Homes Opened in Ludlow

The £2.7m new homes consist of 22 apartments and 4 bungalows that are designed to the 10 HAPPI principles that ensure good natural light, room to move around, storage and ventilation, shared faciliti ...

Turning Dreams into Reality

As a full-time mum to three lively youngsters, Lisa Hutchinson knew it would be difficult to commit herself to a ‘traditional’ job but was determined to find an outlet for her skills and enthusias ...

Golding Homes brings 5000 Poppies Project to Maidstone

Golding Homes is inviting the local community to get involved in a project to knit and crochet over 5000 poppies to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice. These poppies will form part of a ...

CKH celebrates award win

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is celebrating after its life enhancing ‘All About You’ courses won a well-deserved award at one of the most prestigious awards in the housing sector, the Tpas Awards. CK ...

First phase of homes in Belton soon to be available

Nine new homes are nearing completion in Belton and will be ready to let in May. The homes off Ashtree Close, owned and managed by us are a mixture of one, two and four bedroom homes. They will soo ...

Partnership approach to improve communities

Partnership working has begun between us, Victim Support and Humberside Police on a project based in Westcliff, Scunthorpe to tackle issues in the area. The aims of this new partnership group are t ...

We're providing a much needed counselling service

Our Looking Up project , which provides mental health support to local people, has developed a one to one counselling service, run by our staff and volunteer counsellors from local colleges. The ...

Ongo Recruitment celebrating a successful year in business

Our Recruitment Team has achieved 110% of their annual target in 2017/18 making it their most successful year yet. The team believes that their success is down to a team restructure, becoming a mor ...

Official opening of The Arc

The Arc in Westcliff, Scunthorpe will officially open for business on Monday 21 May at 1pm. Within The Arc is a cafe, Post Office, enterprise zone, Little Owl’s preschool, a training centre, yout ...

Freebridge seek Board member for new development company

Freebridge seek Board member for new development company Freebridge Community Housing are looking to recruit a Board member for their new subsidiary development company, Bridgegate Homes. ...

Freebridge unveil new homes in Gayton

Freebridge unveil new homes in Gayton Freebridge Community Housing were delighted to unveil a number of new homes at their most recent development in Gayton earlier today. The devel ...

Our newest scheme, Dillon Court, is now open!

New homes for social rent completed on the Brighton Road CCHA has completed the 2 year redevelopment of Dillon Court (previously known as Grace Court) situated on Brighton Road, Sutton. The sch ...

Rentplus and Wellingborough Homes sign ambitious deal to deliver rent-to-buy homes in Northamptonshire

Rentplus and Wellingborough Homes sign ambitious deal to deliver rent-to-buy homes in Northamptonshire 11th April 2017 Rentplus, an innovative business providing rent-to-buy homes, and Wellingboro ...

New homes to buy in East Kettering from September 2017

New homes to buy in East Kettering from September 2017 Wellingborough Homes have announced 23, two and three bedroom contemporary homes built by David Wilson at Barton Seagrave, East Kettering. Th ...

Rev. Richard Coles to become Patron of Wellingborough Homes

Rev. Richard Coles to become Patron of Wellingborough Homes Reverend, broadcaster, musician and Strictly Come Dancing star Rev. Richard Coles will become the Patron of Wellingborough Homes after s ...

Over 17,500 tins of food raised in just six months for a local food bank

Over 17,500 tins of food raised in just six months for a local food bank A local housing association Wellingborough Homes have raised 17,524 individual tins of food to be donated to the Wellingbor ...

Wellingborough Homes have launched new internal repairs service

Wellingborough Homes have launched new internal repairs service After five years of working with G-Purchase, part of the Wates Group, to deliver a high quality repairs service, local housing assoc ...

Two Wellingborough sites being developed for affordable home

Two Wellingborough sites being developed for affordable home Local housing association, Wellingborough Homes, have started work on two sites in Wellingborough which will see the development of 68 ...

We're supporting #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

On Monday 14 May we are getting involved in #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek with a week of activities for staff and tenants. The national campaign, set up by the Mental Health Foundation will this year ...

CKH wins prestigious national award

Cross Keys Homes’ determination to tackle the housing crisis has been rewarded with a win in the housing sector’s own Oscars – the UK Housing Awards. The Peterborough based housing associatio ...

Mural discovered in Henley home

Geoff Roberts was a 25 year old graphic designer at the time that his father Bill asked him to paint a mural on the sitting room wall of their (now) Soha Housing home in Gainsborough Hill, Henley on T ...

Celebrating membership

Soha is one of only a handful of housing associations across the country to open up shareholding to tenants. This gives tenants the legal right to vote in the most important company decisions. Pet ...

Awards triumph for Soha call centre

Maureen Adams, Director of Customer Service and Operations at 6,600-home Soha, said that Soha’s team is the first point of call for up to 10,000 phone and email and web chat requests a month. ...

Selwood Housing builds record number of affordable homes to help combat housing crisis in the south west

Selwood Housing builds record number of affordable homes to help combat housing crisis in the south west Selwood Housing, a local housing association based in West Wiltshire, built a record numb ...

We're leading in Dementia Support in North Lincs

From Monday 21 May, we will be supporting Dementia Action Week, with an awareness campaign and training sessions for our staff members. All of our employees are encouraged to attend awareness sessi ...

Development begins in Dogsthorpe

Work has begun to transform a brownfield site in Dogsthorpe into a 200 home development. The site of the former John Mansfield School was acquired earlier this year by leading local housing associa ...

Royal wedding street party success

The free of charge event took place on Saturday 19 May from 1pm-3pm, and saw a great turnout of families enjoying the nice weather and royal celebrations. There were a range of activities for the w ...

Our development in Westcliff wins LABC award

Our Parkwood Avenue development was announced as the winning ‘Best Social / Affordable New Housing Project’ in the recent LABC awards. The LABC (Local Authority Building Control) awards are the ...

New Chair for housing association alliance Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Claire Higgins, the Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes, has succeeded Alan Lewin as the Chair for Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - a group of 15 housing associations who are working togeth ...

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Village 135

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Village 135 and meets Common Purpose delegates from across the Commonwealth Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) were pleased to welcome Her Roya ...

Arc opening party success

Over 300 attended the opening party at The Arc on Thursday 31 May, where Jake Quickenden made a special guest appearance. The free event offered people the chance to get meet Jake, take a look arou ...

First phase of new homes in Westcliff to complete this month

The first 10 new homes in Westcliff will be complete in June, and will be ready to let in Summer 2018. In total, 41 new homes are to be built costing £4.5million. The whole project is due for comp ...

Albert Marson development making progress

Work is well underway on the £3.5million regeneration project at the Albert Marson Court site in Scunthorpe. Builders are now on site and the foundations are going in, with the footings due to be ...

Golding Homes welcomes new Chairman

Chris Cheeseman has been appointed as the new Chairman of Kent based Housing Association Golding Homes. With over 30 years’ experience within the affordable housing sector, Chris is currently Hea ...

New Director

PlaceShapers’ new director PlaceShapers is delighted to announce Rachael Orr will be its new Director. Rachael is currently Head of UK Programmes at Oxfam, delivering hard hitting campaigns a ...

Hightown hits 6,000 home milestone as resident moves into new home in Chalfont St Peter

At a special event on 19th March, new residents of The Grange, councillors from Chiltern District Council and Chalfont St Peter Parish Council joined Hightown to mark the opening of the development, i ...

Dacorum Safe Haven opens doors to women suffering domestic abuse

Offering safe accommodation for up to six families, Dacorum Safe Haven provides support for victims of domestic abuse, working closely with other local organisations. The building was one of the fi ...

Hightown propose to transform TopCar, Hemel Hempstead into 44 affordable homes

Located on Paradise Industrial Estate on Wood Lane, the proposals are for a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, all of which will be used to house people from the Council’s waiting list. Accor ...

A teacher's first step onto the property ladder with Hightown Homes

After signing up to Hightown’s shared ownership scheme , 27-year-old primary school teacher Lizzie Battams was able to move out of her parent’s home, and now owns a 50% stake in a one-bedroom mai ...

Ashley Drive & Cressex Road win the Dignity in Care award!

The winner was decided by public vote and announced at an award ceremony at Buckinghamshire District Council on 2nd May 2018. The two services were jointly shortlisted for the support that goes abo ...

Soha raises awareness of dementia support

As part of Dementia Awareness Week in May the event was held in the centre of Abingdon to speak with people in the local community about dementia support. “It’s not just about design of homes ...

Work on new homes in Willingham underway

CKH secured £525,000 in funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and a £206,000 grant from Homes England, to support the development of 22 affordable homes on the site on ...

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association celebrates the opening of innovative, new affordable housing development

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association celebrates the opening of innovative, new affordable housing development Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) is celebrating the completion and offici ...

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association appoints Interim Chief Executive

Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association have announced that Mark Pearson has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive. Mark has worked at the LYHA as Deputy Chief Executive for 6 months and was pr ...

Regeneration street

Church House, based in a little close next to St Andrews Church in Tarring, was built in the mid 60’s and has 19 studio flats and 1 three bedroom house on an intermediate (private) rent basis. Du ...

Recognising our work

In July we were announced as finalists in 2 categories at the 24 Housing Awards, these were Welfare Wise for our financial inclusion work which has seen an extra £211,088.28 gained for residents betw ...

Investing in Excellence

The Investors in Excellence Standard combines the very best approaches to excellence, enabling organisations to excel in the areas that matter most to the organisation, its customers, people and stake ...

Winning service

Run by Mark Brocklehurst, the Empty Plate Café is held at Worthing Homes Lovett Hub. The café is the first of its kind in Worthing and uses food destined for landfill to serve wholesome food to tho ...

New territory

Located on a small suburban site on land behind the former Roussillon Barracks in Chichester the homes are within a short 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk of the city centre, which is full of local sh ...

Lighting the way to savings

The panels will enable the house to cut their electricity bills, allowing the money saved to be used on more activities run by them; and for the days when the sun isn’t shining bright the panels als ...

Cross Keys Homes opens new Customer Central on Bridge Street

Cross Keys Homes (CKH), leading local housing association, has opened its doors to its brand new ‘Customer Central’. The new retail space on Bridge Street has been refitted to include self-serve p ...

We've achieved a Customer Service Excellence accreditation

We've achieved a Customer Service Excellence accreditation For the second time, we have achieved an accreditation which recognises our approach to customer services. The Customer Service Excelle ...

We're supporting Learning Disability Week

Throughout the week, we've been raising awareness of National Learning Disability Week with two events for our tenants, and students from North Lindsey College. National Learning Disabilities Week ...

Employability day

On Friday 29 June, our Employment Support Team will be hosting two events to celebrate Employability Day. The national day, set up by ERSA (Employment Related Services Association) aims to highligh ...

Register now to bid on brand new Westcliff homes

Register now to bid on brand new Westcliff homes From Monday 25 June you will be able to bid on the new homes in Westcliff if you are registered on Home Choice Lincs. The homes which will be ava ...

LYHA announces new affordable housing development in Barnsley

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) has announced plans to build 54 new homes in Athersley South, in Barnsley. Planning permission has been granted and work will begin on site in the Summer. ...

We've added our voice to a national housing campaign

We're involved in a national campaign which explores the role housing associations play in solving the UK’s housing crisis. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) launched the campaign at its a ...

Golding Homes resident plans 3,800 mile motorcycle ride in aid of charity

A former RAF mechanical transport driver who believes a Maidstone-based housing association saved him from homelessness and changed his life is planning a 3,800-mile charity motorcycle ride in aid of ...

Save the date: Ongo Carnival is coming

Ongo Carnival is coming to town again this summer. On Wednesday 8 August, we'll be hosting a free carnival in Scunthorpe and everyone is welcome. Starting at 11am until 3pm, the event taking pla ...

Soha appoints tenants to the Board

Six studied for a taught qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management which had been tailored to Soha’s business. Between October and May, the tenants took topics such as financi ...

Rural house-building is robust

Soha Housing completed an average of 90 homes a year in rural sites (defined as locations with fewer than 3000 population) in the last three years. In Wheatley, barely two miles outside Oxford, Soh ...

Summer star builders

East region on track to complete 20,000 homes by 2022  Placeshapers members in the East of England are on track to deliver a total of 20,530 homes in 10 years. The 13 housing associations who for ...

APPG

Housing and Employment APPG to tackle unemployment in social housing A new All Party Parliamentary Group has been formed to tackle unemployment and in-work poverty in the social housing sector. Th ...

New name and brand

Bracknell Forest Homes has changed its name to reflect an expanded area of operation and to create a fresh new era and brand identity that echo its long term aims and objectives. The new name is Si ...

Tenant evicted for drug-related activity and anti-social behaviour

Silva Homes is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour - a tenant from Easthampstead has been evicted for using his home for drug-related activity and for causing nuisance and distress to other re ...

Fairshare partnership at The Arc

From August, we will be partnering together with Asda as part of the FairShare initiative. This campaign will see our newest community building, The Arc, receiving food twice a week to provide meal ...

All the fun of the fete at Hillington Square

All the fun of the fete at Hillington Square The Hillington Square Summer Fete is back again this Saturday, 28 July 2018 from 12 noon until 3 pm, and it’s bigger than ever! Once aga ...

Entrepreneurs quick to strike their first deal

Would-be entrepreneurs put their new-found negotiating skills to good use at the end of a two-week pop up business event in The Mall, Maidstone. Sonya Okubule led a small group of course membe ...

New cafe opens in Barton

A brand new breakfast cafe has opened in Barton, and everyone is welcome. The cafe is based at the Viking Resource Centre on Fairfield Drive, Barton and is open on Thursdays between 10am – 1pm. ...

Fun in the Sun on the Square

Fun in the Sun on the Square The Hillington Square Summer Fete returned for its annual visit on Saturday, and it was bigger than ever! Thankfully the torrential rain the previous even ...

Anna Simpson to leave Grand Union

Anna Simpson, Grand Union Housing Group’s (GUHG) Director of Finance, is leaving the Group to take up a new role at Midland Heart. Anna, who joined GUHG in March 2016, has been appointed Executiv ...

Shining spotlight on affordable housing

New homes Castles & Coasts Housing Association has announced it is bringing more affordable homes to South Lakeland, with four new developments in the Lake District National Park this summer. Du ...

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has scored a double by being shortlisted for two prestigious national housing awards.

The team are thrilled to have received the recognition in the 24 Housing Awards for two very different facets of the company’s activities, highlighting the broad scope of the life changing work CKH ...

Resident engagement

Resident engagement in the future TPAS and PlaceShapers have come together on this project to explore and find answers to the question of the future shape of tenant engagement within PlaceShapers ...

Supported housing decision

Supported housing decision PlaceShapers Vice Chair Charlie Norman, CEO of Mosscare St Vincent's Housing Group  said: "We’re delighted the Government has listened to feedback and that plans to ...

Record turnout at Ongo Carnival

Our free event took place at Manor Park, Burringham Road and has become a firm favourite with many North Lincolnshire families attending from all corners of the county. There was something for ever ...

Grand Union Housing Group to build its first market sales homes

The £2.5m project has commenced at the Lovell Road site to demolish the old buildings, a former builders’ yard, to make way for 15 new family homes. Plans include building 10 three and four bedroom ...

Castles & Coasts Housing Association celebrates first anniversary since merger

Castles & Coasts Housing Association (CCHA) is reflecting on a successful first year, with new jobs, investment, affordable housing and enhanced services providing a significant boost to the North of ...

Blazing sun but lots of fun

Once again held at the Maybridge Keystone Club we were delighted to be joined by the Mayor Cllr Paul Baker, Mayoress Sandra Baker, and the youth Mayor Katie Waters with deputy youth Mayor Jimi Taylor. ...

Swapping miles for smiles

Along with the difference we felt we could make to our carbon footprint we thought that it would be a great opportunity to raise funds for a good cause. We set ourselves a target of 1500 swapped mi ...

PlaceShapers response to the Social Housing Green Paper

Sinéad Butters, Chair of PlaceShapers, said: “The publication of the Green Paper and the start of a conversation about the role and importance social housing is welcomed by PlaceShapers. ...

Freebridge Announces Open Day As Discovery Centre Takes Shape

Freebridge Announces Open Day As Discovery Centre Takes Shape Having become the proud owners of North Lynn’s Discovery Centre in April, Freebridge Community Housing has announced the date o ...

Aileen Evans elected CIH vice president

Aileen Evans, Grand Union Housing Group’s Chief Executive, has been elected as the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) new vice president. Aileen, who became Group Chief Executive in Ju ...

GUHG building largest development to date

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has been given the green light to build their single largest development to date. Britannia Gate, which is being built on the old Iron Works site opposite Bedford ...

Employment support training for single parents

From Tuesday 18 September, our Employment Support Team will be launching their five week Lone Parent Stepping Stones course, specially designed to support single parents into work. The aim of the t ...

Ground breaking ceremony marks the start of new affordable housing development in Barnsley

Construction of a new affordable housing development in Barnsley has got underway with the breaking of the first ground off Catherine’s Walk in Athersley South. The honour of breaking the first ...

Landmark Carrow Quay development gets underway

Broadland Housing celebrates the start of an exciting new era today, after a ground-breaking ceremony at its new Carrow Quay development in Norwich. The ambitious city-centre scheme will provide 32 ...

New Gt Ryburgh street signs commemorates local surveyor

A new affordable housing development in Norfolk has been named in honour of a popular local quantity surveyor. Housden Court, in the village of Great Ryburgh, commemorates Andrew Housden, who died ...

Catherine Little appointed new Executive Housing Director

Broadland Housing Association, the not-for-profit charity based in Norfolk and North Suffolk, has welcomed Catherine Little as their new Executive Housing Director. Catherine takes up the role Exec ...

New partnership with Norwich Credit Union

From 1 September, Broadland Housing tenants who join Norwich Credit Union and save regularly will get £25 added to their account. And in certain postcodes, tenants may even qualify for an extra £25 ...

United Commuities in the top 50 Housing Assocations

We are delighted to have come 22nd in the UK poll of top 50 landlords! United Communities has been commended by 24housing magazine in their annual list of top 50 housing associations in the country ...

Soha volunteering programme brings benefits across communities

A year on, individuals have given dozens of hours to benefit their communities. The 20/20 pledges up to 10 hours’ time off to each member of staff who undertakes 10 hours of volunteering out of w ...

We Care Day

We Care Day PlaceShapers are today (Friday 14 September) giving more than 2800 hours going over and above in their communities for We Care Day. As part of its 2018 We Care campaign showing ho ...

Health

Heath creation supports local economies Two leading housing bodies – Place Shapers and the National Federation of ALMOS –  today called for the widespread adoption of the New NHS Alliance’s ...

Wellingborough Homes Voted One of the Top 25 Landlords

In 24housing magazine’s Top 50 Landlords listing, Wellingborough Homes was positioned at 23; their highest position so far beating their 2017 position of 29th. In the last year, they have launched t ...

We have partnered up with Wellingborough Library

We have partnered up with Wellingborough Library and we will be holding our Training Academy and drop-in sessions at the Library from now on. We hold drop-ins every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm - ...

Green paper update

Green Paper The publication of the Green Paper and the start of a conversation about the role and importance social housing is welcomed by PlaceShapers. PlaceShapers will be responding to the consul ...

Golding Homes resident completes epic charity “trip of a lifetime”

A Golding Homes resident who shrugged off medical advice to join a 4,000-mile motorcycle ride around the outside of the UK has described it as “the trip of a lifetime”. Tony Little, who lives i ...

Karen Court garden party

On Wednesday 26 September, we hosted a garden party for their residents at Karen Court in Scunthorpe. Karen Court is a specialist housing scheme made up of eight two bedroom apartments, specificall ...

Partners gather with Cross Keys Homes as 22 new homes get underway

The partners behind a new development on Station Road, Willingham, met this week to mark the start on site of affordable homes. We're delivering the 22 new homes in partnership with Peterborough-ba ...

Golding Homes Resident celebrates 100th birthday

As sprightly Golding Homes resident Alan Bradley celebrated his centenary this week, he said the secret to living a long and healthy life was being in the outdoors, having spent much of his working li ...

New members

New PlaceShaper members PlaceShapers two new members bring a rural homes specialist and London’s largest provider of care, support, housing and services to people with complex needs into the netw ...

Demolition work begins in Westcliff

Work to demolish the former Westcliff Precinct has begun to make way for affordable new homes. The next stage in our £9million project to completely regenerate the Westcliff area of Scunthorpe ha ...

Autumn star builders

Autumn Star Builders  With over 15,000 home built since 2012 and a further 19,000 due to be delivered in the next five years, PlaceShapers members in the East Midlands are doing their bit to help e ...

Beyond Housing welcomes first tenants

Patricia Moore, 82, is moving into extra care housing development, The Dunes in Redcar, after being nominated by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council as needing help to continue living independently. Sh ...

Grand Union appoints new Group Director of Finance

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), has appointed Mona Shah as their new Group Director of Finance. Mona, who is currently Finance Director at Sovereign Housing Group, will be joining Grand Union in ...

APPG

APPG for Housing and Employment officially launched to tackle employment needs of social housing tenants   The new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Housing and Employment, has been form ...

Cross Keys Care outstanding success in care awards

The care arm of Peterborough’s largest housing association, Cross Keys Homes (CKH), has been shortlisted for Care Employer Category, whilst ten of CKH employees have been recognised in different cat ...

Conference

PlaceShapers' conference Our annual members' conference is on Tuesday 13 November in central London - a day for sharing, being challenged, celebrating success and looking forward. All members have b ...

WeCare day in Belton

On Friday 12 October, more than 30 of our staff and volunteers took part in a second #WeCare day on Ashtree Close in Belton. #WeCare day was created by Placeshapers, which is a national network of ...

New retirement living scheme in Gainsborough

Brand new affordable retirement living apartments are to be built on North Marsh Road in Gainsborough. The scheme of 24 apartments will be available to rent. They will be owned and managed by us an ...

Local homelessness charity and housing association tackle housing crisis

The two organisations have recently worked together to provide six accommodation spaces for those who need it most. The partnership came about through Emmaus’ interest in one of property’s base ...

Barton project shortlisted for national award

Staff from our Viking Centre in Barton have been shortlisted for a Groundswork Community Award, for their commitment to improving the area, and the huge impact they’ve made to local people. These ...

APPG first meeting

The first meeting of the APPG for Housing and Employment will be tomorrow (Wednesday 24 October).  The APPG will champion the needs of social housing tenants who are seeking employment and in w ...

Highly commended

Congratulations to our chief executive, Jackie Bligh, who was highly commended in the Chief Executive of the year category at the recent 24 Housing Awards. Since Jackie joined the company three yea ...

Budget

Budget response Responding to the 2018 Budget, PlaceShapers chair Sinead Butters said bolder announcements were what was really needed for people to feel an end to austerity. She said: “This isn ...

The Mason Mile: Special Event for BBC Children in Need

The Mason Mile, with support from Golding Vision, the community arm of Golding Homes, and Wellbeing People, will be fundraising for the BBC Children in Need with a special event on Heather House Field ...

Renewing our commitment

When I first joined One Housing as its new chief executive, I know I was joining an organisation with employees who care deeply about residents and the communities they serve. As any chief executiv ...

Golding Homes pays tribute to 100 years of Armistice

Over 8,000 knitted, crocheted and felt remembrance poppies will go on display at Maidstone Museum on Tuesday 6 November to mark 100 years of the Armistice. This special poppy tribute is part o ...

Over 100 people attend Dine & Dance

Over 100 of our tenants attended the annual Dine & Dance which took place on Monday 29 October. The event was completely free of charge for our tenants over the age of 55. It included a pie & pea l ...

Major milestone in £16 million investment programme

A Grimsby resident is celebrating in style after his home became the 500th to be revamped as part of a £16 million improvement programme. David Turrell has lived in the semi-detached property on C ...

Mayor of Maidstone opens tribute to 100 years of Armistice

The Mayor of Maidstone, David Naghi, officially launched the 5000 Poppy Project at Maidstone Museum this week where knitted, crocheted and felt remembrance poppies went on display to mark 100 years of ...

West Kent Winners

The KHG & JPPB Excellence Awards 2018 were founded in 2010 and celebrate the very best partnerships, projects and staff who help to make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people ...

Green Paper response

Social Housing Green Paper response PlaceShaper members warmly welcome this important Green Paper. We have greatly valued the opportunity to discuss its contents with residents and representatives f ...

Official opening of Woodlands Court, Swanley

We demolished 16 flats in four blocks at Northview and replaced them with 31 larger, airy apartments at Woodlands Court as part of our Age - A Positive Experience strategy. The apartments are desig ...

PlaceShapers National Conference 2018

Distinguished panels debate politics and the future of housing Over 160 leaders from across UK housing and government joined together to discuss and debate the housing crisis and, how as a collec ...

Real Estates radio show: focusing on Westcliff

On Friday 16 November, Radio Humberside will be broadcasting a show recorded from The Arc in Westcliff, Scunthorpe. The Real Estates Show is a new series of programmes launched by Radio Humberside ...

Cross Keys Care scores a double at Care Awards

Gerardine Church, Manager of Cross Keys Care’s extra care scheme, Kingfisher Court, won the Dignity in Care category, recognising her passion for people and ensuring they are involved, have a voice ...

Cross Keys Homes’ pre-apprentices reach half way point

Cross Keys Homes’ (CKH) pre-apprentice scheme is a life changing opportunity for young people aged between 16 and 24 offering a six month paid work placement in various departments including Custome ...

Viking Centre wins national community award

The Viking Centre, based in Barton on Humber has won a national award for their commitment to improving the local community and making the Caistor Road estate a better place to live. The Viking Cen ...

Silva Homes receives top regulatory rating

Silva Homes has today (November 28, 2018) received the top regulatory judgement for both its governance and financial viability from the Regulator of Social Housing following their In-depth Assessment ...

CKH’s innovative approach to customer service is recognised in national awards

Cross Keys Homes’ (CKH) drive for excellent customer service has been rewarded by being shortlisted in the prestigious Institute of Customer Service awards. The leading housing association has fo ...

Cross Keys Homes gives older residents a lift

As Peterborough’s leading provider of independent living solutions, Cross Keys Homes is passionate about keeping older people safe and secure in their own homes. As part of its commitment to improve ...

Three appointed to board

SBHG has selected three new Board members whose skills, experience and diversity will further strengthen governance. We understand the benefit to our organisation of diversity in skills, experien ...

SBHG becomes strategic partner for London

The Connected Partnership , which is made up of Octavia , Shepherds Bush Housing Group and Origin Housing is delighted to become a housing ‘strategic partner’ with the Greater London Authority ...

Freebridge Community Housing planting for tomorrow

Freebridge Community Housing planting for tomorrow Freebridge Community Housing has teamed up with the East of England Apples and Orchards Project and local residents to plant a number of apple tr ...

Golding Staff vote for Heart of Kent Hospice as new Charity Partner

Maidstone based Housing Association, Golding Homes has chosen Heart of Kent Hospice as its new Charity Partner for 2019. Staff at the Maidstone based Housing Association voted for the Hospice to be ...

A Happy Christmas at Hampton Court

A Happy Christmas at Hampton Court Following extensive improvement works to the Westwood shopping parade and the imminent completion of 16 new affordable homes, Cross Keys Homes (CKH) gathered wit ...

Golding Homes spreads some Christmas Joy to local Charity

Christmas came early to a Maidstone charity this week thanks to a donation of food hampers from Golding Vision, the community arm of housing association Golding Homes. Each year Golding Vision do ...

Seamus Watson Housing and mental health March 2014

Seamus Watson Housing and mental health March 2014

Robert Harris Housing and Integrated Care

Robert Harris Housing and Integrated Care

Michael Laing PlaceShapers Conference 5 March 2014 (1)

Michael Laing PlaceShapers Conference 5 March 2014 (1)

Peter Goldblatt health housing and health inequaliteis 1

Peter Goldblatt health housing and health inequaliteis 1

Michael Laing PlaceShapers Conference 5 March 2014

Michael Laing PlaceShapers Conference 5 March 2014

Imogen Blood Services for older people IBA pt 2

Imogen Blood Services for older people IBA pt 2

Chan Kataria Amy Swan The HA sector today (1)

Chan Kataria Amy Swan The HA sector today (1)

Chan Kataria Amy Swan The HA sector today

Chan Kataria Amy Swan The HA sector today

7 Mark Richardson Green Light presentation

7 Mark Richardson Green Light presentation

1 Dean Sadler presentation The World has gone digital FINAL

1 Dean Sadler presentation The World has gone digital FINAL

3 Richard Litchfield Social enterprises and housing associations working together

3 Richard Litchfield Social enterprises and housing associations working together

5 Jonathan Dixon Alternatives to doorstep lending

5 Jonathan Dixon Alternatives to doorstep lending

6 NHF Jane Greenoak Green Light presentation

6 NHF Jane Greenoak Green Light presentation

Summary of Northern Forum debate Feb 2013

Summary of Northern Forum debate Feb 2013

PlaceShapers agreed priority activities 201516

PlaceShapers agreed priority activities 201516

PlaceShapers in 2020 - Agreed Vision Sept 2015 Final

PlaceShapers in 2020 - Agreed Vision Sept 2015 Final

PlaceShapers agreed priority activities 201516

PlaceShapers agreed priority activities 201516

Defining the Middle Market and the role of Place Shaper Associations 5 Dec

Defining the Middle Market and the role of Place Shaper Associations 5 Dec

Heroes or Villains MP perceptions of housing associations Dec 2008

Heroes or Villains MP perceptions of housing associations Dec 2008

PLACESHAPERS CONSULTATION RESPONSE final

PLACESHAPERS CONSULTATION RESPONSE final

Labour Party Housing Policy Review Submission 28 06 11

Labour Party Housing Policy Review Submission 28 06 11

UK new migration and leadership role of housing providers

UK new migration and leadership role of housing providers

How local housing can unlock lasting health and care

How local housing can unlock lasting health and care

Build local report final as printed 19 April 2013

Build local report final as printed 19 April 2013

Measuring Value for Money final report April 15

Measuring Value for Money final report April 15

PlaceShapers in 2020 - Agreed Vision Sept 2015 Final

PlaceShapers in 2020 - Agreed Vision Sept 2015 Final

Labour Party Housing Policy Review Submission 28 06 11 1

Labour Party Housing Policy Review Submission 28 06 11 1

PlaceShapers Submission to CLG Committee Housing Association Sector Right to Buy Inquiry 260815 2

PlaceShapers Submission to CLG Committee Housing Association Sector Right to Buy Inquiry 260815 2

Measuring Value for Money final report April 15

Measuring Value for Money final report April 15

PlaceShapers response to DCLG consultation on the Right to Build December 2014

PlaceShapers response to DCLG consultation on the Right to Build December 2014

PlaceShapers response to HCA consultation

PlaceShapers response to HCA consultation

PlaceShapers submission to Elphicke Review of LA Role in Housing Supply 23 05 14

PlaceShapers submission to Elphicke Review of LA Role in Housing Supply 23 05 14

PlaceShapers submission to WP Select Committee 27 September 2013

PlaceShapers submission to WP Select Committee 27 September 2013

Final version PlaceShapers response to HCA Regulation proposals 310513

Final version PlaceShapers response to HCA Regulation proposals 310513

Build local report final as printed 19 April 2013

Build local report final as printed 19 April 2013

PlaceShapers TSA standards consultation response 240112

PlaceShapers TSA standards consultation response 240112

Labour Party Housing Policy Review Submission 28 06 11 1 (1)

Labour Party Housing Policy Review Submission 28 06 11 1 (1)

PlaceShapers TSA standards consultation response 240112

PlaceShapers TSA standards consultation response 240112

Heroes or Villains MP perceptions of housing associations Dec 2008 1

Heroes or Villains MP perceptions of housing associations Dec 2008 1

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 161215 final

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 161215 final

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 16122015 final

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 16122015 final

PlaceShapers Submission to LGA Housing Commission February 2016Final

PlaceShapers Submission to LGA Housing Commission February 2016Final

HouseMark PlaceShapers Report 1415 final 100316

HouseMark PlaceShapers Report 1415 final 100316

PlaceShapers Response to NHF Consultation on Funding supported sheltered housing 130616

PlaceShapers Response to NHF Consultation on Funding supported sheltered housing 130616

AA Agreed membership criteria and decision process Sept 2016

AA Agreed membership criteria and decision process Sept 2016

AA PlaceShapers agreed priority activities 2016-17 FINAL

AA PlaceShapers agreed priority activities 2016-17 FINAL

PlaceShaper Company Accounts to 31 March 2016

PlaceShaper Company Accounts to 31 March 2016

HouseMark Placeshapers report December 2016 (Final).compressed

HouseMark Placeshapers report December 2016 (Final).compressed

PlaceShapers response to CLG Consultation on the FFSH 310117

PlaceShapers response to CLG Consultation on the FFSH 310117

PlaceShapers Housing White Paper Response 260417

PlaceShapers Housing White Paper Response 260417

PlaceShapers Response to London Housing Strategy 061217

PlaceShapers Response to London Housing Strategy 061217

PlaceShapers Response to HCA revised VfM standard 181217

PlaceShapers Response to HCA revised VfM standard 181217

PlaceShapers response to consultation on revised proposals for funding sheltered & extra care Housing 230118

PlaceShapers response to consultation on revised proposals for funding sheltered & extra care Housing 230118

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 16122015 final

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 16122015 final

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 16122015 final

PlaceShapers Summary feedback on impact of HB changes on supported housing 16122015 final

PlaceShapers Report June 2018 - The Future Shape of Engagement

PlaceShapers Report June 2018 - The Future Shape of Engagement

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