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Housing Plus Review - July to December 2019

This Spotlight page provides brief reports on activities of social landlords that can be described as 'in addition to landlord/tenant requirements', often associated with the welfare of residents and others in the community - with links for further reading.

JULY 2019

Article dated: 08.07.19
Swan Housing Association: Further reading

Swan's Resident Involvement and Community Development team held a graduation ceremony to celebrate more than 100 residents who have gained formal qualifications through an innovative 'training and employment' programme.


Article dated: 15.07.19
L&Q: Further reading

L&Q has launched 24-month pilot scheme - 'Routes to Health' - which will provide dedicated face-face support to residents in Lewisham, empowering them to make sustainable and health-orientated changes to their lifestyle.


Article dated: 15.07.19
Broadland Housing: Further reading

Broadland Housing has created a short video (accessed from the above link) to accompany the launch of Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board's updated guidance on self-neglect and hoarding and give practical advice on how to report concerns.


Article dated: 24.07.19
Homes in Sedgemoor: Further reading

Homes in Sedgemoor is working in partnership with Positive Footprints to provide opportunities for children to discover their potential, explore the world of work, build resilience and develop employability skills.


Article dated: 26.07.19
Regenda Group: Further reading

The Regenda Group has become one of the first organisations to provide mental health awareness training to all its staff. Its 'Ambassadors of Hope' programme is fully Ofqual accredited and gives a better understanding of mental health issues.



Article dated:15.08.19
Peabody: Further reading

Peabody is awarded £1m to deliver an exciting new four-year arts and culture programme in Thamesmead - 'Made in the Estuary', to support the community to shape its own arts and culture.


Article dated: 30.08.19
Network Homes: Further reading

Network Homes in partnership with Catalyst Housing are running a free one-week Introduction to Construction Course, aimed at upskilling residents looking to start a career in construction.



Posted: 02.09.19
L&Q: Further reading

L&Q Academy have launched a new six-week course for job-seeking residents to build their skills and confidence. The Transform and Achieve programme will help residents improve their CV and interview technique, define their career goals and tackle any obstacles holding them back.


Posted: 09.09.19
Hyde Group: Further reading

Hyde is supporting young residents to reach their career goals through its Breaking Barriers Bursary, which offers grants of up to £1,000 to its residents aged between 16 and 24 - helping them pay for things like transport, books and equipment and to cover exam fees.


Posted: 10.09.19
Optivo: Further reading

Optivo announced it was hosting a seminar the following month called Innovation in Independent Living, to share understanding about how new technology could shape the future of caring for elderly and vulnerable people.


Posted: 23.09.19
Salix Homes: Further reading

Salix Homes has launched a new scheme to recycle unwanted furniture that has been donated or left behind when tenants move out and given to residents who need it most.


Posted: 24.09.19
Notting Hill Genisis (NHG): Further reading

Two charities have successfully applied for funding from the NHG Wellbeing Foundation - Shapeshifter Productions plays and sings music at sheltered schemes and Cubitt aims to raise awareness of art in society.



Article dated: 07.10.19
Curo: Further reading

Bristol Housing Partnership, a group of 14 housing associations working with Bristol City Council to deliver more affordable homes, has launched a pilot training and employment scheme aimed at attracting young people to choose a career in housing development.


Posted: 09.10.19
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

Sanctuary Housing and Rochford District Council have provided funding for Radish Cookery to lead eight sessions for older male residents who want to learn how to prepare their own healthy meals.


Posted: 10.10.19
Longhurst Group: Further reading

A scheme to take rough sleepers off the streets of Peterborough during winter has had a helping hand thanks to a donation of bedding from Longhurst Group.


Posted: 11.10.19
Phoenix Community Housing: Further reading

Phoenix Academy is named Best Training Scheme at the 24housing Awards. The academy runs courses for its residents, those of other housing providers and housing professionals.


Posted: 14.10.19
Tower Hamlets Homes: Further reading

Tower Hamlets Homes' Financial Health Centre, which is a one-stop shop for all residents in the Borough that offers help in managing finances or getting back into work or training, wins 24 Housing's Welfare Wise award.


Updated 14.10.19

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