Section: Social Landlords

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.

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Article dated: 30.10.19
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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AUGUST 2019

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.

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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.

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SEPTEMBER 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OCTOBER 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted: 17.10.19
Network Homes: Further reading

Residents ate invited bu Network Homes to sign up for a money management and budgeting workshop, covering such issues as 'using budgeting tools' and 'how to use price comparison and saving websites'.

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Posted: 25.10.19
Clarion Housing Group: Further reading

Thirteen projects have been shortlisted for The William Sutton Prize, which encourages individuals and organisations to present a new concept, service or idea that will benefit social housing residents and communities, with a prize fund of up to £20,000.

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Posted: 28.10.19
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

Sanctuary is investing £250,000 in a programme that will focus on supporting local families to find new ways to increase their daily and weekly physical activity.

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Posted: 29.10.19
Tower Hamlets Homes: Further reading

Tower Hamlets Homes, in partnership with London Tigers and Street Games, has put together a unique training offer to support residents to become community sports coaches or personal fitness trainers.

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Posted: 30.10.19
Broadland Housing: Further reading

Tenants at Oakes Court, Broadland's Housing with Care scheme in Downham Market, can now enjoy a beautiful new sensory garden - all designed and created by the Estates Services team.

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NOVEMBER 2019

Article dated: 04.11.19
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH): Further reading

RBH teams up with developer Lovell and Hopwood Hall College to provide valuable work experience placements for four local students at its Hopwood Green development in Middleton.

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Article dated: 05.11.19
Riverside: Further reading

As Christmas approaches, Riverside has teamed up with Prima and St Leonard's Community Centre in Bootle to raise awareness of the risks of turning to unscrupulous loan sharks.

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Article dated: 05.11.19
Onward: Further reading

The Menhear peer support group in Preston, which offers an eight-week support programme for men who are struggling with their mental health, has received funding from the Onward Community Fund.

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Article dated: 12.11.19
Network Homes: Further reading

Network Homes announced that it is an official partner of 'Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture', which will present high profile cultural events throughout the year across the borough exploring the spirit and creativity of Brent.

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Article dated: 15.11.19
Onward Homes: Further reading

A voluntary group - Friends of Ryhddings Park - looking to improve the health and wellbeing of their local community has been given a cash injection of £4,720, thanks to help from Onward Homes Community Fund.

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Article dated: 19.11.19
Longhurst Group: Further reading

Longhurst Group secures £6,000 Sport England funding towards its Get Active project in North East Lincolnshire, which aims to get its customers and other local residents physically active.

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Article dated: 22.11.19
Regenda Group: Further reading

The Regenda Group is one of a number of organisations across Liverpool embracing neurodiversity and providing Supported Internships for students with Autism.

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Article dated: 27.11.19
Golding Homes: Further reading

Team Tutsham, a charity that provides disadvantaged children with the opportunity to learn to horse ride and care for horses, has received £1,000 support from Golding Homes' Community Chest Fund.

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Article dated: 28.11.19
Network Homes: Further reading

Local volunteers joined forces with staff from Network Homes to plant 70 trees and 5,000 bulbs creating a new community orchard in Rectory Park, Northolt, to mark National Tree Week. Network Homes has also donated £5,000 to purchase an additional 20 trees.

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DECEMBER 2019

Article dated: 04.12.19
Longhurst Group: Further reading

Longhurst Group presented Boston Women's Aid with the cheque after selecting it as a beneficiary of the town's recent 2019 Dragon Boat Race, which it sponsored.

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Article dated: 12.12.19
Network Homes: Further reading

Network Homes announced that it is now using Slenky - an online platform for young people to access training, careers and networking opportunities - to list all opportunities it and its contractors have which are exclusively available just for our young residents.


Updated 12.12.19



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