Section: Social Landlords

New housing association partnership sets five devolution ambitions for West Yorkshire

Posted 20.10.20
Yorkshire Housing: Further reading

A group of housing associations has published a prospectus outlining detailed proposals on how to provide more homes and improve lives across West Yorkshire, as the region prepares to choose its first metro mayor.

The newly created West Yorkshire Housing Partnership, made up of 10 housing associations with headquarters in the region, has pledged to work with the directly elected mayor, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and local authorities to achieve five integrated ambitions that support the devolution deal agreed with the Government in March.

As well as building new affordable properties, the group has made suggestions in a range of broad policy areas - including regenerating local areas, connecting people to economic opportunity, tackling the climate emergency and fuel poverty, and supporting health, social care and homelessness.

The document also sets a goal of establishing West Yorkshire as a 'standard bearer of inclusion for people from all ethnicities'.

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Our October edition of Housing Plus - taking a look at how social landlords often go 'a step further'

Updated 31.10.20
Various links - see below

Housing Plus provides brief reports on a selection of 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.

Posted: 15.10.20
Phoenix Community Housing: Further reading

Phoenix CH is offering residents help with ideas that they want to make a reality, with its 'Pop-up Projects Programme' to provide support and training to set up and deliver community projects.

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Posted: 19.10.20
Peabody: Further reading

Recognising that during the Pandemic it is even more important to get online and get connected, Peabody partners with BT Skills for the 'Get Online Week' to deliver 32 free online courses for its residents.

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Posted: 22.10.20
One Manchester: Further reading

The Association is launching a programme for young people aged 5 -11 in Gorton, to provide an introduction to social action and opportunities to make a difference in their community.

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Posted: 29.10.20
Onward: Further reading

Onward partners with Bolton Council to support victims of antisocial behaviour, to identify and build networks with organisations which can assist in supporting the needs of vulnerable victims in the Bolton area.

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Quick Links

Updated 05.10.20

United Communities: Update on merger proposals of United Communities and Solon South West

Abri: Following last November's merger of Radian and Yarlington the new name Abri is adopted

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