Section: Social Landlords

Mid-Wales Housing Association and Tai Ceredigion merge to become Barcud

Posted 03.11.20
Mid-Wales HA: Further reading

Following over two years of planning, the merger of two housing associations based in Mid and West Wales has been finalised.

In May, the boards of Mid-Wales Housing Association and Tai Ceredigion formally confirmed the decision to merge. Following six months of consultation and final approval by shareholders and lenders, the merger was completed on 1st November.

This is the first-ever merger of a traditional housing association and a stock transfer organisation in Wales.

Barcud will own and manage more than 4,000 homes across Ceredigion, Powys, North Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

The Barcud group includes Powys Care and Repair, EOM and The Care Society.

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

Updated 17.11.20
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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: 01.11.20
Peabody: Further reading

Peabody has linked up with partner organisations to offer its residents a free telephone advisory service, giving tips and guidance about how to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

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Posted: 06.11.20
Trafford Housing Trust: Further reading

Thanks to a £20,000 funding grant from Trafford Housing Trust's Social Investment Fund, Trafford residents are set to benefit from four new initiatives created to help support mental health and wellbeing throughout COVID-19.

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Posted: 09.11.20
Network Homes: Further reading

Network Homes holds the latest in a series of virtual drop-in surgeries for Pinehurst Estate residents in Hertford. Teams from across the organisation were in attendance to help answer questions regarding home and tenancy issues.

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Posted: 16.11.20
RBH: Further reading

Two Rochdale students have been getting hands-on experience in their chosen career as part of RBH's partnership with its suppliers Connolly Ltd and Hopwood Hall College.

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Posted: 17.11.20
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

Sanctuary is about to launch its new Residents Academy - which provides an opportunity for residents to increase their knowledge of housing and how the scrutiny process works, as well as gaining a recognised qualification which can be attractive to employers.

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