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Extra care housing development combats loneliness

Extra care housing development combats loneliness

An extra care housing development in Clapton Common known for its high quality apartments and health and wellbeing activities for the over 55’s is combatting loneliness and isolation with a new befriending initiative. Hanover Housing Association has joined forces with the Compassionate Neighbours Project at Limetree Court to help bring joy to the lives of […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Paralympic hopeful helps Darlington residents out of the starting blocks

Paralympic hopeful helps Darlington residents out of the starting blocks

After narrowly missing out by the slimmest of margins for a place at this year’s World Para Athletic Championships to be held in London, a competitive wheelchair racer has taken time out of her hectic training regime to give Hanover Housing Association residents in Darlington an exercise master class. Born with cerebral palsy, Robyn Lambird has […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Cultural food festival celebration at Bristol care home

Cultural food festival celebration at Bristol care home

Brunelcare’s Robinson House care home in Stockwood, South Bristol, held a ‘food festival’ afternoon last week to celebrate the cultural diversity of the home’s residents and staff.   Friends and carers were invited to join in the cultural celebration by bringing food and music CDs along to the party that represented their family’s country of […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Supported living in Amersham leads to healthier and independent life

Supported living in Amersham leads to healthier and independent life

Determined Luke Castle is looking forward to both a healthier and more independent life, thanks in part to the help of staff at Hightown Housing Association’s Stokebury House in Amersham. Soon after he moved into his supported living flat in 2014, Luke began to make friends with other tenants and take part in the organised […]

3rd July 2017 | By | Reply More
One Housing welcomes new Chief Executive

One Housing welcomes new Chief Executive

One Housing has announced that Richard Hill will be joining the organisation as its new Chief Executive in September 2017. His appointment follows the departure of previous Chief Executive, Mick Sweeney, earlier this year. Richard was previously Chief Executive of Spectrum Housing Group until its merger with Sovereign in 2016 where he has since been working […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dunfermline fundraising night hits all the right notes

Dunfermline fundraising night hits all the right notes

A care and sheltered housing development in Fife raised an incredible £525 for its tenants by holding a rocking music night. Bield’s Grants Bank, in Dunfermline, invited members of the local community to its inaugural music night to raise money for its tenant’s social fund. The night raised the amazing total thanks to donations and […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

A retirement housing development owned by Hanover Housing Association and known for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its residents and strong community spirit has unveiled a community defibrillator at Mill Hill Close.   Earlier this year residents at the Haywards Heath estate successfully gained a local authority grant to install a defibrillator. […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare celebrate 19 years of being awarded Investors in People

Brunelcare celebrate 19 years of being awarded Investors in People

For the 19th year running, Brunelcare have been awarded the Investors in People Standard. This is a standard recognising that Brunelcare is a great employer, is an outstanding place to work and has a clear commitment to sustainability. Investors in People is the standard for people management.  Their standard defines what it takes for organisations […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Residents at a local Bradford Extra Care estate were treated to an Indian musical masterclass when the QED Foundation (QED) visited the Dove Court development as part of its musical memories initiative.   The young-at-heart occupants of the Hanover Housing Association property couldn’t believe their eyes and ears when they were greeted by the delightfully […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Home Group appoints PPM Ltd to 25m repairs contract

Home Group appoints PPM Ltd to 25m repairs contract

Home Group has appointed a Cumbrian based company to a multi-million pound repairs contract in its South Lakes area. The affordable housing provider has selected Partnering in Property Management (PPM) Limited to a contract which could be valued at around £25m. PPM has been awarded a seven year contract which was due to start on Saturday […]

13th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

 A World War Two nurse with a passion for poetry has celebrated turning 100 at a Dunfermline retirement housing development. Mary Wright McKean, now a tenant at Bield’s Gillie Court, was born in Edinburgh where she worked as a librarian, civil servant and as a nurse during the war. Her time as a nurse is […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

 A Stirling housing and care provider has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.   The Inspection Report for Blackwood’s Forth Valley Services revealed five star grades in the “care and support” and “management and leadership” categories – a testament to the quality of customer […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Home comforts for far flung centenarian

Home comforts for far flung centenarian

A woman who has spent her life in far-flung places has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Dundee retirement housing development. Emily Lyall, who was born in Soho and grew up in Kent, made India, Egypt and Singapore her home before returning to the UK. Celebrating with family and friends at Bield’s Strathmartine Court, Emily […]

6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Three Hanover estates awarded top five standing by The Cinnamon Trust

Three Hanover estates awarded top five standing by The Cinnamon Trust

Three retirement housing estates owned and managed by Hanover Housing Association have won a national awards for being one of the most pet friendly housing estates in the UK.   Bishops Court, Teignmouth in Devon, Dornden Gardens, Chatham in Kent and Rope Walk in Bradford –upon-Avon were joined by estates from Wales & West Housing […]

2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Puppy love for Norfolk tenants

Puppy love for Norfolk tenants

“And they call it, puppy love…” or so sang Donny Osmond back in the 1970s. Tenants at Redmayne View in Sprowston had a very special visit arranged by a friend of Manager Sandra Spanton.  5 lovely spaniel puppies came into the scheme and were fussed over, cuddled and generally spoiled by the tenants.  The tenants named […]

28th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Hightown shows great ‘Digni-tea’ to Hitchin supported living residents

Hightown shows great ‘Digni-tea’ to Hitchin supported living residents

Staff and residents in Hightown Housing Association’s supported living scheme in Hitchin enjoyed a ‘Digni-tea and cakes’ event for Dignity Action Day to celebrate the importance of treating everyone with respect and dignity. Residents created their own ‘Digni-tree’ of thoughts and ideas associated with dignity and what it means to them, as well as discussing […]

20th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Help elderly stay at home without home help…

Help elderly stay at home without home help…

A report has revealed that 1.4 million individuals reported having a medical condition or disability that resulted in them requiring specially adapted accommodation, of whom 22 per cent considered their current home unsuitable. And authorities believe this is actually an underestimate!*   By 2025 almost 1.5 million people aged 75 or over will be unable […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Appointments: Brunelcare appoints new CEO

Appointments: Brunelcare appoints new CEO

  Brunelcare announces a change to its executive team with the appointment of Kevin Fairman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working previously as Brunelcare’s Finance Director, Kevin has been with the organisation since January 2016. Kevin said: “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity as CEO and I am excited about […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Now celebrating its 50th year, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has started work on its Maidstone extra care housing scheme, one of three planned projects in Kent, which combined, will provide care and housing for hundreds of older people.   The Larkfield extra care housing scheme, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, will provide 74 […]

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