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HenPower initiative helping improve wellbeing and reduce isolation in Hertfordshire

HenPower initiative helping improve wellbeing and reduce isolation in Hertfordshire

As organisations across the country look at ways to reduce loneliness and isolation among older people, a group of residents from a Hanover Housing Association retirement estate in Hertford have found a unique way to socialise with friends and neighbours whilst improving their general wellbeing.    A few months ago Gary Clark, the estate manager of […]

30th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

A SPECIALIST housing and care provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting by hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing. Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Green-fingered tenants at a West Lothian retirement development have been given the welcome addition of a new herb garden. Bield’s Ochilview Court in Armadale hopes to offer tenants with increased opportunities to socialise in a communal area of the development and to join in on the outdoor activities that the garden offers. The Conservation Volunteers […]

1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Dorking retirement estate shortlisted for Tesco award

Dorking retirement estate shortlisted for Tesco award

A retirement housing estate owned by Hanover Housing Association has been shortlisted for community funding as part of Tesco’s national Bags of Help scheme. Located in the picturesque town of Dorking, Hanover Court is close to the iconic Box Hill and boasts stunning views of the rolling landscape of the Surrey Hills.   The nomination […]

31st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association for the vulnerable and disabled celebrates 50th anniversary

Housing association for the vulnerable and disabled celebrates 50th anniversary

Hightown Housing Association has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Founded by local volunteers in Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans 50 years ago, today Hightown has 5,500 homes, an annual turnover of £71m and 860 staff across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. But with rough sleeping and homelessness growing and rising property prices meaning […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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