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    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    A Hightown Housing Association learning disability service in Hemel Hempstead has reached the finals of a prestigious national award for accessible developments built for disabled people. Fletcher Way, a specially designed supported living service home to eight adults with complex physical and learning disabilities, has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Best New Build Accessible […]

    9th May 2018 | 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
    Mayor opens new sensory garden in Bicester

    Mayor opens new sensory garden in Bicester

    There’s a new green spot for older people in Bicester to enjoy, after Cllr Les Sibley unveiled a garden oasis at a Hanover Housing Association estate near the town centre.   During a special afternoon tea – which coincided with The Great Get Together – residents at the appropriately named Hanover Gardens were joined by […]

    27th June 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
    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
    Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

    Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

    An extra care housing development in the historic market town of Cinderford has been shortlisted for a major honour at this year’s National Housing for Older People Awards.   The Hanover Housing Association facility, Hanover Court, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best UK housing with care for 44 – 52 units’ category. The awards, which […]

    21st March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Major social care providers merge

    Major social care providers merge

    Avenues Group and Welmede announce that they have merged. The support and housing provider, Welmede, has become an operating subsidiary of support provider, Avenues Group. Both organisations share similar visions and values, making them an excellent fit.  By combining their resources and expertise, the two organisations believe that the merger will enhance and strengthen their […]

    11th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Newnton Close residents join Caribbean Nurses to celebrate Black History Month

    Newnton Close residents join Caribbean Nurses to celebrate Black History Month

    Residents from Newnton Close, a Hanover Housing Association estate in Hackney, were treated to a cultural event with a difference when they played host to the Retired Caribbean Nurses and NHS travelling exhibition as part of Black History Month.   The exhibition celebrates the achievements and contributions of retired Caribbean nurses, chronicling their experiences from […]

    20th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Bield Chair underlines importance of people who dedicate their lives to work in care

    Bield Chair underlines importance of people who dedicate their lives to work in care

    The retiring Chair of Scotland’s leading provider of housing, care and support services for older people has underlined the importance of people who have devoted their lives to work the in sector.   Gerry O’Sullivan, Chair of Bield, said his last year in the position has been full of challenges but recognised that the hard-work […]

    13th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Animal Magic as Hanover retains RSPCA award

    Animal Magic as Hanover retains RSPCA award

    For sixth year running, Hanover Housing Association has been awarded a Silver RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint for its contribution to improving animal welfare across its estates. Hanover remains the only national housing association to achieve the prestigious accolade.   The success is thanks to Hanover’s continued commitment to the health and wellbeing of its […]

    28th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    Hanover resident awarded Arctic Convoy Medal

    Hanover resident awarded Arctic Convoy Medal

    An 89-year-old man from Hanover Gardens in Nailsworth in, who was born in the same year as the first transatlantic telephone call from New York to London, has received a long-awaited service medal at a ceremony at the Russian Embassy in London.   Ken Robinson was presented with the  Medal of Ushakov in recognition of […]

    16th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Fresh new look for Hanover Close in Bracknell

    Fresh new look for Hanover Close in Bracknell

    As a leading national provider for people aged over 55, Hanover Housing prides itself on its range of attractive and affordable homes.   So, when the organisation’s Housing Management Team noticed that residents of Hanover Gardens in Bracknell had started to grow weary of the décor and lighting in their common room, they immediately set […]

    28th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Linc tenant groups triumph at national Awards

    Linc tenant groups triumph at national Awards

    Three forward-thinking tenant groups, supported by Cardiff-based Linc Cymru Housing Association (Linc), have fought off competition from across Wales to scoop four awards at the annual TPAS Cymru Participation Awards, held in Llandudno [14 July]. The Awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and commitment of those engaged in projects and schemes to empower housing […]

    28th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Volunteers help local residents stay healthy

    Volunteers help local residents stay healthy

    With over 21 million people in the UK volunteering each year to help improve the health and wellbeing of others, Hanover Housing resident 84-year–old Janet Burtt has been doing her bit to ensure residents in Benson, Oxfordshire, are able to attend important NHS appointments.   After retiring from teaching in 1990 Janet decided to trade […]

    10th June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Surfs Up – Big Lottery funding helps older people get online

    Surfs Up – Big Lottery funding helps older people get online

    In a landscape where social isolation is common and financial pressure amongst older people on fixed incomes is increasing, Hanover Housing Association has been exploring different ways of encouraging its residents to enjoy the benefits of going online.   According to the ONS, 67 per cent of over-55s regularly use the internet, with the figure […]

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    Full of Eastern promise – older residents stay fit and healthy thanks to belly dancing master classes

    Full of Eastern promise – older residents stay fit and healthy thanks to belly dancing master classes

    As the festive season approaches a housing development for the over 55’s in Nottingham has been encouraging its residents to improve their health and wellbeing by taking part in belly dancing lessons.   The classes which are run at Hanover Housing Associations Lillian Hind Court in Nottingham were created thanks to estate manager Pamela Rowland […]

    14th December 2015 | By | Reply More
    Blackwood’s St Leonard’s Court receives Care Inspectorate five star review

    Blackwood’s St Leonard’s Court receives Care Inspectorate five star review

    A housing support service has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.   Blackwood’s St Leonard’s Court recently underwent an unannounced inspection for which it was awarded five stars for its dedication to person-centred care, tenant participation and engagement and strong management standards.   The […]

    3rd December 2015 | By | Reply More
    Shackletons work to make state-of-the-art Chester-Le-Street assisted living scheme flagship for housing association

    Shackletons work to make state-of-the-art Chester-Le-Street assisted living scheme flagship for housing association

    Shackletons has worked with Cestria Community Housing to change perceptions of older peoples housing and overcome a shortage of high-quality housing for the over 55s in Chester-le-Street. The flagship state-of-the-art £6.5m assisted living scheme The Elms features 48 two-bedroom apartments, 4 one-bedroom apartments, 2 two-bedroom detached wheelchair adapted bungalows and 4 two-bedroom semi-detached bungalows designed […]

    27th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Hanover’s innovative programme improves lighting levels for residents

    Hanover’s innovative programme improves lighting levels for residents

    With the clocks going back and darker evenings shortly upon us Hanover Housing Association has embarked on an estate improvements programme set to improve residents’ health and well-being by improving communal lighting and reducing carbon emissions at 322 properties in Hanover’s South region.   The planned works programme, which was rolled out across Surrey, Hampshire […]

    4th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Hanover retains its RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint  for the fifth year running

    Hanover retains its RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint for the fifth year running

    With loneliness and social isolation amongst older people on the increase, Hanover Housing Association continues to recognise the benefits pets can bring to later life.   For the fifth consecutive year Hanover has retained its RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) and remains the only national housing provider to achieve this accolade.   The success […]

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