Housing Association News Roundup
All the latest housing association news from the UK’s leading M&E contractor.
Below are highlighted stories from housing associations across the UK.
LABM Online: A new report, published ahead of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, calls on social landlords across Scotland to work together with the Scottish Government to achieve net zero carbon emissions. Read more
Yorkshire Housing launches a new episode of their ‘Housing & Me’ podcast. In this special bonus episode of Raising the roof we take a close look at housing in West Yorkshire and how we can work together to better our homes and communities. Our CEO and host Nick Atkin is joined by Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, and Helen Lennon, Chief Executive at Connect Housing and Chair of the West Yorkshire Housing Partnership. Listen here
London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has agreed a new deal with government to fund thousands of affordable homes for Londoners over the next five years. Read more
Clarion Housing Group named as new Strategic Partner for Homes England and commits to 2,000 new affordable homes for London. Read more
Torus has been granted funding to extend its affordable homes programme across the North West region. This follows today’s announcement by the Ministry of Housing that £8.6 billion will be invested in bolstering the delivery of new affordable housing across the country. Read more
Great Places Housing Group has been successful in its bid to become a new Homes England strategic partner. The £240.8m of funding will enable Great Places to develop 4,920 grant-funded homes across the North by 2028. Read more
The Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury are currently working to develop their recommendations to tackle climate change in homes and neighbourhoods as we know 270,000 homes per year in the North will need to be retrofitted until 2035. Read more
The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is now open for applications from registered providers of social housing to improve the energy performance of their social homes with funding for upgrades. The UK Government has released a handy Q&A to help answer any questions you might have about the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. Read more
Construction has begun on nine new homes in Randalstown, Co Antrim, in an £1.8m investment. Rural Housing Association is building the apartments on Main Street in the town in a project funded by the Department for Communities and Danske Bank. The new homes are two-bed apartments which can accommodate three people, and are designed by GM Design Associates. Read more
Yorkshire Housing: Why they’re ditching the office in favour of a hub, home and roam approach, by Nick Atkin. Read more
Mosscare St Vincent’s launches a new podcast – Home Truths, which is a series of candid conversations with MSV colleagues and people in the community about their own lived experiences – the highs, the lows, and everything in-between. Listen here
Places for People, Ixion holdings, the Positive Transformation Group & Women in Construction have launched our #WomenIntoTrades traineeship, to support young women to start their career in trades – working towards a more inclusive and diverse workforce. Read more
Wates appoints new corporate development director to help deliver ambitious group strategy. Read more
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