Housing Association Weekly News Roundup

Housing association news


Here’s where you’ll find all the latest housing association and industry news from the UK’s leading M&E contractor.

Below are highlighted stories from housing associations across the UK this week.

Latest News:

Gas Safety Week is here! This week is the eleventh Gas Safety Week: 13th – 19th September. This pan-industry event sees everyone coming together for one common goal – keeping the nation gas safe. Read on

Halton Housing: Signed, Now Sealed, and Soon to be Delivered. Construction works are well underway and progressing with pace at ‘Hazlehurst’ development – a new 100-home independent living scheme, in partnership with leading regeneration specialists Vistry Partnerships North West. Read on

Bolton at Home: A development of 69 affordable homes in Bolton has welcomed its first residents, as the new community reaches completion. Located on Withins Drive in Breighmet, the first 10 properties have been handed over to Bolton at Home by developer and contractor, Watson Homes. The community – which features 52 two and three-bedroom houses alongside four one-bedroom cottage-style and 13 two-bedroom maisonette apartments – will be fully completed by Q1 2022. Read on

Eight in 10 believe Scottish government should help pay for net zero home improvements. A survey of 1,000 people, across all tenures, found that 82% of people believed the Scottish government should make some form of financial contribution, with over a third stating that the government should meet all costs. Read on

Baldwin Boxall: designs residential tower emergency communication solution. Following the Grenfell Tower incident resulting in the tragic loss of life in 2017, and other events in residential towers, it has become clear that a method of informing residents of a situation is urgently needed.

Baldwin Boxall has addressed this problem by designing an ideal solution, which has been successfully installed in a residential tower. Read on

Greater Manchester Housing Providers: Reaching net zero will require new levels of collaboration. We must embrace the transition from rhetoric and pledges to meaningful strategy and action, writes Colette McKune, Chair of GMHP’s Decarbonisation Taskforce and CEO of ForHousing. Read on

Michael Gove replaces Robert Jenrick as housing secretary. Michael Gove has been appointed housing secretary as a replacement for Robert Jenrick in yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle (15/09/2021). Read on

The importance of building strong relationships with housing associations. Read on

Greater Manchester Leaders back city-region’s first ever Homelessness Prevention Strategy. The strategy builds on the work already happening in Greater Manchester to end the need for rough sleeping and tackle homelessness – it lays out a long-term vision to reduce the numbers of people finding themselves at risk of homelessness. Read on

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