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Apprentice Neil wins basketball gold

Yorkshire Housing apprentice Neil Hartley won gold with Team GB at the Special Olympics last month.Neil, 21, was part of the squad that beat the USA 26-20 in the basketball final in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.The Bradford-born defensive ace is a...

Yorkshire Housing’s biggest ever development under way

Construction is under way on 270 homes in Sherburn-in-Elmet as part of Yorkshire Housing’s biggest ever development.Planning approval was granted late last year, allowing construction to commence on site.The scheme includes properties ranging from one to...

Security improved for residents

Security has been improved at 36 homes in South Yorkshire thanks to a joint initiative by Yorkshire Housing's Home Improvement Agency.The housing association acted alongside Rotherham Council following a string of break-ins in the Orgreave area.The Home...

Community news

A new home for a growing family

Thanks to one of our neighbourhood officers, a family in Bradford has a new home to enjoy in the new year. Nikki Peacock, along with her three daughters, eight-year-old Scarlette, Olivia, aged six, and little Gracie-Mae, who is seven months old, were given...

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Kicking up a play area

Yorkshire Housing’s environmental services team and Bradford’s Youth Association have helped young people spruce up an area of grassland to give them somewhere safe to play. Over the summer the group set about fixing up the patch of land near Withins Close in Bradford...

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Ben brings a bit of facial flair to Swarcliffe

A hirsute housing hero has swapped his automatic drill for a fine tooth comb to partake in a competition with a bit of a difference. When he's not getting a 'handlebar' on repairs in the Swarcliffe estate, Ben Waddington is brushing, shaving and waxing to...

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Customer stories

Have your say – Customer Voice Panel April 2019

We have had some great feedback about our Customer Voice Panel survey and wanted to share some of the survey headlines. One of the main figures is that 47 per cent are happy with the involvement opportunities Yorkshire Housing offers. This feedback will be...

Giving customers a voice

Giuseppe, a Yorkshire Housing customer, attended the building and tenant safety website focus group in Leeds on 25 January 19. The session was to discuss the safety information we provide on our website.Giuseppe said “I attended the building and tenant...

Ladies who lunch

Two intrepid former nurses have won a Yorkshire Housing award for their community cooking initiative to help prevent isolation among older members. In 2016 Carol Mercer and Carys Roberts decided to set up a luncheon club at Neville Crescent Community...

Services

What’s cooking in our homeworks department?

The homeworks planned delivery team are revelling in their success over the past year and now they have expanded to a second team. Both teams are continuing to provide an excellent service in producing new kitchens and bathrooms for customers and the team...

Safe as houses

Thanks to a partnership between our home improvement agency South team and the Police and Crime Commissioner, the feeling of safety is being given back to people through extra home security measures. The measures are identified by police officers who,...

The gift of a good night’s sleep

Yorkshire Housing’s Swale home improvement agency has helped a former Gurkha and his wife to rest well in Catterick Garrison after they were found to be sleeping on a mattress on the bedroom floor. Former Gurkha Gajurman Rai, aged 74, joined the British...

Apprenticeships

Apprentice Neil wins basketball gold

Yorkshire Housing apprentice Neil Hartley won gold with Team GB at the Special Olympics last month.Neil, 21, was part of the squad that beat the USA 26-20 in the basketball final in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.The Bradford-born defensive ace is a...

Other

It’s time to test your smoke alarm

Yorkshire Housing are urging residents to test their smoke alarms this clock changing weekend (31 March).For many people testing smoke alarms is often low on their list of priorities but testing their alarm might save lives.Yorkshire Housing’s property...

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Countdown to awards final

It’s the countdown to finals of the Tpas Awards and we have four tenants shortlisted for these prestigious housing awards. The Tpas Awards showcase the compelling and inspirational success stories of tenants, landlords and contractors working together...

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Yorkshire Housing breaks another new homes milestone

WORK is under way at 11 sites that will catapult Yorkshire Housing past the half-way point in its five-year new homes plan.The housing association has 745 homes in the pipeline at places as far apart as Helmsley and Huddersfield.Development at additional...

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HR team nominated for award

Yorkshire Housing has been shortlisted at this year's HR Distinction Awards in the Leading Transformational Change category.The HR Distinction Awards on May 9 celebrate the most creative and engaging company projects as well as the inspirational rising...

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Hannah’s journey

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 4 to 8 March and this year the theme will be "Blaze a trail – Fire It Up", showcasing how apprentices bring new energy and passion into any businesses. Yorkshire Housing will celebrate the success of their...

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Customer Voice Panel, what’s it worth?

Customers on our Customer Voice Panel not only get to have their say on a range of topics from antisocial behaviour to performance information, but they also earn points for their time.The Customer Voice Panel is a really valuable way for Yorkshire Housing...

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