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Promoting Customer Service Week

Promoting Customer Service Week

Yorkshire Housing will be celebrating National Customer Service Week, from 7-11 October, which gives an opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays for Yorkshire Housing customers. The week is internationally celebrated and Yorkshire...

Second World War hero tells of Japanese battle

Second World War hero tells of Japanese battle

Royal Navy veteran Kenneth Geary is one of the last surviving heroes of the Second World War. Kenneth, 95, who lives at Yorkshire Housing's Sherwood Court extra care scheme in Wakefield, won five medals for his service. The radar operator has the Atlantic Star, Burma...

Tumble dryer recall

Tumble dryer recall

Fire-prone tumble dryers have been found during a recall campaign by Whirlpool – but hundreds of thousands still remain in UK homes.The recall covers tumble dryers manufactured under the Whirlpool brands of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline...

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Second World War hero tells of Japanese battle

Second World War hero tells of Japanese battle

Royal Navy veteran Kenneth Geary is one of the last surviving heroes of the Second World War. Kenneth, 95, who lives at Yorkshire Housing's Sherwood Court extra care scheme in Wakefield, won five medals for his service. The radar operator has the Atlantic Star, Burma...

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Deansfield Court celebrates 10th anniversary

Deansfield Court celebrates 10th anniversary

A huge party celebrating the 10th birthday of our Deansfield Court scheme was held last week. Two mayors were among the dignitaries at the event at the extra care facility in Norton, near Malton, North Yorkshire. But perhaps the star of the show on Thursday, September...

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Crime prevention measures for vulnerable adults

Crime prevention measures for vulnerable adults

Vulnerable adults are to benefit from crime prevention measures thanks to a project involving Yorkshire Housing. The housing association’s Sheffield-based Home Improvement Agency (HIA) won a £5,000 grant from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime...

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Second World War hero tells of Japanese battle

Second World War hero tells of Japanese battle

Royal Navy veteran Kenneth Geary is one of the last surviving heroes of the Second World War. Kenneth, 95, who lives at Yorkshire Housing's Sherwood Court extra care scheme in Wakefield, won five medals for his service. The radar operator has the Atlantic Star, Burma...

Tumble dryer recall

Tumble dryer recall

Fire-prone tumble dryers have been found during a recall campaign by Whirlpool – but hundreds of thousands still remain in UK homes.The recall covers tumble dryers manufactured under the Whirlpool brands of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline...

Crime prevention measures for vulnerable adults

Crime prevention measures for vulnerable adults

Vulnerable adults are to benefit from crime prevention measures thanks to a project involving Yorkshire Housing. The housing association’s Sheffield-based Home Improvement Agency (HIA) won a £5,000 grant from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime...

Services

Home electrics successfully revamped

Home electrics successfully revamped

Yorkshire Housing’s Electrical Compliance team have just finished a five-year programme of inspection and testing of our properties – a full sweep of the housing stock.Paul Simpson, from the housing association’s compliance team, reports that Yorkshire...

Making things easier for you

Making things easier for you

Head of customer experience Gavin Hoban gives customers a sneak preview in the article below of the ways we’re planning to improve our services, what this will mean for you and how you can get involved. A big part of my role is managing complaints, so I’m...

What’s cooking in our homeworks department?

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...

Apprenticeships

Apprentice Neil wins basketball gold

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...

Apprenticeships at Yorkshire Housing… now that’s a bright idea!

Apprenticeships at Yorkshire Housing… now that’s a bright idea!

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 5 to 9 March and, to support the week, Yorkshire Housing is celebrating the success of their apprenticeship programme by showcasing apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career. Under the hashtag #NAW2018, and the theme...

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Promoting Customer Service Week

Promoting Customer Service Week

Yorkshire Housing will be celebrating National Customer Service Week, from 7-11 October, which gives an opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays for Yorkshire Housing customers. The week is internationally celebrated and Yorkshire...

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Stone laying ceremony at Halifax development

Stone laying ceremony at Halifax development

Calderdale councillor Peter Caffrey (front left) is shown stone laying with fellow Northowram and Shelf councillor Stephen Baines MBE (front right) while Yorkshire Housing director of development Andy Gamble (rear left) and Rob Seaman from contractor ENGIE...

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Deansfield Court celebrates 10th anniversary

Deansfield Court celebrates 10th anniversary

A huge party celebrating the 10th birthday of our Deansfield Court scheme was held last week. Two mayors were among the dignitaries at the event at the extra care facility in Norton, near Malton, North Yorkshire. But perhaps the star of the show on Thursday, September...

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Celebrity backs tenant’s charity garden party

Celebrity backs tenant’s charity garden party

Yorkshire Housing tenant Tabitha Gilpin recently set up a specialist hair salon with a particular focus on helping both women and men restore their self-confidence and self-image by offering hair loss treatments. This brought her into contact with the...

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Helping our 1,000th customer

Helping our 1,000th customer

Yorkshire Housing community investment service are celebrating how they have helped 1,000 customers into employment, self-employment, training or volunteering. Their three year target was to help 1,000 customers, but they hit the target 9 months...

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Making swift work of nesting boxes

Making swift work of nesting boxes

Yorkshire Housing have been doing their bit to help with the survival of the Swift, an enigmatic bird that spends most of its life in the air- Swifts feed, drink, bath and even sleep on the wing, only landing to nest. The species has always relied on...

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