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Peggy wins Chief Executive’s Award

Cleaner Peggy Harland won Yorkshire Housing's Chief Executive’s Award at a bash held at an exclusive Leeds hotel.  Peggy was among the staff who attended the event at city centre-based Quebecs Hotel on Wednesday, June 5.  It was organised to crown an...

Yorkshire Housing customers win BBC food award

Two Yorkshire Housing customers, Carol Mercer and Carys Roberts, have won the BBC Cook of the Year Award for the BBC Food & Farming Awards Finals 2019.In 2016 the two intrepid former nurses decided to set up a lunch club called Neville’s Kitchen at the...

Yorkshire Housing helps armed forces veterans

We have now reached the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the 1939-45 war. But we also are remembering those who served in the armed forces during the conflicts after who are still with us today. The...

Community news

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...

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New Skipton estate agreement

Staff at Yorkshire Housing’s Skipton office played a key role in the creation of a new type of estate management agreement.The agreement, which is for the Greatwood and Horseclose Estate, covers the period from 2019 to 2022.Residents decided the priorities themselves,...

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Skipton staff combat loneliness

Yorkshire Housing's neighbourhood team in North Yorkshire are working on a joint initiative to combat loneliness.Staff at the Skipton hub have joined forces with Craven District Council to promote the Looking Out for Our Neighbours project.It is a social...

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Customer stories

Yorkshire Housing helps armed forces veterans

We have now reached the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the 1939-45 war. But we also are remembering those who served in the armed forces during the conflicts after who are still with us today. The...

Improving youth engagement

Yorkshire Housing customer engagement and insight officer Alice Keirle attended a youth summit in Leeds recently.  Here, Alice details the lessons she learnt about youth engagement.  I attended a youth summit organised by the Northern Housing Consortium and the...

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...

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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

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?

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

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...

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Yorkshire Housing customers win BBC food award

Two Yorkshire Housing customers, Carol Mercer and Carys Roberts, have won the BBC Cook of the Year Award for the BBC Food & Farming Awards Finals 2019.In 2016 the two intrepid former nurses decided to set up a lunch club called Neville’s Kitchen at the...

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Help to start specialist hair salon

Yorkshire Housing customer Tabitha gave up a successful modelling career and decided to take a complete change of direction following the tragic loss of her good friend to cancer. She saw how hair loss as a result of radiation therapy affected the...

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Giving support to nearly 1,000 customers

The community investment service have an impressive set of end of year figures. Some two years into their three year target of 1,000 customers into employment, self-employment, training and volunteering, they have already supported 935 customers. So far...

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Paying your rent on time

The rent you pay allows us to reinvest in your home and your community.  That’s why we have made it really simple to pay your rent in the way that suits you best.But remember, your rent is due in advance and it is your responsibility to make sure that your...

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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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