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Construction work begins on £5.5 million housing development

A £5.5 million housing development is set to breathe new life into the site of a former iron works in Halifax.Energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE has been appointed by Yorkshire Housing to create the 46 new homes on the former Titan Works site, more...

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...

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...

Community news

Stronger communities in Skipton

Yorkshire Housing's neighbourhoods team is helping residents in a North Yorkshire town run their own services.Staff at the housing association's Skipton hub have joined forces with county council officials and local residents to deliver a Stronger...

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Recycling success celebrated

A successful new recycling scheme in Huddersfield has been celebrated by Yorkshire Housing staff and customers.The project, which launched two months ago, has seen recycling rates soar among tenants on Smithy Lane in the town's Moldgreen area.They joined...

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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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Customer stories

Oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is – it’s panto time!

Dodgy costumes, make-up as thick as treacle and dubious musical numbers – yes panto season is here. Staff at Sherwood Court in Wakefield put together their own “Yorkshire-style” version of the popular classic Cinderella to entertain their residents this...

Building up a defence against bad behaviour

Antisocial behaviour policies were the focus of a tenant discussion last week to gather views on their effectiveness and how they can be improved. Yorkshire Housing held the focus group last Monday to see where we could make some changes that would be most...

Tenants in the mix

Two Yorkshire Housing tenants got the chance to put their stamp on the future of social housing by contributing to a government consultant last month with the Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Heather Wheeler. Alyson Evans from Skipton and Steve Mackenzie from...

Services

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...

Support for Wendy’s winter heating

Yorkshire Housing’s Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) covering Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham support
customers to keep warm during cold weather. The service helped customer Wendy Hiles from Stocksbridge, Sheffield with a new boiler to escape the winter ‘beast from the east’ freezing cold weather.

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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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Looking to green energy

Simon Scott, a Yorkshire Housing tenant, has been putting his engineering background to good use by creating an innovative potential solution to the supply of clean, cheap, sustainable energy through his company Clean Ocean Energy.Simon’s design utilises...

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Funding secured to build more homes across Yorkshire

Yorkshire Housing has ­­successfully secured grant funding to provide a further 1,300 new homes for shared ownership, affordable rent and significantly new social rent. The funding is part of the Homes England announcement on its latest round of housing...

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Weathering the storms

There’s talk of bad weather ahead. So we’ve put together some top tips from Yorkshire Housing’s homeworks team to help you deal with any surprises over the coming months. Here are the top repairs reported during 2018’s “Beast from the East” and tips on how...

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