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Yorkshire Housing shortlisted for Innovation Award

Yorkshire Housing shortlisted for Innovation Award

Our wonderful innovation team have been shortlisted for the first ever Inside Housing Innovation Award. Our proposed smart homes pilot scheme will remotely monitor boilers, so engineers know exactly what's wrong before they arrive. This means fewer visits, less...

New housing sector report looks at equality and diversity in Yorkshire

New housing sector report looks at equality and diversity in Yorkshire

Equality, diversity and inclusion is important to us at Yorkshire Housing. One of our values is ‘be yourself’ and we want all customers and colleagues to feel accepted and included.  This is why we’ve taken part in an equality and diversity survey along with 21 other...

Community news

Yorkshire Housing’s grass cutting services resume

Yorkshire Housing’s grass cutting services resume

Yorkshire Housing is due to restart grass cutting services from this week. The service will be provided in a way that is safe for both colleagues and customers under the current COVID-19 lockdown. This will be a grass cutting service only at first. This is because...

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Yorkshire Housing makes foodbank campaign donation

Yorkshire Housing makes foodbank campaign donation

Yorkshire Housing has donated £25,000 to kick-start a fundraising drive will help foodbanks supply much-needed essentials to people hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The cash is for the More than Homes campaign – which launched today (Tue) and aims to raise an initial...

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Yorkshire Housing bring cheer to NHS workers

Yorkshire Housing bring cheer to NHS workers

Pictured above is a small selection of the items donated by Yorkshire Housing residents to frontline NHS workers Yorkshire Housing staff helped vulnerable older people present food hampers packed with essentials plus a cash donation to frontline NHS workers. Residents...

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Customer stories

Domestic abuse resources now available in 17 languages

Domestic abuse resources now available in 17 languages

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we’re still seeing a high level of domestic abuse across the UK. Domestic Abuse charity Refuge has reported a 25 per cent increase in the number of calls as many of those affected continue to be trapped at home with their...

Yorkshire Housing scheme benefitting vulnerable customers

Yorkshire Housing scheme benefitting vulnerable customers

Yorkshire Housing’s Customer Assistance Scheme is making a real difference to people’s lives at this difficult time – with befriending calls earning rave reviews. Staff have made 2,685 calls to 721 customers plus a further 5,723 welfare calls to date. And they are...

Yorkshire Housing’s grass cutting services resume

Yorkshire Housing’s grass cutting services resume

Yorkshire Housing is due to restart grass cutting services from this week. The service will be provided in a way that is safe for both colleagues and customers under the current COVID-19 lockdown. This will be a grass cutting service only at first. This is because...

Services

Yorkshire Housing pioneering Together with Tenants

Yorkshire Housing pioneering Together with Tenants

Together with Tenants is a great opportunity for Yorkshire Housing as we look to achieve our vision. A key part of this strategy is the following: “Everyone should have the opportunity to live in a quality home they can afford.” We are committed to delivering a great...

New technology to speed up repairs

New technology to speed up repairs

New technology will help Yorkshire Housing improve the customer experience of repairs and renovations. The housing association’s asset management system is to be streamlined later this year – bringing with it improvements in service delivery. Asset management is a key...

Committee helps keep Yorkshire Housing on track

Committee helps keep Yorkshire Housing on track

Yorkshire Housing makes itself available for scrutiny from the people we serve – our customers. In this blog, Customer Service Committee member Amy Green (pictured below) details the work she and her colleagues do to make sure we keep our services on track.My name’s...

Apprenticeships

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...

Other

Our community independence grant is back

Our community independence grant is back

We’ve loved reopening our community centres over the past few weeks. We know a lot of you have missed taking part in community activities so it’s great to see you reunited and back in action.   We also understand that getting back up and running again isn’t simple for...

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Yorkshire Housing joins new anti-racism movement

Yorkshire Housing joins new anti-racism movement

We’ve pledged our full support to a new anti-racism movement being launched today by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit. The movement has been created to proactively challenge racism across all...

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Topping Out ceremony marks major milestone

Topping Out ceremony marks major milestone

A ‘topping out’ ceremony organised by local housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East and Yorkshire Housing, has marked the final brick being laid at Orange House - a new collection of affordable homes at David Wilson Homes’ The Chocolate Works development....

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West Yorkshire’s first Mayor chats to Yorkshire Housing

West Yorkshire’s first Mayor chats to Yorkshire Housing

The election of Tracy Brabin as the first West Yorkshire mayor marks a new chapter for the region. She’s joined us for a special bonus episode of our Raising the roof podcast alongside Helen Lennon, Chair of the West Yorkshire Housing Partnership, and our Chief...

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