Blog

Our thoughts on the hot topics

Read a range of blog posts on all the hot topics from our own people here

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  • Tue, 13/07/2021

People in the midst of a pandemic

Has Covid irrevocably changed us, and the way we work?  Natalie O'Hara, Director of People at Halton Housing explores this and shares what we've learned through it all.

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  • Wed, 19/05/2021

Made for Learning

This Learning at Work week, our Organisational Development team explains how lifelong learning is one of the most effective ways to deal with change, and how learning new skills now will help with the next phase of work. 

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  • Fri, 30/04/2021

Breaking the rental trap

Open Door Managing Director Rob Poole explains the benefits of Shared Ownership as the best way to break the rental trap for those looking to buy their own home.

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  • Thu, 01/04/2021

Transformation in turbulent times

When we launched our transformation programme last March we could not have imagined how the year ahead would unfold.

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  • Mon, 15/03/2021

The ingredients for innovation

Our Director of Technology, Digital and Data talks about how our approach to innovation is much more than technology. We aim to embed creativity and fresh thinking into everything we do, providing real solutions to real problems.

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  • Wed, 10/02/2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

We have a proud track record at Halton Housing of supporting young people into employment and one of the ways we do this is by recruiting apprentices.

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  • Mon, 01/02/2021

Looking to the clouds for technology innovation

We're making our biggest leap to make our next generation of services a reality. Looking to the clouds to make it happen.

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  • Wed, 16/12/2020

A safe Christmas

May your days be merry and bright.. (but safe too!). Read these Christmas home safety tips – to make sure a preventable accident doesn’t take the fun out of your celebrations!

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  • Sun, 15/11/2020

Time flies when you're having fun!

Reflections on the first 15 years of Halton Housing

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  • Fri, 13/11/2020

Leadership Matters

World and national events over the past 12 months have shown that Leadership Matters now more than ever. 

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  • Wed, 04/11/2020

Let's retire the term 'extra care'

Why we've taken the decision to retire the term 'extra care' for our schemes, looking through a post-Covid lense.

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  • Fri, 16/10/2020

Meet Lisa, our Neighbourhood Safety Officer

Hear about one of the important roles in our newly formed Neighbourhoods Team - a Neighbourhood Safety Officer

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  • Wed, 02/09/2020

'More than just technology" - Innovation with Purpose

For us innovation must have a purpose – a business problem to solve or a customer need to meet and must add real value.  Our approach is to embed innovation into everything we do

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  • Tue, 25/08/2020

A valued person behind every front door

Social housing isn’t just about providing a safe place to call home – as fundamental as that is.  It’s also about providing a network of support for those living in our homes.

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  • Fri, 03/07/2020

First time buyers are the key to the economic recovery post-Covid

Whilst many housing developers took the decision to close their sales operations, Open Door decided to carry on. We took the ‘business as usual’ approach, but with swift changes implemented to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone.