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  • News
  • Tue, 21/09/2021

A 'Veri' smart trial for fixing boilers

Another innovative technology trial to improve the way boilers are managed and fixed.

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  • Mon, 20/09/2021

Halton Housing Shortlisted for IIP Awards 21

We've made it onto the shortlist for the IIP Awards (UK Employer of the Year: Gold) following our assessment earlier this year. 

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  • Mon, 20/09/2021

It's Great Big Green Week 2021

We're getting involved in Great Big Green Week to encourage and celebrate action taking place across the UK to tackle climate change.  Get involved with us!

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  • Wed, 15/09/2021

Signed, Now Sealed, and Soon to be Delivered…

Construction works are well underway and progressing with pace at our ‘Hazlehurst’ development – a new 100-home independent living scheme. 

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  • Wed, 15/09/2021

Gas Team recognised for services during pandemic

Our Gas Team has been selected as a finalist for ‘Team of the Year’ at the Direct Work (DW) Awards 2021.

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  • Fri, 10/09/2021

Ridsdale residents delight following rejuvenation of communal space

Ridsdale in Ditton, Widnes has received some much-needed rejuvenation as part of Halton Housing’s Destination Ditton programme. 

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  • Tue, 07/09/2021

New Waterfront Point reception opens its doors to customers and visitors

Our newly-refurbished visitor reception area is now open at Waterfront Point, our Head Office in Widnes.

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  • Fri, 03/09/2021

Innovation Team scoop award for SMETER project

Our Innovation Team have scooped the Leeds Beckett University RISE star award in the digital innovation category, for outstanding contribution.

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  • Thu, 02/09/2021

Customers able to fix their boiler with the push of a button

Gas Engineers at Halton Housing have begun installing an innovative push button ‘combi’ boiler-filling valve – the ‘Jepp Valve’ that prevents over pressurising the system and stops gallons of fresh water from being wasted. 

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  • Wed, 25/08/2021

Liz Haworth, Chief Executive speaking at CIH Housing 2021 Conference

Our Group Chief Executive Liz Haworth will be speaking at this year's CIH Housing Conference in Manchester on 9th Sept.

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  • Mon, 23/08/2021

Post Office card account changes are fast approaching - are you prepared?

Changes are coming to the Post Office card account and DWP benefit payments, so we are offering support and advice to customers. 

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  • Thu, 19/08/2021

‘Unlocking Success’ bursary supports Paul on his journey to become a professional barber

One of our customers Paul Tunstall, has been successful in obtaining a £500 bursary in the latest round of the Northern Housing Consortium’s ‘Unlocking Success’ scheme!  

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  • Wed, 18/08/2021

Have your say in the Liverpool City Region Climate Survey

If you're a customer or resident of Halton, please complete the Liverpool City Region's Climate Survey to help shape the Net Zero action plan

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  • Tue, 17/08/2021

A £5,000 donation to Citizens Advice (Halton) for new centre in Runcorn 

In response to their fundraising appeal, we have made a £5,000 donation to Citizens Advice Halton to support the relocation of their purpose-built advice centre.

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  • Mon, 09/08/2021

From strength to strength… we’ve gained Cyber Essentials PLUS Certification

We are thrilled to announce that our ICT Team have gone one step further by achieving Cyber Essentials Plus Certification - the highest level of security certification within the Cyber Essentials programme.

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  • Mon, 26/07/2021

Universal Credit cuts risk undermining levelling up

Housing associations across Liverpool City Region including Halton Housing are calling for the £20 uplift on Universal Credit to remain. 

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  • Fri, 23/07/2021

Reach out for stories for Reach magazine – autumn 2021!

Share your stories, anecdotes, videos, photos, tell us your story for our autumn edition of Reach magazine. 

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  • Thu, 22/07/2021

Halton Housing to become the first housing association to fit Condensate Pro to its homes

Condensate Pro will provide maximum protection from frozen condensate pipes during the winter months preventing unexpected boiler breakdowns. 

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  • Wed, 14/07/2021

Events and activities planned to mark the UK’s first ASB Awareness Week

Running from 19th to 25th July, ASB Awareness Week – “Making Communities Safer” aims to highlight the options available to those experiencing ASB, and the work being done to make communities safer.

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  • Wed, 14/07/2021

Inspirational Neighbourhood Support Manager shortlisted for Award

The Women in Housing Awards celebrates the leaders, innovators and changemakers across the housing sector.

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  • Tue, 13/07/2021

Two new Board members appointed

Halton Housing will welcome highly experienced finance individuals Jennifer Halliday and Leigh Wylie to its board in September.

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  • Wed, 07/07/2021

Partnership working successfully secures closure order to a property in Widnes

The closure order was granted to an apartment on Dean Close in Widnes which was ‘plagued’ by anti-social behaviour and drug-related offences.

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  • Fri, 02/07/2021

Thrive Development Programme Launches at Halton Housing

'Thrive' - a colleague career development programme for aspiring leaders at Halton Housing has launched this week - part of our firm commitment to investing in our people. 

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  • Wed, 30/06/2021

Three young people get a ‘kickstart’ at Halton Housing

All three are settling well into their roles and are enjoying an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn a salary during these difficult times.

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  • Thu, 24/06/2021

Partners come together for spring clean in Upton

Thank you to our customers, friends, and partners who joined us to make the cleanup a success. 

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  • Thu, 24/06/2021

Supporting National Social Housing Safety & Compliance Week

This annual event is dedicated to shining a spotlight on safety and compliance at all levels within Social Housing.

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  • Wed, 23/06/2021

Property Pool Plus changes taking place in July

Registered users need to be aware so they don’t miss out on the opportunity to bid on a home.

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  • Tue, 22/06/2021

Halton Housing recognised as a top 20 IIP gold organisation

After achieving Investors in People gold in May, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 20 Investors in People gold organisations.

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  • Fri, 18/06/2021

Free children’s sports activities in Ditton this summer

Sessions are free of charge and enable children in Ditton (aged between 5 - 11) to try sports, arts and develop life skills. 

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  • Thu, 17/06/2021

Halton Housing shortlisted for Money Advice Award 

The award aims to recognise the extra efforts made by all those in the advice sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Fri, 11/06/2021

Where you live needs you – 'Love where you live' campaign launched!

Help us on this new exciting project to improve areas near you. Apply now to forward your area. 

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  • Thu, 10/06/2021

Have your say on plans for Halton Lodge

We are pleased to announce that the next Destination programme will focus on Halton Lodge, Runcorn and we want you to have your say. 

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  • Tue, 08/06/2021

Funding for 50 laptops to Ormiston Chadwick Academy

The laptops will support students with online learning and forms part of our Destination Ditton programme. 

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  • Mon, 07/06/2021

Garden competition 2021 – enter now!

Entries for our popular garden competition for 2021 are now open. 

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  • Fri, 28/05/2021

May Bank Holiday

We will be closed on Monday 31st May for the Bank Holiday, and back open from 9am on Tuesday 1st June. 

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  • Wed, 26/05/2021

Community partners in Ditton seeking views on Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

We're working in conjunction with Cheshire Police to seek the views of Ditton residents on Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

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  • Tue, 25/05/2021

A lift to happiness and independence for Cameron

16-year-old Cameron is living more independently thanks to the installation of a purpose-built through floor lift in his home. 

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  • Mon, 24/05/2021

A decade of building homes!

This year, we celebrate ten years of building homes in Halton and further afield.  This development milestone has seen us deliver almost 1,000 much-needed homes, with a commitment to build a further 1,000 by 2025.

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  • Fri, 14/05/2021

Halton Housing has once again gained Cyber Essentials certification

Having the Cyber Essentials certification clearly presents how measures are being taken to protect our organisation.

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  • Fri, 14/05/2021

Live theatre comes to residents of independent and supported living schemes

'Silver Bells and Cocktails' tells the lockdown story of residents of Meadowlands Court, a sheltered scheme who miss their families and friends and are fed up with coronavirus restrictions.

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  • Tue, 11/05/2021

DJ workshops prove popular with young people in Ditton

Budding young DJs are enjoying taking part in DJ workshops funded by our Destination Ditton programme. 

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  • Mon, 10/05/2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 21

10-16 May marks Mental Health Awareness Week, with this year's theme being 'Connect with Nature'. We're encouraging all our customers and colleagues to get involved.  

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  • Wed, 05/05/2021

It's Gold Again for Halton Housing

We're delighted to have retained our Gold Investors in People accreditation following a recent rigorous assessment.

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  • Tue, 27/04/2021

Four roles available in our Assets and Compliance Team

Part of the Homes Directorate, the roles include Planning and Programming Manager, Asset Data Analyst, Compliance Planning Manager and Asset Surveyor.

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  • Mon, 26/04/2021

Estate walkabouts unveiled with virtual events announced

With the coronavirus lockdown slowly lifting and restrictions being eased, we’re delighted to unveil our new estate  walkabout programme for 2021/2022. 

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  • Fri, 23/04/2021

Smart smoke alarms gives hard of hearing customer peace of mind

Two Electrical Maintenance Technicians identified and installed specialist smoke alarms for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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  • Fri, 16/04/2021

Govern our future – we’re looking for a new Board member

Play a key role in governing and overseeing our future and ensure we deliver on our ambitious plans.

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  • Fri, 16/04/2021

Vacancy: Decarbonisation - Strategic Lead

We're working with Michael Page to recruit a Decarbonisation - Strategic Lead. 

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  • Tue, 13/04/2021

Warning to customers on Universal Credit to update their online journal correctly to avoid losing out

Customers receiving Universal Credit are reminded to update their online journal with new housing costs following a change in rent which took effect from Monday 5th April. 

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  • Tue, 13/04/2021

Apprenticeship Vacancy: Business Admin Apprentice (Health and Safety)

We're recruiting for a Business Admin Apprentice who will play an active role in working alongside and supporting the Health and Safety Team.

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  • Fri, 09/04/2021

First neighbourhood-focussed programme launches in Ditton

We're delighted to launch our first neighbourhood-focussed programme for the Ditton neighbourhood of Widnes. 

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  • Thu, 08/04/2021

Funding to support training and employment available for customers – Apply now!

The Northern Housing Consortium's 'Unlocking Success' bursary scheme is open again for applications from customers.  

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  • Thu, 01/04/2021

There’s never been a better time for customers to go digital with us!

We've launched our brand-new website, part of an improved and refreshed digital offer for customers - allowing them to manage their tenancy, access services and interact online with their landlord.

 

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  • Thu, 01/04/2021

Easter Bank Holiday Hours

We will close for the Easter Bank Holiday from 5pm on Thursday 1st April until 9am on Tuesday 6th April. 

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  • Thu, 01/04/2021

Halton Housing shortlisted for four Northern Housing Awards 2021

We're delighted that Halton Housing is a finalist in four award categories at this year’s Northern Housing Awards.

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  • Tue, 30/03/2021

£5,000 donation to Halton Haven Hospice

We've donated £5,000 to Halton Haven Hospice through a virtual trek to our namesake in Australia. 

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  • Fri, 26/03/2021

Changes to benefits for mixed-aged couples – are you impacted?

Following a change in rules, some state pension age households will now need to claim Universal Credit instead of Pension Credit. 

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  • Fri, 26/03/2021

Booking Repairs has just got easier!

Customers can now book their own repairs online, via MyHaltonHome and customer app. With increased repair categories to select from and self-help videos available, the experience is much improved for customers.

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  • Fri, 26/03/2021

Halton Housing estate services operative scoops community award

Estate Services Lead Operative, Keiron Gordon scooped the ‘Young Adult Award’ at Age UK Mid Mersey's Community Kindness Awards 2020.

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  • Tue, 23/03/2021

Coronavirus Scams

Don't get caught by a Coronavirus scam

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  • Tue, 16/03/2021

Moving home and housing benefit

If you're moving home find out what you need to do to ensure you continue to receive your Housing Benefit claim. 

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  • Tue, 16/03/2021

Free Money Manager tool for Universal Credit claimants

Money Manager tool is designed just for anybody claiming Universal Credit to help them manage their money. 

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  • Tue, 16/03/2021

Universal Credit and non-dependant deductions

HELP & SUPPORT: A non-dependent deduction Universal Credit or ‘Housing Costs contribution’ can be deducted from the Housing Costs element of your Universal Credit claim if you have someone aged 21 or over living with you.

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  • Mon, 15/03/2021

Coronavirus: Rent and money worries help and support

HELP & SUPPORT: We have put together some useful help and support options available if you are experiencing problems paying your rent and worrying about money due to coronavirus.

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  • Mon, 15/03/2021

Am I entitled to any extra help?

Find out how to check if you're entitled to any extra help with welfare and benefits. 

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  • Mon, 08/03/2021

A female in cyber security: Challenging the norm

This International Women's Day 2021 we choose to challenge the fact that so few women are in cyber security roles.

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  • Mon, 08/03/2021

IWD 2021: Celebrating our female leaders

We're proud that two thirds of our Executive Team are female.  This IWD2021, we celebrate our female leaders and share their advice to aspiring female leaders.

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  • Tue, 02/03/2021

Working 'Together with Tenants'

We’ve signed up to the National Housing Federation’s “Together with Tenants" Charter.

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  • Tue, 02/03/2021

Get ready for Census 2021

Help shape the future of your community by getting involved in the 2021 census.

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  • Mon, 01/03/2021

Halton Housing appoints new Director of Customer Experience

The appointment of a new Director of Customer Experience supports our ambitions to develop a truly customer focused experience for all of our customers.

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  • Wed, 24/02/2021

Letting the kit do the talking when it comes to thermal efficiency

Working with universities on a pioneering and successful project to challenge the way the energy efficiency of homes is evaluated.

 

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  • Tue, 23/02/2021

Tackling the challenges of global urbanisation

We're social housing partners in Lancaster University's Future Places Centre (FPC) research on creating sustainable urban environments.

 

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  • Fri, 12/02/2021

Number 1 Digital Housing Provider Award

We have been judged the Number 1 digital housing provider by Housing Digital.

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  • Fri, 12/02/2021

#FriendlyFebruary

We're making welfare calls to our vulnerable customers during February.

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  • Thu, 11/02/2021

Early adopters of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment

We have joined together with the leading funders to the sector to launch the first sustainability reporting standard for social housing.

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  • Thu, 04/02/2021

Rent Explained 2021-22

From April 2021, customers’ rent will increase by 1.5% (1.6% for shared ownership) – in accordance with government rent setting policies.

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  • Thu, 04/02/2021

Three sisters call Naughton Fields home

With all three sisters now living at Naughton Fields, they plan to spend even more time together.

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  • Thu, 04/02/2021

Community shop on wheels is ready to launch

We have awarded £6,000 to ‘Helping Halton Kids’ to help launch its new mobile community shop concept.

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  • Wed, 03/02/2021

Speaking at Housing Technology Conference

We will be presenting as part of a high profile line-up at this year’s Housing Technology conference.

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  • Wed, 03/02/2021

Real Living Wage Accreditation

We are delighted to have this week received accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. 

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  • Tue, 02/02/2021

We’re walking to Halton, Australia!

‘Halton2Halton’ launched yesterday at Halton Housing – part of the Big Team Challenge, which will see us taking on the virtual walking challenge of a lifetime – from Halton UK, to Halton in New South Wales, Australia!

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  • Fri, 29/01/2021

Major regeneration programme comes to an end 

This month marks the end of our single largest regeneration of one area in our history. A £29m investment, building 350 new homes over six years.

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  • Thu, 28/01/2021

New Repairs Forum

Repairs is one area of our work that gets lots of customers talking!  So, why not share your opinions and suggestions at our newly formed Repairs Forum? 

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  • Thu, 28/01/2021

Digital Marketing Apprentice

We have an exciting vacancy for a Digital Marketing Apprentice within our Communications Team

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  • Mon, 11/01/2021

New Repairs Forum launched and is looking for members!

Repairs is one area of our work that gets lots of customers talking!  So, why not share your opinions and suggestions at our newly formed Repairs Forum? 

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Non-Charging Rent Weeks

Our customers enjoy four non-charging rent weeks per year. In some cases, you'll not be eligible for them either because you're in arrears, you pay rent monthly or by direct debit so you already benefit from this discount.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Benefit changes for households who have a child leaving home to study

HELP & SUPPORT: Benefits have changed for those who have a child who is leaving home to study at university or college. 

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Carbon Monoxide

What you need to know about Carbon Monoxide poisoning

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Legionnaire's Disease

Legionnaire's Disease - What you need to know

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Cuckooing - What it is and what to do

Cuckooing - What it is, and what to do

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Loan Sharks - Advice and Guidance

Don't get taken in by loan sharks

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Warm Home Discount Scheme

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Realising the benefits of modern methods of construction (MMC)

We're a Board member of ‘Building Better’, a consortium of innovative housing associations.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Universal Credit - you’re in control

HELP & SUPPORT: Universal Credit gives you complete control of your money – the main difference being that your rent will no longer be paid directly to your landlord. Find out more about Universal Credit and how to make a claim. 

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Universal Credit and Carers Allowance

HELP & SUPPORT: Carers Allowance is given to those who spend at least 35 hours per week providing regular care for someone with a disability. Find out more about how Universal Credit affects those claiming Carers Allowance.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Wood Burners and Stoves - What you need to know

Wood burners and stoves - what you need to know.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Mobility Scooters in Common Parts of Flatted Blocks

Mobility Scooters in Common Parts of Flatted Blocks

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – what you need to know

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Employed and ill or affected by coronavirus?

Find out what to do if you're in employment and ill or affected by coronavirus. 

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Virtual Diagnostic Repairs

Trialling an ‘augmented reality’ video calling solution that will allow our Maintenance Technicians and Trade Operatives to be virtually present in a customer’s home.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Help and support with arrears

HELP & SUPPORT: We always encourage customers to tell us straight away if they are experiencing problems paying their rent and there is a range of help available. 

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Managing mould, damp and condensation in your home

Condensation is the biggest cause of all damp and mould problems reported to us.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Pets in your home

Pets in your home - what you need to know.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Fixing your boiler

How to fix some common problems with your boiler

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Keep Warm, Keep Well - Cold Weather Advice

Keep warm, Keep well - Cold Weather Advice

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

A building information modelling (BIM) system, fit for the future

A proof of concept BIM system, bringing together offline assets, rich mapping and data layers to older buildings.

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  • Fri, 01/01/2021

Reporting rent changes on your Universal Credit journal

Reporting rent changes on your Universal Credit journal  

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  • Mon, 21/12/2020

2020 Gender Pay Gap Review

We have published our gender pay gap review for 2020, for the third year.

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  • Wed, 16/12/2020

Bursary helps Rachael buy new laptop for college

A customer has been successful in obtaining a £500 bursary from the Northern Housing Consortium to help towards the cost of a new laptop.

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  • Thu, 10/12/2020

Slow cooker initiative extended

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  • Tue, 09/06/2020

Halton Housing joins the Board of an ambitious alliance to accelerate offsite house building

We have joined the Board of ‘Building Better’, a consortium of housing associations working together to realise the benefits of modern methods of construction (MMC).