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Our SHIFT assessment


As part of our sustainability roadmap, we need to understand our carbon impact via a recognised assessment. For the second year running, we have completed a SHIFT* assessment and received a silver accreditation.    

(*SHIFT is an online platform that allows organisations to measure their sustainability activity)

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


We're one of a number of early adopter Housing Associations to join with the leading funders to the sector, to launch the first sustainability reporting standard for social housing.  We have recently published our ESG report for the second year 21/22.

Carbon Literacy Training


Our colleagues and Board members will receive carbon literacy training. Using the Social Housing toolkit provided by the Carbon Literacy Project.

News and Blog

Read our latest sustainability news, plus Georgina Patel, our Decarbonisation Strategic Lead shares her thoughts in a 'What's going on with...?' blog series.

Georgina Patel at NHF conference
  • News
  • Mon, 27/06/2022

Showcasing carbon literacy training at the NHF Housing Governance Conference 2022

Georgina Patel recently joined the Carbon Literacy Project to showcase the delivery of carbon literacy training at Halton Housing at the National Housing Federation's Governance Conference 2022.

no mow may
  • News
  • Wed, 20/04/2022

Say ‘no’ to the mow this May!

This May, we’re supporting Plantlife’s ‘No Mow May’ campaign and we’ll be leaving some areas of grass to grow. 

Carbon Literacy Training
  • News
  • Tue, 22/03/2022

Halton Housing awarded Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation

The award means we have shown we are serious about maintaining a ‘low carbon culture’ by becoming one of 70 carbon literate organisations in the UK and Ireland.

shift award
  • News
  • Thu, 10/03/2022

Commitment to sustainability recognised with SHIFT Silver accreditation

We’re proud to receive a SHIFT Silver Award for the second year running.  

assessor from Warmfront
  • News
  • Mon, 14/02/2022

Thermal imaging surveys of our homes taking place

We are working with a partner organisation called Warmfront Limited to carry out energy efficiency surveys of our homes. 

  • Blog
  • Tue, 28/09/2021

What is going on with Gas?

Georgina Patel, answers 'What is going on with Gas' to help explain the worrying rise in gas prices and what support is available to customers. 

Georgina Patel
  • News
  • Tue, 28/09/2021

Decarbonisation - Investing as we mean to go on

Last month, we appointed a new Decarbonisation Strategic Lead, Georgina Patel – demonstrating a continued commitment and investment in this area. 

  • Blog
  • Tue, 26/10/2021

What's going on with COP26?

In her 'what's going on with...' series, Georgina Patel looks at this week's COP26 and what it hopes to achieve - in a simple and understandable way.

Sustainability-related Projects

Alongside SHIFT we are involved with several exciting and innovative projects.

  • News
  • 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.


BIM project
  • News
  • Fri, 01/01/2021

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

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

  • Innovation Project

Purrmetrix (Warmscore)

Using this technology in our homes to gather invaluable data that supports decision making on which properties to retrofit as part of LAD2 funded programmes.

Spotrai image
  • Innovation Project

Using innovative computer vision techniques to deliver external stock condition surveys, for a more pre-emptive and planned repairs service.