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Archive: 2012

Estate clean-up makes room for Christmas

MORE than 50 residents took part in a major clean-up to prevent Christmas fly-tipping on their Westhoughton estate – filling six skips with household rubbish. Families on The Pewfist were able to dispose of bulky unwanted items, including bedroom furniture, garden waste, carpets and toys, during the event organised by Contour Homes. As well as […]

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LHT scoops fourth Plain English award

Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) part of Symphony Housing Group was recognised for its crystal clear writing in their handbook for tenants who live in supported accommodation across Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire. This Plain English Award is the fourth LHT has won in just five years. Nicola Williams, LHT Supported Housing Manager, said: “We are delighted […]

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LHT Green Initiative Helps To Close The Work Gap

The refurbishment of more than 100 homes in Castlefields in Runcorn to improve energy efficiency has brought the added benefit of work placements for local young people. Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) is committed to making its homes more energy efficient and reducing tenants’ fuel costs and has recently shared its approaches to improving energy efficiency […]

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Walton tenants get ‘DI Wise’

Tenants have been learning basic household DIY skills thanks to a ‘DI Wise’ partnership project run by Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) and professional tradespeople. Joiners, electricians and plumbers shared their tricks of the trade with eager-to-learn tenants at a series of DIY workshops in Walton, Liverpool. Participants learned how to undertake a range of DIY […]

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LHT helps tenants with pioneering Energy Saving Project

Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) have recently hosted a ‘Keep Warm, Keep Well’ winter warmer event at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, Liverpool. Staff from LHT were on hand to offer advice to those struggling to pay their energy bills and show them ways to become more energy efficient. The event, supported by Liverpool City Council’s Healthy […]

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Homeless teen to Olympic torch bearer

A homeless teenager who used sport to turn his life around is on a mission to help others. Mark Morrow, now 22, ended up homeless after leaving the Army in 2008 due to ill health. The 17-year-old lived at Alt Bank House homeless hostel in Fazakerley where he slowly put his life back together with […]

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Jobs for Hattersley thanks to £2.7m Peak Valley Housing Association Estate Project

Peak Valley Housing Association has teamed up with a Rochdale building firm in a £2.7m project to transform the Hattersley housing estate. More than 900 homes will be improved over the next 12 months with new secure fencing and boundary repairs and will represent the final phase of Peak Valley Housing Association stock transfer investment […]

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Atrium wins Prestigious Property Award

Commercial property developers Atrium are celebrating after winning Best Show Apartment at this year’s Your Move Property Awards last week. Atrium won the coveted Best Show Apartment at a ceremony held at the Lutyens’ Crypt, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Over 300 guests representing dozens of companies throughout the North West were represented at the gala dinner. […]

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Contour Homes tenants save money in tower block refurbishment

Contour Homes is helping its tenants save more than £74,000 on their electricity bills – thanks to a ‘green’ refurbishment of three tower blocks.  Contour has teamed up with Scottish Southern Energy to transform 186 flats on the Avenham estate, Preston, into ultra-energy efficient homes.  The £1.8m upgrade – which includes external insulation, new double […]

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