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Community Impact Week '17:: Mind the Gap
10 November 2017
We’ve got a track record and reputation forged over recent years as being able to provide the right support, at the right time, to allow more than 40 enterprises to survive and thrive in our heartland. We won’t necessarily fill the gaps, but we’ll be working alongside someone, somewhere who will.
Rose's story: Community connector to empowerment officer #HousingDay
18 September 2017
By: Rose Ramgeet, Community Empowerment Officer
Community support for housing for forces veterans
13 December 2016
Armed forces veterans training on our site at Poppy Court, Worle, were treated to some festive cheer from a local art group today, with homemade Christmas gifts kindly donated.
Right repair, reliably fixed
01 December 2016
We’ve been having a long hard look at the way we deal with repairs and maintenance, to see how we can improve efficiency and our service to you, our residents.
Stopping the cycle of abuse in Somerset
25 November 2016
Domestic abuse is more common than you think. One in four women and one in six men will experience it at some point in their lives. If applied to Somerset’s population that would equate to around 43,000 female and 23,000 male victims.
Empowering our community leaders
01 November 2016
We’re celebrating the achievements of our residents who have completed our accredited Community Leadership training programme.
Committed to investing in our team: celebrating our latest housing graduates
26 October 2016
We’re celebrating this month (October 2016) as 12 members of our team recently completion of their Level 3 certificate in Housing Practice, a qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
We celebrated the opening of 22 new homes in South Gloucestershire
21 October 2016
Yesterday (Thursday 20 October) we celebrated the opening of 22 new homes at Rectory Lane, Filton with the help of South Gloucestershire Council.
Making a digital difference #GOLW16
21 October 2016
Our Individual Empowerment Manager, Vicky James, brings Get Online Week to a close casting a look back at some of our accomplishments over the last year.
Emmdee has become MD
21 October 2016
Previously known as Emmdee, our contractors is changing its name to The MD Group, complete with a new multi-coloured butterfly logo
Connect with us this Get Online Week #GOLW16
20 October 2016
Our Resident Engagement Officer, Emily Burnell, gives us a flavour of the online panels and surveys you can get involved with this year.
Keep your children safe online #GOLW16
19 October 2016
Our Individual Empowerment Manager talks about keeping your children safe online
A day in the life of our Digital Inclusion Worker #GOLW16
18 October 2016
Our Digital Inclusion Outreach Worker, Nick Cocking, blogs about what he gets up to to support residents to get online.
Celebrating Get Online Week 2016 #GOLW16
17 October 2016
Our Individual Empowerment Team Manager, Gia Hancock, blogs about how we can help residents access online services this Get Online Week.
Listening to the customer of 2016
06 October 2016
This National Customer Service Week, Customer Contact Team Leader James Ballantyne blogs about meeting the needs of our customers and learning from complaints.
Taunton MP helps us break ground at our new supported development
14 September 2016
With the help of Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, we've officially broke the ground at our development of 78 new homes at Parmin Close in Taunton last Friday (9 September).
Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council officially opens 62 new, affordable homes in Highbridge
22 August 2016
On Friday, the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Ian Dyer, cut the ribbon to officially open 62 new homes at Morland Chase in Highbridge, joined by the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, Cllr Michael Clarke.
We've chosen our winners for our gardening competition
18 August 2016
Our gardening competition ended on the 31 July 2016. We're pleased to announce that the winners have been chosen and will be attending our winner's lunch on Tuesday 13 September. The winners are:
We've named our new train and build scheme for military veterans
17 August 2016
We're delighted to announce that our new train and build scheme at our old Lawrence Court offices in Worle is to be named Poppy Court. The new name was chosen by the veterans involved and represents their exciting new futures whilst remembering the past.
We’ve launched our latest report on our social impact
08 August 2016
Our Social Impact Report for 2015-16 is here! This is our second report looking at the positive impact of our Individual and Community Empowerment service on both our residents and our communities.
Our “new look” Resident Engagement service
22 July 2016
We’ve been looking at ways to improve how we engage with our residents. We did a consultation by email with residents and had over 300 responses that have helped us to develop our ideas. We’ve now finalised our plan and will launch our new look Resident Engagement service on 1 October 2016.
We’ve held an event in rural Farmborough to celebrate 13 new homes
15 July 2016
A ribbon cutting ceremony has taken place at a development of 13 affordable homes in Farmborough, a small village 6 miles south west of Bath.
The full roll out of Universal Credit has started in Bath, North East Somerset and Sedgemoor
25 May 2016
Universal Credit officially came into force in Bath, North East Somerset and Sedgemoor today (Wednesday 25 May). It will now be rolled out across the region, affecting thousands of people who currently claim benefits or tax credits. Hundreds of our residents in the areas could be affected by the change. Our Income Manager, James Reseigh, gives his take on Universal Credit, its impact and how people can prepare for it.
We've launched a new customer research framework
06 May 2016
We've announced a new Customer Research Services Framework, to provide housing associations and local authorities with easy access to expert customer research consultants, without the need for lengthy…
Slavery and human trafficking statement 2015/16
06 May 2016
Knightstone Housing Group develops affordable housing for rent and sale in the West of England and Somerset and provides landlord, individual support and community services. We own or manage c12,000…
Somerset sports initiative receives praise from Sport England
22 April 2016
“Creating Active Communities”, a Somerset-wide programme of sports activities and community engagement, received praise this week from Sport England for its performance
We're committed to Resident Engagement
18 April 2016
We're committed to Resident Engagement and have been successful in engaging with residents over the recent years. We've written a consultation document that outlines the changes we'd like to make.…
Frome Sports Fest encourages over 120 local people to try out free sports and activities
15 April 2016
Over 120 local people took part in the free Sports Fest in Frome on Sunday.
We've said goodbye to our old office to make way for new homes for armed forces veterans
04 April 2016
Demolition work started last week on our old office at Lawrence Court, Worle, Weston-super-Mare.
Free membership offer from Furnicare
30 March 2016
Are you one of our residents in South Somerset?
We’re teaming up with Frome Active for Sports Festival 2016
30 March 2016
We’ve joined up with Frome Active for this year’s Sports Festival in Frome.
We're bringing community colouring to Bath
29 March 2016
We've teamed up with The Colouring Clinic to run a community colouring session in Odd Down, Bath on Saturday 2 April. The event will take place from 12pm until 8pm on the green space behind Fullers Way in Odd Down, known as The Wansdyke. The session is open to everyone of any age, and can cater for up to 200 people during the event.
Taking action on missed appointments
07 March 2016
We record around 350 missed appointments every month, for repairs, new kitchens and bathrooms, and other really important work that we must do to keep you and your families safe. Find out what residents think and what we plan to do about it.
Important safety notice - product recall
07 March 2016
We’ve been informed that a number of Center portable fan heaters have been recalled due to a technical fault. This is because there's a risk that the plug and fuse could overheat and cause a fire.
We launch our gardening competition for 2016
01 March 2016
Our gardening competition opens today! (Saturday 1 March)
We've signed up to the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge
01 March 2016
We’re committed to working in partnership in Bristolto tackle gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation. We’recommitted to being focused on the needs of victims who’ve experienced…
We've invested over £13 million in 120 new, affordable homes in Highbridge
25 February 2016
We've invested over £13 million in Highbridge, to build 120 new, affordable homes through the redevelopment of brownfield sites.
Have your say on changes to Homefinder Somerset
18 February 2016
Have you heard of Homefinder Somerset?
We’ve secured planning permission for new, contemporary homes for shared ownership in Bristol
27 January 2016
We’ve secured planning permission for a new contemporary affordable housing development in Knowle, Bristol, with our consultants Barton Willmore. The new development, just two miles south of Bristol…
We've officially opened 10 new homes for ex-service personnel in Bristol
25 January 2016
General Sir Peter Wall, former Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, officially opened 10 homes built by ex-servicemen in Bristol on Thursday 21 January.
Travel guide for Wyndham Park in Yeovil
05 January 2016
If you’re one of our residents at Wyndham Park, this could help you! Barratt Homes have put together a useful guide on travel around Wyndham Park and Yeovil. Click here to download your copy. There…