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Wise up on Child Mental Health and Wellbeing

  We here at the Trust are supporting Young Minds ‘Wise Up to Wellbeing Campaign’ to encourage the UK Government to focus more resources on helping children and young people overcome mental health problems.   Pressures on children and young people are at an all-time high, the pressures placed on our children in 2017 include:… Read more »

National Gardening Week 2017

In honour of National Gardening Week 2017, the Trust have published a Gardening Life Hacks article on Lifekit. The article includes helpful and easy to implement gardening hacks, which anybody, at any gardening skill level can do to help brighten up their garden.  All of the life hacks included in the article can either be produced… Read more »

How HHT Re-think Repairs

Re-thinking repairs is a Chartered Institute of Housing programme, which brings together housing associations from across the country to share how their Property Service and Maintenance teams execute their services. This blog discusses what happened when Halton Housing Trust hosted a Re-thinking repairs event in July 2016.

Be Mindful About Mental Health

A breakdown of the latest LifeKit article on how to seek help if you, or a friend or family member is suffering from a mental health problem. This includes confidential, judgement free health providers local to you and the best, free ways to access their services.

A Career in Social Housing: A New Perspective

  I Joined Halton Housing Trust in February this year as the new communications officer, and have been in the position for just over a month now – how time flies! Joining the Trust has been a bit of a different experience for me, as I have never worked in social housing before. The trust’s… Read more »

NHF Communications and Marketing Conference and Exhibition 2017

Last Tuesday, at the painstakingly early time of 6.30am, me and my colleague’s in the HHT communications team began our journey down to London. We were making our way to the NHF Communications and Marketing Conference and Exhibition, an event centred around hearing the good work going on in the sector, and in short –… Read more »

7 Day Healthy Meal Plan for Families

This week we here at HHT made our free 7 Day Healthy Meal Plan For Families available to our customers, and the world. The meal plan contains a combination of meals, which have some very vital factors in common, they are all: cheap, simple to make and most of all healthy! It is so hard… Read more »

Lifekit – Creating a Valuable Tool For Customers in 2017 and Beyond

The Trust wanted to create a resource to house lots of valuable information for customers, so we created Lifekit- an online toolkit for customers. It’s a fantastic tool, full of information on a variety of topics such as saving money, health and wellbeing, and finding a job. Lifekit is classed as a microsite, as it… Read more »

How to swim rather than sink in the many communications channels

At Halton Housing Trust we’re more connected than ever. Thanks to mobile working and the many comms tools open to us, we can Yammer, Tweet and Skype to our heart’s content, 24 hours a day. But is this is a good thing? Of course it is, but sometimes – like making a cake – we… Read more »

Not one, but two CIM awards!

After being shortlisted for the CIM Northern Awards last month, we had what can only be described as an interesting journey to the ceremony in Newcastle last week. With delayed and cancelled trains plus a rather grumpy taxi driver, we finally arrived at our destination slightly dishevelled and feeling like we’d been travelling for a… Read more »