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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 »

Reaching out

Look for statistics around internet usage, and you’ll find a whole host of interesting figures. Facebook research (October 2015) indicates 73% of people always have their mobile device with them whilst, according to Litmus “Email Analytics” (March 2016)  55% of email is now opened on a mobile device, and “over 71% of subscribers delete emails… Read more »

The Winds of Change

As the warm days of summer fade into a distant memory and autumn arrives, the new season also signals a shift in the relationship between the Government and the housing sector. The seismic events of the last few months and the ripple effect this has had on the political landscape has resulted in a complete… Read more »

Comms team shortlisted for two CIM awards

So we’ve recently had some great news in the HHT Comms team having been shortlisted for not one but two Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) awards! The Comms team pulled together a recent award entry for in-house team of the year at the CIM Northern Awards, due to be held in Newcastle on the 3rd… Read more »