Trust helps vulnerable customers gain £2 million

A team of just three officers at Halton Housing Trust have sourced a massive £2 million in welfare benefits for their most vulnerable customers over the last year. The Trust’s Welfare Benefit and Money Advice Officers have helped over 680 people to maximise their income in the 2014/15 financial year and they are now appealing… Read more »

Outdoor Oasis opens in Runcorn Old Town

Halton Housing Trust customers living at Brunswick House in Runcorn were celebrating yesterday after Derek Twigg MP opened their new look garden. Customers raised enough money over the last twelve months to transform the once run down central courtyard into a vibrant and tranquil outdoor haven, full of flowers, trees and plants. Merseylink, the construction… Read more »

New homes for Runcorn

The Trust has completed the first phase of new homes at Lockfield in Runcorn, with the first customers due to move in over the next few weeks. Located in the fantastic location of Runcorn’s Old Town, the eight two bedroom homes are part of a larger, phased development of 23 homes which will be available for… Read more »

Housing Trust Scoops Award for Iconic Building

A Widnes housing development has won one of the UK’s leading awards for sustainable design. Halton Housing Trust’s Queens Court development, on the site of the former Queens Hall music venue in Widnes, beat off strong competition to win a Bronze Green Apple Environment Award. Organised by The Green Organisation, the awards recognise homes that… Read more »

New homelessness support service opens in Widnes

A new service which aims to help transform the lives of those experiencing homelessness was officially opened on Monday in Widnes by The Mayor of Halton, Cllr Ellen Cargill. Developed by Halton Housing Trust and run by The Salvation Army, Brennan Lodge, on Albert Road in central Widnes, will offer temporary accommodation for 39 residents…. Read more »

Great Feedback for our new TV channel and Web Portal

We recently launched a new way to contact us – Halton Housing Trust Community; a new channel that’s available on your TV through Sky, Virgin or games consoles Playstation, Wii and Xbox. At the click of a button you can access all our services, such as, information on ways to pay your rent, searching for… Read more »

Accessing the Trust’s services

This announcement is to advise you of important changes about how you can access the Trust’s services. You can now pay your rent, report a repair, find a home, report anti-social behaviour and much more using our improved online services, reducing the need for over the telephone and face to face advice. If you are… Read more »

Barkla Fields – Contractor Update

On 29th April 2015 we were informed that the contractor appointed to build our extra care scheme at Barkla Fields in Widnes, had gone into administration. We are in the process of reviewing the options available to us and we are in discussions with other potential contractors to complete the build, which is currently approximately… Read more »

Vikings classed as Outstanding

Widnes Vikings Academy Awarded Outstanding Status following independent Academy Audit. The Club is delighted to announce that this week the RFL has awarded the Widnes Vikings Academy ‘Outstanding’ status, following an independent Academy Audit. In just the fourth season back in Super League the Widnes Vikings Academy has secured the highest possible grade. This is… Read more »

Apprentice Scoops Top Award

An apprentice plasterer from Halton Housing Trust is celebrating after picking up a prestigious Halton Business and Tourism Award. Jordan Hill, who lives in St Helens, received his award last week at the event organised by Halton Chamber of Commerce which attracted the best business talent from across Runcorn and Widnes. Having won ‘Apprentice of… Read more »