Housing Trust launches Universal Credit campaign

Halton Housing Trust has launched a new video explaining everything there is to know about Universal Credit, to help customers get ready for the changes happening right now. The video is part of a wider campaign which includes using social media and direct marketing to ensure as many of the Trusts’ customers as possible get… Read more »

Halton Housing Trust completes Widnes development

The first customers have moved into Halton Housing Trust’s new £2.2 million Yew Tree development in Widnes. Consisting of 6 two bed flats and 13 two bed houses, the scheme was built by Seddon Construction and offers homes at affordable rents. Nicky Harris, the Trust’s development manager, said: “We are building new homes thick and… Read more »

Staff dig deep for Norton Priory

Over 60 Halton Housing Trust volunteers battled against the wind and rain last week to prune trees, clean ruins, paint fences, edge pathways and dig and move over 10 tonnes of gravel, as part of a year-long programme of support. Every year the Trust helps charities across the region through voluntary work, financial support, fundraising… Read more »

Mayor opens Trust’s £6 million extra care scheme

Our luxury extra care scheme in Widnes officially opened its doors on Monday 13th June at a packed out launch event. The Mayor of Halton, Councillor Ged Philbin ‘cut the ribbon’ at Barkla Fields, Halton Housing Trust’s new supported living scheme for the over 55’s, attending the event with Mayoress Rosalin Wong. Located on Dundalk Road,… Read more »

Trust wins Innovation award!

Our Digital First team is celebrating after winning an Innovation award at the Northern Silver Screen Awards last week. The Northern Silver Screen awards, hosted by the Northern Housing Consortium at Blackpool’s Hilton hotel, celebrated the very best practice in social housing in the north west. The Trust was recognised for its digital offering to… Read more »

We’re making a few changes…

As part of our Digital First strategy we are constantly striving for greater efficiencies and looking to utilise technology more effectively, especially in light of the recent changes to the sector including the incoming Universal Credit changes and the rent reduction, so that we can continue to positively invest in our homes & neighbourhoods. This includes… Read more »

Trust scoops another award for iconic building

A Widnes housing development has won a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) award for Best Small New Housing Development in Merseyside. Having already won the Green Apple award in recognition of its environmentally conscious design and construction, Halton Housing Trust’s Queens Court development, on the site of the former Queens Hall music venue in Widnes,… Read more »

Movemaker arrives….

Are you thinking about moving home? We’re working with MoveMaker, a new home swap app and mobile website – the really easy way to swap homes! MoveMaker is a new app and website that has been designed to make it easier for social housing tenants to swap their homes through a mutual exchange. If you’re… Read more »

Norton Priory chosen as Trust’s new charity

Runcorn’s beautiful and historic Norton Priory Museum & Gardens has been chosen as the Trust’s new charity for 2016/17. The 18th century walled gardens, 12th century ruins and modern museum will benefit from 12 months of practical support from the Trust in what is set to be a pivotal year for the priory, with their… Read more »

Widnes Development Gets Finishing Touches

The Trust is putting the finishing touches to its latest development in Widnes. Brentfield, a mixture of 36 one and two bed apartments and houses, will be completed in late May. Built by Cruden Construction, the Trust took handover of the first plots last week. Chris Whitfield, Halton Housing Trust’s project manager said: “We are really… Read more »