Our response to the Spending Review

Nick Atkin, Group Chief Executive at Halton Housing Trust said of the Spending Review; “The additional investment in new housing is very much welcomed. This will offer options and opportunities for a number of people who are in need of affordable housing products. We are looking forward to reviewing the detail of how these schemes… Read more »

Trust wins Best Affordable Home award

The Trust is celebrating after picking up a prestigious award. Our Lacey Street development, in partnership with Denovo Design, won the Best Affordable Homes award at this year’s Strictly Your Move Property Awards.  Returning for the 12th year running, the awards, which were held at the Lutyens Crypt in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, are one of… Read more »

DisabledGo consultation for Halton

Halton Borough Council and DisabledGo invites you to a consultation event to seek your views on a new access project for Halton. The DisabledGo project will provide in-depth access information for 700 venues across Halton including shops, restaurants, leisure centres, hotels, libraries, parks, museums, and many more which will be available as on online guide…. Read more »

Get Online Week 2015 gets an upgrade in Halton

Halton Housing Trust customers received a series of digital masterclasses last week as a result of the Trust’s involvement in Get Online Week. Last week’s events (running 12th-18th October) centered on building basic online skills and encouraging digital inclusion. The Trust organised a number of borough-wide events, workshops and drop-ins over the week to help… Read more »

New Homes – Rural living in Widnes

Halton Housing Trust has completed the first phase of new homes at Linnal Park in Widnes, with the first customers due to move in soon. Located in a peaceful area of Widnes, opposite fields and allotments, most of the 34 one bed apartments and two bed houses have already been snapped up by renters who… Read more »

Get Online Week 2015

Get your digital skills up to scratch Get Online Week  returns to help show thousands of people how the internet can make their lives a little easier. In villages halls, community centres, doctors surgeries, jobcentres and hundreds of other venues, people all across the UK will be getting online for the first time or learning… Read more »

Widnes extra care scheme back on track as new contractor found

It’s all systems go this week as building work starts back at Halton Housing Trust’s extra care site in Widnes. Kier Living has been chosen as the new contractor to complete the 50 apartment Barkla Fields scheme, on Dundalk Road, after the previous contractor went into administration in May. The Trust is looking forward to… Read more »

Halton’s response to the Right to Buy offer

There has been a lot written since this time last week when David Orr and Greg Clark shared the same stage to announce the voluntary offer that housing associations could be set to make to the Government. Today sees the deadline date for housing associations to decide if they are able to support this offer…. Read more »

New powers to help landlords crack down on drugs

Social landlords have been given new powers to help evict drug dealers from their properties. A new ‘Mandatory Power of Possession’ order has given Halton Housing Trust and landlords across the country further control to evict nuisance customers, in an effort to clamp down on anti-social behaviour in their properties.         Working… Read more »

Design for Life Competition

Calling all community groups or individuals – if you have a great idea for how to make our green spaces in Runcorn and Widnes fit for the future, then we would encourage you to enter the Design for Life – a national competition where you can win £1000 to help transform a green space!   For… Read more »