Beat Blue Monday Blues

Dismal weather, post-Christmas debt and New Year’s resolutions that have already failed, all contribute to making this Monday, the third Monday of January, the most depressing of the year! We’ve come up with a couple of happiness tricks which should help you to beat the blues on Blue Monday: Listen to upbeat music: Wham!’s ‘Wake me… Read more »

Merseysiders are paying the highest prices for energy

We all need gas and electricity to run our homes and to keep ourselves warm, yet some of us are paying more than others for the exact same product. The price of energy varies by region, and Merseyside, along with North Wales, have the highest average cost in the country. The average default bill in… Read more »

Barkla Fields apartment for sale

We have one apartment available for sale on a shared ownership basis at Barkla Fields, our luxury extra care development for over 55’s, in Widnes. Plot 20 is a spacious first floor, two bed apartment with Juliet balcony, overlooking school playing fields. There’s a fully fitted modern kitchen with integrated oven, hob and extractor, wet… Read more »

Trust’s first self-build development now complete

Customers have now moved into Grange House, Halton Housing Trust’s flagship self-build scheme in Runcorn. Consisting of four sustainable, low carbon, closed timber frame panel homes, Grange House was built in-house by the Trust’s very own Property Services team rather than by external contractors. From laying the foundations to sign off, the build took half… Read more »

Interested in becoming a Board Member?

Now is a particularly exciting time to join Halton Housing Trust as a Board Member. We have recently reviewed our growth and development strategy and identified a range of key transformational and business priorities that will drive strong plans for the Trust, and fulfil our ambition to do even more for the local area and… Read more »

Back to the Tools day for Runcorn housing scheme

Senior staff members at builder and developer, Seddon, have taken part in a ‘Back to the Tools’ day on a housing development for Halton Housing Trust. Seddon’s regional director for the North West, Duncan Williams, spent the day with colleagues Steve Foster and Karl Roberts from the company’s direct services team working alongside Halton Housing… Read more »

Michele Parry featured in Inside’s Housing’s ‘From the frontline’

Business Improvement Officer Michele Parry, recently answered the following questions for Inside Housing: What does your job involve? I work within the Digital First team, helping to get Halton Housing Trust customers online.  This means that they can then get in contact with us digitally via a number of different platforms, but can also enjoy… Read more »

Cottage Hospital home transformation underway

Work has started on the transformation of Victoria House, the former cottage hospital in Runcorn. The £2.9 million project will see the creation of 28 new homes on the site on Holloway, and will involve the selective demolition and conversion of the existing building with complimentary new build. Working with John McCall Architects, Bardsley Construction,… Read more »

We’re making a few more changes

As you’re already aware, as a part of our Digital First strategy, we are constantly striving for greater efficiencies and utilising technology effectively to ensure that we can continue to positively invest in our homes and neighbourhoods. After successfully introducing some exciting changes to the way we communicate with our customers during the summer, we’ve… Read more »

Changing times

Given the tumultuous and totally unpredictable events in 2016, I wouldn’t even try to predict what 2017 will bring. We are clearly living through a period where the normal rules and thinking no longer apply. Our relationship with the government has clearly shifted to at least a neutral position, as reflected in my earlier IH50 column. With… Read more »