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 »

West Bank clean up success

It was all hands on deck on Saturday 22nd October as West Bank in Widnes was treated to a spruce up as part of a community clean up. The Trust’s Environmental Services team, along with partners including Halton Borough Council, West Bank Academy, Girlguiding UK, Jiggy Childcare, CREATE and Widnes Boat and Angling Club worked together… Read more »

Widnes development shortlisted for award

One of our new developments has received runner up in the ‘Best Affordable Home’ category at the recent North West Property Awards (NWPAs). Crossways, a £1.2 million scheme comprising of 12 one and two bed bungalows and apartments was completed in September this year. Formerly known as the Your Move Property Awards, the NWPAs bring together… Read more »

Clean Up day success

An incredible 12 van loads of rubbish were collected by The Trust’s Environmental Services team last week, as part of a clean up in Halton Lodge, Runcorn. The team also filled four skips, collecting unwanted items from local homes. Many more clean ups are planned for the future, so watch this space!

We’re Disability Confident

Halton Housing Trust are proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident employer. There are nearly 11.5 million working age people in Great Britain with a disability or health condition and Halton Housing Trust shares the government’s vision of empowering disabled people to realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential, and the recent award as… Read more »

West Bank Big Clean Up

Halton Housing Trust, Halton Borough Council and other local partners, have organised the West Bank Big Clean Up on Saturday 22nd October from 8am-1pm. Funded by your local Area Forum, the campaign includes planned activities during the week and a Community Engagement & Recycling Scheme on Saturday morning. Throughout the week, there will be a… Read more »

Halton Access Guide to be launched

When: Thursday 3rd November 1:00pm – 6:00pm Where: Select Security Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ   Halton Council and DisabledGo have been working together to provide a comprehensive access guide to 700 venues across Halton and we’d love our customers to attend the launch. The access guide helps increase independence and choice for Disabled… Read more »

First homes ready for customers at Trust’s largest development

Customers can soon move into their new homes at Halton Housing Trust’s £14 million Tan House Lane development in Widnes. The first 16 homes were finished last week at the Trust’s landmark 175 home site, with further properties due to be handed over in phases up until July 2017. Partnering with Russell Homes, Tan House… Read more »