Trust’s first in-house build gets underway

Work has started on the construction of low carbon, timber frame homes as part of a joint project between Halton Housing Trust and LoCaL Homes. It’s the first time in the Trust’s history that homes will be built in-house, using our own Property Services team rather than through external contractors. Working with Walsall based manufacturer… Read more »

Trust’s new supported living scheme opens its doors

The first customers have moved into Halton Housing Trust’s new £6 million Barkla Fields supported living development in Widnes. Located on Dundalk Road, the luxury extra care development for the over 55’s is a mixture of 50 rented, shared ownership and outright sale apartments and six adapted bungalows, as well as a fantastic array of… Read more »

Closure order issued on Runcorn property

A property plagued by incidents of anti-social behaviour and serious violent crimes has been closed down in Runcorn. Cheshire Police and Halton Housing Trust have been successful in an application to close a residential property in the town. During a hearing at Halton Magistrates′ Court in February magistrates approved a closure order in relation to… 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 »

Digital Maturity Model – Enabling Digital Services in Social Housing

The world has evolved digitally and customers are demanding 24/7 digital interaction. Sectors are changing to accommodate this, incorporating digital efficiency savings and enhanced service offerings. It’s imperative that the social housing sector starts to catch up with this changing environment where customers and business are interacting so differently from 10 years ago. A catalyst… Read more »

Changing the way we talk…through Digital First

Recently you may have noticed longer than normal waiting times when trying to contact the Trust through our main contact number. Through our Digital First approach, the Trust has expanded the different ways that customers can contact us. You can now pay your rent, report a repair, find a home, report anti-social behaviour and much… Read more »

Trust’s newest development welcomes first customers

Customers have moved into their new homes at Vineyard Way on Page Lane in Widnes. Completed a few weeks ago, Halton Housing Trust’s new build development has proved popular, generating massive interest from potential customers on Property Pool Plus who were keen to move into one of the 39 homes. Built by contractors Team Northern… Read more »

Digital by Default Report – Housing Technology

Halton Housing Trust has sponsored this year’s ‘Digital by Default Report’ by Housing Technology & the Digital charity Go-On. The report covers a wide range of information on Digital Inclusion across the Social Housing sector and has a particularly interesting Q&A with some of the leading Housing Associations, including comments from Nick Atkin, and other… Read more »