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 »

Final apartment left for sale at Barkla Fields!

There’s just one apartment left for sale on a shared ownership basis at Barkla Fields, our luxury extra care development in Widnes. Plot 20 – A spacious first floor two bed apartment with Juliet balcony, overlooking school playing fields. From £57,500 plus £131.77 monthly rent. For further details and floor plans, see the brochure below: Barkla… Read more »

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 »

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…

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 »