The Trust supports Project UP!

Halton Housing Trust is supporting Groundwork Cheshire’s initiative Project UP. The local project, which started in October, takes unused furniture destined for landfill, strips it back to its original state and then refinishes it with a modern twist. The project benefits local young people as it offers a means of training and the possibility of… Read more »

The Trust celebrates voids milestone.

Halton Housing Trust is celebrating a voids success story after the Trust managed to reduce their turnaround from an average of 42 days to just 19. The Trust, which prides itself on being innovative and forward thinking, introduced a number of new measures to help the process become increasingly efficient. Back in 2012 the Trust had an… Read more »

Get Online Week 2014

As part of National ‘Get Online Week’, Halton Housing Trust are holding Digital First drop in sessions for customers. The Digital First programme is a Trust initiative that includes providing high quality online services for customers. As part of the programme the Trust is also considering how it can assist customers to access online services,… Read more »

Halton Housing Trust marks new development.

Representatives from Halton Housing Trust, Councillors, the Project Team and representatives from the contractor Forest celebrated the progress of the Queens Court development with a ‘topping out’ ceremony. Queens Court is being constructed on the original site of the historic Queens Hall where some of the world’s most famous musicians like The Beatles, Stone Roses… Read more »

Trust celebrates scrutiny success.

Housing Trust is pleased and proud to announce that our Scrutiny Panel lead member, Andrew Shaw, has been short listed for the Inspiring Individual Contribution Award at the Customer Scrutiny Inspection Awards 2014. Andrew has been part of the Scrutiny Panel since it began in 2010/2011. It quickly became clear that his passion and dedication… Read more »

Trust customers benefit from Homeswapper service.

Halton Housing Trust customers have recently taken advantage of the Home Swapper service, which allows users to swap homes with others in the local area.  The scheme has been particularly successful recently as residents look to downgrade to avoid under occupancy deduction charges. The Trust became involved in Homeswapper, the UK’s largest mutual property exchange… Read more »

Halton Housing Trust supports local volunteer.

Young local volunteer Keiron Gordon is clearing up his neighborhood with the help of Halton Housing Trust.  Keiron, 17, lives on the Kingsway estate in Widnes, which includes properties belonging to both the Trust and Halton Borough Council, and spends hours every week clearing up the streets. Keiron became a volunteer street cleaner over two… Read more »

Halton Housing Trust set to receive HCA grant funding

Halton Housing Trust has announced it has been allocated the full request of Affordable Homes Grant funding by the Home and Communities Agency.  The Trust has been awarded £6,199,000 to build 290 new homes in Halton. The funding, announced yesterday, was allocated following a round of bidding from housing providers across the country.  The HCA’s 2015-18… Read more »

Halton Housing Trust opens the doors to Digital First

Halton Housing Trust has announced plans to hold a Digital First event. The event, to be held on the 12th September 2014 at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, will be a chance for others to see the Trusts journey and to find out more about their Digital First project. The Digital First strategy has… Read more »

‘Change the Grange’ winners announced

The Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer, in partnership with Halton Housing Trust, announced the winners of the ‘Change the Grange’ funding on Thursday 3rd July. The project, which was announced in January, is a one-off pilot project allowing local residents to decide which local community groups received part of the £30,000 funding. The… Read more »