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Twenty-seven Incommunities apprentices and construction managers have been given ‘dementia-friendly’ training to help them support vulnerable customers. The training aims to give them the ‘tools’ to learn about the needs of customers with dementia and their carers. Over 100 Incommunities’ staff and its ‘involved’ customers have so far been given training with the support of […]


Incommunities has secured a £2.3 million grant to build more affordable homes across Bradford. As part of the Homes and Communities Agency’s latest Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 69 high quality family-sized homes are planned. These will cover schemes at Bolton Woods, Shipley, Saltaire and Idle. Work is expected to start on site within […]


Affordable homes available now

January 11th, 2017

Do you have an older family member or friend who is thinking about their home and lifestyle? We have a small number of one-bedroom homes and studio flats available for rent on the outskirts of Bradford city centre. Wellesley House offers attractive, well maintained, secure accommodation on three floors (with lift) designed for people aged […]


Generous staff, board members and customers at Incommunities have donated over £22,000 for a host of different causes in 2016 – the most the group has ever collected. The biggest sum raised was £19,000 for the Prince’s Trust, the chosen charity of the housing group’s Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley during her presidency of the […]


Generous Incommunities staff this week raised a fantastic £1000 for Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, following a prize raffle. Over 100 gifts were donated by suppliers and partners of the Bradford-based housing group for the raffle among the workforce. Every year, staff organise a prize draw in support of a different charity. This […]


Young people in Bradford showed off their creative talents by helping design murals highlighting the dangers of illegal money lenders at a series of community events. As part of a pre-Christmas awareness campaign backed by Incommunities, the youngsters worked with local graffiti artist Martin Haighurst on designs spelling out the loan shark hotline number – […]


Over 1000 food items will be shared between two Bradford foodbanks following collections at Incommunities’ local offices. Bradford Central Foodbank and Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank are among several charities that rely on public donations as demand for emergency food from local people in need grows. Incommunities staff have been donating everything from pasta to tinned […]


This year, Incommunities is bringing some festive cheer to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. Incommunities Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley was delighted to present a cheque for £1,000 to the charity’s Crisis Skylight Director, Andrew Burnip at a recent homelessness awareness event aimed at housing leaders of the future. Andrew outlined the vital […]


Residents are being warned to steer clear of loan sharks as part of a festive awareness campaign backed by Incommunities. The district’s biggest housing landlord is teaming up with the England Illegal Money Lending Team, Bradford District Credit Union and Citizens Advice to support four community-based events. During Christmas events at Keighley, Shipley, North and […]


A group of future housing leaders from across the UK will meet up in Bradford this week (8th December) to look at how they can help turn ‘rough lives’ around at a unique homelessness event. Hosted by local housing group Incommunities, 23 recruits on the latest GEM – Graduate Employment Mentoring – programme will on […]


Geraldine in University honour

December 7th, 2016

Last week (1st December) Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive was made a Doctor of the University of Bradford at a graduation ceremony in its Great Hall. A delighted Geraldine Howley received her honorary degree in recognition of her outstanding contribution to housing across the district. Geraldine Howley leads one of the largest social housing providers in […]


The district’s biggest housing landlord has proved its commitment to caring for the environment with the award of a national sustainability accreditation. Incommunities has been awarded ‘Silver’ following an assessment by SHIFT – Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow – an independent scheme which measures the environmental performance of housing providers across the country. SHIFT is […]


@home competition winners!

November 17th, 2016

Congratulations to our Autumn/Winter issue competition winners who each won gift cards. Kathryn Mitchell (pictured) from Baildon was the ‘Mary Poppins’ winner. She said: “It’s wonderful to win this prize. “The gift card will really help with Christmas coming up.” A delighted Bre Powell won the ‘spot the difference’ prize. Bre said: “I am over […]


Four local residents and a community centre scooped the top prizes at the Gerry Pickersgill Awards (10th November). Peter Dean from Low Moor was named the overall winner for the way he maintains his gardens and inspires local people to brighten up their plots. The awards are run annually by Bradford District Tenants and Residents […]


Incommunities Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley, has scooped a top award at the national Women in Housing Awards, held in Manchester. Geraldine received the Landmark Achievement prize for her inspiring leadership and outstanding work spanning over 35 years. The awards celebrate the achievements of women across the UK housing sector and attracted over 250 nominations […]


Did you know? If you are on low income you may qualify for a low cost loan scheme to buy certain essential household items such as a bed, cooker, fridge freezer or washing machine. You need to be getting one of the following benefits to be considered for the scheme: -Income Support -Housing Benefit -Council […]


Incommunities has retained the highest possible regulatory ratings from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The HCA is the social housing regulator for registered housing providers with more than 1,000 homes. Last week, the HCA confirmed that Incommunities had maintained its V1 viability score. It means the regulator has assessed that Incommunities meets its viability […]


Incommunities is teaming up with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Police and Bradford Council to remind everyone to stay safe over the bonfire period. The housing group’s Estate Services will be working with its partners to take preventative measures and urge any customers who see dumped rubbish or people fly-tipping to get in […]


Incommunities’ award winning graduate development programme is going international as two Canadian housing officers join its latest group of recruits. The Bradford-based housing group is launching cohort 9 of the GEM Programme – Graduate Employment Mentoring programme – with a two-day induction (Thurs – Friday) at the University of Bradford’s Heaton Mount centre. The GEM […]


Nine budding builders enjoyed a unique insight into the world of work as part of a special half-term activity organised by Incommunities. The youngsters (aged 10 – 16) took part in a ‘Lads and Dads’ Day at the housing group’s construction training centre. The venture kicked off Incommunities’ celebrations to mark International Men’s Day next […]