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Wildflower schemes win praise

August 12th, 2016

Wildflower meadows around Ilkley have won widespread praise from local tenants, residents and visitors to the town. Thousands of flowers have sprung into bloom on verges and land by Backstone Way, next to Valley Drive and Wyvil Crescent in Ilkley. The schemes have been planted by Incommunities’ estate services teams to brighten up sites close […]




Sadeh Lok are celebrating after retaining national recognition for its commitment to developing its employees. The Huddersfield-based housing group – now part of the Incommunities Group – has been awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Gold status. In order to achieve this, the organisation went through a rigorous assessment of its training and development practices, […]


Eight local sixth-form students are celebrating completing a learning programme run by Incommunities aimed are encouraging young people into careers in housing. The students from Tong High School and Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College have taken part in the third Junior GEM – Graduate Employment Mentoring – programme. The one-year programme combines classroom-based learning and […]


Heatwave advice

July 18th, 2016

  We are expecting unusually high temperatures over the first half of this week. Here is some top advice for keeping sun safe:-  try to keep out of the strong sun, especially between 11am and 3pm  drink lots of cold drinks such as water and diluted juices look out for others, especially older people, young […]


                    National Housing Federation Chief Executive, David Orr and Yorkshire region housing leaders took a tour this week of the regeneration of one of the city’s earliest social housing sites. The Chain Street development – a joint venture between Incommunities, Bradford Council, private developers and the […]


Incommunities are launching a free weekly drop-in service to help tenants into work and also access training. The Work Club takes place every Tuesday, 10am to 12noon, at the housing group’s Construction Training Centre at Hillam Road (off Canal Road, BD2 1QN) in Bradford. Members of Incommunities’ Community Resilience Team will be on hand to […]


What environmental issues are you concerned about? Do you think we should be making your home more energy efficient? Improving our green spaces? Or should we be working harder to reduce our environmental impact as an organisation? At Incommunities, we want to make sure that the work we do today helps people now and in […]


Nearly £45,000 has been raised for the country’s leading young people’s charity to round off Geraldine Howley’s successful presidential year with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). A delighted Geraldine was able to present a big cheque showing the total sum raised (£44,700) to Catherine Hutchinson from The Prince’s Trust’s Corporate Partnership Team and their […]


Residents at Farish House celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with high tea, dancing and entertainment. Family members and staff also got involved on the day by helping decorate the communal lounge in bunting, run stalls and a free raffle (top prize a freeview TV) and bake cakes. Resident Mary Cook, who also turned 90, was […]


Residents at Wellesley House enjoyed sunshine and a BBQ to mark the grand opening of their new patio space. Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, residents are now able to relax in a smart decked area complete with seating, planters and trellis fencing. The busy social group provide home cooked meals and run […]


Residents moving into Incommunities’ latest affordable homes development have given it their thumbs up. All eleven two-bedroom homes for rent at Thorpe Edge, Bradford have been snapped up. The £1.4 million cul-de-sac development includes energy efficient central heating systems, spacious kitchen/dining areas and landscaped gardens. The Government’s Homes and Communities Agency has contributed £264,000 towards […]


@home competition winners

June 14th, 2016

Congratulations to our Spring/Summer edition competition winners!   Our competition winners are: Euro 2016 – Shirley Potter of Four Lane Ends (left) Spot the difference – Roberta Knights of Eccleshill (right) They each win £20 gift cards for stores of their choice.


On the 6th June we took over the management of 153 homes owned by Bradford Council. Under the agreement with the Council, Incommunities is now responsible for the maintenance and management of the homes at Bradford Moor, Dudley Hill, Gilstead and Ilkley. We are delighted to welcome our new customers and over the next few weeks […]


Three members of Incommunities’ management team took the ‘plunge’ to raise funds for the country’s leading youth charity. Incommunities Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley joined colleagues, Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson, to brave the cold waters of Lake Windermere as part of the Great North Swim. On Saturday they each completed a one-mile course within […]


Sadeh Lok has been recognised for continuing to provide excellent customer services as part of a Government national accreditation scheme. The Customer Service Excellence standard looks at the quality and delivery of services provided by public and private sector organisations. The assessor met with customers, staff and board members and gave the Huddersfield-based housing association […]


This month, three members of Incommunities’ management team, including Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley, are taking the ‘plunge’ to raise thousands of pounds for a national youth charity. Geraldine will again be joined by Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson in the Great North Swim on Lake Windermere. The three together, took part in the challenge […]


A group of Hong Kong university students have been in Bradford (20th – 27th May) getting a unique insight into the work of one of the country’s leading housing associations.  The visit to Incommunties was hosted by the housing group’s Centre for Partnership Team and during their stay the post graduate students – Amber Yushi […]


Twenty-six young people are celebrating completing the latest learning programmes run by Incommunities, aimed at setting them on course to building successful careers in housing. Those completing cohort 7 of the Graduate Employment Mentoring (GEM) Programme and students completing the second Junior GEM scheme were recognised at an awards presentation held at Bradford University’s School […]