Grants up for grabs for Tour race

February 23rd, 2017

Small grants of up to £300 are available to community and resident groups to celebrate the arrival of Tour de Yorkshire to the area in April. Bradford Council is making the funds available to groups wanting to hold events, parties and activities. Stage 3 passes through the district on Sunday, 30th April. This international event […]

A group of budding builders have been given a taste of the world of work this week (22nd February) at Incommunities’ construction training centre. The youngsters (aged 10 – 16) took part in a special ‘women and girls’ day for the housing group’s female staff and their daughters and young relatives as part of celebrations […]

Thirteen family-sized houses are taking shape in Sadeh-Lok’s latest affordable homes development. Contractors for the Huddersfield-based housing group – part of the Incommunities Group – are building a mix of two and three bedroom properties for rent at Aquamarine Drive. The site, formerly a disused goods yard, was assembled by Incommunities’ in-house development team and […]

Issues with Repairs Hotline

February 19th, 2017

We are currently experiencing difficulties receiving telephone calls. If you have an emergency repair please email or call 07837999239 We are aiming to resume telephone services as soon as possible Please remember if you smell Gas call Transco direct on 0800 111 999

Need help finding work?

February 16th, 2017

Incommunities are running three weekly Work Clubs in the Keighley area to help residents into work and also access training. These free drop-in sessions have been set up by the housing group’s Community Resilience Team and cover:- • sourcing local job sites • preparing CVs • completing job applications • and learning basic computer skills […]

Young people with Incommunities and Sadeh Lok are being offered the chance to sign up for lots of different activities at five activity camps. West Yorkshire Police and local partners are running the camps for young people aged between 9 and 15. These take place between 18th and 21st April, 14th and 18th August, 21st […]

A group of Incommunities’ staff are going to great lengths in support of the national homeless charity, Crisis. Nine intrepid swimmers are planning to swim the equivalent of the width of the English Channel, using local pools. That’s a distance of 22 miles or 1,416 lengths of a 25 metre swimming pool! They include the […]

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 […]