Braithwaite tenant Maxine Snowball and Earlswood Community Group scooped the top prizes at last night’s Gerry Pickersgill Awards, held at Victoria Hall in Keighley. Now in its fourteenth year these awards celebrate outstanding tenant and community involvement and for the first time included a group award. The awards are made in memory of a popular […]

Green dog walkers scheme

October 29th, 2014

The Green Dog walkers’ campaign is a friendly way to tackle dog fouling issues and keep neighbourhoods clean. The campaign aims to unite everyone, dog owners and non-dog owners alike, in a friendly, non-confrontational way. Owners who ‘make a pledge’ to clean up after their dog get a green armband and extra poo bags. Green […]

Incommunities is teaming up with local community cycle project, The Bikery, to run a one-day workshop this week (Wednesday, 29th October) where cyclists can get free bike health checks. The event takes place from 10am to 3pm next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath and car park of The Quays, the housing group’s Shipley base. […]

Over 50 customers took part in a kitchen and bathroom consultation this week (13th October) at Incommunities’ Shipley base, The Quays. The event looked to gather peoples’ views on the type of fixtures and fittings they would like to see included in future home improvements. Customers who attended and completed the consultation received a £5 […]

Bradford Bulls’ first team squad this week got to grips with the challenge of cleaning up a fly-tipping hot spot on the first day of their pre-season training. Thirty-five Bulls players, led by coach James Lowes, joined Incommunities’ estate teams at a plot of open land next to Fagley Beck where they removed dumped furniture, […]

Local businesses are being urged to support a fundraising drive by two Bradford solicitors in aid of Homeless International and their work to help families living in poverty. Rosemary Keczkes and Milena Falciano, who work for social housing provider, Incommunities, are over half way towards their fundraising target of raising £6,000. They are planning to […]

There is just a few days left for people to send in their entries honouring local heroes across the district. So far we have received over 50 entries for our 2014 Gerry Pickersgill Awards celebrating individual and groups who brighten the lives of others in their neighbourhood. The closing date for nominations is Monday, 13th […]

This month we celebrate Black History Month by recognising the achievements and contributions of black people in our communities. Look out for local celebration events on our website and local press. We’d love to hear from you about your own cultural history. If you would like to share stories with other customers about your cultural history with us or […]

The housing crisis is hitting middle-income earners at a shocking rate, with those relying on housing benefit to keep their home in spite of being in work rising by 350,000 since 2008 – a rate of over 58,000 a year, the National Housing Federation reveals today. The new research from the report Broken Market, Broken […]

You have been selected to take part in our new kitchen and bathroom fixture and fittings consultation. The aim of this is to get customers to choose choices for future home improvements. All customers who complete the consultation will receive a £5 incentive and be entered into a FREE draw for two £25 gift vouchers. […]

Nineteen young tenants with Incommunities enjoyed an ‘action packed’ Saturday helping to create a big picture wall and giving their views on where they live. The event at the housing group’s Shipley base was organised as a ‘follow-up’ to last month’s West Yorkshire Police Summer Camp which the youngsters had attended. They were asked to […]

Nine young people on a five-week construction course run by Incommunities have tested their new found skills by building and racing their own go-karts. The construction challenge formed part of a free training package run by the housing group’s Swan Project and construction teams aimed at giving unemployed residents a taster of different trade skills. […]

Gas safety checks in your area

September 25th, 2014

We are nearing the end of the gas servicing programme for 2014. Every year we make sure that everyone receives a free gas safety check. This covers your boiler, meter and gas fire if you have one. The Gas Services Team would like to thank all of our customers who have given us access to […]

New Denholme group raises £240

September 25th, 2014

Residents at Forester Court launched a social group over the summer to bring older people in the village together. The group called ‘All Together at Forester Court’ hosted a strawberries and cream tea in the scheme’s communal garden for scores of visitors. They also ran a tombola and stalls selling homemade gifts. On the day […]

Incommunities’ top talent was celebrated at our 2014 star awards held today (23rd September). Over 200 people attended the prize presentation event at The Bradford Hotel, compered by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration. Before the award winners were revealed everyone was treated to a master-class from top floral designer Jonathan Moseley and a talk […]

Eight construction apprentices have started on the road to new careers with Incommunities. They range from 16 to 25 years old and continue the organisation’s track record of investing in local talent. The recruits are Bethany Huddleston and Carl Oates (electricians), Ryan Kay and Alexander Kehoe (plumbers), Karline Symes and Gavin Wilkinson (joiners), Jordan Kitching […]

National Housing Federation PRESS RELEASE PARENTS IN ENGLAND FEAR CHILDREN WON’T AFFORD ROOFS OVER THEIR HEADS IN FUTURE Eight out of ten parents (81 per cent) are worried about the impact of rising house prices on the next generation Eight out of ten parents (80 per cent) don’t think any of the mainstream political parties […]

Sandale summer camp

August 29th, 2014

At the end of July members of Sandale Trust and Fagley Community Centre youth clubs took part in Sandale’s fifth annual summer camping trip to Blackhills Scout Campsite in Cottingley. Incommunities was delighted to support this youth camp. In two groups, across five days, 54 young people aged between 6 and 13 left urban life […]

Do you know a person or group who you think is extra special? Each year the Gerry Pickersgill Award celebrates local heroes from right across the district. This year it is expanding to celebrate the fantastic contribution of community groups in improving peoples’ lives and those committees and boards who run them. It will also […]

At Incommunities we are proud of the good work carried out by our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) customer group. This shows our commitment to work together to ensure all our customers can live in peace and free from discrimination and prejudice. The group meets monthly to look at ways of supporting other LGBT […]