Congratulations to the Kennedy House Social Group who have been awarded a small grant through the Keighley Valley Big Local. The money will go towards a Christmas celebration event for older people and help reduce the cost of people’s travel expenses. The event date is still to be decided. Anyone interested in going along should […]

There is less than one week left to nominate your local heroes. The Gerry Pickersgill Award are jointly organised by Bradford District Tenants and Residents Federation and Incommunities, in honour of a popular housing manager who died in 2000. Last year Bethany Tomblin and Janet Armstrong, both from the Keighley area, were joint winners. There […]

Bankfoot clean-up

October 18th, 2016

Fly-tipped waste and scores of bags of litter were removed in a big clean up at Bankfoot last week. The action followed feedback from customers concerned about an increase in fly-tipping on the plot at the bottom of Draughton Street and Chellow Street. Volunteers from our Neighbourhood Services joined Incommunities’ Estate operatives, local residents, Councillor […]

0ver 50 Incommunities customers and staff took part in an equalities summit at The Quays this week. The event saw the launch of equality strategies for both customers and staff aimed at promoting all forms of equality and tackle discrimination. Presentations covered the work of Incommunities’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) customer group, how […]

The busy Upper Heaton Working Together (UHWT) group are inviting Incommunities tenants to come along to their next meeting and help shape local improvements. The group represents residents living in the Haworth Road area and is one of over 30 groups that are supported by Incommunities through our Partnership Agreements which gives them access to […]

Incommunities staff teamed up with local residents for a big clean-up on communal land, off Windsor Road. The clean-up was organised by Oakworth tenant, Nadine Peck and was also supported by Liz Parker from Bradford Council (area co-ordinator), Community development worker Pip Gibson and local councillors. The volunteers tidied pathways, cut back overgrown bushes and […]

Bradford-based housing group, Incommunities, has said goodbye to its Group Chair Dave Procter after many years of sterling service. Ian Greenwood, OBE is also stepping down having served on the Group Board for a number of years. After an exhaustive recruitment process, Jan Ormondroyd was appointed as the new Board Chair at Incommunities Group Annual […]

Big hearted Incommunities’ staff and residents have raised £723 for Macmillan Cancer Support with their own fundraising coffee mornings. At The Quays, staff enjoyed an amazing selection of homemade cakes and tea and coffee organised by the housing group’s catering team, Refresh, in support of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning (30th September). They were joined […]

Big hearted residents at Farish House completed a domino marathon to raise funds for the stroke and epilepsy unit at Airedale Hospital. Thirteen residents were joined by family members in a seven-hour game of dominos at Incommunities’ sheltered scheme. Last week, proud residents handed over a cheque for £361 to ward staff at the hospital. […]

Important notice – tumble dryer and washing machine safety advice Tumble dryers and washing machines can and do sometimes cause fires. We have teamed with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to give you these safety tips to help keep you, your home and people living around you safe. never leave your tumble dryer or […]

Housing group recruit five new apprentice starters Five construction apprentices are starting on the road to new careers with Incommunities. The young people, aged 16 to 25 years old, continue the housing group’s track record of investing in talented individuals from across the district. The recruits are Baily Burdett and Victoria Cherrington (electricians), Kyle Throupe […]

Gerry Pickersgill awards 2016

September 8th, 2016

Search starts to find community heroes The search is underway to find the district’s top community heroes. Each year, the Gerry Pickersgill Award celebrates those special volunteers – young and old – who give their time to help others across the district. The awards are held in honour of a popular housing manager who died […]

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 […]