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 […]

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 […]