Residents at Maple Court got into the party spirit this week to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday with a fun packed day. With the help of staff they decorated the communal lounge with flags and bunting before getting together to enjoy a delicious high tea of cupcakes, sandwiches, trifle and ice cream and refreshments. Residents […]


April 21st, 2016

Do you work in housing? Love football? Want to help us raise money for The Princes Trust? Join us for the #CIHfootyfundraiser!! For the last year our CEO Geraldine Howley, has nominated The Princes Trust as our chosen charity as part of her Presidency of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). So, what better way […]

  Staff from Incommunities and six housing partners have helped raise £3,000 for the UK’s leading young people’s charity – The Prince’s Trust – after completing a gruelling challenge. On Friday (15th April), 50 housing employees swapping their workplace for the towpaths of the longest canal in northern England to complete the last leg of […]

Housing staff from Incommunities and South Liverpool Housing have stepped out to complete the first leg of a 120 mile charity walk, cycle and run challenge (10th April). Over the next five days scores of housing employees will take on the canal route from Liverpool to Shipley to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust – […]

  Ten budding builders enjoyed a special insight into the world of work this week (6th April) at Incommunities’ construction training centre. The young people (aged 7 – 15) all took part in a ‘bring your daughters to work’ day organised by the housing group to round off their International Women’s Day celebrations. During the […]

An Incommunities’ environmental services team has received a commendation from Ilkley Civic Society for a wildflower meadow it has created in the town. The colourful scheme, off Backstone Way, was praised by judges at the organisation’s 2016 design and conservation awards for the attractive planting amidst an area of trimmed grass and shrubs. The design […]

Congratulations to Incommunities’ equalities officer, Jayne Booth, who completed three marathons in three days to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust. Keen runner Jayne swapped the office for the great outdoors to take part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge, following the famous south coast footpath in Dorset and Devon. Jayne’s efforts were rewarded by raising […]

Incommunities has launched its 2016 recruitment drive for its award winning apprenticeship programme. The trainee vacancies cover electrical work, gas plumbing, plastering and joinery. The apprentice opportunities are open to anyone aged 16 and over who is looking to build a successful construction career with one of the north’s leading social housing providers. Incommunities offers […]

This week (16th March) three Bradford schools showed off their design and build skills as part of a schools competition organised by Incommunities. The Interbuild Skills event took place at the housing group’s Construction Training Centre and involved three upper schools – Tong High School, Carlton Bolling College and Grange Technology College. It aimed to […]

Following a thorough options appraisal Incommunities are drawing up plans to pull down and redevelop the site of three difficult to let city centre blocks. Ashton House, Osmond House and Taunton House consist of 123 one and two bedroom flats. At least one-fifth of the flats are empty and each block has a high turnover […]

The area’s biggest social housing landlord hosted celebrations this week to mark International Women’s Day. On Wednesday, (9th March) members of Incommunities’ Equality Steering Group ran an information and advice session for staff and customers at the housing group’s Shipley base, The Quays, as well as a fun quiz on the theme of gender equality. […]

TV filming request

March 4th, 2016

ARE YOU AGED OVER 70 AND GETTING MARRIED BEFORE THE END OF 2016? If so, a TV company would love to hear from you for a documentary they are making. Transparent Television are making a life-affirming and sensitive film about love and marriage later in life, following older couples and their journey towards their big […]

This week, eight local residents have been given the chance to try their hand at different construction skills on a free taster course run by Incommunities. Each participant was given basic training by skilled professionals from the housing group. This covered joinery, plastering, plumbing and electrical skills. The course was run in a partnership between […]

Incommunities has retained its top rating in an assessment by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The HCA is the social housing regulator for registered housing providers with more than 1,000 homes. The HCA confirmed today (24th February) that Incommunities had maintained its V1 viability score. It means the regulator has assessed that Incommunities meets […]

  Staff at Incommunities are calling on housing colleagues across West Yorkshire to join them in a canal walk, cycle and run challenge in April. Up to a dozen staff from the Bradford-based housing group will be putting their best feet forward to complete the last leg of the 124 mile route next to the […]

CIH Canal Challenge

February 15th, 2016

Do you want to help us raise funds for The Princes Trust? Join us on our epic journey from Liverpool, home of Julie Fadden, Chief Executive of South Liverpool Homes and Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Housing to our head office in Shipley, home of Geraldine Howley, Group Chief Executive and President of the Chartered […]

Incommunities has been shortlisted for a top prize at the prestigious UK Housing Awards 2016. The Bradford-based group will be vying with four other housing associations in the ‘Outstanding Approach to Leadership and Diversity’ category. Now in its 20th year the UK Housing Awards celebrate the innovation, creativity and passion among the social landlords across […]

  Incommunities staff and customers helped launch Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history month (1st – 29th February) with a celebration event today at the housing group’s Shipley office. The event gave everyone the opportunity to meet and explore issues facing the LGBT community, find out about training and awareness courses planned for the […]

Incommunities, partners and local people have pulled out all the stops to help customers affected by the Christmas floods. Following flooding from the River Aire, 17 households in two blocks of flats and a house in lower Baildon had to be evacuated on Boxing Day night. Faced with an emergency incident, our repairs staff immediately […]