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Salix Homes homeless services receive top award

27 May, 2016
Members of the Housing Options Team, based at the Salford Housing Options Point (SHOP), are among the best in the country in helping homeless people. From left to right: Ian Hilton, Elaine Porter, Jane Anderson, Kevin Smith, David Lowe, Ted Baliba and Purima Kaur.

Salford’s services for helping homeless people are among the best in the country.

The Housing Options Service, managed by Salix Homes on behalf of Salford City Council, has been awarded the ‘Silver Standard’ by the Government-backed National Practitioner Support Service (NPSS), for its hard work in tackling homelessness.

Only seven areas in the country have achieved this standard – with just two services achieving gold.

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Earn as you Learn – Salix Homes launches apprenticeship recruitment drive

25 May, 2016

Salix Homes is launching ‘Earn as you Learn’ – an apprenticeship recruitment drive that helps local people kick-start their careers.

The registered housing provider, which owns and manages 8,500 homes in the city, is inviting applications from Salford residents for 11 new exciting roles.

Eighteen-month apprenticeships are available in Salix Homes’ 1st Response Security Team, Environmental Team, Customer Services Team and its Business Services Team.

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Name wanted for state-of-the-art training centre

10 May, 2016

Can you help us choose a name for a ground-breaking housing project which will help young people access training and get back to work?

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Salford tower blocks get new lease of life

28 April, 2016
Sycamore Court - one of three tower blocks currently undergoing a major facelift

 

Work has reached the halfway stage on a £7million improvement project which aims to give a new lease of life to three Salford tower blocks.

Mulberry Court, Sycamore Court and Magnolia Court in Pendleton were built in the 1960s and we are currently giving them a major facelift.

The project started last April and is expected to finish in March 2017.

Work on Magnolia Court was completed this week, while work is well underway at Sycamore Court and is due to start shortly at Mulberry Court.

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Major refurbishment programme starts for homes hit by floods

21 April, 2016
Show home

Nearly 300 homes hit by the Boxing Day floods are starting to undergo a major programme of improvements and repairs.

This week two empty flood damaged properties, which have been fully repaired, are being opened to tenants as ‘show homes’ so people can see what the renovated homes will look like and what choices are on offer.

We’ve spent the first few months after the floods supporting tenants to rebuild their lives, drying properties out, and preparing homes for comprehensive flood refurbishment work.

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Salix Homes strikes gold

1 April, 2016

We have struck gold after being awarded a prestigious accolade.

The team has been awarded the Gold Standard in the Investors in People award, in recognition of the way Salix Homes develops, supports and motivates its employees.

We were commended by judges for our clear vision, effective team working and strong staff training programmes to encourage personal development.

Lee Sugden, our chief executive, said: “Achieving the Gold Standard is a tremendous achievement for Salix Homes, particularly within the first year of us being a stand-alone housing association.

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Prime Minister praises Salford for flood relief effort

30 March, 2016
Roger Baldry, from the Broughton Trust, and Lee Sugden, chief executive at Salix Homes, at Downing Street.

The Prime Minister has recognised the people of Salford for their efforts in the aftermath of the Boxing Day floods.

David Cameron hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street in London to pay tribute to organisations, agencies, community groups and individuals who were involved in flood relief operations across the country.

Lee Sugden, our chief executive, and Roger Baldry, from Salford charity the Broughton Trust were invited to represent Salford at the event on Monday, March 21.

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Salix Homes invests £13.1m in Salford housing in first year

24 March, 2016

Salix Homes has invested £13.1 million in the city’s housing in our first year of operation.

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In our first year we have:

23 March, 2016

Twelve months ago the ownership of homes we manage transferred from Salford City Council to ourselves as a new not-for-profit Housing Association.

The transfer secured the investment needed in homes and housing services in Salford not just now, but for years to come.

You can find out more about what has happened in our first year on our news pages, or click through the images above

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The jobs club - with a difference

22 March, 2016

Whether you’re looking for work, need help with money management or want some advice on health matters, Claremont and Weaste Opportunities Club is here to help.

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Free home fire safety assessment

22 March, 2016

Last year more than 200 people across the country died in fires in the home. You’re at least four times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there’s no working smoke alarm.

Keep yourself safe and test or check your smoke alarms every month and help an older family member, neighbour or friend with theirs too.

It only takes a moment and gives your family and people you care about a better chance of surviving a fire.

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WIN a smoothie maker!

17 March, 2016

Win a smoothie maker in our Easter competition

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Green light for more than 160 new homes in Salford

15 March, 2016

Plans to build more than 160 new homes in Salford have been given the green light.

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New home for housing support services

11 March, 2016

Salford’s housing support services have got a new home.

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Limelight magazine out now

9 March, 2016

The spring edition of Limelight is out now. Just click on the link below to download your copy or view the page flip version.

In this edition we've got a special feature on the Boxing Day floods which had a devastating effect on some of our homes around the River Irwell. You can also get an update on some of the things that have been happening in our communities; everything from cooking courses to a jobs club. And why no count up the Easter eggs hidden in this edition to win a fabulous smoothie maker?

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Moving on up in the digital world

9 March, 2016

Salix Homes is on the up in the digital world.

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Facelift for Salford's 'steel' homes

8 March, 2016

A major improvement project to modernise more than 60 steel-built homes in Salford is gathering pace.

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Cyclist gets back in the saddle in memory of her mum

3 March, 2016
Gina Dalton

A Salix Homes employee is getting back in the saddle to cycle through two South East Asian countries in memory of her late mum.

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Young chefs cook up a storm

1 March, 2016
Matilda Noble

Budding young chefs have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

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Flood recovery continues - two months on

26 February, 2016

Two months on since the Boxing Day floods the recovery operation continues for hundreds of residents in Salford.

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