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Customer Satisfaction Survey - Have your say!

28 September, 2016
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We are now undertaking our annual customer satisfaction survey for our tenants and leaseholders.

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Autumn Limelight - out now!

26 September, 2016
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The autumn edition of Limelight is out now!

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New apprentices take up the challenge

23 September, 2016

Eleven new apprentices are excited for a new challenge with housing provider Salix Homes.

 

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Salix Homes supports Gas Safety Week

16 September, 2016

Salix Homes pledges its support to Gas Safety Week (19-25 September) – a week raising awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

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Go-ahead for ground-breaking £2million training scheme

15 September, 2016

Salix Homes has been given the green light by Salford Council to create a ground-breaking training centre for young people.

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Get on your bike for National Cycle to Work Day

13 September, 2016

Salix Homes is encouraging residents to get involved in Cycle to Work Day tomorrow (Wednesday, 14 September) which aims to encourage people to ditch the car or public transport for a two-wheeled commute.

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New jobs club launches in Langworthy

12 September, 2016

A new jobs club in Langworthy is dedicated to getting Salford residents into work and improving their lives.

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Residents dedicate new-look Ailsa House to loved ones

24 August, 2016
Francis McNulty at the newly-engraved bricks a\t Ailsa House

Local residents have made their mark on the £300,000 renovation of 24 homes in Salford.

Lasting memories – many of which to loved ones – have been engraved into refurbished planters outside Salix Homes’ Ailsa House, on Langworthy Road.

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Ailsa House's major makeover is complete

11 August, 2016
Ailsa House

An ageing housing block on a key Salford gateway to Media City has been given a £300,000 makeover.

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Community grows together with new allotment

8 August, 2016
Shipley Avenue allotments

A Salford community have dug deep to transform an overgrown plot of land into a brand new communal garden and allotment.

Housing association Salix Homes recently helped a dedicated bunch of green-fingered residents on Shipley Avenue, Weaste, establish the area and invest in creating it into a popular spot for the whole community to enjoy.

Green-fingered residents – Mark Mitchell, George Switzer and Andrew Morrissey – volunteered their time to take on the project, which was an area often used for flytipping.

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Young people dazzle at Salford Arts Theatre

28 July, 2016
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Local young actors triumphed with their colourful performance of the much-loved musical Bugsy Malone at Salford Arts Theatre

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Final push on £120m housing scheme

26 July, 2016
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Plans to replace the last 150 homes as part of a £120m Salford regeneration scheme have been given the go ahead by Salford City Council.

The redevelopment of the High Street estate, off Fitzwarren Street, Pendleton, is the final piece in the jigsaw of a 10 year regeneration plan which has begun to transform the area.

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A youth and two men hit with Civil Injunction Orders

21 July, 2016

Salix Homes has secured three civil injunction orders (CIO) against two men and a youth – using legislation under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

On 4 July, a Manchester County Court judge banned 18-year-old Thomas Booth from entering Mulberry Court in Pendleton, Salford, for 12 months.

The housing association applied to use the legislation after concerns of a tenant’s safety and other residents who live in the tower block.

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Salford's 'Happy Street' raising Cash For Kids

19 July, 2016

A Salford community rocked by the Boxing Day floods is showing great charitable spirit, selflessly raising money for disadvantaged, poorly and vulnerable children across Greater Manchester.

Residents of Gordon Street, in Lower Broughton, are finalists in Key 103’s Cash For Kids Happy Street competition – where the street with the most donations wins an amazing party that will be aired on the radio station.

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Flood affected properties receive up to £5,000 protection work

11 July, 2016

Hundreds of Salix Homes properties affected by the Boxing Day floods will now receive up to £5,000 of flood-resilient improvements.

The Salford housing association has successfully gained funding from Salford City Council to better protect these Lower Broughton homes – around 300 in total – against any future floods.

All these homes, deemed as ‘flood affected’ following the worst flooding Salford endured in decades, are currently undergoing a major programme of repairs and improvements.

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HCA awards Salix Homes its first Regulatory Judgement

5 July, 2016

The Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has awarded Salix Homes its highest rating for governance in its first Regulatory Judgement since becoming a stand-alone registered provider.

The social housing regulator’s recent in-depth assessment sought to assess the financial viability and governance of the housing association in line with its regulatory framework.

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£600,000 facelift on Salford’s ‘steel’ homes is complete

27 June, 2016

Salix Homes has completed a major improvement programme to more than 60 steel-built homes on Salford’s Weaste estate.

Residents of 67 homes have benefited from new kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, electrics and heating systems - while the properties’ distinctive exteriors have been given a modern makeover.

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Tea & Tech: Salford joins forces to deliver digital training

17 June, 2016

A series of free drop-in sessions will take place this summer across Salford to help residents get to grips with the online world.

Housing association Salix Homes is teaming up with Salford Council’s Digital Together campaign, City West Housing Trust, Pendleton Together and digital training initiative Go On Salford, to deliver six “Tea & Tech” sessions, aimed at people who want to learn and boost their IT and online skills.

The events are also designed to tackle digital exclusion in the city.

The informal sessions will help with things like online bank accounts, paying bills online and managing benefits, such as Universal Credit.

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PJ steps into the ring in memory of mum

14 June, 2016

Memories of his mother will be the inspiration for a Salix Homes maintenance operative who will be stepping into the boxing ring for the first time.

PJ Hall is strapping on his gloves on Saturday, June 25 at the Ultra White Collar Boxing exhibition, held at Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre, to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

The Eccles resident is undergoing a crash-course, eight-week training regime and is busy fundraising in memory of Katherine Hall, who lost her short battle with cancer four years ago.

The 24-year-old, who will take to the ring in front of hundreds on the night against a fellow novice, hopes his effort will deliver a knockout blow to cancer.

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Limelight magazine out now

9 June, 2016
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The summer 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 our apprentice recruitment drive, where we are looking to recruit local people to join us on our exciting apprenticeship scheme.

You can also get an update on some of the things that have been happening in our communities; everything from IT courses to local events that will be in full swing over the summer.

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