United Living to celebrate housing day and community impact week

United Living to celebrate housing day and community impact week with activities across the UK

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United Living is planning to demonstrate the breadth of its national community development programme during this year’s national #HousingDay as part of Community Impact Week.

United Living is planning to demonstrate the breadth of its national community development programme during this year’s national #HousingDay as part of Community Impact Week.

Preparations have already begun with the redecoration of one large classroom area and four washrooms at Seymour Park Primary School in Greater Manchester, part of a project between United Living and its partner Trafford Housing Trust. The community work is an extension of a wider project between the two organisations to redevelop Tamworth Estate in Old Trafford.

Lynne Bingham, customer care and community manager for United Living (North), said: “Everyone has really pulled together on this project and we’ve had a real sense of team spirit throughout the duration of the works. We’ve had tremendous support from staff and pupils and the results are simply fantastic, with new facilities for the children to make the most out of.”

United Living is committed to working with its partners to improve peoples’ lives through care, commitment and enthusiasm. It will lead a range of community activities on November 18, the UK’s 3rd annual #HousingDay.

This year’s housing day will be part of the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) Community Impact Week from 16-22 November. Pitched as an opportunity to challenge the negative portrayal of housing by the media and to celebrate the work of social landlords, United Living is supporting the initiative with activities including:

The presentation of £1000 to a charity chosen by the 1000th resident of Mead Park, a development for which United Living has undertaken refurbishment works on behalf of Harlow Homes. Redecoration and improvement works at Evans Road Youth Centre in Neath, South Wales. This will be delivered in partnership with Coastal Housing Association. A communal litter-picking, house clearing and improved lifestyles programme with Broxtowe Council in the Midlands (Eastwood) with activities to include free microchipping for dogs, healthy eating advice and extra recycling provisions. Provision of a new greenhouse, flower beds and allotment spaces for residents at Tabard gardens in Southwark, in partnership with the London Borough of Southwark. Refurbishment of the reception at the Oxford Kilburn Youth Trust (OK Club). Ian Burnett, chief executive of United Living, said: “Our business is committed to leaving a lasting legacy across the communities in which we work, an impact that we strive for all year round. Working together to achieve more is part of our DNA and the social gain that we encourage is a core value for the organisation. With this in mind, Housing Day presents an opportunity for all of our staff across the UK to make a real difference, because by working together as a team we can achieve much more. It is also an ideal time to reflect upon and celebrate our community engagement programme; a crucial part of our business model and something which has a positive influence on individual lives, supporting and enhancing local communities.”

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