Trafford Housing Trust


Hosepipe ban on the way

We have enjoyed all the lovely sunny weather over the last few weeks, but the lack of rain and high demand for water means that reservoirs are a lot lower that normal for this time of year. In order to make sure we have a continuous supply of fresh water for drinking, washing and cooking, United Utilities have announced that they have taken the decision to introduce a hosepipe ban across most of the North West on the 5th August. more

Fire safety company statement July 2017

Like every other housing association across the UK, Trafford Housing Trust has been shocked and saddened by the tragic events at Grenfell Tower. This terrible event has been a watershed moment for the entire fire safety industry. Since that date, all our efforts have been focused on checking and re-checking the safety of our tower blocks, making sure that every customer in every home is safe. At each step we have informed our customers of the actions we are taking to make sure their homes and buildings are safe, and have worked hard to give peace of mind during a time when some customers are understandably feeling concerned. more

Stretford’s ‘street in the sky’ marks 50th anniversary

Last week we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Stretford House, Trafford's first ever high-rise building. Built in 1968, Stretford House was the tallest tower block in Greater Manchester at the time. Standing 250 ft. tall, with 23 floors and 132 flats, Stretford House has been affectionately nicknamed the 'street in the sky'. Hear stories from our longest standing residents and compare photos from 50 years ago to now. more

Donna’s passionate about health services

Not content with working hard to put customers first at THT, Donna Hefferon is also applying to be a Governor at the Pennine Care NHS Trust 2018 Elections. more

Knitting a kilometre of kittens for dementia research

Earlier this year, charitable residents at our sheltered scheme, Wellgreen Lodge in Hale came up with the purr-fect way to support dementia research. An army of crafters knitted, crocheted and sewed a kilometre of kittens and cats to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Tom Ross, measured the 1,371 felines to be just short of a kilometre. more

Living well with Dementia

For all of us, being involved in activities can help to keep our minds and bodies healthy, and improve our quality of life. For people living with dementia, doing activities such as walking, gardening, dancing, or doing puzzles can improve memory and slow down mental decline. more

Trafford Housing Trust welcomes new government proposals to get ex-offenders into work

The justice secretary, David Gaukes, has just announced the government will launch a new prisoner education and employment strategy aimed at cutting the annual £15bn cost of re-offending. The proposals include preparing offenders for employment as soon as they enter prison and increasing the number of prisoners released on temporary license to take part in work placements. more

Limelight scoops “Best Inclusive Building” at LABC Awards

We’ve introduced a new award to recognise THT employees who carry out exceptional work for customers. We’d love to hear about how one of our team went above and beyond what they normally do day to day to give you an outstanding level of service and what this meant to you. more

Nominate a THT employee for an award

We’ve introduced a new award to recognise THT employees who carry out exceptional work for customers. We’d love to hear about how one of our team went above and beyond what they normally do day to day to give you an outstanding level of service and what this meant to you. more

Making improvements to the repairs service.

On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April we’re upgrading the booking system and we will continue to book in emergency and urgent jobs. We’re sorry if you have a routine repair, but please call us back on Wednesday 25 April and we’ll book you in as soon as possible. The new dynamic scheduling system will improve how appointments are scheduled and provide a better and more efficient service for all our customers. more

Fancy Saving Some Money and Helping to Save The Planet Too?

Hundreds from across Greater Manchester have switched their homes to clean electricity as part of this campaign to save residents money on their energy bills and help the environment at the same time. As well as all 10 Greater Manchester local authorities, a host of other organisations from across the city including Greater Manchester NHS, football clubs, universities and businesses are backing the Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch campaign, the first of its kind in the UK. more

Feedback bags customer £100 prize

Congratulations to Lauraine Turner from Flixton who has won £100 Love to Shop vouchers by responding to a feedback survey following a repair. more

Edna’s a real people’s powerhouse

Congratulations to our Chairman, Edna Robinson who has just become the Chairman of the People’s Powerhouse. Edna will bring a wealth of experience to the role as she does here at the Trust and in her role as Chairman of the Big Life Group. more

Cold weather - stay safe and well

With snow hitting the UK, look out for your elderly relatives, friends and older neighbours to make sure they’re safe and well. more

New digital customer service (coming soon)

THT are working on new online-digital services for all customers. more

THT lead a £1.8m drive to tackle entrenched rough sleeping in GM

A partnership of Greater Manchester housing providers, charities and social investors have been selected to deliver a Government-funded programme worth up to £1.8m that will help around 200 rough sleepers in Greater Manchester start a new life off the streets. more

Raising money for local homeless charities through ‘Sleepout’ challenge

Trafford Housing Trust’s Chief Executive Matthew Gardiner, Deputy Chief Executive Larry Gold and Director of Property Services Iain Wallace, have each signed up to Manchester’s forthcoming CEO Sleepout fundraising event. more

Launch Announced for Old Trafford’s £20m Health And Well-being Hub, Limelight

Limelight will initially be open to the public on Monday 2 October more

Residents reveal their writing talent

Congratulations to the winners of our over 50s writing competition more

Residents with dementia step back in time

Designed to help people with dementia, our Reminiscence Room is now open more

We are recruiting for a Social Investment Board

Trafford Housing Trust are recruiting a Social Investment Board. We are excited to share that Trafford Housing Trust has declared an annual Social Dividend of circa £2 million to tackle the causes and effects of Poverty more

Old Trafford’s Limelight helps create over 200 local jobs

Old Trafford’s Limelight helps create over 200 local jobs, apprenticeships and training places and helps boost local economy by £320,000. New figures show that the Limelight health and well-being hub, a joint Trafford Housing Trust / Willmott Partnership Homes development in Old Trafford, has resulted in over 40 Trafford residents finding employment or an apprenticeship and a further 132 taking up training opportunities. more

Trust leads the way with Facebook Live session for customers

During June, THT took part in our very first interactive Facebook Live broadcast, giving customers an opportunity to ask their questions directly to THT leadership. more

Trafford Housing Trust Media Statement - 7th July 2017

Trafford Housing Trust media statement following cladding test results on their tower blocks more

Latest update - Tower blocks fire safety

Important information safety information for our residents living in our tower blocks more

Fire Safety - all of your questions answered

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, we understand residents of our tower blocks have concerns and have questions. So we are posting all the questions from residents along with our responses on this wabpage for everyone to view and share. more

Pop-up Business School comes to Trafford

A free business course, aimed at helping people to start their own business even if they have no money to start with, is coming to Partington in July. From Monday 3 July, experts from Pop-Up Business School will be running a 5-day course, fully funded by Trafford Housing Trust and Your Housing, at Partington Sports & Social Club to help new and established businesses get going and to kick-start their business the right way. more

Are you ready for Universal Credit?

From 27th July 2017, Universal Credit will be rolled out in Trafford. more

Limelight appoints resident-led Management Committee to shape services

Limelight, the new community health and wellbeing hub based in the heart of Old Trafford, has announced details of the resident-led committee which will help steer and shape its neighbourhood services and local facilities when it opens publicly later this year. more

What do you know about hoarding?

Read on to find out what hoarding is, who is affected, why it happens and the support available. more

Join up, join in and Be Social!

We’ve launched Be Social, a fun and affordable membership club encouraging over 50s to be active, have fun and make new friends in Trafford. Activities include days out, exercise and craft classes, lunches and afternoon teas, trips to the theatre or cinema, chosen in partnership with members so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. more

Old Trafford Residents Set To Clean Up With Easter Community Fun Day

Residents in Old Trafford are being encouraged to join in with a special Easter spring cleaning community event on Tuesday April 11, and as an extra incentive there will be an Easter egg trail, prizes and lots of other family fun. more

Spades in the ground at Davyhulme development

3rd April saw spades in the ground at Spinning Gate development in Davyhulme, the first housing scheme on site as part of Trafford Housing Trust’s JV with L&Q. more

Limelight scheme scoops national construction award

Housing contractor and property developers Willmott Partnership Homes, part of the Willmott Dixon group, has won a prestigious national Considerate Constructors Scheme award for taking a highly community and safety-focussed approach to the construction of the new £20m Limelight health and well-being hub for Trafford Housing Trust. more

The Met visit Limelight for inspiration

rafford’s Limelight Put In The Spotlight With Met Commander’s VIP Visit Local community and faith leaders meet one of London’s most senior police officers to celebrate Old Trafford’s diversity and successful social cohesion. more

Locals 'build futures' at former Bayer site

Jobseekers in Trafford have taken part in an intensive two-week construction training course as part of Trafford Housing Trust and Wates Residential’s redevelopment of the former Bayer complex in West Timperley, now renamed as ‘Stonebrook’. more

THT unveils 1.3m Aspen Place development in Partington

Trafford Housing Trust has transformed a historic Partington site that was most recently being used as a depot into an eye-catching development of two and three bedroom houses. The £1.3 million Aspen Place development consists of 11 new homes, comprising eight three bedroom homes and three two bedroom properties, with each having two parking spaces and a landscaped garden. The project has been built in conjunction with social housing consortium JV North. more

Limelight Business Opportunities Workshop

Trafford Housing Trust are holding a workshop for potential business owners to investigate their suitability to provide services in Limelight. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 09:45 – 12:00 at St Bride’s Church, Saint Brides Way, Old Trafford M16 9NW more

Trafford Housing Trust prepares for ambitious housing growth plans

Trafford Housing Trust, a housing association with a portfolio including a social enterprise and a housebuilding business, has announced a new organisational structure and additions to its board which will help it fulfil its strategic objectives while adapting to Government policy. more

Eyesore Demolished

Work commences on the transformation of abandoned Bayer building as the Altrincham eyesore on A56 is set to be demolished and replaced with 62 high-quality homes and flats. Trafford Housing Trust and Wates Living Space Homes have commenced plans to re-develop the abandoned Bayer industrial complex off Manchester Road in West Timperley more

Trust's CEO to give Chartered Institute of Housing’s executive briefing

On Thursday 8th September Trafford Housing Trust’s chief executive Matthew Gardiner will deliver the Chartered Institute of Housing’s executive briefing in London. more

Trust supports campaign to celebrate supported housing

Trafford Housing Trust is highlighting the great benefits of supported housing as part of Starts at Home day. The Starts at Home campaign aims to tell positive stories of people living in sheltered housing. more

L&Q Joint Venture

Trafford Housing Trust, and leading London housing association L&Q, announce a pioneering partnership to deliver 2,000 new homes across Greater Manchester and the North West over the next four years. more

Norris Road Development Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and providing views on the proposed Norris Road development. Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is working with the local community to shape the future plans for his area. As promised, please find the feedback from the surveys below. more

Property condition survey begins

We will shortly be undertaking a programme of surveys across all of our boroughs. The information collected from the surveys will assist the Trust in planning future maintenance programmes, to ensure we are investing in your homes at the right time and in the right way. more

Community investment survey

Do you live, work, study or volunteer in Trafford? We want to hear your views on how money is spent in local communities. more

St Bride's Church opens for Mothering Sunday

Sunday 6th March signalled the completion of the first phase of Old Trafford’s £20 million Shrewsbury Street development, as the new, modern St Bride’s Church opened in time for Mothering Sunday. The church, which forms a key part of the multi-purpose Limelight scheme, has moved to a more prominent site, with its entrance on St Brides Way, at the corner of Shrewsbury Street. more

Mayor launches £900,000 Community Chest

Community groups and organisations across Manchester are invited to bid for funding that aims to build strong neighbourhoods boost volunteering and empower young people. more

Trust nominated for outstanding development programme

Trafford Housing Trust nominated for Outstanding Development Programme of the year at UK Housing Awards 2016 more

Our very own Christmas Star!

Sarah Bradbury, Scheme Manager at Fiona Gardens Extra Care facility in Sale has received BBC North West Tonight's Christmas Star Award. more

Limelight Shines in Public Vote for Shrewsbury Street Scheme

Trafford Housing Trust has revealed the result of the public vote to name its £20m Shrewsbury Street development in Old Trafford. more

What is the Trafford Care Co-ordination Centre?

Independent Living within THT is working with the Trafford Care Co-ordination Centre (TCCC) in order to build awareness of the existing and new services we are developing. more

Green fingered residents grow for it!

Look back at our Summer gardening competition winners. more

Bishop of Manchester Shows His Support at Old Trafford

The Rt Revd Dr David Walker, the Bishop of Manchester, paid a visit to Old Trafford to see progress on the new St Bride’s Church. more

Shrewsbury Street - Your vote counts

Your chance to name the new Shrewsbury Street development. more

Trust's young apprentice shortlisted for 2 national awards

The Trust is delighted to announce that Carly-Rae Bothwell from our Customer Support Team has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. more

First housing association to ‘Ban the Box’

The Trust adds support to the growing Business in the Community-led campaign calling for the removal of the criminal record tick box from application forms more

Send us your grounds maintenance snaps

Did you know you can upload a picture to Twitter or Facebook from your smart phone to let us how you feel about the grounds maintenance service? more

Government's Emergency Budget

Following the government’s emergency budget today we are aware of a number of cuts to welfare benefits that will affect our customers. We are working hard to understand the impact of these changes and to ensure we continue to provide great value for money services to our customers. more

THT Employee, Jennifer Doyle wins ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

Dr Jennifer Doyle, customer intelligence officer at Trafford Housing Trust, has won first prize for Outstanding Early Career Impact in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize 2015. more

THT employee shortlisted for award

Jennifer Doyle, customer intelligence officer at Trafford Housing Trust, has been shortlisted by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for its esteemed Celebrating Impact Prize 2015. more

The Trust continues to deliver on its value for money promises

The Trust has just signed a deal with an electricity supplier at a total cost of circa £345K, which will deliver a massive 4% saving compared to last year (2014/15) for customers in communal buildings more

Trust launches new Foodbank delivery initiative

To mark Tackling Food Poverty Together week of action the Trust has arranged for the company’s Repairs Service to collect and deliver the food while on their routine rounds. The scheme will be launched today (15th October) with Trust driver Billy Best collecting a food package from Timperley and delivering to Sale Moor. It is hoped the scheme will then be rolled out to other areas within the borough. more

Trust's latest Extra-care facility officially opened

Fiona Gardens in Sale, Trafford, the innovative Extra Care facility for older and vulnerable adults named in honour of the late PC Fiona Bone, was officially opened by her father Paul Bone this weekend exactly two years since his daughter’s funeral. more

Let’s tackle food poverty together!

Food poverty isn't acceptable in a modern society. We believe food poverty can be tackled through joined up action. That’s why the Trust is one of a group of businesses, organisations and charities that have come together to take action. Tackling Food Poverty Together is a week of action; a week to raise awareness of the issues and a week to focus on solutions. 13th – 19th October Make a difference! more

Stretford House rallies for a good cause

On the evening of Saturday 21st June hundreds of green and white balloons in Macmillan colours could be seen floating above Stretford House. Tied to the balloons were hundreds of heartfelt messages from residents in memory of loved ones. more

Equality and Diversity Strategy Launched

HT hosted a successful partnership event on 18th June to launch its three-year Equality and Diversity Strategy and create an opportunity for networking and ideas exchange. The event attracted 51 attendees representing 35 different organisations from across Trafford. more

First tenant moves into Fiona Gardens

Fiona Gardens, an Extra Care housing development in Sale named after local policewoman Fiona Bone and run by Trafford Housing Trust, has welcomed its first resident. more

THT Community Panels help fund LCCC Foundation project

Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation, in partnership with Salford Red Devils Foundation, have successfully secured £307,900 from the Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund, Trafford Housing Trust Community Panels and City West Housing Trust to deliver the ‘Sporting Foundations for Life’ project over the next 3 years as part of a total project worth £370,400. It is among 88 projects to receive a share of £15 million of funding to support grassroots sport activity across the country. more

WW1 event marks Bramhall Close re-opening after £200k refurb

On 17th June, Trafford Housing Trust celebrated the official re-opening of Bramhall Close as part of its Sheltered Schemes project. To commemorate the opening, and in remembrance of the 100 year anniversary of World War One, Bramhall Close played host to a World War One style Fun Day. more

Love Cricket - complete a sports survey and win VIP tickets

The Trafford Partnership is coordinating a survey as part of the Strategic Sport and Physical Activity Partnership’s aim to make more people more active more often. The survey is open only to Trafford residents and will help to gain a better understanding of what provision is needed in the future. more

Manchester joins forces for a safer future

The Crime Concordat, a new initiative to combat crime and anti-social behavior in communities across Greater Manchester, was launched today at a special event in Wigan in the presence of Greater Manchester Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd. more

Cracking down on Anti-social Behaviour

THT works hard to tackle anti-social behaviour in our communities to ensure your neighbourhoods are safe and can be enjoyed by all. Here are some of this year's successful cases. more

Falcon Court Goes Down in Spectacular Fashion

On Sunday 2nd of March, Trafford Housing Trust, demolished the Falcon Court Tower Block in Old Trafford as part of a multi-million pound regeneration project. more

Bogus Callers

Bogus callers may pose as "officials", be smartly dressed and even produce an ID card. Always check with the organisation they claim to be from-a genuine caller will not mind if you keep them waiting on the doorstep while you ring their employe more



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