January – Housing News

January – Housing News

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NEW Lifeline Plus Package

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We have now launched our Lifeline Plus package, which includes Falls Detectors.

The discreet falls detector is worn around the neck or wrist and will automatically trigger an alert to our monitoring centre if the wearer falls.

The cost of the Lifeline Plus Package is £5.52 per week (or £287.00 per annum) and includes the Standard Lifeline service.

Furthermore, we are able to offer Key Safe installation. Key safes are particularly useful for people using a Lifeline Alarm and Pendant, providing a quick way to gain access in an emergency situation.

Call us now on 0115 917 3358 to start your independent journey.

Visit our lifeline web page for more information


LLeisure Nominates Tenant for Get Active Awards

Music to Movement photo - leg stretch bands

One of our tenants at Cloverlands Court has been nominated for a Get Active award for their commitment to LLeisure’s ‘Movement to Music’ class. 

They are seeing the benefits of exercise, with improvements to their diabetes as a result of being active. They have said that being active makes them feel alive and this gives them more energy and motivation to change their diet, which has had a positive effect on their health. They also happier and proud of themself after taking part in the class, saying “It’s the after-effects of exercise. I feel like I’ve achieved!”

Amy, the class instructor said “They are amazing! They come every week and rounds up the other tenants to come too. They’ve always got a smile and makes everyone laugh. They are an inspiration!”

The Housing Department wishes them good luck and is looking forward to hearing the results from the nomination.


Resident Involvement Group

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Use our Housing service? Come along to a Resident Involvement meeting and have your say.

The group will be discussing Universal Credit and Rent payment methods ahead of the Housing Performance Group.

Tuesday 7th January from 10am-12pm

Council Office, Beeston, NG9 5AB

To find out more or let us know your attending email housingengagement@broxtowe.gov.uk or 0115 917 3530


Property of the Month

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Property of the Month: Southfields Court. Close to Beeston with great transport links.

  • Lift
  • 24hr Pull Cord System
  • Social Activities
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry Room
  • Communal Lounge
  • Pets Allowed (permission needed)
  • Guest room available for family and friend visits: low rate

Southfields tenants have great fun taking park in our social activities. Our Activities Co-ordinators run fantastic sessions for all tenants from Game days, Afternoon Tea, Wreath Making and much more. Why not join the party!

Sign up for FREE


BIG Energy Saving Week

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The week commencing the 20th January is BIG energy saving week. It is a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

CHECK

You might be paying too much for missing out on discounts, grants and support.

SWITCH

You could save hundreds of pounds by switching
your energy tariff or supplier. Find out more at
energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk 

SAVE

Even small changes to habits or making your home
more energy efficient can cut your bills by hundreds
of pounds.

Find out more at bigenergysavingweek.org.uk
Or call the consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06


Housing Annual Report

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Our annual report has been published. This year has seen excellent improvements take place within the Housing Department, with the launch of our NEW Independent Living Service and the Income Team moving into the Department. 

In 2018/19 Broxtowe Borough Council received £16.1 million in income to the Housing Revenue Account. £15 million came from housing rents; the remainder was from garage rents, Independent Living management charges and leaseholder service charges.

Download the full report


January 2020 – Estate Walkabouts

The Estate Walkabouts for January 2020 are 7th and 8th January. Click on the image for more information. 

January estate walkabouts


You Said, We Did

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You Said: “I didn’t know when my repairs were going to be completed following an emergency call out.”

WE DID: Senior Maintenance Officers will
inform tenants of likely timescales for follow on repairs.


Christmas activities in our Independent Living Schemes

Image of tenants holding Xmas wreaths and tenants having a christmas dinner

This month our Independent Living Schemes have been getting festive. There have been lots of Christmas Dinners and Christmas related activities such as Wreath making.

‘We always have a fantastic time with the Activities Co-ordinators. They’ve always got great ideas for our sessions” Tenant, Rockwell Court


Housing Committee

Below are the decisions the Housing Committee made on the 27th November, please click the image to find out more information.

infographic sets out decisions made at the Housing Committee meeting on 27th November 2019. Click the graphic for more information


The Housing Department wishes all our customers and readers a MERRY CHRISTMAS

Happy Holidays image with greenery