Your July Housing News

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In this newsletter:

  • Lifeline Service
  • Our Community Fund is now LIVE!
  • Meet us at the Market
  • Skills Development
  • Call B4 You Serve
  • Garage of the Month
  • More Blooming News
  • Property of the Month

Lifeline Service

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Need a bit of support whilst still living in your own home in Broxtowe? Why not try our Lifeline service for as little as £3.78 a week?

The Lifeline unit is linked to an accredited Control Centre who you can contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need assistance by simply pushing the button on the unit or your pendant.

Get started by visiting LIFELINE now 

Our Community Fund is now LIVE

Do you want up to £1000 for your community?

Housing’s Community Fund gives tenants, leaseholders and community groups the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality!

Bidding round opens 1st July and closes 31st August 2021.

For full guidelines of what the fund can be used for visit the Community Fund webpage.

Meet us at the Market

Beeston Market - Mon and Wed, Stapleford Market - Thursday

Exciting News! Housing will be attending the Broxtowe Markets this summer.

Our first Market will be Wednesday 21st July in Beeston from 8am - 3pm. Click the link below to view our summer schedule.

Information on Garages, Independent Living, Lifeline, the Community Fund and more will be available.

Also, learn how you can develop your skills and enhance your CV by being involved with Housing services.

Why not come down and have a chat with the team.

Summer Markets

Skills Development

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Housing customers, expand your skills and knowledge to boost your job
prospects with these fantastic courses.

Inspire Learning

Are you unemployed or looking for a career change? You may be eligible for free personalised support with no impact on benefits.

Courses include:

  • First Steps to Employment
  • Functional Skills IT
  • Excel - An Introduction 
  • CV Writing 
  • Learning Skills for Adults
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Towards Work

Work Coaches will work with you to identify employability and skills training needed and provide guidance to help participants explore career paths through:

  • Approaches for job searching
  • Building confidence & self esteem
  • Personal development and life skills
  • Managing your anxiety

They will then help you obtain work placements to build experience and skills before assisting in finding you a secure job.

Call B4 You Serve

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The Governments eviction embargo has now been lifted.

However, Broxtowe Borough Council are signed up to 'Call B4 You Serve' (CB4YS). This is an initiative led by DASH Services, to offer advice and support to Private Rented Sector landlords around the consideration of eviction. 

CB4YS is a FREE of charge specialist service for private landlords who are experiencing difficulties with their tenancies.

We would urge any private landlords operating within the Broxtowe Borough to contact CB4YS to discuss what support they can provide, before considering serving an eviction notice.

With over 10 years helping private landlords DASH is ideally suited to understanding the real life difficulties faced by private landlords in the marketplace

The CB4YS services include:

  • Support for landlords in what can be a very stressful time
  • Help to create a personalised housing plan agreed with the tenant
  • Rent arrears assistance through Housing Benefit services, Universal Credit, local government homeless prevention funds and charities
  • A financial assessment of tenants to maximise income to help ensure success moving forward
  • Referrals and signposting to specialist services for more long-term support if needed
  • A mediation service between landlords, tenants and local authorities
  • Help and advice on leasing properties to arrange supported housing providers.

For more information about this service

DASH Services website

Garage of the Month

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This month it's: Wheatgrass Road in Chilwell 

Moving House?

Why not rent one of our garages to store your belongings whilst you move.

There’s no contract, you can rent for as long or as short as you need.

Find a Garage

More Blooming News

A indoor plant image taken by a tenant at bexhill court

Inspired by the Cloverlands Court Communal Garden article last month, a tenant from Bexhill Court sent in this image of his Indoor plant. 

'A neighbour gave it to me over ten years ago when I moved into Bexhill Court. They told me in all the time they've had it it's never flowered. So, I've been dutifully tending to it and finally it has flowered! I have no idea what type of plant it is, but it looks great.'

What's your top tip for keeping indoor plants?

'Make sure you have good compost and read the instructions (if you have them). But if in my case you don't, keep an eye on it and water/feed it when it's looking sad.'

What do you like about Independent Living?

'Personally, I think these flats are great for people looking to downsize for whatever the reason. Plus there's a great community feel. If you enjoy chatting to others in the communal lounge, kitchen or garden it's a great choice!'

Do you have a good news story to share with us?

Email the details to and we'll contact you!

Property of the Month

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Southfields Court

Close to Beeston with great transport links.

  • Private accommodation with fitted kitchen and bathroom
  • Onsite Parking
  • Lift
  • 24hr Pull Cord System
  • Social Activities
  • Laundry Room
  • Communal Lounge with kitchen
  • Guest room available for family and friend visits at a low rate
  • Personalised contact with Independent Living Co-ordinators

 Find Your Home Today

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