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Latest minutes from our board

The Board met on 3rd April 2019 and approved the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 6th February. TOWER scrutiny group presented their latest report and recommendations on the ASB service. Updates were also provided on the organisation’s approach to customer engagement. To read the full minutes please click on the following link BCH Board mins – 06 02 19
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Improving your homes

As part of our commitment to provide good quality accommodation across our housing stock, our Programmed Work and Assets Team has been working in partnership with local contractor Bambers to complete major improvement works at Sandhurst Avenue. The last few months has seen the facade of the 3 storey building completely refurbished with new external render; providing a sleek, modern look and reducing future maintenance requirements. Other aspects involved in the improvement works included: Windows – new lintels installed along with ...
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Latest minutes from our Board

The Board met on 6th February 2019 and approved the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 5th December. The Board welcomed our new Non-Executive Tenant Board members, Neil Herring and Lisa Marie Derby, to their first Board meeting following a customer wide recruitment and selection process. We wish them well in their roles. To read the full minutes please click on the following link BCH Board mins – 05 12 18
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Universal Credit…Managing your Money

Universal Credit is one single monthly payment that is paid in arrears. It will usually be up to you to pay your rent and bills for the month using this money. You may be used to managing your money on a monthly basis, but if not you will need to make sure you can pay all your bills from this single payment. In most cases this will include paying your own rent and other housing costs. Budgeting Support A range ...
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Getting to Grips with Universal Credit

Blackpool Adult, Community and Family Learning are providing a number of short courses at various venues throughout the town to help you get to grips with Universal Credit and better manage your money. The courses will help you to: gain confidence and skills to successfully apply for work. manage your Universal Credit Full Service account. manage your money and budget. Courses have been organised at several venues with a variety of dates between January and April. For more information and ...
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You’ve got to be in to win!

Congratulations to our winner Mrs Montgomery-Entwistle who recently won £500 following her Gas Safety Check. BCH need to complete a Gas Safety Check on all our properties each year to ensure gas installations and pipework are maintained. Our Gas Contractor, Read and Errington, carries out this essential work on our behalf. If you’d like to be in with a chance to win £500, all you need to do is allow access for this check to be completed within an agreed ...
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Latest minutes from our Board

The Board met on 5th December 2018 and approved the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 26th September. Updates from the organisation’s Audit Committee were provided as well as an overview of the new Positive Transitions service, a project which is supporting care leavers in sustaining tenancies. To read the full minutes please click on the following link BCH Board mins – 26 09 18
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Get ready for Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a big change from any benefits or tax credits you may get now and you’ll need to be ready to manage your claim differently. There are a number of things you’ll need to do: Get a bank account You’ll need a bank, building society or credit union account that your monthly payment can be paid into. The Money Advice service guide ‘Choosing a bank account for your Universal Credit payment’ provides details of account options. Get online ...
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New MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast website

From 15th January 2019 MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast will be launching their new look website, making it quicker and easier for customers across the Fylde coast to find a new home. Originally established in 2011 to provide greater choice and flexibility to those looking for a new home, the MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast scheme has now been revamped following feedback and consultation with customers. A number of exciting changes and improvements have been made to the service, including: Simplified A-C banding for those in housing need. ...
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Greetings from Blackpool Coastal Housing

Our 2017-18 Annual Report is here! Following last year’s nationally acclaimed report, this year’s Annual Report is in keeping with the vintage Blackpool style with each postcard packed full of bite-sized information on our services and local communities. The full suite of postcards focuses on different topics to provide information on how we have performed over the past year and our priority areas for the year ahead. Included within the report are videos which provide further detailed information on some ...