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TOWER Support Scrutiny Week

Members of our TOWER Scrutiny Panel took part in Tpas’ first National Scrutiny week recently, which included a series of webinar events to celebrate scrutiny in social housing and showcase the fantastic work organisations across the country have been doing in partnership with their customers. Throughout the week, daily virtual sessions were held on topics such as Online Scrutiny, Ask the Scrutiny Experts and Tips for Successful Scrutiny. TOWER Scrutiny Panel member David attended the sessions and found them interesting ...
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BCH Resident Blog

My virtual involvement By Dean O’Shea I have recently attended my first Northern Housing Consortium virtual conference. The conference was very interesting. The speakers were from the Housing Ombudsman and the Social Housing Regulator. Both spoke about their services before and since the Covid-19 Lockdown. The Regulator referred specifically to the Government forthcoming White Paper on Social Housing, hoping that when it is discussed in Parliament, that issues that have arisen in the social housing sector over the last three ...
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Tenants Project Fund Update

The Tenants Project Fund has provided grants to a range of community based projects that have brought significant benefits to our residents and the communities in which they live. The outbreak of the Coronavirus has necessitated a number of community initiatives which are supporting residents across Blackpool through these difficult and unprecedented times. As a result, we have been looking at how we can further support these schemes. By continuing to support outcomes that create stronger communities, promote health and ...
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TOWER’s David shares the story

My name is David Shakespeare. I have been a BCH tenant for 11 years, and have volunteered on the TOWER Scrutiny Panel for the past 5 years so far. Our job is to scrutinise all aspects of BCH work i.e. Repairs/Rents and ASB etc. When we do a Scrutiny we look at the chosen service from a BCH tenants perspective. We look at all relevant service documents, interview BCH management, staff and, most importantly, we speak with customers to get ...
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Get Out…Get Active!

ACTIVE BLACKPOOL SECURES FUNDING FOR GET OUT GET ACTIVE PROGRAMME Active Blackpool has secured funding from the Activity Alliance to deliver a 3-year Get Out Get Active programme to deprived areas in Blackpool. Get Out Get Active (GOGA) helps disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. The programme promotes the benefits of physical activity and aims to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities. The first phase of GOGA, which began ...
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Young Leaders – Highfield Helpers

Thanks to our Highfield volunteer Isabel for this fantastic write up of the sessions below; we look forward to hearing more! “We can’t believe our digital leaders programme has been running for nearly two years! Every Tuesday evening, a group of our Highfield Helpers, our Academy’s volunteer team, walk over to Lostock Community Centre to help our clients develop their ICT skills. Our project began in order to tackle the issue of social isolation amongst the local community by helping ...
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Free Advice, Discounts and Funding Available!

Please call or email to take advantage of this fantastic free service! *First time central heating is available via our partners, Cosy Homes in Lancashire – visit www.chil.uk.com for more information.
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Resident consultation now open: how you pay your rent

  Please follow the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5WGTKN5 The deadline for completing this questionnaire is 6 December 2019. Your feedback will be used to help make any necessary improvements however no changes to how you pay your rent will be made without notifying you in the first instance.
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Fantastic Courses Available!

Blackpool Adult, Community and Family learning have a wide variety of fantastic free and paid for courses available starting immediately! Courses range from Entry Level Maths & English, Health & Safety, Digital Skills, Well-being & Mindfulness and so much more. Courses are held at a variety of times and locations so you’re sure to find one that suits you. Click on each link below for more information on all the courses available. English & Maths Course Health & Well-being Courses ...