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Michael’s journey with MPT

Michael, 20, has lived at William Lyons House for just under a year. The team at William Lyons House (WLH) help young people gain life skills to help when they get a house of their own. They can also get help through the More Positive Together (MPT) service, to access employment, education and/or training. MPT Resilience Officer Leanne, has been supporting Michael since last October and shares his story… “I carry out a drop-in every Monday afternoon at WLH so ...
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Transforming Gardens, Transforming Lives

ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) is a community engagement charity that focuses on working together in partnerships to create kinder and safer communities. ROC Garden is a project that has worked very closely with Blackpool Coastal Housing now for nearly 5 years. ‘Transforming Gardens, Transforming Lives’ is the phrase our team uses to describe the difference we make, not just to the gardens we transform for BCH residents, but to the those who actively volunteer, take part, get stuck in, or ...
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It’s good to talk

The last twelve months have been hard on everyone, especially if you’ve been living alone. We’ve all become much more aware of how important contact with others is to our mental health and emotional wellbeing. A simple phone call, a chat on the doorstep, or even a smile and a hello as you pass on the street can make a real difference to someone’s day.  If you live by yourself, it helps to keep in regular contact with others. Ex-serviceman, ...
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Community Learning Blog

Our Community Learning Programme continues its success at new venue Blackpool’s Seasiders Learning Centre. We recently heard from one of our learners, Elaine, who shared her experience so far… Hi everyone, My name is Elaine and I’ve been a member of BCH’s fantastic community learners programme for the past 2 years. I was very nervous when I first came to classes as I didn’t know anyone and wasn’t sure what was expected of me or if I would be able ...
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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 ...