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Tenant Board Members: apply now!!

There will be two vacancies for Non-Executive Tenant Directors in December 2018 and any BCH tenant including leaseholders can stand for the tenant positions on the Board. Our customers are central to the organisation and it is important to us that they are represented at the highest level on our Board. This role will allow you to bring us your knowledge and experience as a customer and will require both your commitment and enthusiasm as a member of our established ...
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BCH Resident Blog!

My continued involvement in procurement By Dean O’Shea Since my last blog, I have been on two more procurement panels for stair lifts and, only last week, for the IRS TV Aerial Contract. After the new year, I began to work with BCH staff again, as a tenant/leaseholder representative in the procurement exercise, to read submissions from bidding companies, for the stair lift contract, which has been awarded to Prism Medical UK. The process was more technical, because with stair ...
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Anyone can learn

Back in 2016, Blackpool Coastal Housing teamed up with Blackpool and the Fylde College to provide functional skills courses in the heart of our local communities.  This year, the Community Learning Programme not only focused on Maths and English but included an employability element, meaning that every learner who completed the course also benefited from a qualification in Employability Skills. We recently heard from one of our learners, Cassie, about her experience… My name is Cassie and I have been ...
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Green Wardens help to monitor your local area

The new grass cutting season is upon us and since March, the Fylde Borough Council ‘Green Team’ have been busy maintaining the green spaces in your local areas each fortnight. Our Green Warden volunteers monitor the work on a monthly basis by completing scoresheets and providing feedback on any issues. Caring for your green spaces includes: Picking up litter from the grassed area due to be cut Mowing the grass; either with a large sit on mower or small hand-held ...
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TOWER – sheltered housing report approved by Board

At the Board’s meeting in February, TOWER presented their report on the Sheltered Housing service. You can read the full report here TOWER sheltered report. The Sheltered Housing service provides supported accommodation for around 800 residents. Over the coming months we’ll be working with TOWER to agree and progress with the recommendations raised in their report. Thank you very much to TOWER for their invaluable insight. For more information about TOWER or to apply to join the group please contact ...
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Exciting opportunities with Blackpool Music School!

If you have ever thought about learning an instrument or flexing your vocal chords – now could be your chance! Part funded by our Tenant’s Project Fund, these fantastic sessions are available to our residents and are a great opportunity to learn a new skill and meet new people – and have fun as well as offering therapy through music! The instruments on offer are guitar, ukulele, keyboard, drums and group singing, depending on availability. No experience necessary is necessary. ...
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BCH Resident Blog!

My Involvement in Procurement By Dean O’Shea I was recently approached by the Customer Involvement Team to join the procurement team as a tenant/leaseholder representative on a voluntary basis. This focused on the tendering process for the contract relating to planned works for the Disabled Facilities Grant. The purpose of this was to look at submissions from different companies. We then shortlisted companies to give a presentation, which explained to BCH how their company would carry out these works. My ...
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Let’s be…More Positive Together

The More Positive Together (MPT) programme is a £4 million project designed to address the needs of Lancashire residents who are furthest from the labour market and to help them improve their employment prospects. The project is part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England and will work with 16 partners to engage a minimum of 2250 people aged 15+ between now and December 2019. MPT brings together Social Housing Organisations from across Lancashire, with ...
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Tenants Project Fund Update

The Tenants Project Fund, or TPF as it’s also known, was created to support projects that make a positive difference to our customers’ lives and local communities. The latest submission deadline was at the end of August 2017 where the following projects were successful: The Boathouse Youth received £8,000 to help support their Grange Park youth provision. BCH’s funding will be used to support the general running costs of the Grange Park Youth Club including staffing costs, improving their resources ...
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Volunteering – Get Involved

We have also been reviewing how we involve customers in service delivery and have some fantastic volunteering opportunities to offer: These include: Green Wardens. Clean Wardens. Empty Homes Inspectors. TOWER – scrutiny panel. Communications and Reading Panel. Customer and Complaints Panel. Contact us at the Involvement & Communications Team to find out more!