Work underway on our largest ever Extra Care scheme

News – 28 July 2021 Our largest ever development is well underway at its site off Sorrel Way in Biggleswade. The project at Sorrel Gardens is an Extra Care scheme with 93 apartments for those over 55 with an identified care need, 68 of which will be for social rent and 25 for shared ownership sale. Deborah Stuart, Grand Union’s…

Training going well for our determined fundraisers!

News – 27 July 2021 A group of Grand Union colleagues are currently in training to complete a grueling mountain challenge. The brave team are uniting with colleagues at Longhurst Group as they aim to raise £40,000 for the charities MIND and Harry’s Pals, by summiting a whopping 24 peaks! The fundraisers will complete the challenge over two days, on…

Our summer of youth activities begins today!

News – 26 July 2021 Today, we’re excited to kick off our summer of activities programme, for children and teenagers in the Bedfordshire region. Take a look at the schedule below to find out which sessions we will be running. For those in Milton Keynes, we’d like to draw your attention to these free summer activities offered by Milton Keynes…

Work going well at Quince Court

You may not know that we are building an additional 25 self-contained apartments at Quince Court, our extra care scheme in Sandy, Bedfordshire. Work is coming along nicely on the new apartments, all of which have their own balcony and front door, with them due to be completed at the end of September. Quince Court offers a tailored support to…

Six months of the K2 Academy!

News – 22 July 2021 It’s now six months since we launched our learning Centre of Excellence, the K2 Academy. In that short period of time, we have implemented our first ever bespoke leadership development programme and introduced a robust mentoring scheme. We’ve also reformed our colleague appraisals – referred to now as ‘Check-ins’ – which champion personal and professional…

Partnership working restores harmony to troubled estate

News – 19 July 2021 Grand Union has teamed up with Bedfordshire Police and Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) to help rid a community of serious crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). Partnership working between the three organisations has resulted in the Bilberry Road community in Clifton, near Shefford, becoming ‘one big happy family again’ according to resident Lindsey. “When I moved…

Focus On: Debbie Monaghan

News – 7 July 2021 Debbie has worked in the Welfare Benefits team at Grand Union for the past five years, where she helps our customers, who may be experiencing extremely traumatic times, receive money they are entitled to. Her job is more than simply helping customers with filling out forms, she provides a friendly ear over the phone and…

Delays to garage door repairs

We know that a number of customers are frustrated by the delays to replace or repair garage doors. Unfortunately, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many producers of the parts we need closed for a period of time and they are now working through a backlog of orders. We’re now trying to find new suppliers to help ease these…

Further together – one year in…

Exactly one year ago we launched Further together, our ambitious corporate plan for 2020-23. Despite launching it in what has to go down as one of the most difficult years in memory, as a business we’re proud to have achieved so much so far. We showed that we’re a financially strong organisation by securing additional funding via bond tap in…