Applications for housing, mutual exchanges and garages

During these tricky and unprecedented times, we have a responsibility to follow government guidelines. We have therefore reviewed all our services which involve physical interaction, for the safety of our customers, as well as our colleagues. As a result, we are in contact with all of our customers who are currently in the process of being allocated a property to …

Bin it, don’t flush it!

While this is a difficult time for many of us, we need to remember to continue to dispose of rubbish and recycle in the correct way.   So please remember to dispose of items such as wet wipes, nappies, sanitary products and anything similar in the correct way – do not flush them down the toilet as this causes serious …

From 2015 to 2023

We’re very excited about our new corporate plan. It’s been five years since our one, so we thought we’d take an opportunity to review a few of our achievements since 2015: As well as all these, our young people’s service has helped 1,960 young people to take part in community activities and 1,900 young people have attended drop-in sessions with …

Environmental sustainability survey

At Grand Union, we’re committed to be environmentally responsible, as a business and as a landlord. We take our responsibilities seriously – both for today and for tomorrow. We know that we can do more, which is why we’re working with Encredible, to improve our environmental sustainability. Part of the project includes a customer survey and we’d really like you …

Green fingered Grand Union staff volunteer in Flitwick

Staff from Grand Union Housing Group took advantage of their annual volunteering day recently to prepare some ground at Ellenshaw Court in Flitwick ready for a therapeutic gardening scheme to start later in the year. The Grand Union staff were joined by volunteers from Travis Perkins Managed Services and two of our contractors, Jeakins Weir, and M J Granger Grounds …

Apprenticeships at Grand Union

We were proud to exhibit at the National Apprenticeship Show on 9/10 March in Milton Keynes. It was a really successful event with over 2,500 schools invited to attend the event over two days. We currently have eight apprentices at Grand Union, and a further three who have completed their studies with distinction. Ellie-Grace (pictured), who started as a customer …

Five free services you may not know we offer

Employment and Digital Inclusion We don’t just put roofs over people’s heads. We can help people to get online, into work or training and can offer help with CV writing, interview and employability skills. Our Employability and Skills Project Officer, Scott, may be able to help you. Assistive Technology Need a little extra support from safety equipment such as fall …

Antisocial behaviour – help us to help you

We take all reports of antisocial behaviour (ASB) seriously and will work with you to address the problems. We would always suggest, in the first instance, that you approach your neighbour calmly to discuss what is annoying you – they may even be unaware that they are causing a problem. It is better to do this than let things build …

Giving supported living residents a place of their own

We recently completed our £620k refurbishment of a supported living scheme in Baker Street, Potters Bar. Once a residential care home with shared facilities for six people, the scheme now boasts four self-contained one-bedroomed flats with the added bonus of a heated garden room. Our Director of Independent Living & Better Lives, Debbie Stuart, said: “Baker Street is the second …