Focus On: AJ Singh

At Grand Union, we have three dedicated Clerk of Works, working in our Development Team. They conduct site visits, liaising with contractors, to ensure that all Grand Union homes are completed to a high level of quality, all safety precautions are followed attentively, and vigilantly reporting any issues that might arise. With an identified pipeline of over 1,200 new homes,…

Grand Union colleagues benefit from pioneering therapy

News – 4 October 2021 Grand Union colleagues struggling with mental health issues are to be offered pioneering therapy, after it transformed the life of an employee who experienced a breakdown during the pandemic. We have introduced brainworking recursive therapy (BWRT) to help employees struggling with issues including anxiety, PTSD and grief. In doing so, we’re the first social housing…

Customer survey

News – 30 September 2021 Over the next few weeks you may receive a call or email from our partners “Maru” and PFA Research asking you to complete a short 15 minute survey about Grand Union, your values, opinions and other information. We’ve created this survey so that we know more about you, and so that we know more about…

Focus On: Mark Green

Focus On – Mark Green At Grand Union, we’re proud to offer Life24 – a unique telecare and support service helping those with disabilities and chronic conditions live with independence. Life24 is for children, young people, adults and the elderly, who are at risk due to frailty, physical or mental health conditions, disability, impairments, fleeing from domestic abuse situations or…

Colleagues’ peak performance raises £40k for charity

News – 14 September 2021 A group of Grand Union colleagues have scaled 24 peaks, raising more than £40,000 for charity. The brave team trekked over 34 miles with 12,234ft of ascent – close to halfway up Mount Everest and three times up Ben Nevis. They were joined by budding fundraisers from other organisations including Longhurst Group, the Chartered Institute…

How we performed last year

News – 8 September 2021 We’ve just published our latest Annual report and financial statements, showcasing how we performed in the 2020/21 financial year. Despite it being a challenging year for so many, we’re proud of what we achieved. You can read the full document here. If you’re strapped for time, why not check out the year at a glance…

World Alzheimer’s Month – Mitch and Mary’s story

News – 7 September 2021 September is World Alzheimer’s Month, highlighting the importance of talking about dementia and how it impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition. Mitch, 86, lives in one of our Extra Care schemes and knows all about caring for someone with dementia, since his wife’s diagnosis a while ago. Here’s Mitch and Mary’s…

New Bedford refuge is offering forward-thinking support for women fleeing domestic abuse

News – 6 September 2021 Grand Union’s newest refuge is providing a safe haven for women and their children, fleeing domestic abuse. Designed to be a secure home and built to a high-standard as part of our role as the specialist accommodation landlord – the Bedford refuge comprises self-contained flats that provide a safe and stable place for women and…

What we do matters: Building a bespoke bungalow for the Ball family

News – 2 September 2021 Kaysey and Andrew, from Biggleswade, are full-time carers to their profoundly disabled daughters, Liyla, 10, and five-year-old Delcie. Their rented Grand Union home, where they also live with son Freddie, 11, and two dogs, is no longer fit for purpose, despite providing them happy memories for the past nine years. Liyla and Delcie are reliant…