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Focus on: Nicola King

Nicola King, Grand Union’s Youth Participation Coordinator, works with young people across our areas of operation, to support them, and give them an opportunity to make a difference in their community. Nicola is part of a wider Healthy Neighbourhoods team which helps to improve the lives of those who live in our region. She says: “My role is really rewarding.…

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Plastic free July

News – 10 July 2023 Plastic Free July is a global movement to try and solve global plastic pollution. Key to this movement is that ‘small changes add up to make a big difference’ – and we can all play our part in helping. Invented in the 20th century, plastic has helped to revolutionise modern medicine and food hygiene as…

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New partnership delivers 11 affordable rural homes

News – 5 July 2023 Two new rural housing schemes, developed in partnership between Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) and Grand Union Housing Group, have delivered 11 affordable homes in Northamptonshire villages, Lilbourne and Little Addington. With a common aim to increase the number of quality, affordable homes in Northamptonshire’s rural communities, the combination of Grand Union’s resources and NRHA’s…

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Building Blocks for Life: Housing & Healthy Neighbourhoods

News – 3 July 2023 The Chartered Institute of Housing recently published a paper looking at the role of housing in tackling health inequalities. It’s the latest paper in the series that explores the value of partnerships across housing, health and care, and how to develop strong shared working approaches that benefit residents and communities, supporting health and wellbeing. You…

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“Don’t fall for it, like I did.”

News – 21 June 2023 Last year, a whopping 75% of adults were targeted by a scam and this figure is on the rise. We’re hearing more and more stories from our customers where they’ve being pressured to act quickly, send personal information or money, or tempted with offers that sound too good to be true. If you’re contacted by…

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Important information about permission requests

News – 20 June 2023 We are currently experiencing an extremely high demand in permission requests and we’re sorry that you will have to wait a little longer to hear from us. Please rest assured we will get round to you, but we apologise that there may be a short delay of up three weeks. For more information about permissions,…

Naomi Sweeting, Director of Customer Experience, holds her special commendation award as she stands between two members of the Market Research Society.

Special commendation for Naomi

News – 13 June 2023 Our Director of Customer Experience, Naomi Sweeting, was presented with a special commendation award recently, for being one of seven finalists in the Market Research Society (MRS) Excellence Awards, in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Changemaker category. The awards seek to recognise individuals in the research, insight and data analytic sector who are making specific…

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Biggleswade extra care scheme wins Constructing Excellence award

News – 26 May 2023 We’re delighted to announce that our largest ever scheme, Chamomile Gardens in Biggleswade, has won the Herts & Beds Constructing Excellence (CE) award in the category “Residential project of the year”, resulting in an entry to the regional CE East of England awards. Completed in November 2022, the extra care scheme in Biggleswade has 93…

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Introducing our new heating contractor: Aaron Services

News – 24 May 2023 We wanted to let you know that we have appointed Aaron Services as our new heating servicing and maintenance contractor. In this video, Phil Hardy, our Executive Director of Operations speaks to David Lummis, Managing Director of Aaron Services, about their appointment. Aaron Services started out as a small family business in 1986 and have…

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