Issues with our heating contactor

News – 23 May 2022 We know that there have been issues with our heating contractor, PH Jones, over the last few weeks whilst they have been putting their team in place to take over the delivery of the heating maintenance service. Late last week we met with them to find solutions to these problems. Cancelled appointments A number of…

Grand Union and Catalyst announce innovative new partnership with Public Health

News – 18 May 2022 Grand Union Housing Group and fellow housing association, Catalyst, are excited to be leading a new partnership with regional public health teams to create a blueprint for a new way of working between health and housing. The approach is designed to help tackle health inequalities through partnership working to improve access to, and engagement with, public…

Grand Union colleagues with the Investors in People Silver award

Investors in People Silver Award

News – 8 April 2022 We are delighted to have been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Silver Award. This accreditation recognises the considerable progress we’ve made over the last three years and is a fantastic achievement – something only 15% of the organisations IIP assess achieve. Amongst the comments in the assessor’s report were: • “You have a team of…

Further together – halfway through

News – 9 March 2022 We’re now halfway through Further together, our ambitious corporate plan for 2020-23. We continue to make progress against so many of the targets under our four commitments and so we wanted to give you a brief overview of these, as well as our upcoming plans. We set ourselves a target of building 400 per year by…

Statement on Gazprom

News – 4 March 2022 Grand Union is the contracting authority in an electricity and gas procurement framework provided by Trident Utilities. We have already taken immediate steps to remove Gazprom from the framework, and it is our intention to terminate our contract with Gazprom as soon as possible. While this may have some financial implications for us, we believe that…

Storms continuing to disrupt

News – 21 February 2022 As the UK continues to be hit by further stormy weather, we wanted to provide you with an update on how it’s affecting our services.   Firstly, we hope that nobody has been badly affected and that you and your families are safe and well.   Since Friday, hundreds of you have been in touch…

Storm Eunice disruption

News – 17 February 2022 The Met Office has warned that Storm Eunice could bring gusts of up to 90mph on Friday 18 February, which will likely cause significant disruption. While some areas in the south-west of England have been issued a rare red weather warning – the highest level – our region has been issued an amber warning. Amber…

Housing associations team up to provide mental health support for colleagues

News – 17 January 2022 We’re proud to be working together with another local housing association to provide mental health support for colleagues. Grand Union and Hemel Hempstead-based Thrive Homes have teamed up so that colleagues from both organisations can benefit from the support of trained mental health champions. The partnership, which comes after Grand Union successfully launched its Mental…

Grand Union retains top rating

News – 24 November 2021 We’re proud to have once again retained the highest possible rating in our assessment by the Regulator of Social Housing. The Regulator reconfirmed our G1/V1 rating after conducting their recent review which considers the strength of our governance systems and procedures, our finances and our long-term business plan. Mona Shah, Executive Director of Finance & Business Services, said: “Because we’re responsible…

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