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Community investment

We know that building strong communities is as important as providing a home. Our dedicated Community Investment team works across the region to support local people and agencies to develop the services essential to creating thriving neighbourhoods.

Last year we invested over £384,000 in our communities, including in the following key projects:

  • Launch of our Wellbeing Wagon with a focus on partnership work to improve health & wellbeing.
  • Development of our Round About Café to focus on employment, training, social isolation and health initiatives.
  • Training and workshops helping residents get online to access services and make real savings through online banking, shopping or getting better deals on energy or insurance.
  • Launch of a new community hub at Longwood Park, focusing on health, employment, education, digital inclusion and training projects.
  • A Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme for young residents of supported housing.
  • Funding for schools’ community projects through our Schools Challenge.
  • Local youth engagement projects focused on music, film, art and photography.
  • Development of new projects to tackle issues including health and social isolation amongst elderly residents.
  • A range of training for residents on things like healthy eating, cooking and budgeting.