Latest news at CGA — articles for January 2018

A taste of Scotland at Windsor Court

Lots of fun was had at the latest ‘Armchair Travel’ event at Windsor Court. Armchair Travel is where we bring a taste of different countries to our residents! This week residents from across our schemes enjoyed Scottish haggis and meat potato pie followed by a fantastic performance from a Bag Piper!

Housing Support Officer Karen said “The residents love it! They all get involved, get to meet and speak to lots of new people from other schemes. It’s a really good day for everyone.”

The fun doesn’t stop here! If you are in one of our sheltered schemes there are more events lined up:

  • Wednesday 31st January – Quiz at The Filberts – 1:30pm
  • Friday 9th February – Sing along at Sunningdale – 1:30pm
  • Wednesday 14th February    – Quiz at Brookhaven – 1:30pm 
  • Friday 23rd February – Quiz at Chapelfold -  1:30pm

If you want to come along call our sheltered housing team on 0800 953 0213.

people waving Bag piper  

Have your say on social housing

Have your say! The Department for Communities and Local Government would like your views on key issues and concerns related to social housing based on your own housing experience.

In November we held a tenant engagement event where social housing residents gathered at Preston North End football stadium and had the opportunity to discuss social housing with the previous Housing Minister, Alok Sharma. 

If you didn't attend the event or you have more views you would like to share, that would help the government shape their Social Housing Green Paper follow the link below!  

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/tenants2017

Have your say and complete this questionnaire by the 31st January. 

168 children receive Christmas toy hamper

At Gateway we're passionate about people and love being able to put a smile on peoples' faces. 

 

Quote from customer: Thank you for the gifts you have given

This Christmas CGA was able to help provide toy hampers for 168 children across 72 households. A further 14 food hampers were provided to households without children.

Our Tenancy Support Team Leader Jackie said "We are happy to be able to provide support to families over the festive period and throughout the year. We understand the financial pressures some of our customers are facing and want to try and ease that burden where possible."

A special thank you to Toys R Us (Preston), Preston North End FC, Mothercare (Preston), Longton Churches, Rock FM’s Mission Christmas, Odeon Cinema (Preston), Lloyd Mini (Blackpool) Asbestos Control & Treatment Ltd for donating toys and goodies.

Nominations for toy hampers will open later on in the year.