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Winter Weather is Snow Problem Thanks to New Website (December 2011)
Here at Northwards we understand that the festive period can be an extremely stressful time for many people, with all those presents to buy ,but keeping on top of your rent must remain a priority.

Christmas Rent

Remember rent this Christmas!(December 2011)
Here at Northwards we understand that the festive period can be an extremely stressful time for many people, with all those presents to buy ,but keeping on top of your rent must remain a priority.

Christmas hampers

Christmas Hamper Appeal is a Success Thanks to North Manchester’s Generous Community!(December 2011)
Generous north Manchester residents, businesses and schools have joined forces to help our Wardens provide a Christmas to remember for elderly and vulnerable tenants.

Help line to report Human Trafficking

Help line to report Human Trafficking(December 2011)
A freephone number for victims of human trafficking has been launched by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).


Hundreds of Tenants to Benefit from Solar Panel Scheme (December 2011)
In a race against time, Northwards Housing has fitted solar panels on hundreds of roofs across north Manchester before the cut to solar energy subsidies.

Safe & sound

High Rise Residents’ High Hopes for Safety Campaign(December 2011)
Northwards tenants are the brains behind a new ground-breaking campaign to keep high rise blocks safe.

Fire Safety

Winter Safety(December 2011)
The nights are getting darker, temperatures are dropping and with the winter kicking in there are greater fire risks around your home.

Bill Harrop

Just the Job for Finding Work!(December 2011)
Looking for work? Join one of your local Work Clubs and you could soon find the perfect job for you - just like Northwards tenant Bill Harrop!

Smartwater as seen under UV light

You Could Be £1,000 Better Off If You Shop A Copper Thief(December 2011)
Copper theft is growing in north Manchester. Help put a stop to it and you could be quids in.

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A Clean Sweep(November 2011)
Parents, youngsters and Northwards staff brought a bit of sparkle to the Lightbowne Estate recently when they got together for a big clean-up.


Northwards Wardens’ Christmas Hamper Appeal!(November 2011)
You can help provide for north Manchester’s more elderly and isolated residents this festive season by donating to our Wardens’ ‘Christmas Hamper Appeal’.


Biting Back at the Loan Sharks(November 2011)
Loan sharks can make a meal of your money and a mess of your life - but you can bite back! Check out the latest edition of the 'Stop Loan Sharks National Newsletter'.

£200 Fine for Careless Dog Owner

£200 Fine for Careless Dog Owner(November 2011)
A dog owner in Higher Blackley has been forced to pay £200 for allowing her dog to wander free.

Free ESOL Classes in Manchester

Free ESOL Classes in Manchester(November 2011)
Voluntary and Community Sector organisations across Manchester are delivering free ESOL (English as a second language) classes for Pre-entry to Entry 1 ESOL learners.

Our £4.2m insulation scheme, underway in Cheetham

£4.2m Insulation Scheme to Cut Residents' Bills up to £100 a Year(October 2011)
Hundreds of tenants will stay warmer while slashing their energy bills thanks to Northwards Housing’s £4.2m insulation scheme.

Sooty and sweep

Sooty and Sweep!(October 2011)
Northwards staff sweep up sooty flat at Victoria Square after tenants flat is set alight.

Green Guide

Northwards Green Guide(October 2011)
Knowing how to use your home will save you money, by reducing your bills. See our guide to help you save money and the planet!

Joan Fitzgerald

Happy Birthday(October 2011)
Congratulations to Northwards tenant Joan Fitzgerald, who turned 80 this week!

Gas charges

Higher heating charges for tenants(October 2011)
Northwards tenants who currently pay a heating charge due to face 18% increase.

Greig Lees and Nicola Wood

Derelict Eyesore’s £80K Transformation into Charity HQ!(October 2011)
Generous donations have made it possible for a once derelict eyesore to be transformed into a charity’s vibrant new headquarters.

Boiler check

Don't give your boiler the cold shoulder(October 2011)
Give your boiler a try to make sure it's in working order for the cold months ahead!

Annual Report

Northwards Annual Report 2010-2011 (September 2011)
It’s time for Northwards’ Annual Report 2010 – 2011 and this year we've been aiming higher!

Gaskell Park

Sunshine on a rainy day! (September 2011)
Queensferry Tenants and Residents Association recently held a fantastic Community Fun Day at Gaskill Street Park, Newton Heath.

a tree

Peace of Mind (September 2011)
Would you like to learn how to cope better with stressful times and difficulties in your life?

manchester college

Get Quids-in at Manchester College (August 2011)
Left school but still unsure about what to do this September? It’s not too late to enrol and get on a course at The Manchester College. You might get up to £20 per week if you do!

youngsters on ice

An Ice Way to Spend a Summer's Day! (August 2011)
Youngsters in Dam Head were looking very cool this month as they enjoyed themselves on an ice rink!


London 2010 - Join the fun! (August 2011)
The London 2012 team are looking to recruit volunteer performers to participate in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games!


Disturbances in Manchester City Centre(August 2011)
Following the recent disturbances in Manchester City Centre, Northwards is working with Greater Manchester Police and the Council to help identify those responsible. We join the vast majority of people in Manchester in condemning the anti-social and criminal actions of a small minority.

Tenant gardening at whitebeck

Growing together at Whitebeck Court (August 2011)
Whitebeck Court in Charlestown, which recently had a multi-million pound make over, has been awarded funding so residents can refurbish the gardens too.

Would love to meet...

Northwards would love to meet... (August 2011)
Northwards Housing is looking for an Independent Board Member. Experience in asset management or property development would be preferred.

Community Safety Team

Northwards Tenants are in Safer Hands (August 2011)
We've launched a new team to more effectively tackle crime and anti-social behaviour across north Manchester.

garden competition

The Green, Green Grass of Home! (July 2011)
Northwards tenants have blossomed in a brand new gardening contest celebrating local horticultural heroes!


Safe4summer (July 2011)
Wondering what's going on in your local area over the holidays? Safe4Summer has been designed to offer young people the opportunity to experience a whole host of fun and exciting activities in their local areas!


Sparkle in the Park! (July 2011)
It was time to shine for Northwards Housing at this summer's 'Sparkle in the Park', the national transgender celebration.


Fridge freezer manufacturers BEKO announce safety concerns  (July 2011)
Fridge freezer manufacturers BEKO are asking customers to check their appliances following safety concerns.


Injunction for Rowdy Neighbour  (July 2011)
Lee Fraser of Blackley, north Manchester, has been handed a 12 month Injunction for being loud and disruptive.


Bring a Bit of Sparkle to Your Home  (July 2011)
Northwards Housing are hoping to shine at this summer's 'Sparkle in the Park', the national transgender celebration taking place in Manchester.

loan shark

Don't let them sink their jaws into you!  (June 2011)
Loan sharks are making a killing in Manchester - don't be their next victim!

Spots V Stripes

Northwards team up with Cadburys for Olympic fun! (June 2011)
Northwards have joined Cadburys in the run up to the London Olympics 2012 for some fun and games!

Be well, age well

All is well for retirement scheme (June 2011)
Older residents in north Manchester have become pupils once again as they took part in a six week mental health education course.

Project Cove

Partners against crime (June 2011)
Northwards Housing have linked up with a wide variety of agencies, to create Project Cove, designed to target criminals in Harpurhey and Moston.

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FREE English language course (June 2011)
The University of Manchester are running a FREE English language course from Thursday 7th to Wednesday 27th July 2011, weekdays 4-6pm.

Northwards tenants Tendayi & Colin check out our Complaints Handbook

Northwards Nominated for National Award! (June 2011)
Northwards Housing have reached the final of the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) annual awards!


Changes to medical care (June 2011)
Changes to medical care in Manchester may effect you, find out more about the changes, and how you can have your say in the document below.

Manchester Day Parade

Manchester Day Parade (June 2011)
A magnificent galleon surrounded by waves and sea creatures, a beating heart, a Lancaster Bomber and Gulliver from 'Guliver's Travels' are just some of the sights expected in the City Centre this June!

The Digital Age

The Digital Age (May 2011)
Tenants at Joseph Dean Court retirement scheme in Moston were recently treated to a 21st century training session on all the latest gadgets.

Factory Youth Zone

Volunteers Needed! (May 2011)
An exciting new youth club is looking for volunteers to help them make a difference to the lives of local young people.

town hall

Have Your Say on Adult Social Care Proposals (May 2011)
Manchester residents are being asked for their views on the future of adult social care services in the city.

changes to rubbish and recycling

Changes to Rubbish and Recycling (May 2011)
Starting this summer, black rubbish bin collections in Manchester will go fortnightly to save millions and encourage recycling.

RIO Alex Wood speaking with tenants at the Northfest festival

Make a Difference - Shape YOUR Housing Service! (May 2011)
We've updated our Resident Involvement Agreement to keep you posted on all the ways in which you can have a say on what we do.

Happy Hols for the Asiedu family

Happy Holidays! (April 2011)
There’s a great summer ahead for the Asiedu family as they grabbed a grand in our Spring Northwards Xtra draw!

David Attenborough presenting Northwards' Elliot Simm with the Ashden Award

£10K Grant Leads to ‘Bright’ Idea for High Rise Residents (April 2011)
High-rise residents in north Manchester are set to benefit from a £10,000 prize awarded to Northwards Housing for our “inspirational” environmental work!

substance misuse

Help with drug or alcohol problems (April 2011)
Do you know someone in Manchester who needs help with a drug or alcohol problem?

home swapper

You could be right at home with Homeswapper! (April 2011)
Looking to move house? Homeswapper could be just the service you're after.

home improvements

Northwards to manage multi-million pound improvements in Collyhurst (April 2011)
We're pleased to announce that Northwards Housing has been chosen by Manchester City Council (MCC) to manage the major improvement works programme in Collyhurst.

Taking Extra Care Living to New Heights! (April 2011)
A flagship retirement housing scheme has opened in north Manchester following the dramatic transformation of a derelict tower block.

Putting Gas Safety in the Picture… Literally! (April 2011)
We're helping to put gas safety in the picture by encouraging north Manchester pupils to take part in a charity poster competition!

Robin Lawler

Message from Robin Lawler, Northwards’ Chief Executive (April 2011)
You have probably seen in the news that Manchester City Council is making cuts in jobs and services because of funding reductions. Northwards receives most of its income from the Council, so we are also having to make big reductions.

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Master SHEF! (March 2011)
We've been named as one of just TWO housing organisations in the country to achieve top marks in the Social Housing Equality Framework (SHEF) assessment.

Jurby Avenue Launch

Manchester’s first new council homes in over 20 years! (March 2011)
Brand new council homes have been built in north Manchester for the first time in 26 years after a successful bid by Northwards Housing and Manchester City Council.

Our Fabulous Whitemoss Wedding

Our FABULOUS Whitemoss Wedding (March 2011)
Here at Northwards Housing we’re getting all giddy about the Royal Wedding. Come and join our FREE celebration of weddings from all over the world!

ASB teenager

Teenager given three year ASBO (March 2011)
A teenager who subjected residents in Harpurhey to anti-social behaviour and abuse has been handed a 3 year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

The benefits bus is back in town! (March 2011)
From 21-25 March 2011, you can visit the mobile advice centre for advice about Housing Benefit (help with rent), Council Tax Benefit (help with Council Tax) and education benefits (help for school pupils).

Troublesome teen given two year ASBO (March 2011)
A teenager who subjected residents on the Jolly Miller estate to months of anti-social behaviour and abuse has, been handed a two year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Safe as Houses! (March 2011)
Residents at both ends of the age scale have benefited from a fantastic free safety scheme led by Northwards Housing’s Wardens. Nearly 400 families have gained from a range of specialist equipment!

Archbishop of York Drops in on Victoria Square(March 2011)
Northwards Housing welcomed a very special guest on 2 March. The Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, visited the residents of Victoria Square, in Ancoats.

Simply the Best!(February 2011)
We are delighted to announce that Northwards Housing has been named one of the Top 100 Public Sector Organisations to work for.

Help Shape Manchester’s Future(February 2011)
Take part in the Census and make a difference in shaping the future of the city! The Census helps determine where schools, hospitals, housing, transport and emergency services are located.

Housing Benefit Changes from April 2011 (February 2011)
We want to tell you about some important changes to Housing Benefit.

Northwards Employee Awards for Excellence(February 2011)
It was time to celebrate for Northwards Housing on Friday 28 January, as they held their second annual employee awards at the Sheridan Suite in Newton Heath.

Wood You Believe It?!(February 2011)
A Northwards resident has turned woodland behind his home in Charlestown into a beauty spot for his neighbours and wildlife to enjoy!

Summerbee Gives Alice a Birthday Buzz!(January 2011)
Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee returned to our Harry Piggott Court retirement scheme last week to wish a life-long fan a happy 101st birthday!

Northwards employee gets involved with award!(January 2011)
There was good news for Northwards this week as one of our Resident Involvement Officers, Julie Goreham, was short listed for ‘’Resident Involvement Officer of the Year’’.

Football Coach Nets MBE!(January 2011)
Congratulations to junior football coach June Kelly, who has been placed on the New Year's Honours list for her work with youngsters in Cheetham Hill!

Get Set Go!(January 2011)
On January 20, Get Set Go is in town - our special community day to help you start 2011 with a bang!

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