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Northmoor Community Association

Arcon are delighted to announce one of the winners of our Community Fund Bid as the Northmoor Community Association who have been awarded £2,021! Established in 2001, the NCA operates on a simple philosophy; create a supportive and welcoming place where people would feel comfortable to visit if they had a need. The centre strives to ‘improve the quality of life for people living, working or volunteering within the neighbourhood ; relieving poverty, promoting health and wellbeing, advancing skills and learning and providing locally accessible community facilities for all’.

Oasis Centre

Arcon are delighted to announce The Oasis Centre as a winner of our Community Funding Bid, having been awarded £3,000! We have previously donated to this excellent organisation back in 2015 and, again, felt that they were very deserving of a grant based on the crucial work they do to help those most vulnerable in our society. The Centre provides ‘unconditional love, care and support’ to enable those in society to ‘overcome the deprivation around them, to live peaceful, productive and fulfilled lives’. In addition to this, the centre operates with a robust Christian ethos, working tirelessly to help vulnerable and disadvantaged residents escape the cycle of deprivation endemic in the local Gorton areas and beyond.

Cryrill Flint Befrienders

Arcon are very pleased to announce one of the winners of our Community Fund as Cyril Flint Befrienders, having successfully bid for £2,500! Based in Didsbury but operating largely across South Manchester, Trafford and Salford, Cyril Flint Befrienders offers a vital life line to many vulnerable and marginalised elderly across the region.

Social Tenant Engagement Questionnaire

As a result of the tragic Grenfell tower events in June 2017, the Prime Minister announced that Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, will be meeting with tenants across England to hear about issues and concerns regarding social housing.

To help understand how the government can give a more effective voice to tenants, MP Sharma is keen to hear as many views as possible from social tenants. The purpose is to identify common tenant concerns and areas of interest across England so that these can inform future the national approach in the future. 

Trio of Leaflets

Over the forthcoming weeks, all of our tenants will be receiving a trio of advice leaflets in the post, containing information on smart meters, universal credit and how to protect against damp and mould. These leaflets have been designed to give you the latest information on important issues which are likely to impact many of our tenants.

12,000 London Homes

PlaceShapers’ 15 London members plan to build 12,000 homes in the capital by 2022, using community roots to unlock hard-to-tackle sites.

This week 30 new homes got the go-ahead in Hammersmith and Fulham – the fourth most expensive borough in the capital. Shepherds Bush Housing Group will build 18 homes for truly affordable rent and 12 for shared ownership. Within the development in Fulham, converting an old office, it will also provide a new base for a local charity supporting disabled people.

Latest Vacancies!

We currently have a number vacancies including Development Director & Board Director. Read more here!

Arundel Court Sprinkler System

One week after the Grenfell tragedy, our board decided to install a sprinkler system in our sole tower block at Arundel Court, Blackley, making us what we believe to be the first housing association in Greater Manchester to have retrofitted sprinklers, as a result of the June events.

How to stay safe this Christmas

Are you taking risks with your safety during the holidays? Maybe you’ve never really given it much thought. Well, with an average of 102 fires a day in the UK during December, it’s important to understand how you can stay safe this Christmas.

Here are three top tips on staying safe during the festive season…

Community Funding Winner - Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (North West)

We are very happy to announce one of the winners of our Community Funding Bid as the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre NW who have been awarded a grant of £2,200 to support the incredible services they offer to those with MS and other neurological conditions across the North West. Established in 2004, this charity aims to enrich the lives of those living with MS by offering a variety of professional led therapies in a positive and supportive environment with the intention to enable those attending sessions to have a greater quality and outlook on life.

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