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ALAN SETS OUT                                                                                    NOTTINGHAM OFFICE
                                                                                                 All enquiries: 0845 389 1777


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                                                                                                 E: enquiries@lha-asra.org.uk
                                                                                                 Office opening hours:
                                                                                                 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
                                                                                                 174 Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 1NF
                                                                                                 MANSFIELD OFFICE
                                                    our Nottingham office at                     Office opening hours:
                                                    174 Derby Road recently                      Wednesday 9am-12 noon
                                                                                                 Friday 9am-1pm
                                                    may have noticed some new                    4 Layton Avenue, Mansfield NG18 5PL
                                                    faces around the building.                   LHA SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                   Our sister organisation, housing, recycling
                                                                                                 General enquiries: 0845 389 1777
                                                   and care charity Family First (which joined
                                                                                                 E: enquiries@lhass.org.uk
                                                   the LHA-ASRA group in 2006), has moved
                                                                                                 Office opening hours:
its head office to Derby Road and now shares the building with LHA colleagues.
                                                                                                 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Another new face at the Nottingham office is LHA’s Alan Caulfield, who has been appointed as     3 Bede Island Road, Leicester LE2 7EA
the new North Area Manager. He joins LHA from Boston Mayflower Housing Association where         www.lha.org.uk
he was Neighbourhood Manager.                                                                    www.lha-asra.org.uk
Alan, who will be responsible for the Neighbourhood Services team in the North area, said: “My
aim is to make the services as customer-focussed as possible.”

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            SPEED DEMONS!
            Adults with learning difficulties who are supported by LHA Support Services were given
            the experience of a lifetime by a generous Mansfield company.
            Adrenalin Jungle, based in Sherwood Forest, decided to offer a day’s quad biking to a charity.
            LHA Support Services got in touch to take them up on their offer and nine people took part
            in the day of quad biking.
            Jo Hardwick, manager of the LHA Support Services Corner House scheme in Mansfield, said:
            “For varying reasons, people with learning disabilities have so few chances to do new things.
            “This day has given them the chance to do something exciting, something new, something
            that will scare them, something that will challenge them and something that allows them to
            take a risk. It really was the experience of a lifetime.”
            Don Logan, owner of Adrenalin Jungle, said: “It was great to see everyone enjoying
            themselves so much and we’re happy to have given LHA Support Services this opportunity.”
            A further group of 22 people were taken on a narrow boat trip on the Trent Canal kindly
            provided by St John Ambulance, followed by afternoon tea in the autumn sunshine.
            Jo said: “They were both great days out and we’d like to say a big thank you to Adrenalin
            Jungle and St John Ambulance for their generosity.”




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LHA is committed to listening to you. Where tenants have asked for something and we have
fulfilled the request, we are going to highlight it with the new logo. Look out for it in this
and forthcoming issues of Streetwise.


DECENT HOMES                                                                               SNAPPING UP
LHA is committed to ensuring that all our homes meet or surpass the
government’s Decent Homes standard by 2010 or earlier.                                     A BARGAIN
This year (2007/08) we are spending £2.2million on the Decent Homes programme. A           House hunters have snapped up the
Decent Home is classed as one which is wind and weather tight, warm and has modern         first affordable homes available for
facilities. This could mean that older kitchens, boilers and bathrooms will be replaced.   shared ownership in the former mining
In the north area we will be working on homes in the following areas in 2008/09:           village    of   Warsop     Vale,    in
                                                                                           Nottinghamshire. They are the fastest
• Southridge Drive, Mansfield                                                              reservations LHA has ever dealt with.
• Lowes Nurseries, Beeston                                                                 The ten new three-bedroom homes on
• Corner House, Mansfield                                                                  Carter Lane and North Street being sold
                                                                                           by LHA form part of the massive
In 2009/10 we will be working on homes in these areas:                                     regeneration of the Meden Valley area.
• Weightmans Drive, Broxtowe                                                               The homes have been refurbished to a
• Shirebrook, Mansfield                                                                    very high standard, with modern fitted
                                                                                           kitchens with integrated appliances, a
Other individual properties in the north area will also have Decent Homes work carried
                                                                                           spacious open plan living area and a
out, in and around Nottinghamshire. We will write to you when your home is due to
                                                                                           family bathroom. They were offered on
be worked on.
                                                                                           50% shared ownership with prices
For more information on Decent Homes work in your area contact Jason Cannon, Head          starting at £42,500 for a 50% share and
of Property Services, on 0116 257 6775 or jason.cannon@lha-asra.org.uk                     a rent of £25 for the remaining 50%.
                                                                                           Robert Nettleton, Group Regeneration
 In line with what you have asked for, we are carrying out improvements estate by          Director, LHA-ASRA, said: “These homes
 estate. We know how important it is to ensure existing homes meet today’s                 mark an important step in the
 expectations, as well as building new homes.                                              transformation of Warsop Vale. The fact
                                                                                           they are being offered for shared
                                                                                           ownership means they are good value
                                                                                           for people who would otherwise struggle
                                                                                           to get on the property ladder.”
                                                                                           For more information about the shared
                                                                                           ownership homes call LHA Sales and

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ONE STEP AT A TIME



A centre for young homeless people in Nottinghamshire is expanding its
services to the whole community.
Stepping Stones, in Eastwood, which is run by LHA Support Services,        Now the award is being offered to non-service users in the area and
has been accredited as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award centre.                 two young people from Eastwood are working towards their bronze
                                                                           award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a scheme that provides young
people with a challenging and rewarding programme of personal              Stepping Stones has also been accredited as a Learning Power
development, including an expedition, work in the community and            centre. That means that young people who live at the centre can
sport or fitness. There are bronze, silver and gold levels of the award.   work towards a Learning Power award, which is individually tailored
                                                                           to their own training needs. Everyone who completes the award will
Donella Clark, manager, said: “One of our staff here, Craig Gunton-
                                                                           receive a certificate from City & Guilds.
Day, has worked on introducing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
scheme to the young people at Stepping Stones.”


                                                                      WORKING TOGETHER
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                                                                      now he is encouraging others to do likewise.
                                                                      Roland Hassall, of the Oaktree Estate, near Mansfield, is a CAP rep for his area.
                                                                      He is also part of the local Neighbourhood Management Team and has been
                                                                      involved in providing litter bins, setting up a children’s football pitch and
   A group of green-fingered tenants in Mansfield are                 bidding for money to establish a playground.
   celebrating having a safe home for their gardening tools.
                                                                      Roland said: “There is so much going on and that’s down to everyone working
   The garden-loving group of residents on Southridge Drive have
                                                                      together – the council, the police, LHA and the tenants and residents.
   transformed their communal gardens into a peaceful haven
   over the past few years with some hard graft and help from         “We’ve done quite a lot for young children now and in the future we’d like to
   LHA’s CAP budget.                                                  do something for teenagers as well.”
   The neighbours, who all live in the same block of ten flats,       The estate also has a Site of Special
   decided they needed a shed to house their gardening tools.         Scientific Interest; an area of heath land
   CAP rep Linda Bourne, one of the keen gardeners, said: “We         with rich plant and animal life that
   applied for £100 out of the CAP budget to buy a plastic,           residents have helped maintain.
   lockable shed to store our gardening equipment and we were         “It’s very rewarding getting involved with
   thrilled when it was approved. Now it’s great because we know      your community. If you’re not happy
   the tools are kept safe and we can all share our equipment.”       about something, don’t moan about it, do
                                                                      something about it,” added Roland.




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