Customer update: fire safety
Following the shocking events at Grenfell Tower in London, Connect Housing would like to reassure customers our properties conform with rigorous fire safety standards and that we take the safety of all our residents very seriously.
We carry out fire risk assessments and work with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to comply with all safety requirements. We undertake regular fire safety inspections of all communal areas, ensuring all shared fire detection and emergency systems are serviced and tested and any obstructions in the areas removed.
You can read more about our commitment to fire safety and advice for tenants here.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.
Office opening times
We're holding a staff event this Friday (15th December 2017), which means our offices and phone lines will be closed. Our Leeds office will be closed from 12pm and the Dewsbury office and phone lines will be closed from 1.30pm.
You will still be able to report emergency repairs and emergency ASB on 0300 5000 600.Offices and phone lines will openl from 9am on Monday 18th December.
It Matters – our annual review 2017 is out now
We are proud to release this year’s annual review, which celebrates us delivering our social purpose. In a world where change and uncertainty has become the norm, we remain committed to our passion for a fairer society where people’s homes, health and happiness matter. Read more about the review here.
Get Connected - Summer Edition
We've just released the Summer edition of our tenant magazine - Get Connected. If you are a Connect tenant, it should have landed on your doorstep by now or you can view it online here. We have lots of new developments and stories to share including our Tenant Report, various events we’ve held this Summer, an annual update on how we are investing in good quality homes, advice on the government’s Universal Credit roll-out and safety updates.
What's on at Thrive?
We have lots of incredible activities happening at Thrive at Connect in Dewsbury from April - June 2017. We have something for everyone, from creative craft clubs to fitness classes like yoga. Click here to see what's on!
Get Connected - Spring 2017 edition
The latest edition of Get Connected is now available to view. Read all about our new Evolve project in Kirklees, funding for new developments in Kirklees and Halifax, recruiting for new Board Members, stories from our Older People’s scheme, The Connects Resident Federation, help with understanding the benefit cap and so much more. Click here to read the issue.
£1 million investment for new family homes at Hopwood Lane in Halifax
We are pleased to announce that work has started on site to create seven new large family homes for social rent in Hopwood Lane, Halifax. These large, high-quality and energy-efficient homes will feature three to four bedrooms and two reception rooms. Click here to find out more.
Eco friendly living for an affordable future
We are excited to bring new super-energy efficient homes to Leeds. Ready for occupation this September, we are starting our search for the ten families who will move in. The homes will be built to the Passivhaus Low Energy Building Standard which means lower energy bills for the average family from using the intelligent heating system. For updates of these cutting edge homes, our future plans and how to apply for these homes click here.
We're building more affordable homes
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been allocated £2,240,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency to build another 68 new homes across West Yorkshire as part of the 2016-21 Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme. Our programme will also include more homes for people with mental health support as we expand our services.
Pay your rent
Follow this link to make a rent payment now. If you have a smartphone and an Allpay card, download this app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play. It is completely free, and will allow you to make payments from anywhere with a mobile signal. If you need an Allpay card, give us a ring on 0300 5000 600.