allpay – Maintenance Update

Please be advised that allpay will be carrying out two essential system maintenance updates in the next couple of weeks.

– allpay’s telephone payment line will be unavailable on the Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 2200 to 0200.

– allpay’s following payment channels will be unavailable on the Tuesday 05 November 2019 from 2200 to 0200;

Internet Payments (allpayments.net)
Textpay
Callpay
Branded Gateway
Telephone Payments
Mobile App

– This will not affect allpay’s Direct Debit service or payments made via Post Office or Pay Point.

allpay apologises for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact allpay on enquiries@allpay.net.

Residents Conference 2019 – Cancelled

Join us for the Residents Conference on Saturday 26th October 2019 at Castleton Mill, Leeds.

Please note: the Residents Conference is cancelled.

We are delighted to be hosting our 2019 Residents Conference at Castleton Mill and would love you to join us. We know we are asking a lot of residents and staff of Connect Housing to spend their Saturday with us, so we think we have found the perfect environment for an inspiring and productive day!

Built in 1836, Castleton Mill is a beautifully restored Grade II Listed former flax mill situated alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Armley, Leeds. With a recently refurbished café bar and conference facility, we can’t think of a better place to get together, get to know each other and work together to shape the future of key Connect services.

The conference will begin at 9.30am with a warm welcome, hot drinks and pastries. Our CEO Helen Lennon will open the conference at 10am. The day will be packed full of interactive sessions, workshops and speakers on a range of topics important to you. There will be plenty of opportunity to share your views, ideas and experiences as well as time to relax alongside the canal and socialise.

Please download the full agenda for the day, we do hope it sounds like an interesting and inspiring event to take part in, we would love you to be there with us!

The conference will finish at 4pm, there will be lunch and refreshments available throughout the day, disabled access and parking on site if needed.

Hate Crime Awareness Week

We are supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week from the Saturday 12 October 2019 to the Saturday 19 October 2019.

Hate Crime Awareness Week is a campaign led by Stop Hate UK and is now in it’s 9th year. Stop Hate UK’s vision is to ‘dream of a society which is free from hate, harassment and discrimination, where all people are valued for their unique identity’.

Over the course of the week we will be tweeting the top prejudices causing hate crime in the UK with the hashtag ‘spread love not hate’. With Stop Hate UK receiving a 4% increase in reports of hate crime in 2018/19 resulting in it’s highest ever number of reports it is more important than ever to understand the causes of hate crime in the UK. Full details in the Stop Hate UK’s Annual Report 2018/19.

Want to report a hate crime?

Talk to Stop Hate UK at stophateuk.org/talk-to-us

Fire Door Safety Week – In Solidarity With The Survivors Of Grenfell Tower

We stand in solidarity with the survivors of Grenfell Tower with this moving film. It is in everyone’s interest to make sure learnings are made so it never happens again. It is why Fire Door Safety Week is so important.

Fire Door Safety Week – The 5 Step Fire Door Check

We are supporting fire door safety week from the Monday 23 September 2019 to the Sunday 29 September 2019 with top tips, featured films & more across the week.

To commence the week ahead; we would like to encourage our tenants to complete the 5 step fire door check. The below featured film and leaflet provides guidance on the 5 step fire door check.

         

If you notice any fire door issues – please message repairs@connecthousing.org.uk.

Canopy Housing Opportunities

Canopy Housing have attained new funding to work on a community re-generation project in Harehills and since Harehills is a community which Connect Housing serves we would like to share the two opportunities created – a Harehills Project Worker & a Harehills Properties Worker.

Harehills Project Worker
Harehills Project Worker Advert
Harehills Project Worker Job Description
Harehills Project Worker Person Specification
Harehills Project Worker Application Form

Harehills Properties Worker
Harehills Properties Worker Advert
Harehills Properties Worker Job Description
Harehills Properties Worker Person Specification
Harehills Properties Worker Application Form

Rent Free Weeks Survey

Take part in our rent free weeks survey for a limited time only.

Rent Free Weeks

New Website Goes Live

As you know we have been working on updating our website. There are two phases to this. The first phase to an interim mobile-friendly website to deliver a more modern look and feel alongside simplified the navigation and tidying up any out of date information. The second phase will be a fully functional site integrated into our new housing management system to offer a feature-rich experience for customers and enable more online transactions. This will be ready in 2020.

The interim site is now live.

Jo Cox House Great Get Together

Hello. A number of our people attended the Jo Cox House Great Get Together 2019 event held at the Jo Cox House in Batley, England on the Friday 21 June 2019 to celebrate what would have been Jo’s 45th birthday. We chatted to Jo’s parents & sister. Later, we met Tracey Brabin MP for Batley & Spen. Our collective thoughts of the event were – ‘a great down to earth bunch with hearts of gold’. Aw.

Malcolm East Exhibition In Thrive

Today is the launch day of Malcolm East “A Retrospective” showing 50 originals and prints from over 50 years of work. As Malcolm quotes “it shows Dewsbury as it was back in the day.”

The exhibition is divided into sections with his mining experiences and depictions starting in reception leading through Thrive café with his childhood memories, the town and its theatres and finishing within the creative space depicting the market its vibrant stalls and not forgetting “the dark satanic mills” section including the Jas Smiths Fairies.