Southchurch Road, Southend scheme open day

 

 

 

Southchurch Road scheme teaser brochure

 

There is an open day at our new Southchurch Road scheme in Southend-on-Sea on Saturday 21st January, between 10:00am – 12:00pm.

People looking to buy a home, either through outright sale or Shared Ownership and people looking to rent through either market rent or intermediate rent, are all welcome.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only. If you are interested in coming to see the new homes, please call 0845 504 9960 or email sales@estuary.co.uk and make an appointment.

 

News from previous months

News from this month

  1. Recruiting a new Chair of the Board14 March 2014

    Recruiting a new Chair of the Board

    Chair of the Board Estuary Housing Association
    £10,000 allowance p.a.
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex

    We are seeking a new Chair of the Board to help us to build on our achievements and balance our social and commercial objectives. We are seeking an exceptional ambassador to be our Chair, someone who can lead and inspire the Board and the organisation to help achieve our vision and deliver our priorities Click here for more information >>

    Download the Chair Recruitment Pack .pdf (0.038MB) Adobe Acrobat File

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  2. Energy Savings-on-Sea27 January 2014

    Energy Savings-on-Sea

    Southend-on-Sea Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will next week be out and about helping people to cut hundreds of pounds from their energy bills as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

    As the rising cost of living continues to put pressure on household budgets, Southend CAB is offering free advice to help consumers save energy, cut their bills and get all the support they are entitled to.

    Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign running from 27th to 31st January. Run by Citizens Advice and supported by other charities, the Government and the energy industry to help consumers check they are on the best deal, switch tariff or supplier and take up help to insulate their homes and reduce their energy usage.

    Click here to Read More >>

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  3. 14 January 2014

    CAP MONEY COURSE
    FREE course available 10.00 am on 08 February 2014 to help all adults to manage personal money and finances.  You learn:         

    • Budgeting;
    • Setting up bank accounts in a new way;
    • Using cash rather than cards;
    • Saving and buying rather than buying now and paying later;
    • Designing programmes to be free of any debt;
    • Hints and tips to increase income and decrease expenses including bills;Handling the new benefits changes.

    The course is over 2 sessions (only 1 hour per session) starting 10.00 am on 08 February 2014 and held at The Family & Children’s Centre, Prince Avenue School, Hornby Avenue, Westcliff SS0 0LG. FREE crèche also available if required

    If you would like to attend contact Cherish Hill on 01702 445293 or e-mail cherish.hill@estuary.co.uk

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  4. Essex Energy Switch09 January 2014

    Essex Energy Switch
    The Essex Energy Switch is a new scheme which aims to help Essex residents get a better deal on their gas and electricity bills.
     
    The Essex Energy Switch brings together a number of people who want to switch providers into one ‘auction’. Energy providers then bid for their business by offering the best available prices.
     
    The more people join the collective scheme, the better a deal everybody gets. On average it is expected residents will save up to £133 a year by switching energy suppliers through this scheme. (This figure is based on previous auctions.) Click here to read more >>

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  5. Community Event 201427 December 2013

    Community Event 2014

    How you Can Help


    We are holding an open meeting at Centre Place Family Centre, Prospect close, Southend, SS1 2JD, on the 21st of January 6pm-7pm so you can be a part of the event.

    Anyone is welcome to come to the meeting, Children welcome, tea/coffee and cakes will be served. Here you can learn more about the event and how to get involved in the Community Event 2014.

    If you or your family have any good ideas on what to see or do at the event then please let us know.

    Please contact Community Development Team 01702 445293 or email cherish.hill@estuary.co.uk

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  6. Report It To Sort It19 December 2013

    Report It To Sort It

    ‘Stop the Hate’ initiative has been launched by Essex Police and Partnership Agencies as part of a concerted effort to find new ways to tackle hate crime in Essex.

    The theme is ‘Report it to Sort it’ and emphasises on encouraging people to tell police if they have been a victim of hate crime, whether it be based on race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability. Click here for more information >>

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  7. www.allpay.net - pay your rent online 18 December 2013

     www.allpay.net - pay your rent online

    You can pay your rent online by going to: https://www.allpayments.net/allpayments/ you will need your payment reference number to log into the site. 

    Or use the new Allpay App it is free to download from the Apple App store and Google play for customers of all pay clients. To find out more visit http://www.allpay.net/the_allpay_app.

    Click here for more information >>

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  8. 17 December 2013

    We will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24th December. Offices will reopen at 9am on Friday 27th December.

    The offices will be closed again for New Year on Tuesday 31st December at 5pm and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January at 9 am.

    The emergency repairs service will be available at all times. For emergencies please call 0800 783 0496.


    What counts as an emergency?

    • Gas leak
    • Total loss of electricity
    • Dangerous electrical installation
    • Total loss of water
    • Serious water leak
    • Blocked drains and sewers
    • Loss of heating
    • Damaged entrance property door
    • Serious roof leak
    • Loose roof tile, gutter or drain pipe where dangerous
    • Loose bricks or masonry where dangerous

     

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  9. At Estuary We Value06 December 2013

    At Estuary We Value

    Staff working at Estuary recently attended the Odeon Cinema in Southend-on-Sea to watch a short film and hear more from Paul Durkin, Chief Executive about the Association’s new core values. This innovative launch is the start of a new chapter for us, we have had a very successful past few years, achieving considerable growth.

    Previously, our values formed quite a lengthy list, but the new revised values of Excellence, Care and Innovation, are much more memorable and will have a greater influence on the way the organisation operates. Our ‘old’ values are still relevant and worthy, but the Board and Executive Team believe that our three new values condense these into something stronger and that they will exert a higher impact on our behaviours and services.

    “There is no doubt in my mind that by truly "living" these values we will be able to deliver excellent services that represent good value for money for our residents and this is a fundamental aim for Estuary. This is the next, very big step in further developing the customer focus culture of Estuary so that we can be a GREAT organisation.” Paul Durkin, Chief Executive.

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  10. Extreme Weather Warning05 December 2013

    Estuary Housing Association are aware that there are various degrees of flood warnings and flood alerts around the Essex coast and East Region, on Thursday 5th - Friday 6th December 2013.

    If you have an emergency between the hours of 5pm and 9am please call our emergency repairs telephone No. 0800 783 0496.

    For an update on flood warnings and alerts please see the Environmental Agency website click here or call 03708 506506.

    There is detailed advice for residents on the Essex Police website access this here.

    Further information on the latest warnings can be obtained by calling the Floodline telephone number 0845 988 1188. Please also tune in to your local radio station for updates.

    Links:
    Essex Police
    Environmental Agency

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  11. Children’s Christmas Party - Friday 12th December03 December 2013

    Children’s Christmas Party - Friday 12th December

    As part of the South Essex Housing Partnership, We are working with other housing providers in the area to organise a Children’s Christmas Party and would like to invite your child/children, who are between the ages of 5 – 12, to attend.

    Thursday 12th December 2013, Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
    Centre Place Family Centre, Prospect Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2JD
    Click here for more information and to register for the party.

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  12. New development opened by Estuary's chair14 November 2013

    New development opened by Estuary's chair

     

    Ken Johnson, Chair of Estuary Housing Association formally opened a brand new housing development in Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea on Wednesday 30th October.

    The fabulous new houses built on a former Vauxhall garage site have been developed by Hollybook Developers at a cost of just over £3 million.  The Homes and Communities Agency provided funding of £340,00 which the balance being funded by Estuary Housing Association. Click here to read more...

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  13. Swapping your home with another tenant can be quicker and give you more29 October 2013

    Swapping your home with another tenant can be quicker and give you more

     

    Come along and talk to us about how you can swap your home with someone else and about how Welfare Reform changes are affecting you.

    There’s no need to book an appointment!
    Drop in on Wednesday
    6 November between
    11am – 1pm or 4.30pm – 6pm

    Click here for more information>>

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  14. Alan Gershlick Wall of Support10 October 2013

    Alan Gershlick Wall of Support

    Alan Gershlick, a Board Member recently retired after 9 years’ service.  To mark his retirement and the wonderful work Alan has been doing to raise money for the communities we work in we created The Alan Gershlick Wall of Support.

    Supporters of the Association were invited to sponsor a plaque on the wall bearing their company name and logo. Donations from the sponsors will be used to fund equipment and services for the people living on the Woodgrange Drive Estate in Southend-on-Sea. We are delighted that Alan has managed to raise £2,500 for the community and his fundraising work is really appreciated by residents and staff. Click here to read more >>

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  15. 27 September 2013

     Our 2013 corporate Annual Report is now available and you can find the following details in the Report

    • How we are helping those residents affect by the Welfare Benefit Reforms.
    • The new senior structure which has been implemented to ensure that we are absolutely fit for purpose over the coming years.
    • Planned improvements to our Customer Contact Strategy to ensure our customers receive an even better experience when dealing with us.
    • How we are delivering homes that people can afford
    • How we are investing in people and communities
    • How we are performing 

      

    Click here Governance and Financial Viability Supplement 2013to view the Corporate Annual Report 2013

    You can also view the Governance and Financial Viability Report 2013 which is a supplement to the Annual Report. Printed copies of these reports are available upon request, please telephone 01702 462246.

    Click below for the listing of all expenditure over £500 incurred on projects supported under the 2011-2015 Affordable Housing Programme. Expenditure on development over £500.pdf (0.013MB) Adobe Acrobat File

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  16. Estuary’s Annual Report for 2012/2013 is now available19 September 2013

    Estuary’s Annual Report for 2012/2013 is now available

    The Annual Report for Tenants has been produced in partnership with tenants, it informs you of how we have performed over the last year against the following standards for:

    • Tenant Involvement and Empowerment
    • Home
    • Tenancy
    • Neighbourhood and Community
    • Value for Money

    It also includes our plans for improvement for 2013/14.

    You can also view the Governance and Financial Viability Report which is a supplement to the Annual Report for Tenants.  Printed copies of these reports are available upon request, please telephone 01702 462246.
    Download Your Annual Report to Tenants 2012/13

    Download the Governance and Financial Viability Report

     

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  17. Free Diy Workshop05 September 2013

    Free Diy Workshop

    We are in partnership with AXIS, and inviting you to take part in some free basic DIY workshops.

    To help plan the workshops around the DIY skills that you are most interested in learning. Click here to read more and register

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  18. Kingswood Chase,Supported Living service with 24 hour support30 July 2013

    Kingswood Chase,Supported Living service with 24 hour support

     

    Service users who used to live at Sandy Lodge in Shoeburyness, a Registered Care Home, have moved into a wonderful refurbished home in Kingswood Chase, Leigh on Sea, which is a Supported Living service with 24 hour support.

    Click here to read more >>

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  19. 22 July 2013

    Estuary Providing a new Lone Worker system for staff

    We have a responsibility to protect our staff from incidents of violence,
    threatening behaviour and verbal abuse as well as, safeguard client confidentiality. 

    From 1 August 2013, our staff will use devices supplied by Connexion2 (Lone Worker Security)
    which will monitor and record incidents where staff feel their safety is threatened. Evidence, including video or audio recordings, obtained through these devices may be used in criminal and civil proceedings and/or to take local sanctions against alleged offenders.  

    If you require more information, please call 01702 462246.

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  20. 24 June 2013

    Thought about swapping your home?

    You’ll be able to:

    ● meet other people who want to swap homes

    ● find out how to swap your home with one better suited toyour needs

    ● speak with advisors from housing associations, local councils and Citizens Advice Bureau.

     

    For more information please call 0845 634 0635

    Thought about swapping your home - sponsors

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  21. Community Funday at Southchurch park.13 June 2013

    Community Funday at Southchurch park.

    This is a free information day so come along to receive information from Estuary Housing, South Essex Homes, Southend Borough Council and many other local organisations.

    • Fun Inflatable
    • Face painting
    • Food stalls
    • Fashion show
    • Free obstacle course
    • Football activities
    • Citizens advice
    • Book swap stall
    • And much more

     

    For more information call:
    Estuary Housing on 01702 445257 or South Essex Homes Contact Centre on 0800 833160

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  22. 08 April 2013

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  23. 14 February 2013

    Estuary are currently looking to employ Service Managers and  Support Assistants to work in our Supported Housing and Care Homes across Essex.
    Click here to find out more about our current vacancies.

    At Estuary we are committed to our staffs wellbeing and
    development, and offer comprehensive health care benefits and training courses.
    For more information about working for Estuary click here.
     

      BHSF - employee assistance programme cycle scheme

     

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  24. 19 December 2012

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  25. 25 April 2012

    Money Made Simple
    Tips and helpful information on how to manage your money
     

    • Budget
    • Bank accounts and savings
    • Credit

    For more information on how to manage your money click here

     

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