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Your Derwent & Solway and Allerdale Borough Council form partnership to deliver community support

11 November 2014

Residents living in Moorclose, Mossbay, Northside, Hillside and Ewanrigg will benefit from a new community partnership initiative developed by Your Derwent and Solway, part of Your Housing Group, one of the UK’s largest housing associations and Allerdale Borough Council.

The initiative will involve the creation of a dedicated team, who will work alongside residents and other stakeholders to create a community vision and an action plan.  This will help people access activities and services in the areas tailored to their needs and aspirations. Local residents will be involved at every stage and given the chance to say what activities they feel are most important to them.  

The focus will be around five key themes: Employment & Skills, Health & Wellbeing, Young People, Older People and Financial Inclusion.  A series of community consultations based on these themes will take place in early 2015 to enable local people to say what they feel is most important to them.  The dedicated team will then work alongside residents and partners to develop a range of services which meet these needs.

The partnership will aim to create employment and training opportunities, deliver projects and services which improve health and wellbeing, reduce isolation in older people, increase young people’s aspirations and provide access to appropriate financial services and advice.

Dawn Clark, Community Projects Manager at Your Housing Group said: "We own and manage 1,500 homes across these communities and are committed to improving the lives of residents and the wider communities in which they live. This initiative will allow us to create opportunities by listening to the community. We will consult with local people on a range of social issues, and work alongside the local authority and other partners to address them and to meet the needs of local people. This initiative supports our vision of ‘transforming lives and communities’.”  

Councillor Alan Smith, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council said: “This partnership will build on the success of previous initiatives, such as the South Workington Neighbourhood Management Project, which not only helped residents improve their financial situations, but also boosted their health and well-being. It’s all about bringing communities together, giving them a say in what is most important to them, and providing them with the services, advice and assistance they need to transform their lives.”

For more information, contact Dawn Clark on 01900 607 537, or Andrew Seekings on 01900 702528 or visit http://www.yourhousinggroup.co.uk/.

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For further press information contact  Roz Hughes at the Bird Consultancy om T +44 (0)161 839 4846 or 07967 800395.

Your Derwent & Solway

As well as 3,000 homes across Cumbria (including Allerdale, Workington, Wigton, Maryport, Silloth, Cockermouth and Keswick) for social and affordable rent, Your Derwent & Solway also provides homes for sale and shared ownership as well as Extra Care housing for the over 55s and sheltered and supported accommodation for older people and young adults.

Your Housing Group was established in April 2012 following the merger of two North West based housing providers. It is now one of the UK's largest social housing providers with more than 33,000 homes across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands and over 1,300 employees. The head office is in Birchwood, Warrington.

The group’s mission is "transforming your lives and your communities" and it achieves this by providing the people who live in its communities with a wide range of guidance and support services.

As well as a wide range of homes for social and affordable rent, Your Housing Group also provides homes for sale and shared ownership as well as Extra Care housing for the over 55s and sheltered and supported accommodation for older people and young adults.

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