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Waterside redevelopment

SLH is about to begin works to redevelop an estate in the heart of Kendal town centre. The Waterside redevelopment will see; six ‘2 bedroom’ houses, four ‘2 bedroom’ flats and four ‘3 bedroom’ houses being built on the site of the existing garage blocks on Dowkers Lane. The plans have been drawn up following extensive consultation […]

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Flood hit sheltered schemes reopened

Two sheltered housing schemes owned by South Lakes Housing (SLH) have been refurbished following the damage caused by storm Desmond on 5th December 2015. At Birthwaite in Windermere, eight ground floor flats were flooded and at Edgecombe Court in Kendal four were flooded. In total, the floods severely damaged 60 of SLH’s properties with the […]

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Award for ‘dementia friendly’ Birthwaite Sheltered Housing Scheme

Birthwaite Sheltered Housing Scheme has been recognised at a Northern Housing Consortium awards ceremony for ‘Building Healthier Communities’. The prize was collected by Alison Kinnon (Assistant Director of Customers & Communities) and Tina Armitage (Senior Scheme Manager) at the Northern Silver Screen awards in Blackpool on 9th June 2016. Housing an ageing population is a massive […]

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Changes to sheltered services underway

South Lakes Housing (SLH) is planning changes to its sheltered service to older residents in order to make it more sustainable and affordable in the future. It has recently consulted residents living in its 12 sheltered schemes about delivering  the service in a different way, possibly introducing a new ‘Independent Living Service’ to be made […]

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Heating partnership wins top award

South Lakes Housing’s (SLH) heating partnership with Rogerson Homeserve has been awarded a Gold Award at the Morgan Lambert Gas Safety Awards 2016.  The team collected the accolade at the Annual Gas Safety Conference on 2nd June 2016. Rogerson Homeserve has worked in partnership with SLH since 2012 and the contract includes gas servicing and […]

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