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YMCA Burton Sleepout Reveal raises much needed funds for the future

On Friday 8th November; 227 people spent the night in a cardboard box so that others don’t have to in a bid to raise much needed funds for YMCA Burton.

The mix of adults and children ranging from the ages of 4 to 76 years old gave up their beds for one night over two venues; the home of Burton Albion Football team, Pirelli Stadium, and St Modwens graveyard in the town centre.

Housing in later life project - Lichfield District Council

You may be aware that the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) has been commissioned to undertake a research project for Lichfield District Council to identify the housing needs and aspirations of people over the age of 60 across the Lichfield District. This piece of work will feed into the Council's wider Housing Strategy.

This project involves engaging with older citizens to explore their views and aspirations about housing in later life through a series of focus groups next week and a survey.

Community Housing Fund

Grants are available for a wide range of community-led organisations to support delivery of new affordable homes across England (excluding London) up to March 2020.

The Community Housing Fund is provided and administered by Homes England.

The objectives of the Fund are to:

Goodbye Staffordshire Housing Group...Hello Honeycomb Group

Like any good business, we need to grow, to learn and continually adjust to be ready for the future.  Our job is to make sure everyone knows about the affordable homes that we let and sell, the repairs and improvements we make, the determination we have for people to sustain their home and the support and help we provide to keep people within homes safe, sound and secure.

More Places of Welcome venues for Burton town centre

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community. 

Since the article in the April ebulletin:

YMCA Burton launches Easter Campaign

YMCA Burton have launched their annual Easter fundraising campaign this week in a bid to raise £6,000 to refurbish the kitchen at their main homeless site Reconnect in the town centre.

This will enable them to increase the provision available, provide better facilities for clients and hopefully offer more opportunities for clients & volunteers to be involved in.

Community Led Housing Event

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) is pleased to announce that it has secured an excellent line up of national and local speakers for their upcoming Community-led Housing (CLH) Conference. The event, aimed at the rural West Midland region, will take place on 19 September in Albrighton near Wolverhampton. It is part of a national programme of training events funded by the Nationwide Foundation and organised by Shropshire RCC on behalf of its regional ACRE Network partners.