Case studies

Portland House

(04/04/2019)

When 86-year-old Mr. Jackson moved into the specialist dementia facility at Portland House, he had no idea how big a difference it would make to his life.

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We have taken landmark legal action to tackle a teenager’s anti-social behaviour, helping to make the Knowsley community safer.

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We've worked with Salford City Council to make a community in Clifton feel safer by using noise abatement powers. It is the first time that the two organisations have utilised and coordinated their respective powers in this way.

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Dozens of young people and their families on the Brookhouse estate in Salford are engaging in community life through the BAYSE programme.

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Tackling homelessness

(01/04/2019)

At ForHousing we have put tackling homelessness at the forefront of all our work.

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A stay at home mum-of-three from Salford has transformed her life by launching her own fashion enterprise.

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We talked to joiner Joseph to find out how his apprenticeship benefitted him in terms of his work ethic and his ever-growing responsibilities in his role as an apprentice

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Avril had lived in her home for eight years and was reluctant to dispose of anything, with help from Older Persons Service she felt confident enough to move in sheltered accommodation.

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Our Tenant Congress is putting tenants at the heart of shaping how a huge number of services are delivered in communities across the North West.

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Salford apprentice Lee Burke has moved into his first ever home after taking part in Fresh Living, a programme which enables people from a range of challenging backgrounds to work towards a fresh start in life.

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A pair of social entrepreneurs from Salford are set to up-cycle their furniture business with a £1,000 grant thanks to ForViva group member.

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ForViva has brought forward a 19-home development project in Salford, built using modern methods of construction.

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Irwell Grove, Salford

(29/03/2019)

Irwell Grove is a development of 16 new houses and apartments for affordable rent.

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The Willows, Salford

(29/03/2019)

The Willows is a development of 103 new homes for shared ownership and affordable rent on the former Salford Reds' rugby ground.

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Barton Canalside

(29/03/2019)

Barton Canalside in Salford is a development of 12 new houses for shared ownership.

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Clifford / Green Street is a development of 80 new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership in Salford.

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Patricroft, Eccles

(29/03/2019)

Patricroft is a development of 36 new apartments for affordable rent in Salford

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DigiSmart

(28/03/2019)

ForHousing tenant Cath Wild has landed herself a voluntary position with Salford Wellbeing after gaining new skills through the DigiSmart programme.

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A team of ForHousing tenants have been keeping tabs on the work being done in their communities, by carrying out audits of grounds maintenance work.

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Fitton Hill Work Club

(11/03/2019)

When Mary Wilson visited The Fitton Hill Work Club, she hadn't worked for a number of years after suffering from ill health.

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Andrew from Salford had been out of work for two years when he joined the Skills for Employment programme on a work placement after spotting the opportunity via Job Centre Plus.

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ROC Cafe

(08/03/2019)

The work carried out by the ROC Café project has resulted in youth anti-social behaviour dropping by 90% in the Winton area of Salford – making a huge difference to the local community.

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Change Your Choices

(08/03/2019)

Change Your Choices is an award-winning partnership initiative that works with local 10 to 16 year olds who are in danger of becoming involved in criminal and nuisance behaviour. Designed to be hard-hitting and inspirational, the programme shows the impact of ASB on communities – ranging from drug and alcohol abuse and the impact of hoax calls on the emergency services to visits to prisons and homeless shelters.

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An ex-Chester City football player who was left disabled after a 60ft fall has successfully fought against an eviction with the help of ForHousing’s Tenants Extra Support Service (TESS).

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Bridgewater Place

(08/03/2019)

Bridgewater Place, Salford, is a development of eight new apartments for affordable rent

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A pair of entrepreneurs from Oldham have turned their dreams of being business owners into a reality with the help of ForHousing.

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Eat It Fresh

(08/03/2019)

Eat It Fresh sees ForHousing work with the Salford City Council's health improvement team and Manchester-based Cracking Good Food to deliver a series of pop-up cooking events.

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Women With Wings

(08/03/2019)

Language barriers are being broken down in Little Hulton through a new group that is helping local mums who are keen to set up their own businesses.

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A Knowsley based enterprise helping new dads improve their parenting skills has received a funding boost.

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Neil was referred to the Eat it Fresh programme to help address the social isolation he was experiencing and to improve his confidence.

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Stephen, aged 56, and a tenant for around five years was struggling with mental health issues including depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

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A Salford family are on their way to an active future after improving their health through a community free-running programme.

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We're working with hundreds of vulnerable tenants who are in danger of becoming homeless to enable them to transform their circumstances and maintain their tenancies.

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Making new friends, getting active and learning something new are just some of the positive outcomes delivered for tenants thanks to the Festival of Ageing.

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Bradley joined the School Links programme in April 2015 whilst studying at Moorside High School and went on to complete a Level 1 Certificate in Multi-Construction Activities.

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A mum-of-two from Salford is calling for more women to consider building a career with an apprenticeship, with her own experience of learning a trade set to drastically change her life.

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Cath Wild

(07/03/2019)

ForHousing tenant Cath Wild has landed herself a voluntary position with Salford Wellbeing after gaining new skills through the DigiSmart programme.

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Stuart, a recovering alcoholic, turns his life around with a little help from Bright Futures construction skills scheme

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Jake left school uncertain of his future career aspirations and struggled to find a job that would motivate him.

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Eileen Jones, 53, went to see her local GP in the Westminster estate of Ellesmere Port when she was struggling with her mobility and personal care.

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John Davies, 35, was referred from his GP to ForHousing’s Passport to Wellbeing service earlier this year after his relationship with his partner had broken down and he had to move out of the home they shared and into his mum’s house.

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Steve didn’t finish school, he left before his 16th birthday without any qualifications. Alcoholism and associated mental health issues blighted his life for over a decade. Now the 40-year-old from Salford has made a fresh start with help from ForViva.

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