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  • We're backing campaign to end UK's housing crisis

    We're backing a National Housing Federation campaign that aims to end the UK's housing crisis. Housing organisations have joined forces to create the Homes for Britain campaign. It aims to put housing at the top of the agenda in the run up to a General Election. The campaign wants the next government to commit to ending the housing crisis within a generation. And it wants them to publish a long term plan setting out how they'll achieve this within a year of taking office.

  • Helping residents into work and enterprise!

    We met senior politicians at the House of Commons as we continue to support schemes helping residents into work and enterprise. AmicusHorizon is one of a national consortium of social landlords who are part of the 'Give Us A Chance' partnership. We're proving a leading light in employment and enterprise schemes for residents and have helped 134 people. Our success story and film was promoted to a gathering at the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 October, including Employment Minister Esther McVey and Alison Seabeck MP.

  • School children think 50 years in the future for time capsule burial!

    AmicusHorizon's Regis Gate development was the site of a time capsule burial by pupils from Regis Manor Primary school. The housing association worked with the children, aged 5-11, and construction firm Rydon to create a time capsule to tell future Sittingbourne residents what life is like in 2014. The time capsule was buried in the garden of the Regis Gate development, which will be home to residents over the age of 55, and will be finished later this year.

  • Innovative approach to construction at new development!

    We're using an innovative approach to construction at our new development in Bexhill! Working with our contractor Rydon, we're currently refurbishing and extending Alexander Court - transforming a failing Housing for Older Persons Scheme into a modern building. The work includes removing bedsits and providing 38 older person flats, a guest room and external improvements.

  • Housing associations rally internet providers to help more residents get online

    We attended a unique event at London's City Hall discussing ways to help more social housing residents get online! The event brought together 26 housing associations, including AmicusHorizon, 12 IT companies and 18 influencers. This was, in part, a response to the Government's Digital by Default Strategy which is already having a significant impact on ordinary households. There is an urgent need to ensure the most vulnerable people in the UK are not left behind, many of whom live in social housing.