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Elmetes improvement programme

"We have recently received some negative media coverage regarding our Elmetes estate. It is disappointing, as over the past few months Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association has started to make significant improvements on the Elmetes estate. This has involved our Senior Officers, Board Members and an external consultant we have appointed to help us explore options. We know that there is still a way to go, but we are fully committed to continuing to take positive action to address our customers’ concerns.
 

Planning permission granted for new Barnsley development

We have announced plans to build 54 new homes in Athersley South, in Barnsley.  Planning permission has been granted and work will begin on site in the Summer.  Once completed this will be the largest new-build development that LYHA has undertaken for a number of years and will provide much needed affordable homes for families and older people in an area of acute housing need.

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association appoints Interim Chief Executive

Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association, announces that Mark Pearson has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive.

Mark has worked at the LYHA as Deputy Chief Executive for 6 months and was previously Assistant Director of Communities and Customer Service at Muir Group Housing Association, having worked in the social housing sector for 21 years. Mark takes over from Chief Executive, Lisa Pickard, who leaves the organisation after 6 and a half years. 

LYHA Chair, Mike Gaskell said:

Celebrating the opening of our latest affordable homes for over 55s

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) today celebrates the completion and official opening of a new affordable housing development off Burley Lane, in Horsforth.  The £1.8 million scheme comprises thirteen new homes: two 3-bedroom family houses and eleven 2-bedroom apartments for over 55s. These have all been let to local people who were delighted to receive their keys today. 

Annual customer satisfaction survey

Please help us improve our service by completing our annual customer satisfaction survey. This has been emailed out to customers with a reply link. Paper copies have also been sent out by post. All answers are anonymous and confidential.
Complete it and you could win up to £125 in our free prize draw.

 

LYHA awarded Diversity Network Accreditation

We are delighted that Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association has been awarded the Diversity Network Accreditation by the Housing Diversity Network. This recognises our efforts to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

New gas servicing & repairs contractor appointed

We are pleased to announce that our new Gas Servicing & Repairs Contractor, Robert Heath Heating Ltd (RHH), has been appointed and they will take over the contract from IDM Contractors Ltd on Tuesday 3rd April. The number for you to call in the event of a repair remains the same on 0113 278 3335.

When your boiler is due for a service, RHH will contact you direct to make an appointment. All RHH operatives will carry ID badges and their vehicles and clothing will have their logo on it.

Help us improve event

We know we're not perfect and we are working hard to improve; getting the basics right is our core priority.
You have told us that we need to improve on:

  • Repairs   
  • Customer Service 
  • Communication

We want to make sure we are doing it in a way that works for both you and us. That's why we are inviting customers to take part in a series of 'How to improve' events.
The first one will be held on:

LYHA Settle Scheme Celebrated at Industry Awards

A £750,000 refurbishment project by Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA), Leeds-based architects, Woodhall Planning and Conservation and Ilkley-based contractor, Dobson Construction Ltd, to create nine affordable apartments within a former Victorian family home in Settle was recognised as a finalist in the Best Affordable Rural Housing Development category at the prestigious Inside Housing Development Awards in London last night.