Save money on your energy costs this winter

Many of us are worried about rising heating costs and energy bills at the moment, especiallly with the cold weather and the fact that we're all at home a lot more than usual due to currerent lockdown advice.

Repairs service update

We are continuing to carry out repairs at this time, in line with government guidance. However, with COVID rates rising, we need to work together to keep everyone safe.

If your repair is not urgent, please think carefully whether the work can wait and you can report it later.

 

Lockdown 3 update

As you will know, the government has announced a further national lockdown, beginning 5th January 2021. Naturally, this brings with it lots of challenges, worries and uncertainty.

We are optimistic that now the vaccine is here things will slowly start to improve, but unfortunately the first few months of 2021 will be tough.

Kickstarting employment for 16-24 year olds

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) is delighted to be part of the Kickstart Housing Partnership, a nationwide work-placement scheme led by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing.

Need support this winter?

Winter can be a difficult time of year, especially in 2020/21 when we are not able to see friends and family in the usual way. If you are in need of support, please seek help and don't suffer in silence and keep an eye out for any older or vulnerable neighbours.

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing celebrates handing over the keys to new affordable homes for over 55s

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) is delighted to be handing over the keys to 12 new-build apartments for over-55s in Leeds, just in time for Christmas.

The beautifully designed homes have been built by Redrow and are situated on the popular new ‘Hawthorns’ estate in Whinmoor, Leeds. The affordable housing, managed by LYHA, comprises three one-bed and nine two-bed apartments with gardens, parking and lots of open, green space outside. The ground-floor apartments also have walk-in showers and there is lift access to the first and second floors.

Complaints Policy Review

The Housing Ombudsman published a new Complaint Handling Code in July 2020, setting out good practice that all social landlords are considering in order to ensure they manage complaints effectively and fairly. The Code is part of the Ombudsman’s new powers in the revised Housing Ombudsman Scheme. Landlords are expected to carry out regular self-assessment against the code to ensure their complaint handling is in line with the code.

Our new Annual Report to Customers

Our 2019/20 Annual Report to Customers is being posted through letterboxes this week. Read how we've continued to make improvements to our service and invested in your homes and communities over the last year.

You can also read an online copy here: Annual Report to Customers 2019/20

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association retains G1 V1 rating from the Regulator of Social Housing following IDA

We are very pleased to announce that the Regulator of Social Housing has today published its regulatory judgement announcing that Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) has retained its G1 V1 rating following an IDA (in depth assessment). This is the highest governance and financial viability rating awarded.