New housing association partnership sets five devolution ambitions for West Yorkshire

A group of housing associations has today published a prospectus outlining detailed proposals on how to provide more homes and improve lives across West Yorkshire as the region prepares to choose its first metro mayor.

LYHA appoints GTD as lead repairs and maintenance contractor

Continually improving our repairs service is very important to us and listening to customer feedback, we know that you agree. We therefore decided to retender our repairs contract, with our Customer Scrutiny Panel playing a key role in the selection process to ensure that customers’ views were taken into account.

New Leeds lockdown restrictions

Leeds has now been placed under stricter restrictions to try and slow the spread of Covid.

Our New Corporate Plan - Together 2023

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new LYHA Corporate Plan - Together 2023

It's called "Together 2023" because our approach is all about collaboration and partnership, listening and acting on what you tell us so that we can improve the customer experience. It sets out how we will continue to improve what we do and our ambitious plans for the future, as well as our new vision, mission, values and objectives. 

We hope that you'll take a look at the plan yourself by clicking on the links below to:

Working towards a greener country #HomesAtTheHeart

Decarbonisation and tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges currently facing housing providers and LYHA is firmly committed to being proactive in this area: both by delivering energy efficient, new homes that don’t rely on fossil fuels, and retrofitting our existing homes to ensure that they are as energy efficient and affordable to run as possible.

Prestigious honour for LYHA board member, Liz Sandwith

We are delighted that Liz Sandwith, LYHA Board Member and Chair of our Audit and Risk Committee, has been awarded this year’s prestigious JJ Morris Distinguished Service Award by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).  The award recognises her outstanding service and dedication to the profession of internal auditing and is made annually by the IIA’s Council of Directors. She commented: “Receiving such an prestigious award is a great honour”.

We're looking for new Board and Customer Experience Committee members

Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join us and help us deliver our new vision “To ensure all of our customers live in a home they love and in a community in which they can thrive”.

Tender opportunity for repairs and planned maintenance contractor

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) is tendering their responsive repairs and planned maintenance services for its housing stock in Leeds and surrounding areas. These services will be delivered to around 1,550 homes and will include:

Free skills training

LYHA has joined up with Interserve to offer free computer skills training to LYHA customers & their families, friends and neighbours (even if they are not customers themselves).
The course teaches a range of IT and employment skills and is available to start online now. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate in Social and Personal Development Level 1. For further information, please email toni.easter@interserve.com or call 07525 902643.

What makes us different makes us stronger

Recent events, in particular the Black Lives Matter Movement, have shone the spotlight on the continuing prejudice and inequalities facing people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, both here in the UK and throughout the world. I believe that we as an organisation, and as individuals, have a duty to speak up; to take a stand against racism and injustice and ensure that nobody faces discrimination because of their skin colour, race or religion. This extends to our customers, communities, employees and society as a whole.