Resident News

Product recall – Whirlpool tumble dryers

Did you know that Whirlpool is recalling some of the tumble dryers sold under its Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands? If you think you might have a tumble dryer from one of these brands, you can check whether it needs to be recalled by visiting or by calling 0800 151 0905 If  More »

Lunch clubs start today at Presentation Court!

The team at Presentation Court are collaborating with Age UK to offer lunch clubs throughout September and October, and the first session starts today! Each session will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm in the communal lounge at Presentation Court, providing the perfect opportunity for residents to catch up with friends and enjoy  More »

Vote for ‘Mission Lousehill’ in the Outdoor Learning awards

Catalyst is partnering with Nature Nurture on a community re-wilding project called ‘Mission Lousehill’ in Dee Park, Reading. The project is helping Catalyst residents and the local community experience nature through creative arts, forest school and conservation activities in Lousehill Copse, to help project the ancient woodland on their doorsteps. This fantastic project was nominated  More »

Upcoming activities and events

We welcomed back our summer programme at our centres in west London, Brent, Reading and Oxford this July and August – with activities and events for children and young people. The programme wasn’t just about keeping the kids busy during the summer break though. In August we hosted a series of careers events to help  More »

We’re looking for aspiring writers

We’re looking for residents who are passionate about housing and their community. We have opportunities for you to write articles and submit ideas on content for our quarterly magazine  and we want to hear from you. If you’re interested, send an email to and tell us why you want to contribute towards the Catalyst  More »

Contact centre closed – Thursday 5 September

Our contact centre will be closed on Thursday 5 September for service improvements. If you have an urgent repair, please call us on 0300 456 2099 and follow the prompts for our emergency out-of-hours service. You can also email us at and one of our contact centre advisors will be in touch when they’re  More »

Improve your cycle skills today!

Cycling is a great way to keep fit and improve your health, and it helps to reduce the impact of cars on the environment. Riding a bike on busy roads can seem a little daunting, especially if you’re a first-time rider, but there are ways you can improve your cycling skills and develop your confidence.  More »

Melody Court People and Culture Day

Residents at Melody Court sheltered housing scheme celebrated cultural diversity last week with an afternoon of craft, food, fashion and beauty and a Wild West theatre show at their very first People’s Cultural Service day on Friday, 9 August. Organised by our housing support team, the event was an opportunity for residents and the local  More »

Careers advice at Friary and Windmill Park

If you’ve just got your exam results and you’re not sure whether to start thinking about your career or continue with further education, why not come along to Friary Park and Windmill Park this August to discuss your options and start planning for your future. There will be representatives from Innvo8, Engie, West London Construction  More »

Subletting your home – help us tackle tenancy fraud

There is a desperate shortage of affordable housing. If you sublet your home to someone who doesn’t have the legal right to be there, it means people in need of housing will have to wait even longer. This is of course unfair, but it is also tenancy fraud. Depending on the type of home you  More »