Catalyst presented with WhatHouse? Award

Catalyst has been presented with the Silver Award in the ‘Housing Association of the Year’ category at this year’s WhatHouse? Awards 2020. The Awards celebrate the best new build housing across the UK, with judges looking at quality of new homes and neighbourhoods. The ‘Housing Association of the Year’ category looks at all aspects of  Read more »

Catalyst wins at the Business Culture Awards for its Brand, Purpose and Values

Catalyst has won at this year’s national Business Culture Awards in the ‘Brand, Purpose and Values’ category.

Help to keep your home warm, this winter

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it’s important to prepare your home for everything the colder months can bring.

Winterproofing your outdoor space

Being able to enjoy our outside space feels more important than ever right now. With winter drawing closer, we wanted to share some top tips for weather proofing your outdoor space to make sure it’s ready for the colder months to help keep everyone safe and well.

Catalyst joins new sustainability standard

Catalyst has committed to be an early adopter of a new ‘Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing’ that launched on 10 November. The Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Social Housing Working Group has created this new standard with support from advisory firm, The Good Exchange. Catalyst will adopt the new standard as we continue our  Read more »

Warm Homes workshop, with Virendra Sharma, MP

We’re taking part in a Warm Homes virtual advice workshop on Monday 16 November from 4.30-5.30pm, hosted by Ealing MP, Virenda Sharma.

Read our submission to ‘Planning for the Future’ consultation

In August 2020, the government began consultation on proposed radical planning reforms that have the potential to substantially change the way new homes are built in England. Working with planning-led consultancy Iceni, Catalyst submitted our response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) before it closed late last month and have now  Read more »

Talking about your finances is good for you

We understand that talking about your finances can sometimes be uncomfortable. This week is Talk Money Week and couldn’t be a better time to start having some open conversations about your money and pensions.

Our update following a second lockdown announcement

You’ll be aware that on Saturday 31 October, the government announced guidelines for a four-week lockdown for the whole of England, starting on Thursday 5 November.  

Latest Covid-19 update – high alert level in Oxford city and Luton

The government has announced that Oxford city and Luton will be moving up from Saturday 24 October into high level (also referred to as Tier 2) of the local Covid-19 alert level tier system.