Corporate news

Catalyst retains regulator’s top grading

Housing association Catalyst has retained the highest possible rating of G1/V1 for governance and financial viability following a recent in-depth assessment by the regulator of social housing. The assessment is Catalyst’s first since it merged with Aldwyck Housing Group last year and reflects the regulator’s assurance in the way that the organisation is being governed,  Read more »

Our marketing suites and show homes set to re-open

We’re pleased to announce a phased re-opening of our marketing suites and show homes, which will take place from 28 May to 1 June. Although we’ll be re-opening, the health and wellbeing of our customers, colleagues and contractors remains our top priority.  Keeping you safe Following the latest government and industry guidance, we’re working hard  Read more »

Surprise Morrisons delivery for young people at Hutton House

Young people at Hutton House received a surprise delivery from Morrisons’ Royston store. Hutton House is one of our residential support services for young people. The service supports over 170 16-25 year olds across Hertfordshire who would otherwise be homeless, helping them live independently and gain skills, qualifications and employment. In each of its stores,  Read more »

Catalyst contributes £11,000 to help Agnes Smith Advice Centre

The Agnes Smith Advice Centre provides free and confidential advice in the heart of the Blackbird Leys community. Each year, the service supports more than 1,200 local people with a range of advice on housing, welfare benefits, debt, and accessing food banks and other local services. The centre is an independent charity and the service  Read more »

Join us to build affordable Homes for Heroes

Catalyst, alongside the rest of the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations, is launching a call to the private, public and charitable sectors to join together to build low cost Homes for Heroes, to thank our heroic essential workers who’ve kept Britain going during the coronavirus outbreak. Inspired by the ‘Homes fit For Heroes’  Read more »

Estate redevelopment project gets £21m funding approval

The redevelopment of the Blackbird Leys housing estate has reached an important milestone, after Oxford City Council approved a £21m budget for the project. The scheme is being delivered by Oxford City Council and Catalyst, who are consulting with local community and residents of Blackbird Leys to finalise the proposed designs. Further consultation is due  Read more »

Responding to the challenges of coronavirus

Message from Sarah Thomas, Chief Operating Officer It’s hard to describe just how much impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the housing sector, and indeed wider society. It sounds hyperbolic to say that our whole way of life has completely changed almost overnight, but this may well be true. The way that people at  Read more »

Funds boost for charity helping those in need

A charity at the front line of supporting people in need during the coronavirus outbreak is to receive a funding boost from Catalyst. Go Dharmic will receive £1,000 for the work they are doing to support vulnerable and elderly people, and NHS workers too. The charity’s amazing volunteers and generous restaurant partners have distributed thousands  Read more »

Catalyst supports coronavirus (Covid-19) commitments

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has released a statement highlighting the vital role that housing associations have in supporting our local communities through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Catalyst supports this completely and would like to reassure customers that we will continue to put them at the heart of our Covid-19 response. Our teams are delivering  Read more »

Coronavirus voluntary sector support fund

Catalyst has set up an emergency fund to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations responding to support communities with the challenges of coronavirus. The fund has been set up as a recognition of the additional challenges faced by charities and community organisations when delivering services. We understand that organisations will not be able to  Read more »