Corporate news

Beko fridge freezer alert

If you have Beko Fridge Freezer in your home, please check it now!  On some models a small number of incidents have been reported, where the defrost timer has failed and caused it to overheat. The Beko website includes a lists of all the affected models. If you have a model that is affected, Beko  Read more »

Brent tackles ASB

Neighbourhood Managers in Brent have been working hard to combat anti social behaviour (ASB) in the Church End area. This was following complaints from local residents and businesses about groups hanging around drinking, dealing drugs and fighting with weapons. Their hard work has paid off as Brent Police and Brent Council have now introduced a  Read more »

Top award for West London scheme to tackle gang crime

Pathways 2Progress, a West London project providing mentoring and empowerment to West London young people at risk of involvement in serious crime, has won the top award at London National Housing Federation’s (NHF) What Are Proud Of Awards 2011. Catalyst Gateway’s Pathways 2 Progress (P2P) provides tailored support for 12-25 year olds in Kensington and  Read more »

Homeownership Assistance scheme launched for Elmbridge residents and workers

First-time buyers could get help to afford to buy a home of their own under a new homeownership initiative launched today by Catalyst Housing Group in partnership with Elmbridge Borough Council. Eligible applicants could get access to a low-interest loan of up to £70,000 to make their aspirations of homeownership a reality. The Elmbridge Homeownership  Read more »

Scarecrow fever

Looks like Halloween celebrations came early for residents of the Blackbird Leys estate, Oxford on June 3. We’re not talking adults in vampire attire knocking on your door but a day of scarecrow inspired fundraising and creativity. The idea for the fundraising event came as the estate’s Holy Family Church in Cuddeston looked for an  Read more »

Catalyst tells six new apprentices – You’re hired!

Catalyst Housing Group’s (CHG) charitable arm Catalyst Gateway is taking the lead in launching a brand new apprenticeship scheme for housing professionals. It’s now recruiting 6 housing apprentices for a year-long placement with the potential for formal qualifications. The programme comes on the back of the successful future jobs fund scheme, which resulted in a  Read more »

Eurostar’s Richard Brown appointed Chair of Catalyst Housing

Richard Brown has been confirmed as the new chair of Catalyst Housing. The current chair, Dame Mavis McDonald DCB, will be stepping down after 6 years in the post – one more than normal so that she could lead Catalyst through the transition from a group of housing associations into one, a process which will  Read more »

Something to be proud of

Catalyst Housing Group is pleased to announce that Catalyst Gateway’s, Pathways 2 Progress (P2P) project has been shortlisted for all four categories in the National Housing Federation’s What We Are Proud of Awards 2011. P2P provides tailored support for 13-19 year olds in Kensington and Chelsea by helping them find new interests, develop their talents  Read more »

Church End celebrates opening of Ebony Court

Church End residents, Brent Council and Catalyst Housing Group came together to celebrate the opening of 27 new affordable homes for Brent. This comes after 10 years of regeneration of the area that has delivered 539 new homes and refurbishment of 800 properties plus wider estate improvements. Residents, and representatives of the council, Catalyst Housing  Read more »

South Acton regeneration receives top award

A £24 million phase of the South Acton Estate regeneration in West London has won the prestigious Best Urban Regeneration award at the 2011 First Time Buyers Magazine awards. The estate – famously filmed as the fictional home of the Trotters in Only Fools and Horses, is being revitalised as part of a 15 year  Read more »