Corporate news

Award winning Page Road regeneration opens as resident celebrates NVQ.

The award winning 10 year regeneration of Page Road and Lewin Terrace in Hounslow was formally opened this week at a ceremony on the estate. The £42.5 million project by Catalyst Housing Group in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow and constructors Willmott Dixon delivered 320 new mixed tenure homes and won best regeneration  Read more »

Catalyst welcomes government announcement of 50,000 more apprentices

Responding to the Budget announcements on increased support for apprenticeships, Catalyst Housing Group Chief Executive Rod Cahill said: “We’re delighted to see the government announcing 50,000 more apprenticeships. Many of our younger residents, particularly those who are not in education, employment or training could really benefit from additional opportunities to help them get in to  Read more »

Health and Safety Gone Music Mad

A health and safety team checking out a new recording studio for the Windmill Park Community Centre in Southall convinced fellow colleagues to release a charity CD for Comic Relief this Friday. Confounding the stereotype of bureaucratic killjoys, the team from Catalyst Housing liked the facility so much they wanted to have a go themselves.  Read more »

Catalyst Housing Group shortlisted for two Housing Heroes Awards

Two Catalyst Housing Group team members have been shortlisted as Housing Heroes by Inside Housing’s annual awards. South East regional manager David Truesdale has been nominated as Inspirational Leader of the year and housing income team manager Chris Shoubridge is up for Inspirational Mentor of the Year. David’s nomination recognises his work with the Blackbird  Read more »

Catalyst Housing Group receives silver SHIFT award for sustainable housing

Catalyst Housing Group has been recognised as one of the most environmentally-friendly housing associations in the country in a prestigious sustainability award. Catalyst was awarded Silver in the highly challenging SHIFT Index 2010, a sustainability benchmark for housing associations; an increase from its Bronze award in 2008. The index was developed with the support of WWF-UK,  Read more »

Help us make South Acton the ‘Best Urban Regeneration Project’!

We are delighted to announce that our South Acton regeneration scheme has been shortlisted for the Best Urban Regeneration Project at the First Time Buyer (FTB) Awards 2011. We now need your help with making South Acton an award winning scheme, so please vote for us on the FTB website and you could even win  Read more »

First time buyers can get on the housing ladder at Dee Park

First time buyers who are desperate to buy their own home, but fearful that property prices are beyond their reach, should take a look at Dee Park where prices start from just £134,950; the lowest price in Reading for a brand new home. With a rise in property prices predicted from 2012 by some experts*,  Read more »

Sowing seeds of sustainability

We’ve all heard of ‘grow your own’ but what about ‘sew your own?’ Want to save money by going green? Journalist and author John-Paul Flintoff has a few tips to get you started. John-Paul, writer for The Times, Telegraph and The Guardian, was the star guest at our Family Eco Event. Whilst talking to residents about  Read more »

New interim director at Kensington Housing Trust

After four years at the helm, Kensington Housing Trust’s Managing Director, Manpreet Dillon, stepped down at Christmas, and Joanne Drew has taken up the post of interim Director. Kensington Housing Trust (KHT) is part of the Catalyst Housing Group. During 2011, Catalyst plans to join together its member companies – KHT, Catalyst Communities Housing Association  Read more »