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20 May 2013
Habinteg is welcoming families from 43 wheelchair accessible properties as tenants today after completing an acquisition from Raglan Housing. The properties in Ealing, Wandsworth and Kingston upon Thames, will add to our national portfolio of 3400 accessible and wheelchair accessible homes.
28 February 2013
Places are still available for a new one-day training course on the Lifetime Homes standard running in London on 28 March 2013. Run by CAE and Habinteg, the course will draw on the organisations’ combined expertise, design guidance, and in-depth understanding of the application of Lifetime Homes and accessibility in housing and the built environment.
07 February 2013
The views of Habinteg tenants provided a real life perspective during a seminar on the potential for technology to support independent living held last week in London.
28 January 2013
We are delighted to be marking a milestone this month with the unveiling of a new brand identity. Devised by Playne Design, the new look features a striking ruby red logo complemented by a change in type face and an extended colour palette. An illustrative toolkit also plays a role using shapes derived from the highly bespoke typography within the logo.
23 January 2013
A dad of three who recovered from the double setback of major surgery and losing his job to forge a new career in housing through CIH Positive Action for Disability (PAfD) programme has landed the Nicky Chapman trainee of the year award.
15 January 2013
There are just a few spaces left for Habinteg’s Home Sweet Home seminar in London on Thursday 31 January. The event, aimed at social housing professionals, occupational therapists and ICT providers marks completion of the first phase of pan-European research by partners of the I-stay@home project.
21 December 2012
Customer satisfaction with Habinteg has reached a new high in 2012 according to KWEST Research. The company carried out a survey of all Habinteg tenants earlier in the year and the results have now been used to reflect on progress and plan for further improvements.
08 November 2012
Mind the Step Scotland, researched in partnership with Habinteg, reveals housing need among wheelchair users in Scotland. Figures indicate that 17,000 wheelchair users have difficulty getting into their home.
29 October 2012
Habinteg is calling for suppliers to nominate information communication technology (ICT) products or services designed to make life easier for older and disabled people. Submissions will be considered for inclusion in a new database of resources as part of the European I-stay@home project in which Habinteg is the UK partner.
The I-stay@home project is part funded by the EU via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Interreg IVB NWE programme and aims to identify, select and test a range of affordable ICT solutions that can assist disabled and older people to continue living independently in their home.
28 September 2012
National Housing Association Habinteg have announced their adoption of the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) as a subsidiary after CAE members voted to support the move. CAE, a registered charity, has become a wholly owned subsidiary and has moved their operation across the Thames from Vauxhall to Habinteg’s Fleet Street office over the summer.