Tell us what’s important to you and treat yourself too!

Got 20 minutes to spare?

We want to know what’s important to you when it comes to customer service. If you have 20 minutes to spare on Thursday 23rd November get in touch! We’ll book you in for a quick phone call at a time that suits you…and to say thanks send you a £10 high street voucher to treat yourself. Fancy getting involved? Get in touch using the details below.

We’re listening

We want to know what’s important to you. Great customer service means different things to different people. It might mean hearing a friendly voice, or finding out what you need quickly – what’s top of your list?

We’re looking for SYHA tenants to join us on Wednesday 22nd November at Meadowhall to have a chat about the different ways you come into contact with us.

It doesn’t matter what it is, whether you’ve got in touch with us about your rent, to report anti-social behaviour, share a praise, make a complaint or apply for a job, we want to hear from you.

We’ll keep you fed, watered and refreshed while you’re with us.

Best of all, to say thank you for your time you go away with a £25 Meadowhall gift card that you can use straight away to treat yourself or start your Christmas shopping.

We’ll also cover the cost of your travel  to and from Meadowhall to say a further thank you for your time.

When: 10.30am to 1.30pm, Wednesday 22nd November

Where: Meadowhall Management Suite (next to the Oasis)

 

We’d love it if you could join us, so if you’d like to find out more about taking part send us a message on Facebook just give us a call on 0114 2900 200 ,email enquiries@syha.co.uk

 

 

 

Watch Cathy Come Home live

Fifty years ago Ken Loach’s drama ‘Cathy Come Home’ was broadcast for the first time and shocked the country with it’s expose of homelessness.

To mark the occassion, and for one night only, our friends at Cardboard Citizens (who are celebrating their 25th anniversary) are putting on a performance of ‘Cathy Come Home’ live from the Barbican Theatre in London.

After its release in 1966, Cathy’s story of a young family sliding into homelessness caused public outrage at the state of housing in the UK.

Cardboard Citizens will be asking the most important question – what has changed in 50 years and where will we be in another 50 years?

You’ll be able to watch to performance live online from 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th July – just click the link below.

‘Walk With A Cart Through Upperthorpe’

Back in March we told you about an exciting piece of work we were doing in Upperthorpe as part of the Shared Vision project.

The project saw local artists and residents, including South Yorkshire Housing Association customers, team up with local filmmaker, Ian Nesbitt, to explore what makes Upperthorpe such a unique place to live.

The film is an imagined walk from the Edward Street Flats, through Netherthorpe and Upperthorpe, to its northern boundary at the edge of the Philadelphia Green Space, before moving on to the site of the former Kelvin Flats.

We’re delighted to announce that the full feature length video is now available online. To take a look just click on the link below.

The project is a partnership between the Social Housing Arts Network, South Yorkshire Housing Association and funded by Arts Council England.

To find out more about the project visit www.socialhousingartsnetwork.org.uk.

A Shared Vision of Upperthorpe

A film that celebrates Upperthorpe will premiere at a special ceremony on Tuesday 8th March.

‘Walk With a Cart Through Upperthorpe’ will be unveiled by the Shared Vision project which saw local artists and residents team up with local filmmaker, Ian Nesbitt, to explore what makes Upperthorpe such a unique place to live.

For the past six months the team have been exploring Upperthorpe, filming and recording people’s stories with their unique video cart.

The Shared Vision video cart in action

The Shared Vision video cart in action

The film is an imagined walk from the Edward Street Flats, through Netherthorpe and Upperthorpe, to its northern boundary at the edge of the Philadelphia Green Space, before moving on to the site of the former Kelvin Flats.

The project is a partnership between the Social Housing Arts Network, South Yorkshire Housing Association and funded by Arts Council England.

Miranda Plowden, Business Development Director at South Yorkshire Housing Association, said: “We’re delighted to have been a part of a project which really celebrates what makes Upperthorpe so special. Projects like this are a real opportunity for our customers to express themselves creatively and we can’t wait to share the finished film with everyone.”

Ian Nesbitt is a local filmmaker who has been involved in the project, he said: “It has been really rewarding to see how the project has progressed from those first meetings with local residents last year to the finished film. It’s been great to be a part of that and to have the opportunity to share that experience at the screening tomorrow.”

Anyone is welcome to attend the screening at St Bart’s Building on Primrose Hill in Langsett. The event gets underway with free food for guests at 6pm, with the screening starting at 7pm.

For more details on the event or to book search for the ‘Shared Vision’ on Facebook.

To view the film online and to find out more about the work Social Housing Arts Network are doing across the country, visit www.socialhousingartsnetwork.org.uk