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Environmentalists blog – Tpas awards 2017

We’re trying a new style of blog this month! Okay, so it’s not much different, in fact it’s only one syllable different but here’s a special vlog update from our Environmentalists following the Tpas Awards 2017. See if you can spot a special guest appearance at the start of the video! We took an iPad […]

Published
April 13, 2017
 

£1.8 million investment into local property maintenance

South Yorkshire Housing Association has extended its contract with building services company J Tomlinson to continue providing stock investment services until 2019. Over the next two years J Tomlinson will carry out £1.8 million worth of upgrades, programmed repairs and investment work at the housing association’s properties across South Yorkshire. The new contract includes boiler […]

Published
April 11, 2017
 

Tender opportunity – designing our new office space

We are embarking on an ambitious plan to transform key elements of our business practices including changing how we use our office space, not just in Wellington Street (our head office) but across our estate (we have small offices in 17 other buildings). Part of our Transform Strategy is to bring our brand to life and […]

Published
April 10, 2017
 

Age Better in Sheffield Innovation Fund 2017

Got a genuinely innovative idea to reduce isolation and loneliness in Sheffield? The Age Better in Sheffield programme is underpinned by a ‘test and learn’ approach, and we’ve created the Innovation Fund to respond to this learning each year. The Innovation Fund invests in inventive and exciting ideas, which try out new ways to reduce […]

Published
April 10, 2017
 

Environmentalists blog – March 2017

With the weather finally perking up, the Environmentalists came out of their Winter hibernation and held their first litter pick of 2017 on 10th March, and as always there was a great turn out. The estate was certainly in need of Spring clean after our winter break, and it was great to see everyone working hard […]

Published
March 28, 2017
 

Meet our apprentices

This week (6th to 10th March) is National Apprenticeships Week, so we’re celebrating our amazing apprentices and their achievements at SYHA. Apprenticeships are a great way to gain valuable work place experience whilst working towards a qualification. University or college isn’t for everyone, and the best bit about an apprenticeship is that you’re earning as your […]

Published
March 8, 2017
 

Career Ready – Tafadzwa’s story

We often hear from people applying for roles at SYHA that work experience is hard to come by. That’s why we’re excited to be able support projects like the Career Ready programme at Longley Park Sixth Form College in Sheffield. Career Ready supports students who are applying for university or looking to gain practical work experience. Every year […]

Published
March 6, 2017
 

South Yorkshire Housing Association make Best 100 Companies list

For the second year running, South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) has been named as one of the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies (Not-For-Profit) To Work For. The housing association, which has 6,000 properties across South Yorkshire and employs over 550 people, placed in 40th place on the list, up 22 places from 62nd last year. […]

Published
February 23, 2017
 

People living in Barnsley need a 26% pay rise to afford to buy a home

The average full-time worker in Barnsley now needs a staggering pay rise of 26% just to afford a mortgage on a typical home in the region, a new report from the National Housing Federation reveals today. According to the ‘Yorkshire and the Humber Home Truths 2016/17’ report, those earning any less than £29,809 a year […]

Published
February 3, 2017
 

People living in Doncaster need a 40% pay rise to afford to buy a home

The average full-time worker in Sheffield now needs a staggering pay rise of 40% just to afford a mortgage on a typical home in the region, a new report from the National Housing Federation reveals today. According to the ‘Yorkshire and the Humber Home Truths 2016/17’ report, those earning any less than £32,500 a year […]

Published
February 3, 2017