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News Archive

Elim news archive


Welcome to the Elim News Archive. This page displays all past news articles in chronological order that have appeared on the Elim Housing Association home page. 

You can navigate to older articles by either scrolling down this page or by making use of the archive function on the right hand side. 



Elim news archive — articles for January 2015

Tell us what you think

As part of our commitment to listen to your views, we have asked M·E·L Research to conduct an independent survey to find out how satisfied you are with your home and the services we provide. 

The results of the survey will help us to understand what is important to you and to identify key areas for improvement.  We will share the results with you through the website, Homelife and the Support Services newsletter.

You can see the summary of the results from the 2012 survey on our Newsletters and publications page.

The survey will be posted to all residents in the week beginning 9th February 2015.  You will be able to complete this paper copy of the survey, or use the ID included with it to complete the survey online at www.m-e-l.co.uk/Elim.aspx.

Everyone who returns a questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning one of three £50 prizes.

If you need any help completing the survey you can contact M·E·L Research on freephone 0800 0730 348 or call 0121 604 4664. 

If you have any general queries about the survey please contact Rosalyn Smith at Head Office on 01454 411172 or email info@elimhousing.co.uk

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#TheForecastle Twitter Takeover

Our staff at The Forecastle, a supported housing project in South Gloucestershire will be taking over the @ElimHousing Twitter account from 2nd to 6th February.

Katie and Audrey will be giving us an insight into a typical week  at the project sharing updates, information about the project, the support we provide and introducing the wider team.

We hope you will  follow us @ElimHousing and follow them all week using #TheForecastle.


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Elim's Gypsy and Traveller site to be named after Professor Margaret Greenfields


Elim’s new Gypsy and Traveller site in Western Super Mare is to be named Greenfields Way after Professor Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy and Community Engagement and Director at the Institute for Diversity Research, Inclusivity, Communities and Society (IDRICS) at Buckinghamshire New University.

Professor Greenfields has dedicated much of her career to increasing the research and understanding of issues faced by the Gypsy, Travelling and Roma (GTR) communities. Her work has specialised in the inequalities faced GTR communities with particular focus on housing, healthcare and social segregation. Professor Greenfields also founded the Trustee of Travellers Aid Trust which provides grants to GTR community members in need.

The new Gypsy and Traveller site, which will be named ‘Greenfields Way’, was named after Professor Greenfields in honour of her commitment to establishing greater equality and diversity for the GTR community. 

Professor Greenfields said: "I am delighted and rather humbled to receive this great honour in a locality which I know well and love dearly.
"It has always been a great pleasure to work with local Traveller communities and housing providers in North Somerset and surrounding authorities. I applaud the work of Elim Housing and their fellow agencies in providing this much needed high quality accommodation for local families."

The site will provide 24 pitches for 100 Gypsies and Travellers from the local area and is due to be completed in Spring 2015.

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Art/Design opportunity at Ron Jones House

One of our supported schemes requires an artist to transform the interior and/or exterior space permanently for the benefit of the residents and staff based there. Ron Jones House is located in Stokes Croft, Central Bristol and provides temporary accommodation for 42 people aged 22 to 65 years with low support needs. They are looking for someone with a fresh approach and a clear aesthetic to understand and respond to residents’ needs and contribute to the development of communal spaces where people will want to spend time.

For a full description of the project, please download the artist brief via the link below.

We are looking for artists to apply via email by Wednesday 14th January with a selected shortlist being invited to interview.

Your application should contain the following:

  • A covering letter outlining your interest in the commission and why you think your approach would be suitable.
  • An up to date CV.
  • A selection of work that supports your application.  This should be clearly labelled and accessible via a PC.

Applications to be sent via email to Sophie Scott at sophie@ginkgoprojects.co.uk by 5pm on the 14th January.

Ron-Jones-House-Artist-Brief-V02.pdf [pdf] 202KB

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