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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 February 2015

National Voter Registration day

 

Thursday 5 February is National Registration Day, if you haven’t already registered to vote you can do it in a few simple clicks online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote The voting registration system has changed so individuals need to register and not households, make sure you don’t miss out.

Not sure why you should register?

Remember, registering to vote doesn’t mean you have to vote, it just means you can if you want to. If you don’t register in advance and you decide on the day you would like to, it will be too late.

Even if you are not interested in voting, being registered is important because it can help when applying for a loan, opening a bank account or buying a mobile phone - in fact anything to do with finance.

May 2015 will be the first time in over 20 years you will be able to vote for your local councillors, your  town or parish councillors and your members of parliament – all at the same time. Don’t miss your opportunity to choose who represents you both locally and nationally.

Not sure if you are entitled to register? Many foreign nationals and some people who live and/or work abroad can vote. Find out if you are eligible at www.southglos.gov.uk/voting

When registering to vote you will need your National Insurance number to hand. Don’t worry if you have lost it, help is available here: www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number

For more information about voting see www.southglos.gov.uk/voting or call our Electoral Registration team on 01454 863030

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Elim's New Tenant Portal

 

This week we will be launching a separate Portal of our website that is just for our residents. The new Tenant Portal, which will be launched on 24th February, has been designed based on feedback from Elim residents.

Many of our residents have told us that they would like to be more involved in the decisions that affect them. However many of our residents say they find it difficult to attend the Resident Forum due to the travel involved, work or other commitments. The Tenant Portal will now enable our residents to have their say on Elim matters from the comfort of their own homes.

The Tenant Portal will be a completely private area of the website that only Elim residents and staff will be able to access. Residents can register for access to the Portal on the Elim website, and then when registered they can login via the ‘My Elim’ button on our homepage. All registrations will be approved here at Head Office, so we can guarantee that only Elim residents can access the Tenant Portal.

The Tenant Portal will contain a discussion board where both Elim residents and staff can create a discussion, share thoughts and ideas, and comment on new Elim policies and procedures. We will then use feedback from the Tenant Portal to inform future practice.

Residents will be able to use the discussion board anonymously. By creating a username at registration, only residents’ usernames will appear when they create a discussion or post a comment. The personal information that residents will have to provide to register will only be accessible to Elim staff when we verify the registration.

The discussion board will be monitored to ensure all comments and discussions meet the standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy, available in the Tenant Portal. Each comment and post will have to be approved before it appears on the discussion board, this is how we can guarantee that there will be no bullying, harassment, spamming or trolling so it will be a completely safe area to share thoughts and ideas.

We will post our first discussion topic on the Tenant Portal on the 24th February. We will be inviting feedback from our residents to see what they think of our new Standards and Values document which will be rolled out across Elim this spring.

We hope our residents will find the discussion board an easy and useful way to share their thoughts, ideas and expectations on the matters that affect them most. If you have any questions, please email communications@elimhousing.co.uk. Otherwise, why not register today? Just go to www.elimhousing.co.uk/register-tenant-portal

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