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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 May 2013

The value of investing in social housing

May 2013

Elim’s Chairman, Graham Russell, has recently returned home to Gloucestershire following a five-week Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to Australia.

Approximately 100 Fellowships are awarded each year for a wide range of projects.  The aim of Graham’s Fellowship was to examine new community based approaches to the provision of affordable community housing and related well being and care services.

You can read about Graham’s findings in his report The value of investing in social housing [pdf] 1MB 

If you would like to find out more about the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship please visit their website: www.wcmt.org.uk




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Your benefits are changing

May 2013

The bedroom tax came into affect from 1st April and those underoccupying by 1 or more rooms will now have had their Housing Benefit award reduced.

The Benefit cap is now being introduced by area.  It will be in effect in all areas by the end of September 2013.

Personal Independence Payments were introduced from April 2013 and are replacing Disability Living Allowance.  PIP will be separated into two parts; ‘mobility’ and ‘daily living’ which takes account of a persons ability to live independently as opposed to the condition they have been diagnosed with. PIP is not means tested, subject to tax or the benefit cap and is for people in work and out of work.

You can find out more about the move from DLA to PIP on our new Personal independence payments information page.

If you have any queries about how you may be affected by these changes please Contact us.




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Bristol Partnership for Tenants event

May 2013

The next Bristol Partnership for Tenants meeting is being held on Saturday 22nd June.  This is an opportunity to meet other residents in Bristol, find out about changes to anti-social behaviour and take part in a fun living on a budget workshop.

Open the flyer below for more information and the form you will need to complete to book your place.

Bristol partnership for tenants flyer [pdf] 288KB 




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Support Services Newsletter

May 2013

The Spring edition of Elim's Support Services Newsletter is now available to download.    Included in this edition is information on how we are improving the way we provide support, a successful days fundraising at our Forecastle project and information about changes to the benefits system.

You can find this and other newsletters through our Newsletters and publications page.

If you would like to know more about any of the articles or Elim's Support Services please Contact us.




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Homelife newsletter

May 2013

The Spring edition of Homelife, the Elim resident newsletter, is now avaliable to download. 

This edition includes information about changes to welfare benefits, feedback from the Residents forum and a survey about Head Office opening hours.

You can find this and other newsletters through our Newsletters and publications page.

If you would like to know more about any of the articles please Contact us.




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