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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 August 2013

Elim awarded new Gypsy and Traveller site management contract

August 2013

Elim Housing has been awarded a new contract by North Somerset Council to manage and deliver rent, estate and repairs management to eight new Gypsy and Traveller pitches on four sites across North Somerset.

From the 12th August Elim will take over responsibility for the management of these pitches, including general landlord responsibilities such as agreeing and collecting rent charges and issuing and monitoring pitch licenses, along with the organisation and management of maintenance, repair and improvement works on each site.

We are pleased to have recruited an experienced Gypsy and Traveller site manager who will oversee the new contract, and also contribute to our work towards the development and management of new Gypsy and Traveller sites in Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare.

We are committed to working closely with the residents of the eight pitches to ensure that there is a seamless transition to the new management contract, and that the sites are well managed, pleasant and safe places to live.

For further information on Elim’s work with the Gypsy and Traveller community, please send us your query using our website contact page. We would be pleased to hear from you.




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The Support Alliance

August 2013

We are delighted to be part of a brand new floating support service that started in North Somerset on 1 April 2013.

The service is called The Support Alliance and provides housing related support to people who live in North Somerset and want help with managing their home, learning to live independently – in fact all kinds of support that is housing related.

The service provides clients with a dedicated keyworker who will help people develop a personalised support plan, and work alongside them to achieve the goals they have decided on. 

The Support Alliance has specialist workers who are trained to work with people with a range of different needs; including: young people, people with learning difficulties, mental health, drug and alcohol issues, older people.  Elim is specialising in working with 16-25 year olds, but we can also support other people.

The Support Alliance service is free for the first 6 months (funded by North Somerset Council), and for people who need support for longer than that there may be a charge – this depends on individual’s financial circumstances

If you know anyone who might need this service, or you just want to find out more, you can go on the Support Alliance website: www.supportalliance.org.uk  or call 0300 1239121.




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UPDATE: Say Yes to Homes

September 2013

The National Housing Federation has commissioned new research which shows how the lack of affordable housing in Britain is increasing the emotional and financial burden on parents.

A ComRes poll of more than 1,100 parents with adult children aged 21 to 40, was conducted on behalf of the National Housing Federation, finding that three out of ten parents (27%) have at least one adult child living at home. Two-thirds of parents within this group say they are doing so because they simply can’t afford to move out. Also reflected in the poll was that nine out of ten (89%) parents with grown-up children believe there is not enough housing in Britain that people can afford.

The National Housing Federation has launched the campaign to help highlight that we are in the middle of a housing shortage that shows little sign of fading. House prices have risen to the point where an entire generation is struggling to afford to buy or even rent a home in areas where they would like to live.  The solution is simple – we need to build more homes.

We would like to invite all of our tenants and residents to join us in support of this campaign to build more homes. To show your support, you can:


Still need persuading? Watch the Yes to Homes video.



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