A LARGE consignment of building materials worth around £5,000 has been donated to a Liverpool housing charity by DIY and trade retailer Wickes.
Housing People Building Communities (HPBC) has already used many of the building supplies at its 32 homes site off Kingsley Road, in Toxteth. Larger items, including decking, laminate flooring and kitchen units will be sold via the charity’s Goods2go eBay store to raise much needed funds.
A FUNDRAISER celebrating the Chinese Year of the Monkey has raised over £1,000 for Liverpool charities including Housing People, Building Communities (HPBC).
Attended by around a hundred guests, the dinner at the Chung Ku restaurant on Liverpool’s waterfront included lion dancing and a martial arts display by members of the Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu school.
Since teaming up in 2012, Wienerberger has donated 17,000 roof tiles, over 1,800 square meters of roof felt, around 10,000 engineering bricks and 132 packs of block paving which is 88,000 individual blocks.
Wienerberger has also donated funds to the project, including fundraising for the 2014 BUPA Great Manchester Run and after being recognised by the CBME Safety Award Scheme and donating the prize money when the charity suffered a heart-breaking theft in 2015.
HOUSING Minister Brandon Lewis has been introduced to a unique housing project in Liverpool, which combines an element of self-build with shared ownership.
Purchasers of homes at the Housing People, Building Communities’ Kingsley Road development in Toxteth spend up to 500 hours helping to build the properties – and can then buy them on a shared ownership basis through the charity’s development partner Sanctuary Group.
A HOUSING charity recently targeted by thieves has been given just the boost it needs – the 32 homes nearing completion in Toxteth, Liverpool, have been named as one of the Top 60 developments in the country by Inside Housing.
Within the main list, the Kingsley Road project by Housing People, Building Communities (HPBC) - in association with Sanctuary Group and supported by the Homes & Communities Agency - is designated one of the six best affordable housing schemes and will now compete for the top title in this category on October 16.
HEARTLESS thieves have stolen building materials worth thousands of pounds from a Toxteth housing charity.
Among the items taken from the Housing People, Building Communities’ site off Kingsley Road were 23 doors, 14 radiators, four cookers, four hobs, two sinks, tools and various electrical items which were due to be fitted in the houses this week.
WITH solving the country’s housing crisis and providing much-needed homes for first time buyers high on every political party’s election manifesto, a Liverpool scheme that’s doing just that is rapidly nearing its end.
Time’s running out for would-be home owners to save £10,000 on the cost of a new home in return for spending 500 hours working on site to help build their home and that of their neighbours.
A TOXTETH housing charity and this year’s Lord Mayor Charity Appeal will benefit from a Chinese New Year charity dinner held last night (Feb 23) at the Chung Ku restaurant at Columbus Quay, Liverpool.
The waterfront restaurant was the perfect setting for the ‘East meets West’ event, enjoyed by almost a hundred people. It featured a three-course Chinese meal, fire cracker display, traditional Chinese dancing, plus a tombola and raffle, with over £1,000 raised on the night.
LIVERPOOL’S elected Mayor, Joe Anderson – who’s pledged to build 5,000 homes across the city in his first term – today (Feb 18) visited an award winning building site that’s already helping to put Liverpool on the map.
Holder of numerous national awards for its unique approach to providing affordable homes, Housing People, Building Communities is partway through building 32 three-bedroom terraced houses off Kingsley Road, in the Granby-Toxteth district of the city.
SUPPORTERS of a multi award winning Liverpool housing charity came together to celebrate its success and look to its future.
Guests of Housing People, Building Communities (HPBC) heard from speakers including Cllr Ann O’Byrne, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing, Liverpool City Council; Lord David Alton of Liverpool, one of the charity’s founding patrons; and Richard Bacon MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Self Build, Custom Build and Independent Housebuilding, which has been following HPBC’s achievements closely.
JOINERY students from Hugh Baird College joined their tutors and invited guests last week at a key handover event for the houses they are helping to build while on their course.
The housing development, off Kingsley Road in the Granby-Toxteth area of Liverpool, is the project of multi award winning Liverpool housing charity, Housing People, Building Communities (HPBC). Their special approach combines self-build, volunteering and corporate philanthropy in a unique way.
A LIVERPOOL housing charity has just won its fourth national award in less than 12 months and been named as a finalist in a fifth UK scheme.
The latest accolade to find its way into the trophy cabinet at Housing People, Building Communities, is a National Housing Award for Most Innovative or Specialist Scheme.
A SCHEME of 32 low-cost homes in Liverpool is fast becoming the UK’s most decorated and talked about social housing project.
The Housing People, Building Communities development off Kingsley Road, Toxteth, has just been shortlisted for an award which, if successful, will be its fourth national trophy in less than 12 months; proof that this relatively small project is having a major impact.
JUNE 1-7th is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week*. Individuals or organisations looking for a new volunteer experience in the north west of England should consider the Housing People, Building Communities project in Liverpool.
The award winning housing charity offers a unique opportunity for people to help build new homes on a live building site – learning new skills, gaining confidence, meeting new people, improving communications, boosting their CV or simply giving something back to society.
A LIVERPOOL housing charity is shouting from the rooftops after winning two more national awards.
Housing People, Building Communities (HPBC) picked up the UK Housing Award for ‘best community-led initiative’, while the charity’s partnership with Sanctuary Group was named ‘best housing alliance’ at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards.
A UNIQUE housing project in Liverpool, which allows future owners to reduce the cost of their new home by helping to build it, is a finalist in two national award schemes.
The 32-property scheme off Kingsley Road, in Granby-Toxteth, is a contender for ‘Best Housing Alliance’ at the First Time Buyer Readers’ awards and for ‘Best Community-Led Initiative’ at the UK Housing Awards, both of which will be decided in London later this month.
THE CHIEF executive of a Liverpool housing charity is in the running to be named 2014 Outstanding Woman in Construction.
Liza Parry (pictured), who has led construction of 32 low-cost houses in the Granby-Toxteth district of Liverpool since July 2011, is one of seven women vying for the supreme award at the seventh annual Women in Construction awards, which will be announced in Manchester on March 26th.
A UNIQUE housing project in Liverpool, which allows future owners to reduce the cost of their new home by helping to build it, is a finalist in a hat trick of awards.
The 32-property scheme off Kingsley Road, in Granby-Toxteth, is a contender for ‘Best Housing Alliance’ at the First Time Buyer Readers’ awards and for ‘Best Community-Led Initiative’ at the UK Housing Awards, both of which will be decided in London in April; as well as the ‘Excellence in Partnership’ category of the Excellence In Social Enterprise Awards, which will be announced in Blackpool on March 15.