Archive

Tenant and Service User Census   Published: 19 September 2008

The Association is currently undertaking a Tenant and Service User Census to ensure all the details we hold about our households are up-to-date and accurate.


Our New Website - Comments Please!   Published: 19 September 2008

The Association is very pleased to present our new website.


Pickworth House - Charles Street   Published: 19 September 2008

Pickworth House, Charles Street is a development of 10; one and two bedroom flats within close proximity to Ipswich town centre.

The flats provide affordable housing for single people, couples and families.


Orwell Homes Limited   Published: 4 August 2008

Orwell Homes Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary development company working alongside Orwell Housing Association Limited. Click the link above for more information.


Deben View - Summer Fete   Published: 17 September 2008

The Association's very sheltered scheme Deben View will be having a summer fete.


Clay Field, Elmswell - HomeBuy schemes   Published: 12 December 2008

New affordable 2 and 3 bedroom properties within Clay Field, Elmswell are available for Shared Ownership.


Seasonal Opening Times   Published: 10 November 2008

The Associations opening hours for the Seasonal period will be as follows:


Association Manager Wins Top National Care Award   Published: 3 April 2009

Association Manager Awarded Top Honours at the National Care Awards 2008


Launch of the Tenant Services Authority   Published: 23 December 2008

The Housing Corporation ceased operation on 30 November 2008.


Orwell Housing Association sets standards for online accessibility with the re-launch of its web site.   Published: 16 January 2009

Orwell Housing Association sets standards for online accessibility with the re-launch of its web site.


Presentation on the formation of the SNAP consortium   Published: 17 February 2009

Presentation by Paul Kingston


Gas Safe Register replaces CORGI   Published: 8 May 2009

From the 1 April 2009, Gas Safe Register replaced the CORGI gas registration scheme. Read about how this affects you.


The National Conversation   Published: 27 March 2009

Your chance to have your say about standards in social housing


Christmas and New Year office opening times   Published: 27 November 2012

Christmas and New Year office opening times


TSA launches findings of largest ever standards consultation   Published: 19 June 2009

The findings from the first phase of the Tenant Service Authority's (TSA) National Conversation have been released. 27,000 social housing tenants across the country took part.


Orwell Housing Association Service Standards   Published: 22 July 2009

Orwell Housing Association Service Standards


Innovative new approach to extra care   Published: 10 March 2010

A new approach to extra care housing is bringing fresh hope for the future to elderly carers. Michael Hughes investigates.


Specialist housing scheme scoops award   Published: 24 March 2010

Steeple View, in Stowupland has scooped an award at the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2010, which was recently held in London.


Exclusive shared ownership mortgage   Published: 25 March 2010

Shared ownership provides an ideal solution for first time buyers who struggle to save the sizeable deposit required for traditional home ownership.


Have you completed your STATUS survey?   Published: 26 March 2010

Time is running out - don't miss your chance to have your say and the chance to win prizes totalling £1000 !


"Let's Talk" Roadshows   Published: 6 April 2010

Over the last few years Orwell has been working with groups of interested tenants to try and improve the services we provide.


Estate Walkabouts   Published: 7 April 2010

Walkabouts are when a group of tenants gets together with their Housing Officer, Caretaker (where present) and occasionally external organisations such as the local Police or Council Officers.


"Let's Talk" Roadshows - More Dates   Published: 3 September 2010

Over the last few years Orwell has been working with groups of interested tenants to try and improve the services we provide.


New online job application form launches   Published: 30 April 2010

It is now possible to apply for job vacancies with Orwell Housing Association online.


The Big Lunch   Published: 4 May 2010

Imagine a summer's day on which millions of us, throughout the UK, sit down to have lunch together - in the middle of our streets, around our tower blocks and on every patch of common ground.


Blow The Whistle On Housing Cheats   Published: 13 May 2010

A campaign to crack down on tenancy cheats, to recover up to 10,000 council and Housing Association homes fraudulently sublet, has recently been launched by the government.


How you would like our service to change - Results   Published: 1 April 2010

Findings of our recent tenant questionnaire


New housing scheme gets official opening   Published: 5 February 2010

Twelve more affordable homes are helping local families stay in the Babergh district thanks to strong partnership working.


Pals to paddle 180 miles for charities   Published: 10 February 2011

From source to sea for intrepid pair. Starting close to the source of the country's most famous river, in Lechlade, Gloucestershire, Steve Gray and friend Paul Kingston will embark on a 180-mile kayaking marathon over the course of nine days.


The Post Office - Paying Rent by Cash   Published: 24 September 2010

Some of our tenants have experienced problems when making cash rent payments at some Post Offices and on occasions been informed that this service is no longer available. Here's some helpful tips to avoid any problems.


New Head of Service (Older Persons) Appointed   Published: 29 September 2010

Orwell Housing Association has recently appointed Martin Bedwell. Martin joins the Orwell management team as the new Head of Service (Older Persons).


"Lets Talk!" Roadshows - The Results!   Published: 13 October 2010

Between April and June, we ran our 2010 "Lets Talk!" Roadshows. Visiting Ipswich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Felixstowe and our rural homes, the roadshows aimed to understand what our customers need, want and expect from their housing association.


Resident Involvement   Published: 28 October 2010

Orwell Housing aims to provide you with every opportunity to have your say in directing not just the future of your homes and communities, but also the future direction of the Association itself. Your opinions are important and there are many ways you can express them.


Tenant Satisfaction Survey   Published: 29 October 2010

In May 2010 many of our residents took part in an important survey called STATUS which is carried out every three years. The survey focused on how well Orwell Housing Association delivers services and maintains its homes. Over 1500 tenants, including sheltered, very sheltered, supported and shared owners took part. The survey was carried out on behalf of Orwell by the National Housing Federation's Feedback Service.


New Homes Available with Homebuy scheme   Published: 19 July 2010

Available in July 2010 Cross Street, Hoxne (Tudor Close) 1 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 3 bedroom New Build Homebuy Units Price in the region of £130,000 for 2 bedroom £150,000 for 3 bedroom Along with 9 Flats and Houses for Affordable Rent


Orwell News - Winter 2010   Published: 6 December 2010

Orwell news Winter 2010


Why not set up a Direct Debit?   Published: 9 March 2011

It's easy, safe and convenient...and you could win up to £250!


Electronic payment options   Published: 2 June 2011

Internet and phone payments are now available.


Is your street having a 'Big Lunch'?'   Published: 19 June 2009

Sunday the 19th of July is The Big Lunch day. Why not organise a street party, get all your neighbours together and have fun!


Your New Handbook is coming   Published: 27 July 2009

New Orwell Housing handbook.


First Success for Local Partnership   Published: 15 July 2009

A local employment partnership has recorded its first success, following the offer of a job to the first ever placement between the two organisations.


Gold standard care pilot   Published: 16 July 2009

A very sheltered housing scheme in Lowestoft has been chosen as one of just two centres in the UK to pilot a new scheme of care.


Exciting Bronze Age Findings Uncovered   Published: 28 July 2009

Artifacts dating back to the Bronze Age have been found on a new build-housing site outside the boundary of the current village limits of Capel St Mary.


A touch of glamour at Drift Court   Published: 28 July 2009

Sisters Shirley Browne and Josie Iron certainly know how to make their flats looks truly amazing.


Roy's a real neighbour from heaven!   Published: 28 July 2009

Roy Combes was named the 2009 Neighbour from Heaven for his special contribution to helping others.


Audit Commission Inspection   Published: 26 November 2009

The Association has recently received a short notice inspection by the Audit Commission. The Audit Commission are responsible for inspecting Housing Associations to check that good services are being delivered to customers


£4.3 million affordable housing scheme opens in Clump Field, Ipswich   Published: 2 June 2010

The former site of a sheltered housing scheme has been rejuvenated thanks to the collaborative working partnership of local businesses.


Short notice inspection results   Published: 29 September 2009

Orwell Housing Association recently underwent an inspection by the independent government regulators the Audit Commission. The Audit Commission are responsible for inspecting housing associations to check that good services are being delivered to customers.


Tabletop Sale   Published: 29 September 2009

How about having a stall at our Tabletop Sale?


Customer Census   Published: 14 October 2009

Orwell Housing is undertaking a census of all its tenants and service users.



Tributes paid to Jim Hehir - Ipswich Borough Council chief executive  >>
Published: 12 November 2009


Elderly Accommodation Council - Housing for Older People Awards >>
Published: 5 February 2010


Christmas Opening Times >>
Published: 29 December 2010


Ipswich Office Opens Earlier >>
Published: 1 July 2010


Saving Gateway - Update >>
Published: 1 July 2010


Christmas Opening Times >>
Published: 10 December 2009


Centre Helps Youths Aspire To Better Future >>
Published: 4 January 2010


Former Stour House Gets New Lease of Life >>
Published: 4 January 2010


2010 Annual Report to Tenants >>
Published: 4 October 2010


The Suffolk Group of Housing Associations >>
Published: 25 November 2010


Helix Magnifying Sheet >>
Published: 8 December 2010


Downsizing Incentive Scheme >>
Published: 14 January 2011


2011 Census >>
Published: 14 January 2011


Orwell Housing duo paddle 180 miles for charities >>
Published: 10 February 2011


Board Member Vacancy >>
Published: 28 March 2011


2 Vacancies for Tenant Board Members >>
Published: 28 March 2011


Website update >>
Published: 28 March 2011


Orwell Housing Association appoints new Tenant Involvement Officer >>
Published: 2 June 2011


The Haven Project celebrates its 10th anniversary >>
Published: 2 June 2011


Annual Report for tenants 2011 >>
Published: 30 September 2011


Tenant Board Member  >>
Published: 25 April 2012


STAR SURVEY 2012 >>
Published: 26 April 2012


Annual Report for tenants 2012 >>
Published: 27 November 2012


Leading housing provider creates new jobs >>
Published: 19 March 2012


101 - The new non-emergency police number. >>
Published: 19 March 2012


Housing Association celebrates the official launch of the new repair service >>
Published: 17 May 2012


Dove Close birthday celebrations  >>
Published: 17 May 2012


The Associations use of Website cookies >>
Published: 30 July 2012


Elderly Accommodation Award >>
Published: 6 July 2012


50th Anniversary fund >>
Published: 6 February 2013


Step on the property ladder for self finishers >>
Published: 8 April 2013


Residents' Get Together >>
Published: 15 April 2013


Self-build venture to help people on to property ladder >>
Published: 15 April 2013