York Housing Association


10 Mar 2017

Knit & Natter Group at Pasture View Road

In October 2016 and knit and Natter group was formed by some of the ladies at Pasture View Road, Rothwell.  They meet every other Tuesday at 11am for a bit of a chat.  It was formed due to the only other event held in the community Centre was a Coffee Morning on a Thursday morning and Bingo on Saturday Evenings.  The ladies felt that it was good to have a get together on another day during the week, especially during the winter months.

It was decided that during this time they would knit clothes for the Special Baby unit at St James Hospital.  I have to say, not much knitting gets done when they get together, they do like a natter.  They like to swap patterns and wools and have a general chitchat about their week.  However, they go away and knit and compare what they have done the next time they meet up. 

They currently have approximately 20 jumpers and cardigans knitted and the Support Worker has agreed to take these to "Jimmys" on their behalf with a letter from them.

One of the ladies of the group is 91 and has never knit before.  She is currently attending another group in Rothwell to learn,  she is really enjoying this new hobby and is really looking forward the "getting stuck in properly".

They are continuing with their knitting and hope to have another bag full of ‘woollies' soon.

28 Jul 2016

YHA in Bloom 2016

YHA in Bloom 2016 is just around the corner!

Judging day will be 28 July and prizes will be given out on 4 August!

This years categories are as follows...

- Best Overall Gardens
- Best floral display Balcony/ Containers & Baskets
- Best Communal Garden
- Most Improved Garden
- Best Herbs/ Fruit /Veg
- Best low maintenance


Housing Officers from YHA will be out and about in the coming weeks, keeping an eye out for spectacular gardens to nominate for one of the above catergories.

23 May 2016

Summer Fair

Staff at YHA have organised a Summer Fair in aid of http://reall.net/

at The Old Grey Mare Pub on Clifton Green, York on

Saturday, 28 May at 12noon to 3.00pm.

There will be face painting, tombola, jumble sale, cake stall, lucky dip and lots more.

Please come along to this free event.

18 Jan 2016

Julian Sturdy, MP visits properties in Elvington



On the 8 January, Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer visited our Elvington site with Julia Histon, Chief Executive and met with residents to discuss the scheme and to hear their thoughts on shared equity and how it has impacted their lives.

Please follow this link to Julian Sturdy, MP website. http://www.juliansturdy.co.uk/news-and-articles/julian-visits-york-housing-association-properties-in-elvington/




7 Oct 2015

Digital Drop In Event

Auden House is holding a Digital Drop In Event on Tuesday, 13 October between 10am - 2.00pm giving advice and training. 

This Drop In session is available to all with free refreshments and entry into a prize draw!


There will also be a Drop In session held at CoYC West Offices on 14 October with advice from various agencies.



14 Sep 2015

YHA Residents Survey


The YHA residents survey will be coming through your letterbox soon!


This is your chance to tell us what we do well or what we can improve on.  It will just take a few minutes to fill in but really helps us to see what is working or needs looking at.


The survey comes around to all our tenants every three years and is just one of several ways you can pass on feedback or suggestions for the team to consider - all returned forms go in to a draw - £100 first prize and two £50 prizes.


If you have any questions please contact your Housing Officer on 01904 636061.

7 Sep 2015

Family Housing Association join YHA

We are delighted to annouce that Family Housing tenants are now officially part of YHA with the Transfer of Engagements completed at the end of August.


This means that the FHA tenants can now access all the services that YHA offers and enjoy the same level of care, advice and support as all our other tenants going forward.

31 Aug 2015

We are a Living Wage Employer!

We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. 

This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage.  The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK.  We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. 


To find out more about the Living Wage please visit www.livingwage.org.uk

13 Jul 2015

Housing Officer site visit dates

Our Housing Officer, Karen Gregson will be visiting schemes on the following dates:




Date of Estate Visit


Richmond Street

11 August 2015

6 October 2015

3 November 2015

1 December 2015

3.00 - 4.00 pm

Faber Street

14 July 2015

11 August 2015

6 October 2015

3 November 2015

1 December 2015

2.00 - 3.00 pm

Regent Street

14 July 2015

11 August 2015

6 October 2015

3 November 2015

1 December 2015

4.00 - 5.00 pm

Margaret Philipson Court

14 July 2015

11 August 2015

6 October 2015

3 November 2015

1 December 2015

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Pasture View Road

30 July 2015

27 August 2015

24 September 2015

22 October 2015

19 November 2015

17 December 2015

9.00am - 11am

Ashford Place & Sandown Close

21 July 2015

18 August 2015

13 October 2015

10 November 2015

8 December 2015

11.00 - 11.30am

Peppercorn House & Renshaw House

21 July 2015

18 August 2015

13 October 2015

10 November 2015

8 December 2015

9.00 - 10.00 am

Poppleton Gate House

21 July 2015

18 August 2015

13 October 2015

10 November 2015

8 December 2015

10.00am - 11.00 am



17 Apr 2015

Why not come along to our Digital Drop In Clinic

Digital Drop In Clinic every Tuesday at Auden House (St Ann's Court, York, YO10 5FD) between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Stuart Gray can help you reap the benefits of being online by tailoring personal individual training plans to suit your needs whether it is one to one training or using training packages in your own home.

The digital training is not just limited to computers or laptops, Stuart can also help develop skills on smart phones or PC tablets.

Referrals can be made by an organisation or by an individual by contacting Stuart directly.

For further information please contact Stuart on 07710 731834 or email: stuart.gray@yorkha.org.uk

13 Apr 2015

European housing practitioners meet in York to identify and share today's housing related issues

Date(s):  Wednesday 15.04.2015 to Friday 17.04.2015

In the framework of the IFHP programme 2015 dedicated to housing & habitat, IFHP, in collaboration with IFHP Council Member Stewart Shaw, and in partnership with Capita Property and Infrastructure, York Housing Association and JRF, organises an international networking event in York, UK,  to facilitate an inspiring exchange of views between British and international urban and housing experts.

The meeting will address the European housing challenges from different angles and contexts underling multiple questions or approaches aiming at identifying areas of common and diverse housing related issues and debate potential solutions.

Among other questions: How do we develop policies that address the needs expressed by the housing demand? What is the role of the private sector in the provision of affordable housing?  Which measures can be proposed to respond to the lack of housing supply? How demographic, aging population and migration flows, challenge housing needs and related urban services?

The event is sponsored by Capita Property and Infrastructure, York Housing Association and JRF.

More info about the event: http://www.ifhp.org/event/york-housing-networking-event


31 Mar 2015

This years charity is REall

Staff have chosen REall (previously known as Homeless International) as this years charity.

Reall - or Real Equity for All - is a UK-based international development organisation that is dedicated to alleviating housing conditions in informal settlements across the developing world.


To find out more please ask your Housing Officer or telephone us on 01904 636061.

REall have a great website too: http://reall.xyz/


11 Mar 2015

Homes for Britain Relay Rally

York Housing Association joined the National Housing Federations 'Homes for Britain' campaign ‘Relay to the Rally' event stretching from Northumberland to London yesterday.

We received the baton from Yorkshire Coast Homes on Monday, 9 March and held a welcome reception at Auden House. 

The following day tenants and staff from both York Housing Association and Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association enjoyed a hearty breakfast at Auden House before setting off on a walk to Bishopthorpe Palace, where cyclist took the baton to Scholes, Leeds; handing it back to the walkers who took the baton into the city centre offices of Yorkshire Housing.  

York Housing Association will be joining the large rally at Westminster Hall, London on 17 March with approx. 3,000 people.  











2 Jan 2015

YHA has achieved the Silver Investors in People Award

Following a visit from the Investors in People assessor on 09.12.14, we are delighted to annouce YHA has achieved the Silver accreditation.

24 Dec 2014

Christmas Closure 2014

Please note the YHA office will be closed from 12 noon Christmas Eve and re-open on Friday 2 January.


For any out of hours repairs please call 0845 6015676

19 Nov 2014

Come and meet the Support Team


Find out more about what we do and how we can help you on THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 2014 between 11am - 2pm.




8 Oct 2014

Housing Officer Surgeries

Surgeries will be held in Pasture View Road Community Centre, Leeds on the following Thursdays between 10am and 12noon.


16 October


20 November


11 December


In Scarborough, surgeries are held at Kealia Court, every Monday 1.00pm-2.30pm, for all Scarborough tenants to attend.

14 Aug 2014

Estate Inspections

Estate Inspections will be carried out on the following dates:


Faber Street, Richmond Street and Regent Street


Tuesday am - every 4 weeks from 12.8.14


Auden House, Apollo Street, Alne Terrace, Horsman Avenue


Monday pm - every 4 weeks from 11.8.14


Bretgate and Margaret Philipson Court

Monday pm - every 4 weeks from 18.8.14


Pasture View Road

Thursday am - every 4 weeks from 28.8.14


20 Jun 2014

YHA In Bloom

This years event has a 'golden' theme with judging on 3 July and prize giving on 9 July.

2 Jun 2014

Garden Party

To mark 50 years of York Housing Association we are running a series of events including a Garden Party at The Merchant Taylors Hall on 23 June 2014.


To find out further information please call us on 01904 636061.

30 Apr 2014

Housing Officer Surgery Dates

Pasture View Road


Surgeries will take place in the Community Centre between 10am and 12noon on 8 May, 19 June and 31 July.




Surgeries will take place in the Community Centre between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on 6 May, 17 June and 29 July.

17 Feb 2014

Tenant Customer Panel

The next meeting will be held on the 12 March at Alpha Court.

4 Feb 2014


An invitation to all YHA tenants.

Would you like to learn more about using a computer and the internet?

Then come along to one or all of our Free Drop-in Sessions which are being held throughout February 2014

5 Aug 2013

York Homeless Prevention Scheme

Are you struggling to pay your mortgage or bills? Worrying about paperwork? Wish you had some help to get back on top of things?  If the answer is yes, our scheme could help you.

Our Housing Support Workers will support you to get back on track.

We hold regular drop in sessions in locations throughout York.

For more information and advice, please call 01904 636061 and ask for the Support Team.

1 May 2013

Employability Programme

We are holding two Employability Programmes at Auden House for YHA customers.

The programme starts on the 3 May and will consist of five day sessions (one per week) and will be capped off with a three-day session in week six.

The programme will then be run again on the 21  June.

10 Apr 2013

The Silver LGBT Award

In November 2012 we were successful in achieving the bronze award from the Barnsley LGBT forum. The award shows our commitment to inclusive practice for LGBT communities.

We will be working hard in 2013 to achieve the Silver LGBT award and would welcome any input from our tenants or anyone wishing to contribute to this work.

If you would like to be involved, please contact April Jones, Support Services Manager. 01904 636061  

20 Mar 2013

Housing Officer Surgeries

Housing Officer Surgery Dates

Pasture View Road

Surgeries will continue to take place in the Community Centre between 9am and 12 noon on the following dates:

Thursday 7 and Wednesday 27 March
Thursday 11 and Wednesday 24 April


Surgeries will take place in the Community Centre, between 2.30pm to 3.30pm on Tuesday 26 February and Tuesday 2 April.

5 Nov 2012

York Housing Week

11 Oct 2012

Internet Whizz to carry out research into digital exclusion

Tom Dean Knight has joined the Association in an intern post until Christmas with a remit to explore how YHA could help tenants who are digitally excluded.

10 Oct 2012

Tenant Scrutiny Panel Event

All our tenants our welcome to come along to our detective themed event at the Royal York Hotel on the 24 October at 5.00pm to 7.30pm where you will be able to also take a free ride on the York Wheel!

22 Aug 2012

Tenant Customer Panel

The next meeting is on the 3 September, at Alpha Court.

30 May 2012

Celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee

York Housing Association and its tenants are organising two parties for more than 150 people to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

14 Feb 2012

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9 Dec 2011

Housing Officer Surgery Dates

Pasture View Road

All surgeries take place in the community centre on Thursdays between 10am and 12noon.  For 2012 the dates will commence from 5 January, then alternate Thursdays thereafter.


The first surgery for 2012 will take place on Thursday 26 January between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, plus surgeries on Thursday 23 February and 29 March (also held at the same time).


18 May 2011

In Bloom

We are asking all budding gardening enthusiasts to dig out their trowels and join in the annual In Bloom competition.

15 Apr 2011

Housing Officer Surgery Dates for Pasture View Road

Surgeries will take place fortnightly in the Community Centre

Thursdays 10 am to 12 noon

17 and 31 March

14 and 28 April

12 and 26 May

9 and 23 June

7 and 21 July

4 and 18 August

15 Apr 2011

Housing Officer Surgery Dates for Bretgate

Surgeries take place every two months in the Community Centre on the following dates at 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

5 April

7 June

9 August

15 Apr 2011

Come out of the gloom with YHA in Bloom!

It's that time of year again, winter behind us, spring has sprung so it's time for you to start thinking about entering our YHA in Bloom competition.

14 Apr 2011

YHA Offices will be closed on the following Bank Holidays

Friday 22 April        Good Friday

Monday 25 April     Easter Monday

Friday 29 April        Royal Wedding Bank Holiday

Monday 2 May        Early May Bank Holiday

Monday 30 May      Spring Bank Holiday

Monday 29 August  Summer Bank Holiday

22 Mar 2011

Home Sweet Home

Auden House opens its doors.

A £6 million social housing development for the over 55s - the first of its kind in York - has been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Sue Galloway.

5 Jan 2011

Auden House Open Day 21 January

This is an opportunity to have a look around York's first purpose built extra care scheme. 

Visitors will have the chance to see what the apartments are like, and find out what services will be available to tenants as well as those that are open to the local community.

Please RSVP by telephoning 01904 636061 or email info@yorkha.org.uk

7 Dec 2010

Support Customer Panel Meeting

The next Support Customer Panel meeting takes place Wednesday 13 April at 10 am till 3pm at Alpha Court.

16 Nov 2010

Customer Panel Meeting

The next Customer Panel Meeting takes place Thursday 17 February 2011 at 10am at Alpha Court.


20 Aug 2010

Customer Panel Event

Our Next Customer Panel event takes place on 2 November at The Parsonage Hotel in Escrick.

If you are interested in becoming a Customer Panel member please speak to your Housing Officer.

18 May 2010

Women's insight

The York Women in Business Group was given an insight into Auden House extra-care facility on Thursday 17 May.

26 Apr 2010

YHA in Bloom competition

With signs of Spring all around, you may be thinking of what needs to be planted in the garden, or sorting your tubs and window boxes out.

16 Dec 2009

Customer Panel Meeting

Our next Customer Panel meeting takes place on the 24 March between 10am and 4 pm.


17 Sep 2009

Open Event to launch new Housing Support Service

An Open Event  is to be held at the Freeman Street Resource Centre, 41-43 Kent Street, Grimsby DN32 7DH  on  Thursday  17 September 2009 between  9.30am and  4.00 pm.

22 May 2009

Stakeholder Event and AGM

The annual Stakeholders Event and Annual General Meeting is to be held on Thursday 25 June at 12.00 noon.

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