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Holding out for a hero

It's nice to be appreciated and each year Derwent Living likes to recognise residents who go out of their way to help or be a representative for others. Last year's winner was Betty Bode from Chel...
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In picture from left: Ashraf Damiya, Azaan Mohsin, Ayman Gambari, Harvey Trowbridge

Derwent Living helps youth team kick off season in style
Created on October 21, 2016

ALLENTON UNITED FC’s under-8s team are all kitted out thanks to sponsorship from a local housing provider. The grassroots youth football ... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Make your own Bonfire toffee
Created on October 19, 2016

Bonfire toffee is an absolute favourite at this time of year, writes involved resident Howard Walton. A few days back I was regaling my grandchildren with how my father used to make toffee for me when I was a kid – especially “ Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Worried about energy bills this winter?
Created on October 11, 2016

Are increasingly expensive energy bills making you worry about keeping your house warm this winter? Nottingham-based Derwent Living resident, Howard, has kindly put together this article full of great advice about ways to avoid the choice between hea... Read more


High Sheriff of Derbyshire visits Henmore Place
Created on October 7, 2016

RESIDENTS at a Derwent Living housing scheme were joined by a VIP guest at its last tea party of the summer last week. The High Sheriff of Derby... Read more


Holding out for a hero
Created on August 31, 2016

It's nice to be appreciated and each year Derwent Living likes to recognise residents who go out of their way to help or be a representative for ot... Read more


Car boot consultations
Created on August 10, 2016

Derwent Living's resident involvement team are ready to hit the road again! Harriet and Mitch will be visiting sites in Milton Keynes, Leicester an... Read more


Summer burglary risk
Created on July 26, 2016

As temperatures start to rise, so too can burglary rates – people hoping to tempt in a breeze are leaving windows and doors open, then forgetting to close them when going out or sitting in the back garden. Here are a few things that the police ... Read more


Fun in the sun – BBQ advice
Created on July 19, 2016

Hold up – where did that giant, yellow thing in the sky come from?! It’s not been the best summer so far, but now that the weather has finally warmed up it seems a good time to remind people of the rules around having barbecues on Derwent... Read more


Derwent Living Eurotekkers Challenge
Created on June 10, 2016

This week, to celebrate the start of UEFA Euro 2016, we're launching a competition designed to encourage people to get out and get active. We... Read more


Protect yourself from summer holiday fraud
Created on June 3, 2016

It’s that time of year again: we’re halfway through 2016 and people fed up of the rat race are looking for cheap flights to that last minute holiday in the sun. A bit of sea, sand and sangria sounds great, but you should always remember t... Read more

Darren Corke

Coping with hay fever when driving
Created on May 25, 2016

Have you woken up this morning with the usual summertime curse of itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing fits that could shatter windows? Hay fever ruins the few warm months a year we get in the UK for around 18 million people, according to Allergy UK Read more

Charles Hanson

Charles Hanson interview
Created on May 18, 2016

Charles Hanson is a TV personality, antiques expert and life-long Derby County supporter. Living in Derbyshire with his wife Rebecca and daughter M... Read more


Derwent Living gardening competition
Created on April 15, 2016

Derwent Living’s resident involvement team will be holding a gardening competition this year, and residents of all tenures are encouraged to ... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Are you flushing money down the drain?
Created on March 10, 2016

Have you recently received a larger than normal bill from your water provider? It could be that your toilet is leaking or wasting water, perhaps due to an overflowing cistern. And if you’re billed by meter, rather than upon rateable value, then... Read more


Join our award-winning scrutiny team!
Created on March 4, 2016

Do you want to learn new skills? Maybe have a go at writing reports, giving presentations, carrying out research and learn how the housing ind... Read more

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Fire safety policies
Created on December 21, 2015

Following on from our "Twelve Days of Christmas" fire safety blog, here is an article about Derwent Living's 'Stay Put Policy'. You can find the po... Read more


Derwent Living brings festive cheer to local charities
Created on December 16, 2015

DERBY-based housing provider Derwent Living has donated nearly £4,000 to four local charities thanks to savings made through Efficiency East Midla... Read more


Derwent Living lays on construction site visit for local pupils
Created on December 8, 2015

Children from a Mansfield primary school took a behind the scenes tour of a brand new housing development, thanks to an East Midlands housing provi... Read more

Darren Corke

Fire safety: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Created on December 1, 2015

It’s the beginning of December and Christmas is fast approaching! It’s important to enjoy the holidays but we also need to be especially vigilant. Government figures reveal there are more deaths from accidental house fires during Christma... Read more

Darren Corke

Tonight’s The Night!
Created on November 5, 2015

With Halloween over and done, this week marks the start of the firework season.  Despite there being numerous organised displays to choose from, many people still choose to hold their own private bonfire party at home. A few simple precautionary saf... Read more

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