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Wrap up and switch on – getting winter ready

The year has flown by and we can't believe that it's November already. It's getting cold now and we're keen to make sure that people are doing everything possible to keep healthy, comfortable and safe...
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Gritting – what will Derwent Living do?
Created on December 8, 2017

While Derwent Living would love to be able to keep every path and road on our sites free of snow, it just isn’t reasonably practical. Instead,... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Christmas food safety – don’t be a turkey!
Created on December 6, 2017

The last thing any of us want is to fall ill over Christmas, especially if it could have been avoided by taking extra care when prepping and cooking your Christmas turkey. Defrosting Past research by the Food Standards Agency shows that nearly 70% of... Read more

Alison Moore: A Life in Books
Created on November 30, 2017

It was back in 2009 when Leicestershire-based author Alison Moore got her first big break. One of her stories was shortlisted for the Man... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Christmas on a shoestring
Created on November 30, 2017

The pressure to make Christmas magical can feel overwhelming, but you don’t need to spend the earth at this time of year to still have a good time. I’m a big fan of finding ways to have a great Christmas without spending lots of money, so here ar... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Traditional Christmas pudding recipe
Created on November 16, 2017

Christmas puddings are generally made any time between September and the start of Advent. This is because the pudding cannot be eaten immediately; it needs to be stored and rested, then reheated on Christmas Day. Eating the pudding immediately after ... Read more

Wrap up and switch on – getting winter ready
Created on November 10, 2017

The year has flown by and we can't believe that it's November already. It's getting cold now and we're keen to make sure that people are doing ever... Read more

Darren Corke

Firing up for Bonfire Night
Created on November 3, 2017

Despite there being plenty of organised displays to choose from, many people still choose to hold their own private bonfire party at home. A few simple precautionary safety measures can help ensure that everyone stays safe and enjoy the celebrations ... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Where to go: Bonfire Night 2017
Created on November 3, 2017

It’s an English tradition that dates back to the Gunpowder Plot; fireworks, bonfires, burning effigies and sparklers. There’s no substitute for an official fireworks display, so here’s a list that we’ve compiled of all events ... Read more

Staying safe over Hallowe’en
Created on October 17, 2017

Hallowe’en is so close we can almost taste the candy! It's a fun and spooky time of year but it can be much scarier for some people than others, ... Read more

Good neighbour awards for community spirit
Created on October 13, 2017

Two Derwent Living residents have been recognised at a national awards ceremony, for their community spirit. Nora Sanders from Allestree, was no... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

If Walls Could Talk – A Spooky Throwback!
Created on October 12, 2017

Since it’s Friday the 13th tomorrow, we thought we’d share a spooky throwback to the research we did for a Derwent Life article in 2014, and the article itself. You may remember that the winter edition’s cover story was Richard Feli... Read more

Hitting the road with Universal Credit
Created on October 4, 2017

Over the next few months, Derwent Living will be sending out information regarding the continued roll out of Universal Credit. Roll out of this ... Read more

Mills family realise home ownership dream
Created on September 18, 2017

The Mills family are taking their first steps on the housing ladder at a new Derwent Living shared ownership scheme in Farnsfield, Southwell. Th... Read more


All go for the Green Inspectors
Created on September 18, 2017

Volunteers from our team of customer Green Inspectors recently carried out site visits to inspect the grounds maintenance services carried out by our new contractor, PfP Landscapes. Green Inspectors are customers volunteers who monitor the standard ... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Tops tip for burglar proofing your home
Created on September 1, 2017

Forecasters are predicting a classic Indian summer and we’re just as surprised as you are to find the weather getting warmer – right after we’d all given up and swapped out our summer wardrobes. Of course, not to put a dampener on t... Read more

Darren Corke

Be safe, budding bakers!
Created on August 29, 2017

As the Great British Bake Off returns, it will spark a flurry of flour dust and beaten eggs in kitchens all over the UK and beyond. Home baking is great fun, but it is also important to be safe in the kitchen.  There are many potential hazards to be... Read more

Important: change of details
Created on August 25, 2017

From 29th August 17, Derwent Living will have new bank details – so anybody who currently pays by Standing Order or bank transfer will need to am... Read more

Good Neighbour Tour – thank you

Good Neighbour Tour – thank you
Created on August 21, 2017

Derwent Living colleagues had a fantastic time last week, travelling far and wide on the Good Neighbour Tour. The customer engagement team ... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Be prepared – check your boiler
Created on August 21, 2017

You don’t want to wait until the temperature drops (more than it already has – this is a British summer, after all) to find out that you have a faulty hot water or heating system. That’s why you should test your boiler now, before any cold ... Read more

Marcellus Baz: Rolling with the punches
Created on August 17, 2017

Nottingham’s Marcellus Baz became a household name last year when he was honoured with both a British Empire Medal and the BBC Sports Personality... Read more

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