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Fire safety guidance for customers

Following news of a major fire in London this morning, we firstly want to offer our sympathies to all those affected by this devastating incident. In light of today’s events, we would like to rea...
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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

Our City Our River – Project Update
Created on August 16, 2017

Temporary Road Closure & Footpath Diversion As part of the 'Our City Our River' flood defence project, Derby City Council are carrying out con... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Staircasing – the ups and downs
Created on August 15, 2017

There’s lots of jargon to dig through when it comes to buying a home, which can be a little confusing at times. In an effort to untangle this web of words, we’re going to explain what it means to “staircase” a shared ownership property Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Derbyshire police warn of fraud
Created on August 11, 2017

“Never withdraw cash at the request of a stranger.” That is the urgent message to the Derbyshire community, particularly the elderly. The advice follows a spate of incidents in Chesterfield this week, where people received phone Read more

107 years young – surprise birthday party for Dolly
Created on July 21, 2017

Derwent Living surprised its oldest resident this week with a special birthday party featuring a visit from her favourite football stars. D... Read more

New low-cost homes for Derby
Created on July 20, 2017

Derwent Living is nearing completion of more than 60 new affordable homes in Littleover, Derby. The properties, near Heatherton Village, ar... Read more

50th Anniversary Roadshow

Good Neighbour Tour 2017
Created on July 11, 2017

We're very excited to announce that our customer engagement team are hitting the road again in August, on their Good Neighbour Tour 2017! Mitch a... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

My work experience at Derwent Living
Created on July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, Ecclesbourne School student Richard joined the organisation to find out more about what Derwent Living does. He wrote a blog about his short time here, which we’ve published below. We want to thank Richard for being a great r... Read more

New repairs and maintenance service – FAQ
Created on June 26, 2017

All residents should now be aware that Derwent Living and Liberty Maintenance have mutually agreed to end the repairs contract. The repairs and mai... Read more

Fire safety guidance for customers
Created on June 14, 2017

Following news of a major fire in London this morning, we firstly want to offer our sympathies to all those affected by this devastating incident. ... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

The Herbert Protocol
Created on June 7, 2017

Do you care for someone who has dementia, or a similar vulnerability, and worry that they might go missing? For people living with or caring for someone else, this is quite common. The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme being introduced by Derbysh... Read more

Make some noise for ‘The Noise App’
Created on May 26, 2017

Derwent Living customers now have access to The Noise App, a new way to monitor and record incidents of noise nuisance. The Noise App is availab... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Six top tips to spring clean your finances
Created on April 10, 2017

The clocks have sprung forward and with it we’ll see lighter nights and – hopefully – warmer weather. With the new financial year here too, there’s no time like the present to spring clean your finances. We’ Read more

Places for People Landscapes – FAQ
Created on March 30, 2017

Following on from the article about contractor changes in the spring edition of Derwent Life, please see below a set of frequently asked questions ... Read more

Derwent Living WINS tenant engagement award
Created on March 9, 2017

Derwent Living is celebrating success after winning the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Central Region award for ‘Excellence in Tena... Read more

Derwent Living combats fly tipping in Lincoln
Created on March 6, 2017

A street in Lincoln prone to fly-tipping received a much needed spring clean this week thanks to a ‘clean-up day’ organised by housing associat... Read more

Darren Corke

Be flippin’ careful!
Created on February 28, 2017

Making pancakes can be lots of fun for the whole family, especially the kids. And let’s be honest – they are absolutely delicious! However, over half of all accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen. As the resident health and safety ... Read more

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