Progress Housing Group - 25 Years of Progress

Celebrating 25 Years of Progress

This year we celebrate 25 years of making difference whether that be building homes, supporting independence or creating opportunities. We have always been more than a story about bricks or statistics or targets... we are about people, communities, aspirations and empowerment. As well as sharing our stories here, we will be following our £25k pledge to raise money for the communities in which we work.

Dawn's story

After a relationship breakdown, teaching assistant Dawn, needed a place of her own. Thinking she couldn’t afford to buy, Dawn started to look for a home to rent. But then she heard about our shared ownership properties at the Riverside scheme in Lancaster.

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Adam's story

As part of our commitment to creating a stronger organisation, we teamed up with Together Housing and the Housing Diversity Network to pioneer Achieving and Harnessing Board Diversity, an award winning pilot programme which aims to identify the next generation of influencers from all walks of life and develop them into candidates for a board-ready talent pool.

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David's story

David from St Annes was struggling to pay his rent and faced losing his home. David was going through a tough period in his life. His wife had recently passed away and his daughter was diagnosed as being critically ill.

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Oliver's story

When 21-year-old Oliver saw an advert in the tenants’ newsletter for apprenticeship positions with the Group, he jumped at the chance. Oliver had always wanted to be a tradesperson so he applied for the apprentice position.

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Julie's story

Julie has been living at one of our independent living schemes for 12 years. Julie has a disability but is able to have as much independence as she wants, with help available if she needs it.

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Oli's story

Twenty-year-old Oli's was homeless when he came to Parker House, our supported housing scheme for young people in Chorley, earlier this year.

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Mrs Parehk's story

Mrs Parekh was born with polio. When her children moved away it left her feeling lonely and worried about what would happen if she had a fall

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Ron and Lynda's story

After suffering a stroke, a package of home telecare sensors from our Progress Lifeline service, including a fall detector, helped newlywed Lynda rebuild her independence and confidence, and supported Ron in his new role as Lynda’s carer.

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Hannah's story

After a family breakdown and finding herself facing homelessness and suffering from poor mental health, 17 year old Hannah reached out to Key for support. With Key's help, Hannah moved into supported housing, learned coping strategies, rebuilt her relationship with her parents and gained the skills needed to move into her own home, employment and future study.

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Cat's story

Cat was living in private rented accommodation in Chorley but wanted to be closer to her family in Leyland. Whilst looking at renting in Leyland they found out that they qualified for shared ownership and could start on the path to owning their own home.

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Kinga's story

After completing three months of work experience, Progress Futures helped Kinga with her CV, applying for jobs and finding courses to improve her employment opportunities. She believes that Progress Futures has really changed her life!

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James' story

Prior to engaging with Progress Futures, James was lacking self-confidence when it came to writing CVs and finding work. After some one-to-one coaching and support, James applied for a position with Progress Housing Group in the Supported Living team and was offered the job.

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Sian's story

Sian, a Progress Housing Group tenant, approached our Progress Futures service for help in securing paid employment. Not only did Sian gain a new job and new skills through the service, but the confidence to fulfill her aim for financial independence.

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Dawn's Progress Futures story

Having been long-term employed, Dawn unfortunately found herself out of work after being made redundant. Progress Future's helped Dawn get to grips with the new ways of applying for jobs and got her back into work.

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Sasha's story

By fixing appliances when they broke, Sasha developed a passion for electronics. Three and a half years into her electrical apprenticeship, Sasha discusses her hopes for the future.

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Georgia's story

After being asked to leave home, Georgia faced indefinite sofa surfing until Key stepped in with support to help her create a home to call her own.

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Linda and Hannah's story

In this film produced by the ITN for the CIH conference, tenants Linda and Hannah explain the positive impact our supported living accommodation has had on their lives.

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Challenge 25K

As part of our celebrations, we have made a pledge to raise £25k for charity by April 2020. You can follow our progress here.

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Our Executive Team get their groove on to raise funds

Workin' at the car wash!

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Amanda toughs it out to raise funds for Help the Heroes

The Group's Operations Director for Digital Services, Amanda Van Duyvenvoorde, completed a gruelling five mile Hero's assault course on Avenham Park in July to raise money for Help the Heros

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Teams raise dough for dementia charity

Teams dust off their baking bowls and whip out their whisks to raise some dough for people affected by dementia.

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Make May Purple - staff take action on stroke

Progress Housing Group turned purple in May to raise money and awareness for the Stroke Association

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Staff take a walk in the dark to raise funds for Chorley and Preston hospitals

Staff from Progress Housing Group are joining forces with Team Rosemere to help smash its £55k target at the cancer charity's biggest event of the year

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Anna pledges to hike her way to £1000 for Macmillan

Anna will take on the Mighty Hike to walk 26 miles for Macmillan Cancer Support on the 13th July 2019 in support of her close friend and colleague.

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Carol signs up for the London Marathon to raise funds for Galloways

Carol, one of our Progress Lifeline team members, will be hitting the tarmac this year to raise funds for local charity Galloways Society for the Blind

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The Group's Digital Services team ditch motherboards for mixing bowls to raise funds for Derian House

The Group's Digital Services team ditch motherboards for mixing bowls to raise funds for Derian House Children's Hospice

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Baby sweepstake raises funds for Derian House

Expectant parents Matt, the Group's Technical Developer and Ali, Progress Lifeline's Project Manager raised funds in April for Children's Hospice Derian House.

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Walking boots and a 22 mile challenge to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society

Staff from across the Group have set themselves the challenge to raise for charity by completing a grueling 22 mile walk round Coniston.

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Staff support local foodbanks

Local foodbanks in Leyland and the Fylde Coast have recieved a cash boost of £400 plus donations from staff at Progress Housing Group.

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