Wish tree appeal
19 December 2012 - South Ribble Women's Refuge, Clare House is currently preparing for a busy festive period as it helps women and children escapre the misery of domestic violence.
Cake sale raises funds for Children in Need
16 November- Staff at Progress Housing Group’s offices in Leyland and Lytham St Annes raised a whopping £630 for Children in Need, thanks to a combination of homemade delicious desserts and a prize draw raffle.
Woman sent to prison for breaching injunction
15 November 2012 - A 46 year old woman has been sentenced to up to 4 months in prison for entering the Broadfield estate in Leyland. Deborah Whittle, of no fixed abode, was banned from the estate under the terms of an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) awarded against her in April 2012.
New Progress is awarded prestigious ASB accreditation
18th October- New Progress Housing Association has been awarded a nationally recognised accreditation for the way it deals with anti-social behaviour and its commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) in its communities.
Mayor cuts ribbon on restored Preston Guild summerhouse
5th October- The Mayor of Preston Councillor Carl Crompton visited St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston to cut the ribbon on the restored hospice summerhouse - originally built as an exhibit for the 1922 Guild Trades Procession.
Residents raise funds for local charities
13th September - Residents at Boundary Close sheltered scheme in New Longton have raised £400 for charity. It will be given to the NW Air Ambulance and resident Peter Boulton who is fundraising by walking up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise donations for Galloway Society for the Blind.
Progress Housing Group names new Chair
12th September 2012 - Janet Hale, former President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has been announced as the new Chair of Progress Housing group.
What you need to know about benefit changes
The Government is reducing the amount of housing benefit some people can claim. If you claim housing benefit to help pay your rent you may be affected by changes from April 2013. The changes mean that some people will get less housing benefit than they did before
Supported living leads to greater independence finds major research project
10 July 2012 - National supported housing provider, Progress Care Housing Association, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds City Council launched the findings of a major research project to assess whether supported housing within communities gives greater independence to people with learning disabilities and mental health needs.
Progress supports adventure of a lifetime
10 July 2012 - Two local lads are swapping Lancashire for the journey of a lifetime in the ultimate global adventure.
Progress Housing Group is supporting staff member Daniel Craine, 26 from Thornton and his driving partner David Johnson, 20 from Wrea Green, to take the 10,000 mile journey from the UK to Mongolia for charity in a Ford Ka!!!
Keeping crime of the streets of kingsfold
05 May- A 33 year old man and a 23 year old woman who caused misery for residents on an estate in Penwortham have both been given an Anti Social Behaviour Injunction for two years, after New Progress Housing Association took civil action in Preston County Court.
Suspended prison sentence for breaching injunction
21 May 2012 - A 46 year old woman has been given a suspended prison sentence for entering the Broadfield estate in Leyland. Deborah Whittle, of no fixed abode, was banned from the estate under the terms of an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) awarded against her in April 2012.
South Ribble Community Safety Week
07 August 2012 -This August New Progress Housing Association will be holding its first ever Community Safety Week.
From the 20-24 August, a full programme of events will help make South Ribble a safer place to live.
Sheltered Housing Open Days
06 July 2012 - New Progress Housing Association manages a number of high quality sheltered housing schemes for individuals or couples over the age of 55.
Introducing MyHomeChoice FyldeCoast
08 May 2012- A new partnership is streamlining the way people apply for social housing in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
Three councils and six housing organisations have joined together to create a simpler application system. Previously separate applications had to be made to each organisation. But now those seeking a new home in the area will have to fill in just one application form to register their interest.
New Fylde achieve CHS recognition
19 April 2012 - Local Housing Association, New Fylde Housing is delighted to have achieved accreditation by the valued Centre for Housing and Support (CHS) Code of Practice for Support Services.
Tenant Conference 2012
01 April 2012 - Progress Housing Group held its annual Tenant Conference on Sunday 25th March. The event was held at Ribby Hall and attended by over 100 delegates from across Lancashire, and brought together tenants and residents, staff, partner agencies and voluntary organisations.
Progress to provide 250 new affordable homes
17 January 2012 - Progress Housing Group has secured over £4.8m from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to deliver 205 new affordable homes over the next four years. The funding is part of the government’s Affordable Housing Programme, which aims to deliver 80,000 new affordable homes in England by 2015.
What you need to know about benefit changes
12 June 2012 - need to know about benefit changesThe Government is reducing the amount of housing benefit some people can claim. If you claim housing benefit to help pay your rent you may be affected by changes from April 2013. The changes mean that some people will get less housing benefit than they did before.
Opening day at community base
9 January 2012 - Residents of the Broadfield estate in Leyland had reason to celebrate this weekend with the opening of a new community centre.