16 Dec 2021

Supporting local baby bank, Stripey Stork, to deliver Christmas

Stripey Stork’s annual Christmas campaign, Santa Stork, has scaled-up this year to provide 5,000 children’s gifts to families across Surrey, Sussex and beyond. In the true spirit of Christmas we wanted to give a helping hand, which is why when we heard their team of elves were appealing for vans and drivers we jumped at the […]

05 Nov 2021

Pauline turns her life around helped by support from Raven

Pauline has suffered from mental health issues which led to her becoming virtually housebound. However, with the help and encouragement of her tenancy services officer Peter she is now improving and getting out and about regularly. “Pauline had been really struggling and quite upset with how she was feeling,” explained Peter. “I visit her regularly […]

12 Oct 2021

Kathleen celebrates her centenary birthday in style

Kathleen, who has lived in her Raven home in Epsom for 34 years, marked her 100th birthday with a trip to the races with her family and a new frock! In addition to her telegram from The Queen for reaching this momentous milestone, we presented her with some flowers on behalf of all at Raven. […]

07 Oct 2021

Housing provider meets with local MP to discuss the role of supported housing

Raven recently welcomed Crispin Blunt, MP for Reigate, to Portland House in Merstham to discuss the role supported housing plays in enabling residents to thrive independently. In conjunction with the National Housing Federation’s Starts at Home Day, Mr Blunt attended a coffee morning with Raven’s customers and colleagues to learn more about the type of […]

29 Sep 2021

Milestone for Raven and Legal & General Affordable Homes partnership

Surrey and Sussex-based housing provider Raven Housing Trust has taken management of its first scheme as part of its partnership with Legal & General Affordable Homes (LGAH). Raven is one of 14 housing associations appointed as management partners to LGAH and will be supporting the organisation across the South East. The aim of the partnership is to […]

22 Sep 2021

Raven’s Redhill lockdown IT project scoops Mayor award

Volunteers who have provided an IT lifeline for Surrey families struggling during lockdown have won an award for their sterling work. The Level Up Redhill Reigate Banstead team has scooped a Volunteer Crisis Response Award in the annual Reigate & Banstead Volunteer Awards. Borough Mayor Councillor Jill Bray presented the awards during a ceremony at […]

07 Sep 2021

Light at the end of the tunnel…

A Raven tenant who had become ashamed of his flat due to his excessive hoarding has had his life turned around due to our support and help. The tenant, who suffers from ill health, had collected huge quantities of clothing and rubbish in his home in Horley. “He was hoarding due to bereavement – the […]

27 Jul 2021

Raven named top sustainable housing provider

Raven Housing Trust has been placed sixth in Housing Digital’s top 30 sustainable housing providers. Launched this year, the list published by Housing Digital aims to celebrate the efforts the social housing sector is making to help combat the climate crisis and achieve net-zero carbon. The biggest contributor, by far, to our carbon footprint is our […]

23 Jul 2021

Planning consent secured for much needed affordable housing in Epsom Downs

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has secured planning consent on behalf of Raven Housing Trust to for the delivery of 23 affordable housing units in at Chavecroft in the Epsom Downs. Consent was awarded, subject to signing of S106, by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council on 9 June. Chavecroft forms part of an established housing estate and consists […]

21 Jul 2021

Level Up’s driving force wins national recognition

An inspirational colleague at Raven Housing Trust has won national praise for his tireless work supporting residents over the past year. Steve Ward, our Digital Inclusion Officer, has launched and run our phenomenally successful ‘Level Up’ project to help families struggling to afford a computer for home schooling their children during the pandemic. The scheme […]

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19 Jul 2021

Raven’s climate change champion steps into the spotlight

The woman who has led Raven Housing Trust’s work to help tackle climate change and make our homes more energy efficient is in the running for a national award. Joanna Hills, our Director of Assets and Services, has been named a finalist in the Women in Housing Awards for ‘Professional of the Year’. The accolade […]

17 Mar 2021

Raven helps to launch new ‘better homes’ initiative

Raven has helped to launch an initiative which aims to improve the standard of homes in the country. The ‘Pathfinder’ network will assist housing associations to improve the sustainability, quality, health and performance of their properties. Raven is one of six founder members who are working with the Good Home Alliance and the National Energy […]

17 Feb 2021

Raven drives forward free van deal

Raven Housing Trust has secured a free van for a local food charity as part of its commitment to helping the community. Raven, which manages around 7,000 homes in Surrey and Sussex, has given the helping hand to the Loveworks food banks, meaning that produce can be purchased more cheaply and additional food parcels can […]

12 Feb 2021

Raven ranked a top digital landlord

Raven Housing Trust has been named a leading innovator in embracing the opportunities of digital technology over the last year. We have been ranked 22nd in Housing Digital magazine’s Top 30 Digital Housing Providers, in recognition of how we have worked to maintain services for customers during the coronavirus pandemic. The list celebrates landlords who, through […]

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