23 Dec 2022

Residents get into the festive spirit

Residents at community-based housing provider, Raven Housing Trust’s, Silvermere sheltered scheme got firmly into the festive spirit this week at their annual Christmas party. 40 residents from the 55-and-over scheme enjoyed an afternoon of Christmas bingo and buffet food, while being entertained by a local singer. Residents were even treated to a visit from Father […]

20 Dec 2022

Raven Housing Trust spread Christmas cheer

Surrey and Sussex residents will next week start receiving Christmas gifts donated by staff at Raven Housing Trust. As a community-based housing provider, Raven know just how difficult it will be for some local families this Christmas. To try to bring some Christmas cheer to those most affected by the current cost of living crisis, […]


30 Nov 2022

RavenTimes Winter 2022 is out now!

Welcome to the latest edition of RavenTimes, the digital newsletter for customers. The festive season is on its way! Check out our newest stories and updates from Raven’s volunteering in the community to our new repairs portal! Don’t miss out! Read now

08 Nov 2022

Raven customers cook up a recipe for success

And the winner is ……… Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win a slow cooker. We received some really delicious recipe ideas, and we’ll be sharing some of these with you on our Facebook and Twitter pages over the next few weeks. Our winning entry, which was drawn at random, was sent […]

04 Oct 2022

Water usage survey FAQs

The Government has a strategy to make sure water is managed well as it’s a vital resource we need to protect. To help us to understand how water is used, we are undertaking a water survey of the homes we own and manage in Sussex. Every household this concerns will receive an initial letter detailing […]

22 Sep 2022

Inaugural deal helps property business turn to solar

A renewable technologies company has signed a deal to install a series of high efficiency solar panels for a land and development property specialist. The inaugural partnership between Raven Renewables, a renewables specialist organisation launched by Raven Housing Trust, and property investment, development and sourcing professionals, Property Experts, will see solar panels installed on the […]


21 Sep 2022

RavenTimes Summer 2022 is out now!

Welcome to the latest edition of RavenTimes, the digital newsletter for customers. It’s jam-packed full of Raven news, stories and updates. From how we’ve been investing in your communities, listening to your concerns and what’s new on MyRaven, as well as a chance to win a slow cooker bundle, it’s one not to be missed! […]

14 Sep 2022

Latest government announcement: energy price guarantee

You may have heard the cost of gas and electricity for the average household is going to be capped at £2,500 per year. It had been due to rise to £3,549 before the government made its announcement last week. But what does this mean for you? We asked our Moneywise team to give us a […]

07 Sep 2022

Local mayor visits retirement scheme to discuss the role of supported housing

Last week, the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Cllr Frank Kelly, visited Portland House in Merstham, run by Surrey-based housing provider Raven Housing Trust, to see for himself the value of supported housing in enabling independent living. As part of the National Housing Federation’s Starts at Home Day, the Mayor met with Raven’s customers and […]

Gas safety week: Keeping our nation safe

06 Sep 2022

Supporting Gas Safety Week:
12-18 September

UPDATE: Gas Safety Week has been cancelled due to national mourning. This blog has been kept here so you can refer to it for important information about gas safety.  We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2022. It’s an annual week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care […]

01 Sep 2022

Help with cost of living on its way

There’s currently a lot of information out there on the cost of living and support available, which sometimes can feel a little overwhelming and confusing. Our Moneywise team have put together this easy-to-read summary of what help is coming and the government support you could be entitled to. Cost of Living payments Low-income households Millions […]

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16 Aug 2022

What’s ‘Don’t Pay UK’ all about?

It’s been all over the news and top of the political agenda that energy prices are likely to rise significantly in both October and January, when the energy cap is set to increase. The energy cap is the maximum cost energy companies can charge customers on default tariffs per unit. A group of activists have launched […]

12 Aug 2022

Family return home after fire

A family are celebrating returning to their home following a fire that swept through a row of houses in Merstham last year. The fire, which started in a neighbouring property just over one year ago, spread through four houses. One of the homes devastated by the fire was owned by Raven Housing Trust. Following extensive […]

25 Jul 2022

Two couples from the Ukraine helped to find work and settle in the UK

Following the outbreak of war in Ukraine, over 12 million people have fled their homes, with more than 60,000 Ukrainians now calling the UK home, whether temporarily or permanently. Two couples have been supported by Raven Housing Trust’s *Working Homes employment scheme after being referred by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. They had little or […]

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12 Jul 2022

How to do Summer with kids on a budget

School holidays can be an expensive time of year, especially with increased food and fuel costs, plus the pressure of keeping the kids entertained, but it doesn’t have to be! Our Moneywise team have put together some ideas, tips and resources to kickstart your Summer without it costing the earth. 1. Local parks and playgrounds […]

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