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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 Jun 2022

Raven secures £300 million sustainability-linked deal

Surrey and Sussex-based housing provider Raven Housing Trust has worked with Savills Financial Consultants and its existing lenders to agree a private placement and loan facility package worth £300 million. This sustainability-linked funding will be used to help Raven deliver its plan to build more than 630 homes by 2026, as well as support the […]

01 Jun 2022

Raven Housing Trust welcomes endangered swifts to Knighton Road

Raven Housing Trust is continuing its work to provide sustainable and eco-friendly homes by installing swift nesting boxes on 10 of their Knighton Road properties in Earlswood. Swifts were added to the UK Red List of endangered birds in 2021, and Raven Housing Trust, working with Swift Protection Association Reigate (SPARE) are contributing to their […]

Homes we're building - Pells, Lewes

12 May 2022

Planning secured for zero carbon affordable homes development

Surrey and Sussex-based housing provider Raven Housing Trust has secured planning permission, subject to Section 106 agreement, to build 32 net zero carbon affordable homes, on the site of the former Pells Church of England School, in Lewes. The development will be Raven’s second net zero carbon new build scheme, which will provide much-needed affordable […]

20th anniversary - at the heart of local communities

25 Mar 2022

Raven celebrates 20 years of providing affordable housing

Redhill based housing association, Raven celebrated providing 20 years of affordable housing in Surrey and Sussex, this Friday (25th March). They were joined by local resident, David Arthur, who also celebrated his birthday on Friday. David has lived in his current Raven home with his wife Jackie and their three children and stepchildren since 1984. […]

23 Mar 2022

Raven secures £600,000 Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Surrey and Sussex based housing provider, Raven Housing Trust, has secured £600,000 of new funding as part of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s bid to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 1. The successful bid will see Raven complete a full Net Zero Carbon retrofit of 28 existing homes in the Reigate & Banstead […]

21 Jan 2020

Raven Housing Trust gets Better Connected

Image: © Copyright 2021: The Intelligent Business Company, publisher of Housing Technology. Housing Technology magazine found out how Raven Housing Trust are getting Better Connected, with Julia Mixter, Director of Transformation. Learn about how our ambitious two-year transformation programme will develop an organisation-wide technical architecture allowing all residents and staff to access the data they […]

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