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08 Feb 2024

Celebrating our apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

This week (5th – 11th February) is National Apprenticeship Week, a chance for us to share about what an apprenticeship at Raven looks like and share stories of those on programmes with us. We recruit new apprentices in the Summer ready to begin in September, if you or someone you know is interested in an […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

01 May 2020

Colleagues volunteer to support vulnerable residents

More than 20 of our colleagues at Raven, have volunteered to support over 900 of our most vulnerable residents, most at risk as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Ahead of the lockdown announcement, they volunteered to make daily calls alongside their other work, to check in with residents and provide additional support across its schemes, […]

27 Feb 2019

Kirsty finds a pathway to work experience

Kirsty Fowler has gained qualifications and secured a work experience placement at the Job Centre in Redhill following support from ESRA (Employment Support Retraining Agency) and Raven’s Pathway to Employment programme. After leaving her partner and moving into emergency housing, single mum Kirsty struggled to find a career path that was right for her. “My […]

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