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Over 400 job vacancies on offer at Ellesmere Port Jobs Fair Over 400 job vacancies on offer at Ellesmere Port Jobs Fair 25/09/2014

Local employers, training and education providers are coming together on Friday 26 September for a jobs fair at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall to advertise live job vacancies and apprenticeships, offer training support and advice on anything from starting a business, money matters and wellbeing, at Live Local Work Local, a free event for local residents from 10am to 4pm.

Plus Dane receives full HCA Affordable Homes Programme allocation Plus Dane receives full HCA Affordable Homes Programme allocation 01/08/2014

The HCA has recently announced the national allocations for the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme, and Plus Dane received its full allocation as bid for in April this year. This will see the delivery of circa 397 additional new homes over the next 2 years.

Plus Dane Group announces appointment of new Chief Executive Plus Dane Group announces appointment of new Chief Executive 18/07/2014

Plus Dane Group is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Barbara Spicer, currently Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency will take up the post in September.

Opportunities for Small Businesses at International Festival for Business Opportunities for Small Businesses at International Festival for Business 02/07/2014

Plus Dane Group’s Making Business Work programme is hosting a Small Business and Enterprise Conference on Monday 14th July as part of the International Festival for Business.

Getting ready for Universal Credit Getting ready for Universal Credit 30/05/2014

Universal Credit is a new benefit being introduced by the Government to replace existing benefits. The expansion of the full Universal Credit benefit to the rest of the North West of England will start in June 2014.

Making Business Work Making Business Work 15/04/2014

Making Business Work is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme delivered by Plus Dane to offer Social Enterprises and SME's across Merseyside FREE business support.

Hundreds of jobs and homes on offer for Merseyside residents Hundreds of jobs and homes on offer for Merseyside residents 26/02/2014

Plus Dane Group is hosting a jobs, homes and enterprise fair on Thursday 27th February at Liverpool Town Hall. The Living Local-Working Local event will offer hundreds of job opportunities for people across Merseyside, as well as the opportunity to view a wide range of homes available to rent and buy.

Bricklaying students gain vital work experience Bricklaying students gain vital work experience 25/02/2014

Bricklaying students at Hugh Baird College are getting a taste of life on site with a series of work placements. Partners Plus Dane, contractor Southdale and Hugh Baird College have arranged for the learners to complete work experience sessions at Minstead Avenue, Kirkby where 66 new homes are currently under construction.

Hundreds of jobs and homes on offer for Merseyside residents Hundreds of jobs and homes on offer for Merseyside residents 17/02/2014

A jobs homes and enterprise fair – ‘Living Local Working Local’ – takes place at Liverpool Town Hall on February 27th, offering hundreds of job opportunities for people across Merseyside, as well as the opportunity to view a wide range of homes available to rent and buy.

Liverpool project secures £10m to deliver bespoke services for people with multiple and complex problems Liverpool project secures £10m to deliver bespoke services for people with multiple and complex problems 12/02/2014

A new project that will help people struggling with multiple problems including homelessness, reoffending, substance misuse and mental ill-health has been announced as one of 12 projects nationally to receive almost £10m from the Big Lottery Fund.

Living Local Working Local - jobs, homes and enterprise fair Living Local Working Local - jobs, homes and enterprise fair 07/02/2014

Are you looking for a job? A new home? Do you need business support? Or thinking of working for yourself? Then come along to our jobs, homes and enterprise fair.

Merseyside collective switching scheme launched Merseyside collective switching scheme launched 27/01/2014

Householders from across the region are invited to join the Merseyside’s Collective Switch to see how much they could save on their energy bills.

Property Pool Plus consultation Property Pool Plus consultation 17/01/2014

The way that homes are allocated through Property Pool Plus is being reviewed following a number of developments including a new Government Code of Guidance on local authority housing allocations.

North Liverpool Pilots City's First 'Dry Sports Bar' North Liverpool Pilots City's First 'Dry Sports Bar' 05/12/2013

A family day in North Liverpool this weekend will see the launch of the city’s first dry sports bar.

Winter Survival Event - St Georges Hall Winter Survival Event - St Georges Hall 05/11/2013

A free community event organised by Liverpool City Council, to be opened by The Lord Mayor, takes place on Tuesday 12th November 2013 10am - 3pm at St Georges Hall.

Community play tackles issues of Welfare Reform Community play tackles issues of Welfare Reform 17/10/2013

A drama highlighting the real-life situations facing families struggling with debt in the wake of the bedroom tax is touring neighbourhoods across Merseyside and Cheshire.

Community problem solving group funds police bikes Community problem solving group funds police bikes 10/10/2013

Police in a Merseyside neighbourhood are tackling anti-social behaviour on their own quad bikes.

Plus Dane Black History Month Fundraising Charity Gala Plus Dane Black History Month Fundraising Charity Gala 07/10/2013

Young people from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups across Merseyside and Cheshire are set to benefit from a Fundraising Charity Gala which aims to develop new initiatives that support the creation of employment, training and enterprise initiatives.

Building Hope: Black History Month Charity Fundraising Gala Dinner Building Hope: Black History Month Charity Fundraising Gala Dinner 23/09/2013

Plus Dane are hosting its second charity fundraising gala dinner as part of Black History Month, on Friday 11 October 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool with Frank Rogers Building Contractors being the Premier sponsor.

Plus Dane strengthens Board with four new appointments Plus Dane strengthens Board with four new appointments 20/08/2013

Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group is delighted to announce that the Group will be appointing four new Board members.

Plus Dane Group celebrates first year in Ellesmere Port and Neston Plus Dane Group celebrates first year in Ellesmere Port and Neston 20/08/2013

Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group, is celebrating its first 12 months working as Cheshire West and Chester Council’s housing management provider in Ellesmere Port and Neston having achieved or exceeded the main key targets for the first year.

Former CIH President to Chair Plus Dane Group Former CIH President to Chair Plus Dane Group 13/08/2013

Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group, is pleased to announce that former Chartered Institute of Housing President, Robin Lawler, has been appointed as Chair of the Group’s Cheshire Board.

£15m Welsh Streets regeneration a step closer £15m Welsh Streets regeneration a step closer 23/07/2013

Plus Dane Group and Liverpool City Council have welcomed today’s endorsement by the planning committee of the Group’s proposals to deliver a £15m regeneration scheme for the Welsh Streets.

Everything comes up roses at former eyesore transformed into community garden Everything comes up roses at former eyesore transformed into community garden 19/07/2013

Primary schoolchildren and residents from a Liverpool neighbourhood have worked together to transform a former fly tip into a community allotment and garden.

Sign up to wellbeing Sign up to wellbeing 13/06/2013

Colleagues and Residents from Plus Dane and other RSL's will be speaking at a wellbeing session at the Chartered Institute of Housing Conference on 26 June 2013.

Say Yes to Homes Say Yes to Homes 22/05/2013

We are in the middle of a housing shortage that shows little sign of abating. House prices have risen to the point where an entire generation is struggling to afford a home. There is a simple solution. We need to build more of the right homes, in the right place, at the right price. And you won’t believe it, but all you have to do is say Yes to Homes.

Changes to housing and other benefits Changes to housing and other benefits 01/04/2013

From April 2013, the UK Government are introducing changes to housing and other benefits. As part of Plus Dane's Big Benefit Shake Up campaign and to find out more about these changes, view are short film here.

New milestone in Castlefields regeneration New milestone in Castlefields regeneration 28/03/2013

Partners in Castlefields regeneration gathered this week to mark another milestone in the area’s transformation, the start of works by Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group, to take down the last of the Group's deck-access flats at Shepherd’s Row.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION IMPORTANT INFORMATION 28/03/2013

Change to Housing Ombudsman complaint referral procedure

Cheshire West and Chester Council's Neston Customer Service Point moves to new location Cheshire West and Chester Council's Neston Customer Service Point moves to new location 19/03/2013

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s customer service access point in Neston is to re-locate into the local library – ensuring that the majority of council services can be accessed by local residents from one place.

Community enterprise celebrates 10 years of growth in Dingle Community enterprise celebrates 10 years of growth in Dingle 14/02/2013

A local community enterprise in Dingle that works to provide a vital transport service for the local community has celebrated its 10th anniversary by achieving ownership of the building it operates from.

Plus Dane top gay-friendly housing association in North West Plus Dane top gay-friendly housing association in North West 21/01/2013

Stonewall applauds efforts to build on an already strong commitment to diversity

Work club opens in Runcorn Work club opens in Runcorn 17/01/2013

Locals offered freee training in how to use the web to search for jobs

Army of staff push benefits message Army of staff push benefits message 06/12/2012

Staff visit thousands of tenants to help them cope with welfare changes

Another housing award for Plus Dane Another housing award for Plus Dane 23/11/2012

Homes given eco-friendly makeover

Double award for development team Double award for development team 07/11/2012

Plus Dane scoops two honours at the Your Move magazine awards

Plus Dane Group puts its support behind Merseyside Black History Month Plus Dane Group puts its support behind Merseyside Black History Month 18/10/2012

Plus Dane Group is backing Merseyside Black History Month by signing up as a premier sponsor of this year’s month of celebrations.

New playing fields for Toxteth New playing fields for Toxteth 16/10/2012

The district which gave birth to soccer stars like Robbie Fowler and Kevin Nolan this week saw the official opening of Admiral Park Recreation Ground following an £86,000 refurbishment.

Beautiful North shortlisted for two major regeneration awards Beautiful North shortlisted for two major regeneration awards 28/09/2012

A partnership of over 40 organisations all committed to working together to regenerate North Liverpool has been shortlisted for two awards for its contribution to regeneration and improving neighbourhoods in North Liverpool.

Residents in blooming great clean up Residents in blooming great clean up 24/09/2012

Tenants at an Ellesmere Port tower block have been showing pride in their neighbourhood

Plus Dane appoints ethical business champion as new Chair Plus Dane appoints ethical business champion as new Chair 24/09/2012

A pioneer in business ethics and social investment is to become chair of Neighbourhood investor (Ni) Plus Dane Group with a mission to “get people angry” about housing.

Gas safety a priority Gas safety a priority 17/09/2012

Plus Dane Group has been talking to tenants about the vital importance of gas safety checks

Views sought on the Welsh Streets Views sought on the Welsh Streets 05/09/2012

Consultation over the future of the Welsh Streets is entering its final, important stages.

Transforming lives in Kenya Transforming lives in Kenya 31/07/2012

Partnership working helps women become farmers

Eric lays foundations for success Eric lays foundations for success 22/07/2012

Eric Oakes has always built houses, but with Plus Dane he’s building a career, too. The 49-year-old has gone from bricklayer to site manager for one of Plus Dane’s most high-profile projects in just seven years, a journey that has involved “hard work and much reward”.

Partners create magical garden Partners create magical garden 22/07/2012

A school in Toxteth finally has a green space after Plus Dane Group brought a group of businesses together to make it happen.

New support service for Halton New support service for Halton 11/07/2012

A new service to help vulnerable people in Halton has been launched with a pledge to listen and act. Plus Dane has joined forces with social justice advocates SHAP and Halton Borough Council to provide a range of support services that will help people live independent lives.

Richard Kemp to retire as Plus Dane chairman Richard Kemp to retire as Plus Dane chairman 19/06/2012

Richard Kemp CBE has announced that he is to retire as chairman of Neighbourhood investor (Ni) Plus Dane Group.

Plus Dane Group to open new Ellesmere Port office Plus Dane Group to open new Ellesmere Port office 19/06/2012

Plus Dane Group, the organisation taking over the management of the 5,800 Cheshire West and Chester Council owned homes in Ellesmere Port and Neston, is to open a new office in Ellesmere Port in July, bringing a vacant office space in the town back into use.

£1.2m development creates new homes for Granby £1.2m development creates new homes for Granby 11/05/2012

A £1.2m development of ten new high quality homes has been completed in Granby as part of a drive to provide quality, affordable homes in the area.

Keeping Our Neighbourhoods Green Keeping Our Neighbourhoods Green 26/04/2012

Tenants in some neighbourhoods managed by social landlord Plus Dane Group will soon be benefitting from a new in house environmental service.

Plus Dane is being recommended for £100m deal to help transform Ellesmere Port and Neston Plus Dane is being recommended for £100m deal to help transform Ellesmere Port and Neston 04/04/2012

Neighbourhood investor (Ni) Plus Dane Group is to be awarded a £100m contract to manage housing stock in Ellesmere Port and Neston, subject to final approval by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Executive.

Plus Dane wins share of empty homes funding pot Plus Dane wins share of empty homes funding pot 09/03/2012

Plus Dane Group has been awarded a cut of a £100m national funding pot to tackle the country’s empty housing stock.

Locals hail huge new art installation in Liverpool 8 Locals hail huge new art installation in Liverpool 8 27/02/2012

A huge art installation has been unveiled in Liverpool 8, celebrating the beauty and heritage of the neighbourhood.

Hat-trick heroes Plus Dane named 20th Hat-trick heroes Plus Dane named 20th 27/02/2012

PLUS Dane Group has been named the 20th best company to work for in the UK – completing a rare hat-trick of honours this year.

Business brain takes Plus Dane leadership role Business brain takes Plus Dane leadership role 09/02/2012

A leading business consultant with a soft spot for glam rock has been named as deputy chair of Plus Dane Group.

£7.8M boost for Merseyside enterprises £7.8M boost for Merseyside enterprises 08/02/2012

A CONSORTIUM set up to boost social enterprises in Liverpool has won a £7.8million vote of confidence.

Sea Odyssey heads North Sea Odyssey heads North 26/01/2012

North Liverpool will take centre stage for the city’s biggest ever outdoor event. Giant fever is set to hit the city from 20-22 April as the world’s leading street theatre company, Royal De Luxe (RDL), presents Sea Odyssey – a magical story of how the human spirit triumphs over the Titanic tragedy - starring the 30 foot tall Little Girl Giant.

Plus Dane keeps vow to give homes to locals Plus Dane keeps vow to give homes to locals 23/01/2012

THIRTEEN affordable family homes built in Kingsley have all gone to local people.

Plus Dane named top gay-friendly housing Plus Dane named top gay-friendly housing 19/01/2012

Plus Dane Group has been named one of the most gay-friendly companies to work for in the UK.

Plus Dane celebrates Kenyan friendship Plus Dane celebrates Kenyan friendship 19/01/2012

Plus Dane Group and members of Liverpool’s Kenyan community are celebrating the success of a partnership aimed at helping people at home and abroad.

Not a waste! NVQ success for Liverpool recycling team Not a waste! NVQ success for Liverpool recycling team 15/12/2011

Workers at a Liverpool recycling centre are celebrating achieving NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Waste Management Operations.

Beat the Chill 2011 Beat the Chill 2011 15/12/2011

We are now in the final week of this year’s Beat the Chill campaign which sees Plus Dane staff visiting over 500 of our elderly and most vulnerable tenants to make sure they are prepared for the coming winter months.

Beautiful North Cleans Up for Christmas Beautiful North Cleans Up for Christmas 12/12/2011

Beautiful North’s ‘Show Your Beautiful Face’ campaign is putting a whole new spin on the 12 days of Christmas by planning a festive calendar of events to help improve the area for its residents.

First stage of £11m village square development complete First stage of £11m village square development complete 06/12/2011

Castlefields’ new £11m village square has reached its first major milestone as the new shop units are officially handed over and the first store to move in – Martin McColls – officially opens its doors.

Everton Football Club backs Salop Chapel transformation Everton Football Club backs Salop Chapel transformation 25/11/2011

Local organisations involved in the North Liverpool’s Show Your Beautiful Face campaign have been working together to give Kirkdale’s Salop Chapel a makeover, with support from Everton Football Club and Liverpool Community College.

Beautiful North vows to take action against ‘irresponsible’ dog owners Beautiful North vows to take action against ‘irresponsible’ dog owners 17/11/2011

Dog owners in County, North Liverpool, are being urged to ‘bag it and bin it’ as local councillors and partners vow to get tough on those that don’t pick up after their dogs.

Plus Dane invests £1.1m in homes for the future Plus Dane invests £1.1m in homes for the future 17/11/2011

Plus Dane Group is investing £1.1m in a number of energy efficiency projects that will help its tenants slash their fuel bills and keep their homes warm in winter

Local Arabic leaders praise Plus Dane partnership Local Arabic leaders praise Plus Dane partnership 02/11/2011

Leading members of Liverpool’s Arabic community have praised Plus Dane for bringing communities together and promoting learning and understanding.

Local community heroes honoured at first ever Proud of County Awards Local community heroes honoured at first ever Proud of County Awards 16/10/2011

Young people, carers, volunteers and small businesses in County that have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the local community have had their achievements recognised at the first ever Proud of County Awards.

MP welcomes redevelopment of Macclesfield’s hidden gem MP welcomes redevelopment of Macclesfield’s hidden gem 16/10/2011

Macclesfield’s MP David Rutley has welcomed the transformation of one of the town’s historic buildings into much-needed affordable homes.

Welfare Action Week Welfare Action Week 10/10/2011

Plus Dane Group is supporting Welfare Action Week this week, a national week of action to highlight the harsh reality of the government’s proposed changes to housing benefit and to campaign against them.

Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Exhibition now on show at Liverpool One! Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Exhibition now on show at Liverpool One! 23/09/2011

The Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Competition exhibition was officially unveiled at Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool One this week. The exhibition comprises of 27 shortlisted photos, including the three winning entries, and can be viewed 24 hours a day until Monday 3rd October 2011.

Affordable homes for heroes Affordable homes for heroes 12/09/2011

Soldiers returning from Afghanistan are being offered homes fit for heroes.

First-class affordable homes going fast First-class affordable homes going fast 24/08/2011

STYLISH new, affordable apartments in Chester - which can only be bought or rented by local people - are being snapped up fast.

Wild West comes to Alsager Wild West comes to Alsager 10/08/2011

More than 100 “old timers” enjoyed a taste of the Wild West at a party in Alsager.

2,000 new homes for Merseyside and Cheshire 2,000 new homes for Merseyside and Cheshire 10/08/2011

Up to 2,000 homes are to be built in Merseyside and Cheshire for people struggling to get onto the property ladder.

Big lunch in Congleton Big lunch in Congleton 09/08/2011

DOZENS of Congleton families enjoyed a free picnic lunch from Neighbourhood investor Plus Dane Group.

Shadow Minister for Housing visits North Liverpool Shadow Minister for Housing visits North Liverpool 02/08/2011

The Shadow Minister for Housing, Alison Seabeck MP, today visited North Liverpool to view how the Beautiful North initiative is changing the fortunes of the Anfield, County and Kirkdale neighbourhoods and helping to show North Liverpool’s beautiful face.

Plus Dane helps Tiber transformation Plus Dane helps Tiber transformation 01/08/2011

Plus Dane has been helping young people breathe new life into their Liverpool neighbourhood.

Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Competition Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Competition 17/06/2011

Do you live, work or play in North Liverpool? Show the world its beauty by sharing your photographs in the Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Competition for your chance to win a grand prize of £500!

North Liverpool residents urged to “Show their beautiful face!” North Liverpool residents urged to “Show their beautiful face!” 17/06/2011

Residents and organisations in North Liverpool are today being invited to “Show their beautiful face” as part of a pioneering initiative to transform the environment in the Anfield, County and Kirkdale wards of the city.

Plus Dane chairman honoured by Queen Plus Dane chairman honoured by Queen 16/06/2011

Richard Kemp has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Plus Dane Group chairman was awarded a CBE for public service.

Partners in the Castlefields Regeneration Partnership view progress at £11m Village Square Partners in the Castlefields Regeneration Partnership view progress at £11m Village Square 20/05/2011

With completion of Castlefields’ new Village Square imminent, key partners involved in leading the area’s transformation gathered today (20th May) to view its progress and mark the start of work on site of the new Castlefields Health Facility.

How satisfied are you? How satisfied are you? 16/05/2011

Tenant STATUS Survey 2011 - we have appointed the National Housing Federation's Feedback Services Limited, an indpendent market research company to carry out our 2011 STATUS survey on our behalf.

Youths tell their Anfield story Youths tell their Anfield story 12/04/2011

A GROUP of young people have premiered a film they made about their lives and the changing face of their community.

Congleton’s Emma scoops workers award Congleton’s Emma scoops workers award 12/04/2011

A CONGLETON woman has won Cheshire’s employee of the year award.

Plus Dane delivers more investment Plus Dane delivers more investment 11/04/2011

An efficiency drive at Plus Dane Group has unlocked more than £600,000 for new investment - without any cuts in service.

Middlewich moving into greener future Middlewich moving into greener future 11/04/2011

WORK to transform the face of housing in Middlewich has passed its first milestone.

Final countdown to Clock Tower opening Final countdown to Clock Tower opening 11/04/2011

WORK on transforming one of Macclesfield’s iconic buildings into much-needed affordable homes is nearing completion.

2011 Census - Make sure we count 2011 Census - Make sure we count 08/03/2011

Census forms will start arriving through the letter boxes of all households in early March.

New neighbourhood housing ‘surgery’ opens in Ellesmere Port New neighbourhood housing ‘surgery’ opens in Ellesmere Port 25/02/2011

A new housing ‘surgery’ that will provide support and advice to tenants and residents in Ellesmere Port around tenancy issues or problems in their neighbourhood has opened at the new HHEET (Housing, Health, Employment, Enterprise and Training) Centre.

Plus Dane ‘super apprenticeships’ launched Plus Dane ‘super apprenticeships’ launched 09/02/2011

Neighbourhood investor (Ni) Plus Dane Group has launche a new approach to apprenticeships, with the backing of Liverpool Council leader Joe Anderson.

Richard Kemp takes over as Plus Dane chair Richard Kemp takes over as Plus Dane chair 10/01/2011

A senior Merseyside politician has become the new chair of Plus Dane Group and immediately announced ambitious plans for the group to do even more in these challenging times.

Santas take over North Liverpool for Christmas clean-up Santas take over North Liverpool for Christmas clean-up 15/12/2010

North Liverpool was today taken over by over 100 volunteers dressed as Father Christmas who are taking part in a festive clean-up of the area to show its beautiful face for Christmas.

Women in Construction Women in Construction 13/12/2010

We are pleased to offer the Women in Construction training programme to any woman working within the construction industry.

Beautiful North team transforms derelict North Liverpool site in 6 weeks Beautiful North team transforms derelict North Liverpool site in 6 weeks 25/11/2010

After lying derelict for over 5 years, the former Aldi site on Eldon Street in North Liverpool has been transformed in just 6 weeks following the creation of an innovative new partnership that has been developed in response to Government spending cuts.

Plus Dane reaches out to vulnerable Plus Dane reaches out to vulnerable 08/11/2010

EVERY member of staff from the Neighbourhood investor Plus Dane Group is to visit a vulnerable tenant to advise them how to stay warm and safe this winter.

Success for Halton ASB team Success for Halton ASB team 03/11/2010

A team that supports people accused of anti-social behaviour in Halton has achieved a rare honour.

Make it happen, online with HomesHub Make it happen, online with HomesHub 11/10/2010

HomesHub, part of the Plus Dane Group and HomeBuy agent for Merseyside and Cheshire, has launched a new and improved website this month.

LMH goes from strength to strength LMH goes from strength to strength 08/10/2010

Since the transfer of Liverpool City Council’s remaining social housing stock in April 2008, Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has been working with Plus Dane in its South and West areas to deliver housing management services and the improvement programme within a Housing Management Contract (HMC) arrangement.

Customer Annual Report Available now..... Customer Annual Report Available now..... 30/09/2010

Our 2009/10 Customer Annual Report is now available. The report shows customers how we have performed over the last year and gives some real life examples of the work we are doing in the neighbourhoods we serve.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury views Liverpool as a model for a new approach to spending Chief Secretary to the Treasury views Liverpool as a model for a new approach to spending 22/09/2010

Chief Secretary to Treasury, Danny Alexander, today (22nd September) met leaders from across Liverpool to discuss plans to "do more with less" in an innovative approach to tackling spending cuts.

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change visits two national pilot projects in Liverpool Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change visits two national pilot projects in Liverpool 21/09/2010

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, today (21st September) visited two key projects in Liverpool that are taking part in national pilots to look at ways to reduce carbon emissions and promote energy efficiency.

Work to start on £1.5 million development of new homes Work to start on £1.5 million development of new homes 15/09/2010

Work on a £1.5 million development that will help regenerate a neighbourhood in Widnes is due to start next month.

Work starts on new housing development in Congleton Work starts on new housing development in Congleton 14/09/2010

Plus Dane Group, has started work on a new housing development at Elworth Court in Congleton.

Coalition welcomes Council call to galvanise effort in North Liverpool Coalition welcomes Council call to galvanise effort in North Liverpool 03/09/2010

A coalition of voluntary, public and private sector organisations today (3rd September) welcomed Liverpool City Council’s plans to establish a “North Liverpool Action Team” covering Anfield, County and Kirkdale.

North West needs its fair share of investment North West needs its fair share of investment 24/08/2010

The people of the North West deserve the same opportunities as those in other parts of the country and continued investment to tackle poverty and deprivation in the region is vital to capturing the opportunities presented by the Government’s Big Society agenda. That is the message of the North West’s submission on housing to the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

Three Liverpool housing associations merge to create Plus Dane Merseyside Three Liverpool housing associations merge to create Plus Dane Merseyside 28/07/2010

Three subsidiaries of the Plus Dane Housing Group in Liverpool – CDS Housing, Greater Hornby Housing Association (Hornby Homes) and New Generation Housing Association - have come together to form Plus Dane Merseyside.

Plus Dane Group shortlisted for national housing award Plus Dane Group shortlisted for national housing award 22/07/2010

Neighbourhood investor, the Plus Dane Housing Group, has been shortlisted in the Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the North Award at the 2010 National Affordable Home Ownership Housing Awards.

Innovative Retrofit project helps schoolchildren in Wavertree learn about “going green” Innovative Retrofit project helps schoolchildren in Wavertree learn about “going green” 15/07/2010

School children in Wavertree are being encouraged to play a part in an innovative Government project to create a super-green home, with the help of neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group.

Anne Ward leaves Plus Dane Anne Ward leaves Plus Dane 12/07/2010

A WOMAN who helped transform the face of social housing is stepping down from her current role after 43 years of service to the sector.

Liverpool City Region to host Major UK SmartGrid Trial Liverpool City Region to host Major UK SmartGrid Trial 09/07/2010

Liverpool City Region has been chosen to host a major trial of cutting edge ‘Smart Grid’ technology to improve the reliability and quality of electricity supplies as well as helping to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Plus Dane tenants award £32 million contract Plus Dane tenants award £32 million contract 07/07/2010

Twelve people from Merseyside and Cheshire who have homes with neighbourhood investor, the Plus Dane Housing Group, have awarded a £32 million repairs, gas and maintenance service contract for 7,000 properties in Liverpool.

VIP guests view Village Square demolition VIP guests view Village Square demolition 07/06/2010

TWO VIP guests saw first hand how the £11m project to rebuild Castlefields Village Square is going.

Plus Dane Group appointed to Warrington Affordable Housing Partnership Plus Dane Group appointed to Warrington Affordable Housing Partnership 24/05/2010

Neighbourhood investor and regional housing association Plus Dane Group has been selected by Warrington Borough Council to join the Warrington Affordable Housing Partnership following a competitive bid process.

Caesars Close Play Area – Refurbishment Celebration Day Caesars Close Play Area – Refurbishment Celebration Day 17/05/2010

Local people of all ages joined together to celebrate the re-opening of a children’s play area in Castlefields.

First Time Buyers’ Show for Ellesmere Port First Time Buyers’ Show for Ellesmere Port 10/05/2010

A unique event that will help first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder is coming to Ellesmere Port.

Plus Dane Tenant Board Member takes on national role Plus Dane Tenant Board Member takes on national role 01/04/2010

Following a rigorous selection process, Pól O’Gray, tenant Board Member for Plus Dane – Neighbourhood investor and one of the largest social housing providers in the North West - will take up his seat as a board member for the new National Tenant Voice (NTV).

HCA Chair visits £11m Village Square, Castlefields, Runcorn HCA Chair visits £11m Village Square, Castlefields, Runcorn 01/04/2010

Robert Napier, Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) visited the £11m Village Square project in Castlefields, Runcorn as construction work started.

Plus Dane Group residents invited to have their say at a national conference. Plus Dane Group residents invited to have their say at a national conference. 31/03/2010

Two residents from housing association Plus Dane Group were invited to have their say at a national conference.

TV personality opens £5.9m Heath View in Congleton TV personality opens £5.9m Heath View in Congleton 29/03/2010

Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell officially opened a brand new £5.9m extra-care scheme for retired people in Congleton.

North West company rated top 30 in the UK! North West company rated top 30 in the UK! 05/03/2010

North West based Plus Dane Group has been named as one of the top 30 companies to work for in the UK.

Plus Dane Group secures £107K funding for pioneering eco-refurbishment Plus Dane Group secures £107K funding for pioneering eco-refurbishment 02/03/2010

Plus Dane Group has secured a share of £17M government funding to deliver a pioneering eco-refurbishment of a Victorian end-terrace property in Liverpool.

New course launched for housing professionals New course launched for housing professionals 01/03/2010

A new qualification for people working in the housing sector has been launched in the North West.

Plus Dane Group reaches Housing Heroes Finals Plus Dane Group reaches Housing Heroes Finals 01/03/2010

Plus Dane Group’s Development team has made it to the Finals of the prestigious Housing Heroes Awards 2010 in the Development Team of the Year category. The awards are organised by Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Temporary Shops Move for Castlefields Temporary Shops Move for Castlefields 22/02/2010

Some local shops have now temporarily moved as work progresses on the £11M Village Square development for Castlefields, Runcorn.

Outstanding Achievement for plus dane Outstanding Achievement for plus dane 02/02/2010

The Neighbourhood investor – the plus dane group, based in Merseyside and Cheshire is an ‘outstanding company to work for’ according to the ‘Best Companies Accreditation Scheme’, the results of which were published today.

Snow Problem for plus dane! Snow Problem for plus dane! 11/01/2010

As Britain remains in the grip of the severest winter conditions experienced for the last thirty years, plus dane – neighbourhood investor staff have come up with some creative ways to help their more vulnerable residents across Merseyside, Halton, Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.

Plus dane group staff help customers Beat the Chill! Plus dane group staff help customers Beat the Chill! 15/12/2009

More than 400 members of staff from the North West housing association plus dane group, including the chief executive and chairman, will be visiting customers to advise them how to stay warm and safe in their homes this winter.

Plus dane takes a fresh look at communicating with the world Plus dane takes a fresh look at communicating with the world 04/11/2009

Plus dane group, the North West based housing association and neighbourhood investor, is launching an innovative website designed by its customers.

New pay deal for plus dane group New pay deal for plus dane group 02/11/2009

Plus dane group, the housing association and Neighbourhood investor, has agreed an innovative new pay award following consultation with its staff.

Fire Safety First for Tenants Fire Safety First for Tenants 27/10/2009

More than 7,000 tenants in Merseyside will be offered the opportunity to have a free Home Fire Safety Check as a result of a new initiative from housing group, plus dane, and the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS).

Plus dane wins funding for jobs to make L8 homes safer Plus dane wins funding for jobs to make L8 homes safer 26/10/2009

The security of more than 400 homes in the Liverpool 8 area will be improved thanks to the creation of three new training posts by neighbourhood investor, the plus dane group.

Green Means Business for Innovation Chain NW Green Means Business for Innovation Chain NW 21/09/2009

Eamonn Boylan, HCA Corporate Director, New Ventures & Partnerships, launched Innovation Chain North West on Friday, 18 September with the message that within the housing sector, "we innovate or die."

Major Liverpool event for first time buyers Major Liverpool event for first time buyers 10/09/2009

An exciting event for first time buyers is coming to Liverpool, providing the full package of advice and information to help buyers find an affordable new home.