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Thames Valley Housing joins GUAC

Our latest member Thames Valley Housing looks after 14,500 homes across the South of England providing a mix of traditional rented housing, shared ownership, key worker and student accommodation.

They also run Fizzy Living and new concept for renters, offering good quality new homes in London, with additional services included such as wifi, phone and even delivery pick-ups and reminders. Read more about Fizzy Living: http://www.fizzyliving.com/

Thames Valley Housing was set up in 1966 with the aim to build ‘homes and communities where people are proud and happy to live.’ The organisation won the Gold Awards for their hard work and achievements from What House 2012 Housing Association of the Year and earlier this year now a gold Love Your Community quality mark for their work with communities.

The work the organisation does to help residents find work includes a Fast Trax programme which offers one-one support, a range of courses from literacy and maths to construction, plumbing and It courses. In additions Thames Valley runs a STEP Programme, funded by Bog Lottery for 16-24 year olds. The programmes provides core support to help young people fulfil their aspirations while helping them find volunteering, apprenticeships and job searches.

Thames Valley build homes, manage and maintain properties and invest in communities. They are passionate about providing quality homes and recently appeared in the Metro newspaper’s debate on the housing crisis in London representing ‘the housing association’s view’ on the problem where they stated that a major expansion in shared ownership was key to helping families get onto the property ladder.

Read more about Thames Valley Housing:

http://www.tvha.co.uk/

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