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Residents cook up festive treat in new communal kitchen

Ladies that lunch
A group of Paradigm residents in Iver have been cooking up some festive treats thanks to a new kitchen they…

Housing Association makes foodbank donation

Donations at Chiltern Foodbanks
Staff from Paradigm Housing Group have donated more than £300 worth of food and households to foodbanks in…

Landmark stone ready to be laid at Alfred Burt VC Close

Alfred Burt VC Close
The mayor of Chesham joined staff from Paradigm Housing Group and developer Taylor French to mark a major…

It's our 25th anniversary

A historic day in 1988
It's amazing to think that according to our records just under half of our residents weren't even born when…

£10,000 investment helps Paradigm residents see the light

Residents at Wallington Road
A £10,000 investment from Paradigm to improve lighting in Chesham has been welcomed by residents.

Little Chalfont crossing to be improved

Residents looking forward to the improved crossing
A grant of £2,500 to help Paradigm Housing Group residents cross the busy Chalfont Station Road in Little…

Paradigm recruits new apprentices

Jake and Chris
Paradigm Housing Group has appointed two new apprentices to work on their gas and electrics team.

Learning about Home Fire Safety

Fire Safety in the home
A group of rather ghoulishly dressed children joined Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Pararadigm and…

Deputy Leader of Council visits new affordable homes in Hounslow

Inverness Road development in Hounslow
The Deputy Leader of Hounslow Borough Council has visited a 67 affordable home development at the former…

Mutual Exchange Day in Luton

Mutual Exchange Day
Residents in Luton are being given the opportunity to attend a Mutual Exchange day on Saturday in partnership…

Young mums learn to massage their babies

Denise at baby massage
Young mums in Hatfield have been learning how to massage their babies as part of a new class launched by…

Paradigm supports Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week
Over the last five days Paradigm has been supporting Gas Safety Week, which takes place annually every…

Chesham Mayor welcomes residents in to their brand new homes

Moving in to Nine Acres
Residents at Paradigm's new development at Upper Belmont Road in Chesham were welcomed in to their homes by…

Former Tenant Services Authority Chief Executive joins Paradigm Board

Claer Lloyd-Jones
Paradigm Housing Group has appointed the former Chief Executive of the Tenant Services Authority, Claer…

Welcome to your Community Event in Willesden

Picture winner
Residents at Paradigm's White Hart development in Willesden enjoyed an evening in the sun at their Welcome to…

Children join in national Playday celebrations

Playday at the Foyer
Youngsters and their families joined staff from Paradigm in enjoying a day playing in the sun and meeting new…

Paradigm is now a foodbank voucher distributor

Chiltern Foodbank
Paradigm Housing Group is now a local distributor of foodbank vouchers to tenants and residents in the…

Paradigm Housing Group launches new Foundation

Chair of the Foundation, Mike Gahagan
A brand new charitable Foundation that will donate up to £250,000 to the local community across the South…

Are you a descendant of Alfred Burt VC?

Plans for the new development
A Buckinghamshire-based housing association is looking for relatives of the Victoria Cross recipient, Alfred…

Paradigm listed as fourth biggest affordable housing developer

Paradigm's Andrew Main
A leading housing industry magazine has revealed that only three other housing associations in the UK built…

The Benefit Cap

The Benefit Cap
From Moday 15 July the total amount of benefit people aged 16 to 64 years old can receive will be capped.…

Paradigm appoints Director of Property Services

Dean Epton
Paradigm Housing Group has appointed Dean Epton to the newly created role of Director of Property Services.

Cutting the carbon at Paradigm

Going green at Paradigm
Paradigm Housing Group went green last week as part of an effort to raise awareness about the environment…

Public exhibition at Honeycroft Hill, Uxbridge

Honeycroft Hill
Paradigm Housing Group is inviting members of the public to view designs for a new development planned at the…

Gardening for gold in Chesham

Mrs Coles in Chesham
A 90-year-old Paradigm Housing Group resident from Chesham has been honoured in the town's In Bloom Flower…

Paradigm seeks three new apprentices

New maintenance apprentice roles
Paradigm is offering three young people the opportunity to join our maintenance team as apprentices. We're…

Paradigm volunteers at Longridge

Paradigm volunteers at Longridge Marlow
More than a dozen Paradigm staff gave up their sunny Saturday to volunteer to complete repair works at…

Doors are closed but don't give up

Ulrich outside Lea Bridge House
Sitting in the sunshine at Lea Bridge House in East London, 31-year-old resident Ulrich spoke of her…

Paradigm wins planning for The Parade, Windsor

Plans for The Parade, Windsor
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has approved Paradigm Housing Group’s plans to redevelop the site…

Paradigm supports Yes to Homes campaign

Paradigm supports the Yes to Homes campaign
Paradigm Housing Group is supporting a new campaign by the National Housing Federation (NHF) to get a greater…

Paradigm host VIP event

Residents at Chesham's VIP event
Paradigm's White Hill office hosted a well attended resident event on Tuesday specifically for those…

Edwardian school development picks up housing award

Representatives from Oxfordshire County Council, Paradigm and Cherwell District Council
An Edwardian school in Banbury that was transformed as part of a £3.4 million project has been identified as…

Paradigm counts on Jane

Jane Harrison, Deputy Director of Finance
Chartered accountant Jane Harrison has joined Paradigm Housing Group in the role of Deputy Director of…

Bumper year for development at Paradigm

Cottesmore development
The financial year 2012/13 proved a bumper year for the development of new homes by Buckinghamshire-based…

Residents delighted with new kitchens in old homes

Joan and Mary outside their homes in Watford
Two residents in Watford have thanked Paradigm for the sterling work on the newly installed kitchens in their…

Customer services opening hours change from 29 April

Customer service hours are changing
After reviewing the services we offer to our customers, we have now decided to change our customer service…

Paradigm hosts Watford Housing Surgery

Younger resident outside the Watford Housing Surgery
Residents in Watford attended a housing surgery hosted by Paradigm Housing Group at the Wellspring Church…

Charity shop in Slough given a life-line

Shaun Woodward, Norma Palmer and Carol Berry from the Slough furniture project
A furniture charity shop in Slough that was in danger of closing has been given a life-line after it received…

The Benefit Cap comes to Enfield

The Benefit Cap is introduced today
The London Borough of Enfield, where Paradigm provides homes, is one of four London boroughs where the…

Hard of hearing club has new home thanks to Paradigm

Margaret Long, Kate Weber and Teri Floyd
After months of searching, members of the Amersham and Chesham Hard of Hearing Club have found a new home in…

Little Chalfont resident Fred turns 100

Little Chalfont resident Fred on his 100th birthday
More than 45 people came together in Little Chalfont to celebrate the 100th birthday of Paradigm Housing…

Welcome to the community event postponed

Residents getting information at a previous community event
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 'Welcome to your Community' event for residents of Paradigm's Farley…

Dial 111 for medical help

The New NHS hotline is available in some areas
NHS 111, a new non-emergency medical hotline, is available in some local areas.

Shared-ownership: frequently asked questions

Tanner's Wharf near Bishop's Stortford; shared-ownership homes from Paradigm
According to Paradigm's New Build Sales Manager Shaheen Saddique, the most common question asked about…

Shared-ownership cheaper for first-time buyers

Shared-ownership: Butlers Court in Beaconsfield.
First-time buyers in the South East spend £350 less a month on their housing costs if they choose a…

Red Nose Day at Paradigm Housing

Chief Executive Alison Hadden (centre) takes Comic Relief seriously.
Staff of Paradigm Housing have come out in red today in support of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day.

Government announces 'Bedroom Tax' exemptions

New under-occupation rules come in on 1 April 2013
The government has announced that foster carers and some parents of members of the armed forces will now be…

Welfare Reform in the news

Welfare Reform
The government is introducing new changes to the benefit system starting at the beginning of April. Here we…

Watch Get Involved: The Movie

A scene from 'Get Involved: The Movie'
A new mini-documentary featuring Paradigm residents was launched today.

Community cafe launches in Hatfield

Amy with Joe and Myles at the launch
Around 30 members of the public and local dignitaries came together to celebrate the launch of a new…

Lea Bridge hostel hosts art evening

Lea Bridge hosts art evening
Lea Bridge House, a hostel for former homeless people in Leyton, hosted an evening of art and entertainment…

Welfare Reform changes loom

Welfare Reform
The government's new Welfare Reform programme will be introduced in only a few weeks, with far-reaching…

Paradigm signs money-saving kitchen deal

A Rixonway kitchen in a Paradigm property
Paradigm Housing Group has signed a four-year contract with a Yorkshire-based kitchen manufacturer that will…

Paradigm invests in African social housing project

African social housing
A pioneering project from Paradigm Housing Group that will help bring Africa's first social housing…

Finance Director nominated for award

Paradigm Housing's Director of Finance, Andy Nicol
Paradigm Housing Group's Director of Finance, Andy Nicol, has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement…

Redevelopment of the Parade, Windsor submitted

Plans for the Parade site in Windsor
A popular convenience store in Windsor is set to be revamped as part of proposals by Paradigm Housing Group,…

Youngsters look for volunteer chef

The Foyer, Hatfield
A group of young people in Hatfield are pleading for a chef to volunteer their time so they can set up a…

Broxbourne housing consultation deadline looms

Residents and the local Mayor at The Rise in Broxbourne
The deadline for consultation on Broxbourne Council's draft housing policy looms, as all responses to the…