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News 2008

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Mayor cooks for Residents
Move over Nigella Lawson! The Mayor of Chesham, Cllr Alison Pirouet, took time out from her busy schedule to cook a delicious Christmas lunch for local senior citizens.
Silver Surfer Celebration
The digital age has turned the generation gap into a chasm. However, computers are bringing several generations back together at Cromwell House, a sheltered scheme in Chesham run by Paradigm Housing.
Another shoebox in the wall
Super Secret Santa Linda Lancaster and her team at Paradigm Housing peer over a wall of festive shoeboxes stuffed with Christmas gifts.
New Kitchen for Christmas
Jessica Woodward-Hays can't believe she has a new kitchen for Christmas, including units with a new sink, granite-effect tops, new tiles, paint and flooring.
20th Anniversary
December 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the transfer of some 4,500 homes and families from Chiltern District Council to the Chiltern Hundreds Housing Association.
Celebrating Eid 2008
A lively party to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid was enjoyed by staff at Paradigm Housing's headquarters in Amersham Dec 5.
Ground-breaking news
A ground-breaking event held on November 19 heralded the start of a new affordable housing development at Grove House, Waltham Cross.
Grinning in the Rain
This year's wet summer couldn't dampen the spirits of the tenants of Chelsea House, in Leighton Buzzard, even though it ruined their garden project.
Everybody is Surfing Now
An innovative silver surfer programme using high school IT students as long-term support is being launched at Cromwell House in Chesham.
Help beat the Credit Crunch
Paradigm's day of free advice to beat the credit crunch was enthusiastically received by members of the public seeking help.
Brainteasers from Stonewall
How would you react if a resident or tenant made homophobic remarks in front of you? What, if anything should you do if you were concerned a gay couple might get a frosty reception when they move into sheltered accommodation?
Meet John, new Disabled Facilities Officer
"My name is John Smith and I arrived at the end of April this year. I have previously served older people, and those with disabilities in Amersham, Chesham, Harrow, and Maidenhead.
Donate-a-day at Woodrow High House
Members of staff from Connaught and Paradigm gave up a Saturday during April to carry out some much needed work to the grounds of Woodrow High House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
Exchanging your home
Good news - Paradigm Housing Group has now signed up to Homeswapper. This is a national based website that allows tenants of Housing Associations and Councils to register free and to search for a mutual exchange
Beat the Credit Crunch
Free advice to beat the credit crunch will be offered at an Open Day organised by Paradigm Housing, Thursday October 30.