Just Ask news
 

8 December 2017 | Just Ask Services
Gordon School, Eltham, newsletter
Just Ask services Hyde properties in the Eltham area. Some of the school children who live here go to Gordon School, Eltham. Their latest newsletter tells you about the Just Ask Volunteers that have transformed the wildlife garden. Click here to see the newsletter.

Gordon School News

30 November 2017 | Just Ask Services
Just Ask wins Northampton Partnership Homes
Just Ask wins Northampton Partnership Homes. Following our successful bid we started comprehensive induction program for colleagues coming over to join the Just Ask team in our dedicated training academy.

Just Ask's training academy

2 November 2017 | Just Ask Services
All hands on deck for the clean up!
Following a fire in one of our client’s sites, the A2 Dominion team came to the rescue once again. Colleagues donated their own time to assist with the removal of the remains after the fire and the cleaning of the resident’s home, as well as decontaminating the communal areas affected by smoke damage.

Fire recovery team

17 October 2017 | Just Ask Services
Just Ask staff are volunteering their spare time
We have asked all our employees to voluntarily donate four hours of their time over the next year. Contract mangers will be meeting with local housing officers to find out where this time can be best spent. One team has recently given up their own time to support a resident who, due to his mental health and drug problems, was not able to manage his own garden. This support has improved the relationship between the young man and other residents, who had been concerned about the state of his garden for some time.

Garden recovery

10 October 2017 | Just Ask Services
New core values announced
Just ask announces its new core values following an intensive program of internal workshops and external reviews – Always Trusted, Always Thoughtful, Always There, Always Thorough 

Always trusted, Always Thoughtful, Always there, Always Thorough

18 August 2017 | Just Ask Services
Summer BBQ at The Orchards
The Orchards sheltered accommodation offers residents the independence of having their own room in a home from home environment. On the 18th August Yan, Kristina and Sue Ticehurst held a BBQ for the residents at the Orchards. The BBQ was a great success; we held a raffle and played the residents’ favourite music. We received an email from Hyde Housing the following day, thanking us. Everyone had enjoyed meeting up with old friends.

Orchards BBQ

June 2017 | Just Ask Services
Just Ask wins award!
Just Ask have been awarded Gold Standard Investors in People accreditation against the new more stringent assessment criteria. “Just Ask has demonstrated effective people management practice. Acknowledgement of our ethos and culture particularly is made related to providing customer service and this being translated throughout all areas of work.”

20 June 2017 | Just Ask Services
Just Ask gives support at a difficult time
Following the tragic events of the 14th June 2017, a big thank you to Nij and his team on A2 Dominion for supporting in the area, at what must have been a very difficult time. The team went out in the Just Ask vans collecting donations from surrounding areas, and taking them to the Grenfell Community Centre where residents affected by the fire were able to go along and collect donated items.

Just Ask help out at Grenfell

June 2017 | Just Ask Services
Home starter packs
Just Ask have donated home starter packs to a homeless scheme in Essex. These packs contain items such as bedding, towels, cutlery, crockery, utensils toothbrushes and soap. Basic items like this can make a real difference to many of the new residents who have been previously homeless and have now found a place to live in one of our clients’ schemes. Just Ask are also looking to work with the homeless schemes to support people back into employment.

Home Starter Packs

17 May 2017 | Just Ask Services
Just Ask helping to improve the environment
The Kilby & Watson project was a collaboration between Genesis Housing and Just Ask to regenerate the site with a view to improving the environment for local residents and give them an amazing place to live. The results were well received across the board with residents’ comments that include: “It’s fantastic”, “absolutely fabulous” and “massive improvement”!.

Gemnesis Housing

May 2017 | Just Ask Services
Just Ask donates IT equipment
Just Ask have donated IT equipment to Colindale Community Trust and the Redmond Community Centre. Both centres are committed to developing sustainable services, and projects that improve the economic and social wellbeing of people who live in and around the surrounding area.

Colindale Community Trust