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Has Hoarding Taken Over Your Home?

Did you know that 2-5% of the population have hoarding habits? Or that hoarding was only recognised as a mental health disorder in 2018? It’s one thing to have a bit too much stuff, but it&rs…

For around 2-5% of the population, hoarding can be a real problem.

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Silva Homes ‘phone pals’ cheer up lonely customers

With more than 2,000 customers aged 65 and over, many of whom are self-isolating, we are doing everything we can to help keep loneliness at bay.   Each week, over twenty Silva colleagues ma…

We are tackling loneliness by making hundreds of phone calls to isolated customers.

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Silva customer at Broadway House surprised for 100th birthday

To celebrate, our Silva colleagues at the independent living scheme surprised her with her family and friends.    Silva colleagues, other customers and members of Winnie's family g…

Today is a special day, as Winnie Wooledge, one of our customers at Broadway House turned 100 years old today!

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Great news for pet owners

We are welcoming in 2020 with a new customer-led policy that will please animal-loving renters across the region. We will now be allowing pets into most of our affordable homes, providing…

Silva Homes will now be allowing pets into most of its affordable homes, providing they are well-looked after and do not cause a nuisance to others.

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Silva service provides a pick-me-up for housing association customers

As Silva’s Aids & Adaptations Administrator (previously Health & Wellbeing Coordinator) Lynette usually organises fun weekly activities and events at the housing association’ indep…

Caring Lynette Bloomfield has set up a food delivery support service, to help Silva Homes’ most vulnerable customers stay stocked throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bracknell ‘Knit and Natter’ group makes winter cosy for dogs and cats

A group of Bracknell knitters has created amazing blankets for rescue pets at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in Old Windsor. The Knit and Natter group of Lawrence Court, one of our independent living…

The Knit and Natter group of one of Silva Homes’ independent living schemes has knit blankets to help pets keep warm during the winter period.

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Customer partnership event held in Hilton, Bracknell

Local housing association, Silva Homes, held the latest of its regular customer partnership events at the Hilton Hotel in Bracknell.…


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Would you like a receipt? Handing digital control to the customer

Silva's executive director for people, digital & change, Rob Smyth, outlines Silva's commitment to conduct 80% of customer interactions online by 2021, in a featured piece published i…

technology, digital, project

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60 seconds with Kirsty

Kirsty, our Health and Safety Compliance Coordinator, is an avid rower and aspiring Paralympian. After an arm amputation in 2008, Kirsty struggled with body image-related anxiety, but since finding a …

colleagues, news, health & safety

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Broadway House celebrates award win with garden party

Silva Homes' extra support independent living scheme hosted a garden party last month (Saturday August 24) to celebrate winning a national award. …

Broadway House celebrates award win with garden party

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