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Top50Women2013

Metropolitan named for the second year running as a Top Employer for Women

22/04/2013

The Times has recognised Metropolitan’s work-friendly policies in its Top 50 Employers for Women List. The UK-wide list which includes households names like Microsoft, Google UK and Marks & Spencers honoured Metropolitan  for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to female staff and customers. Diversity Strategy Manager Mark Harrison and his team...More

Event highlights new ways of delivering mental health services

4/04/2013

An event held by Metropolitan at its Opendoor Resource Centre in Bermondsey highlighted the need for accessible mental health services in the community.  Simon Hughes MP for Bermondsey and Southwark, and Cllr Catherine McDonald, Lead Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, attended the event to show their support for...More

New service to make affordable house hunting easier for Londoners

3/04/2013

Metropolitan’s award-winning home ownership team has launched Homematch, a new service for prospective affordable home buyers in London. Homematch puts people looking to buy or rent an affordable home in London in contact with housing providers working across the capital and provides an easy way for searching and applying for...More

Funding agreed for Clapham Park regeneration scheme

25/03/2013

Metropolitan is pleased to announce that funding of £117 million has been agreed with lenders for its Clapham Park regeneration scheme in South London.  A syndicate of Lloyds Bank and Barclays will provide the funding to Clapham Park Homes, (CPH), a subsidiary association of Metropolitan. As part of the new...More

New project to help young people in Lambeth face their money matters

19/03/2013

A new project helping young social housing tenants in Lambeth manage their finances is being launched today. Funded by £1 million of Big Lottery funding, Lambeth FACE (Financial Advice and Confidence Education) is especially designed for 16-24 year old tenants in the borough who are worried about money and need...More

Metropolitan appoints new Chair of the Board

18/02/2013

Metropolitan, a leading provider of housing, care and support and community regeneration has announced the appointment of its new Chair of the Board, Paula Kahn. Paula has extensive experience as a CEO and senior manager in the private sector and has held a number of Chair and director positions in...More

Double recognition for Metropolitan in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index

21/01/2013

 Metropolitan is pleased to announce it has again made it onto Stonewall’s 2013 list of the UK’s most gay-friendly employers. It’s a double celebration this year as Metropolitan’s Lesbian Gay and Bisexual staff group, Metro, has also been recognised as a ‘Star Performer Network’. Metropolitan’s commitment to equality and diversity...More

Start your new year with a new shared ownership home in Clapham

15/01/2013

Metropolitan Clapham Park, delivering one of the most exciting regeneration projects in the capital, is pleased to announce the launch of shared ownership apartments at The Cavendish Building on January 25th. The newly built apartments sit at the heart of Clapham Park, London’s new parkland residential quarter, on Dragmore Street, Clapham, SW4....More

Social Enterprise support for Migrants

11/01/2013

Social Enterprise support for Migrants    A new programme is being launched this month to support local social entrepreneurs who are from migrant communities or who benefit migrant communities. Funded by the Metropolitan Migration Foundation the CLIMB programme will give four social entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch for a portion...More

Metropolitan works with Derbyshire Police to stamp out anti-social behaviour

2/01/2013

Metropolitan’s role as a responsible landlord has seen the eviction of a resident in the Derby area who made repetitive offences, causing distress to neighbours and damaging property.   The eviction was made possible through close partnership working with the police and local authority.  On 29th November, an 18 year old...More

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