Press Releases

Metropolitan appoints new Chair of the Board


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


 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


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


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


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

Grow Local encourages young people to get their hands dirty


Metropolitan’s  Grow Local Initiative is proving to be a success with young people across the Moorlands, Tulse Hill and St Martin’s estates teaching them some valuable lessons about where produce comes from and providing them with a new skill. The ‘Grow Local’ initiative which sees residents producing organic crops on...More

Nottingham benefits from social enterprise programme providing free advice for budding entrepreneurs


With the ongoing age of austerity and high unemployment figures there is certainly a flavour for bringing unique ideas to the table when it comes to developing business skills. Forty one members of the Nottingham community expressed their interest in learning about the dynamics of running a business, by attending...More

First Steps Social Enterprise Programme in Nottingham


A free social enterprise programme aimed at migrant communities called ‘First Steps in Social Enterprise’, is being launched in Nottingham. First Steps is a 12 week programme which teaches the vital skills needed to run a successful social enterprise. John Mayford, Chief Executive of Olmec, said: “We are looking for...More

Giles Long inspires young swimmers in Clapham to get fit


Metropolitan residents in Clapham who have been learning how to swim had the chance to meet Paralympic swimmer Giles Long, (MBE), as he dropped into one of their sessions at Clapham Leisure Centre. The young residents have been regularly attending water confidence classes through a project funded by Coca-Cola Great...More

Housing and Migration Network urges housing associations to help destitute migrants


The Housing and Migration Network is urging social landlords to make a difference to the lives of destitute asylum seekers and other migrants in the UK.  To help do this the Network has launched a destitution pack highlighting how housing associations and charities can work together to provide short-term housing,...More


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