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Volunteering pays off

6 December 2018

From volunteer to full-time employee: Abu explains how volunteering with Metropolitan Thames Valley set him up for a paid job. Earlier this year, a leaflet was posted through the letterbox of Abu Sahid’s home at...

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Loch to Leyton in a century

21 November 2018

Christina Flight will be 100 in December, but our Wellbeing at Home customer is still making new friends.   Christina Flight was born a few weeks after the end of the Great War. Her father...

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Metropolitan Thames Valley residents vote ‘yes’ in first London Mayor estate regeneration ballot

14 November 2018

Social housing residents in Barnet, north London, have voted in favour of the redevelopment of their estate – in the first ballot of its kind under new rules introduced by the Mayor of London earlier...

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Ismail gets away to uni with £3000 in the bank

6 November 2018

The Chalkhill resident has started a degree at the University of Bath, with the help of a new bursary scheme Ismail Haji is settling into the student routine of lectures, labs and late nights and...

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All on board for race equality

23 October 2018

This October, 20 Metropolitan Thames Valley customers and colleagues from BAME backgrounds took their first steps towards becoming future board members, at the start of our first Black on Board training programme. Delivered by race...

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Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing complete partnership

8 October 2018

Housing associations Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing have formally completed their partnership today to form Metropolitan Thames Valley. Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTVH) is the trading name for the group which has around 57,000 homes spread...

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Rolling back the years

1 October 2018

Our 84 year-old Edmonton resident Joan Rowley talks Zumba classes, marriage proposals and a date with the Rolling Stones Coffee and Cream had just finished a gig at Camden’s Black Cap pub when the man...

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Top of the class

20 September 2018

Metropolitan and Tutors United teamed up to deliver free children’s tutoring sessions five years ago. Now their partnership is up for a Third Sector award.   Do fractions and spelling have anything to do with...

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Care and Support customers survey their own services

29 August 2018

The ‘peer audits’ aim to make things better at our Southend schemes for adults with learning disabilities Care and Support customers are getting a bigger say in how their Metropolitan services in Southend are run....

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Nikia spices up Pitch Your Idea

14 August 2018

The Clapham Park resident won over the competition judges with her jerk marinade. Now, her Caribbean wraps are set to pop up around London   It propelled Levi Roots to fame and fortune; now, Jamaican...

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