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Residents get creative at Derby art club

30 August 2019

We are one of the key partners – and only social landlord – working with Creative Living, a creative arts project that supports older people in Derby to live rich and fulfilling lives within their...

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Opening the door to a different way

23 November 2018

Women and children arrive at Amber House to escape abuse. They leave Metropolitan Thames Valley’s refuge in Nottingham with the chance of a better future.   A heap of backpacks props up the wall. A Swingball...

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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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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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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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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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North London school gets free summer spruce-up from Metropolitan

8 August 2018

Metropolitan has carried out a range of free redecoration and refurbishment work at Waverley School for pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties in Enfield, north London. More than 20 employees got together over two...

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When the Windrush scandal got personal

22 June 2018

Albert Thompson became the focus of the Windrush scandal when he was told he’d have to pay £54,000 for cancer treatment unless he could produce documentation proving his right to remain in the UK. Praxis...

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On the case

21 June 2018

Metropolitan’s Migration Foundation uses an endowment fund to help charities resolving destitution among refugees and asylum seekers. We talk to Kat Lorenz, director of the Asylum Support Appeals Project, which the Migration Foundation has supported...

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Speaking the same language

20 June 2018

Metropolitan’s Akbar Babukarkhail came to the UK from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. He understands the trials his asylum seeker-customers face in the UK better than most. Akbar Babukarkhail knows what it’s like to flee your home, leave...

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