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Keeping our colleagues safe on the roads

Road safety is an important topic for us because we have 156 vans on the road across Dorset and Somerset, covering over 1.5 million miles per year. 

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Black History Month - a colleague's story

October is Black History Month. Today, we’re sharing personal experience on the subject from our colleague Molly.

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Creating great homes together

Magna Housing has a 10-year vision to create great homes together. To do this, they are looking to buy land in Dorchester, Bridport, Sherborne and Weymouth to deliver affordable housing for our communities. 

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Agility at the heart of our organisation

The Coronavirus pandemic and the huge changes it brought upon us all, has meant many of us have had to review our working practices and how we balance work and home life.  

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South West housing associations work together to speed up delivery of new affordable homes

Bath-based Curo has announced it will work with South West housing associations Alliance Homes and Magna Housing to help speed up delivery of new homes in the region through its Strategic Partnership with Homes England. The funding arrangement was secured jointly with Swan Housing Association at the beginning of last year.

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What we’re doing to keep our customers and colleagues safe during Covid-19

As government guidance continues to change, we wanted to update you and recap the guidance we're currently following to keep everyone safe from Covid-19. 

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Buy your own home without a huge deposit

With people struggling to get on the property ladder, many remain at home with their parents or end up renting through the private sector which requires a large deposit and doesn’t hold the security of homeownership.

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Are modular homes the future?

With increasing pressure on our housing stock and people struggling to find affordable housing, we should be looking at creative and innovative ways to address this so everyone can have a home to be proud of.

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Rollalong and Magna Housing agree contract for 50 more modular homes

Two Dorset businesses have strengthened their relationship by agreeing a contract to manufacture 50 more sustainable modular homes for communities in the South West.

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The importance of customer engagement

Customers are at the heart of what we do and a great customer experience is a priority for us going forward.

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Keeping our workforce safe

Keeping people safe has been the national priority over the last seven months. As a customer-facing business, we spent a long time making sure that our workforce is safe, particularly those who continued to deliver services during the lockdown. Steve Fowlie our health and safety lead shares our approach. 

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Developing our future workforce

We’re making sure that we are continuing to develop our workforce for the future and looking at apprenticeships is one way we are helping people into work. Sarah Cartlidge our colleague development specialist explains our revised approach this year.