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Community

How to increase recycling rates in social housing

A lot of the social housing companies we work with are keen to explore how to improve the recycling rates among their residents, and with good reason. Recycling has a big impact on sustainability, health and safety, and finances.   There are also Government and local council goals to consider. In 2018 the Mayor of

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Community

Chequers commitment to its communities

We take great pride in our community and charity work, which has been more important than ever during the pandemic. A key area of focus for us is our support for the homeless population. We work with a handful of social housing clients and have created a number of partnerships to help homeless people find

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Charity

Sleeping out for a great cause

Team Chequers have taken on another challenge for charity, this time swapping their cosy beds for the hard-concrete floor for one night to raise important funds for homelessness charity Evolve. Layered up with their sleeping bags in tow, 7 members of our team headed to Box Park Croydon on Sunday 24th March to take part

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Community

Chequers at Pridefest

Chequers were proud to attend Croydon Pridefest as sponsors for the third year running! We ran a stall full of enjoyable games with several prizes to be won by the public. Croydon pride aims to provide a safe and tolerant community within Croydon for all of its diverse members. The event allowed people from the

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Charity

Bringing A Touch Of Magic To Milton Grange

  Billy’s hard work finally paid off in May as a magical new installation delighted residents living with dementia at a care home in Eastbourne.   The Tovertafel interactive ‘Magic Table’ debuted at Milton Grange, giving residents the chance to have some fun with the vibrant games and interact socially.   It was made possible

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Community

Dementia Action Week

Some of our newest employees became Dementia Friends as part of National Dementia Action Week this week.   Apprentices Sufyaan, Sina and Richard joined Mason from our Recruitment Team for the session which raised awareness of the difficulties people face when living with dementia.   Those of you who work on senior living or extra-care

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Celebration & Awards

Best Business in the Community

We were honoured to win a Mayor of Croydon Civic Award for our commitment to the Croydon community this month.   Shortlisted in the Business in the Community category, our continued efforts toward local recruitment and development of skills were recognised on what was a fantastic evening.   We spent the night with the borough’s

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Celebration & Awards

Thanking Our Staff As We Turn 30

  Last week we celebrated some of the fantastic work done on a daily basis by our people at an event to mark our 30th Anniversary.   We welcomed over 50 staff members across all areas of the business for a special evening hosted by the Mayor of Croydon.   The evening saw employees recognised

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Celebration & Awards

Celebrating Diversity at Lansdowne Green

  Chequers got involved in the festivities at Lansdowne Green last weekend to celebrate diversity in the community!   The annual International Day held at Lansdowne Green was held by our client Optivo, and saw residents, contractors and housing officers come together in a day of good food, good music and community cohesion.   Colourful

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