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Target meet MP’s in campaign to end homelessness

On the 5th March Linsay Hurst & Charlene Whitfield represented Target Housing in partnership with Homeless Link attended Westminster in the campaign to end homelessness. Our Target Housing ambassadors met with Dame Rosie Winterton to share all things Target are striving to achieve in the campaign to end homelessness. “Absolutely amazing day in London with Charlene […]

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Target CEO attends Homewards coalition

Our CEO Steve Crane attended the Homewards coalition in Sheffield. The Royal Foundation’s Homewards programme is committed to end the scourge of homelessness in the UK. Homewards is a five-year project launched by Prince William in 2023 to bring together a range of individuals and organisations to develop bespoke homelessness solutions in six areas, including […]

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Target Signs Letter to Chancellor

Target is one of 37 homelessness organsiations, services and partners across the country (coordinated by Homeless Link) to sign a letter to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of the upcoming Spring Budget. The letter made clear the ‘dire situation facing providers of homelessness services’. Warning that “more and more people are being pulled into homelessness without […]

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Target in Partnership Addresses Homelessness Across Doncaster

Following a successful partnership bid between the City of Doncaster Council and Target Housing, Doncaster has been awarded £1.5m in government Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP) funding to specifically tackle homelessness and provide support to individuals who struggle to break the cycle of repeat rough sleeping. Click here to read more

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Q&A with Shaun

Interviewer: How would you describe Target in 3 words? Shaun: I would like to think I would describe Target as, family, supportive and I suppose, there must be a better word that says doing the right thing, a clever word that’s far cleverer than I am. Interviewer: *Laughs* Interviewer: Why did you choose to work […]

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Target Win National Award

On the 29th September Target staff members attended the National Energy Efficiency Awards in Birmingham. We came third place in the national vulnerable customer support category and were highly commended in the housing association and/ or landlord category.

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Target Becomes Homeless Link Member

  Target recently became a member of Homeless Link. Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England. They support frontline homelessness services with whatever needs they might have. Homeless Link support their members to influence national policy, access guidance and support, and connect with a […]

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Thrive Day

On Thursday 15thof June we hosted our first ever networking event at Hillsborough Stadium. The event was attended by over 50 stakeholders, the Thrive team and 8 clients. Presentations were given by both Head of Operations (Linsay & Charlene), the Thrive management team (Sarah & Gemma) and guest speaker Sam Chu. Clients were keen to […]

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Target Sponsors Athlete

Ben is just 20 and has had to overcome levels of adversity that no one should have to face. Ben had cancer in his Leg when he was just 9 years old and after a great deal of intensive and painful treatment to clear him of cancer he was left in constant severe pain in […]

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Target Team Member Shortlisted for Award

We’re delighted to announce our very own Linsay Hurst has been shortlisted for the ‘Woman of the Future’ award at the Women in Housing and Housing Heroes Awards. Linsay was shortlisted for the award out of hundreds of applicants from across the nation. The Women in Housing and Housing Heroes Awards celebrate the leaders, innovators and […]

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SASC makes third investment of £2m to Target Housing

Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) has made a third investment of £2m to our organisation. With the funds, we plan to purchase and refurbish 16 one-and two-bedroom properties in Barnsley and Doncaster, to provide support and accommodation for our vulnerable service users. “We are really pleased to take this additional funding that will enable us […]

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Target Wins National Award

On the 14th October 2022 the national Energy Efficiency Awards were held in Birmingham. Organisations from across the country attended the awards. Target came third out of 11 organisations nominated in the National Housing Association/ Landlord award.    

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Donation- Thank you!

We would like to say a big thank you to the N Brown Group who have generously donated 149 items of single and double bedding to us that we can use across all our projects for those most in need. To find out more about the N Brown Group and what they do you can […]

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Target Wins 3 Awards

On Friday 15 July Target staff members attended the Energy Efficiency Awards evening based in Huddersfield. The event had been postponed twice due to the pandemic and Covid-19 outbreaks,  but we finally got to attend! The night consisted of presentations by speakers and then the awards. We’re delighted to have won 3 awards at this years […]

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Target Housing Amongst the 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces

We are delighted to have been placed amongst the top 100 most inclusive workplaces this year.

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Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Target has recently been awarded a cyber essential accreditation. We chose to apply for the accreditation in order to improve our I.T and Data Security

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Target makes Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces 2021

Target has featured in the NCFD Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2021! Target has reached number 58 in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2021.

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Tenant Starter Packs

Here at Target we've been busy getting ready for our new tenants at our new project based in Sheffield called Thrive. Staff at Target have been putting together starter packs for our new tenants.

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Lottery Donation

Target has recently been awarded a donation of £9,350.00 from the lottery fund. This money will be used to help connect our service users to external agencies and services through tech.

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Our 30th Birthday!

This year Target turned 30, over our 30 years we have had many high milestones and achievements, and our organisation had continued to grow from humble beginnings to where we are now in 2020.

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COVID-19 Update: 8th June 2020

Target senior staff and the Board of Trustees would like to formally thank and acknowledge the tremendous efforts of our frontline staff and managers. They have worked tirelessly to find ingenious solutions to helping people with serious practical and mental health issues in very challenging circumstances. Hearing the many stories from managers and key-workers over […]

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COVID-19 Update

This briefing will cover the steps we have taken to ensure we continue to support our customers whilst taking every step to protect our employees, customers and comply with our social responsibility to reduce and slow down the virus COVID-19.

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A message to our clients, customers and partners regarding COVID-19

A message to our clients and customers regarding COVID-19. Our priority at Target Housing is the health and safety of our colleagues, clients, partners and all customers. Target is actively and continuously monitoring the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, in line with local and national authorities, public health advice and WHO guidelines. Our policies reflect the guidelines set out by the UK Government.

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Social and Sustainable Capital has invested £3m in Target

Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), the award-winning UK fund manager and social enterprise, has invested £3m from its Social and Sustainable Housing (SASH) fund into Target Housing

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New domestic abuse pilot scheme

Sheffield has been awarded £67,336 of the Government’s £16.6m national fund. The funding pot has been made available to local authorities to bid for specialist help and housing provision for those affected by domestic abuse. The accommodation will include safety features and will be provided and managed by Target Housing. Residents will have access to the help they need from Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) who currently provide specialist domestic abuse services in Sheffield.

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Target wins Third in National Housing Association/ Landlord of the Year EE Awards

On Friday 27th September Target won 3rd place for the National Housing Association/ Landlord of the year!

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‘A Place to Call Home’ Showcase Event

On the 18th October at the Theatre Deli in Sheffield, a partnership of Sheffield commissioned services including Target and others organised a Showcase event called 'A Place to Call Home'.

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Target wins Housing Association/ Landlord of the year 2019

On the 24th June Target was shortlisted for a landlord/ housing association of the year award at the Energy Efficiency Awards 2019. Target staff attended the awards ceremony on the 5th July at the Hilton hotel in Sheffield. Target was AWARDED the prize of landlord/ housing association of the year 2019!

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Target wins Bingham’s competition

Binghams Potted Meats and Spreads held a competition to give out a lunch time treat to any person or organisation who is striving to help others in their community and Target was nominated and announced the winners, receiving a lunch time treat.

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The Other Side of the Fence- book proceeds go to Target

We're very proud and grateful to be the recipient of the proceeds of this fantastic book which collates stories from social housing tenants from across England.

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Canklow Arts and Crafts Centre

Our Canklow Arts and Crafts Therapies Centre has undergone a makeover, individuals from Lifeskills and Target staff have given the cabin at Canklow a much needed fresh coat of paint.

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JG Graves Trust- Thank you!

We would like to say a big thank you to the JG Graves Trust who have supported us over many years, with their generous donations

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Engaging with decision makers in South Yorkshire

Sirea is our Partnership and Training Officer and in this blog she talks about Target’s work building a local Frontline Network and engaging with decision makers.

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White Ribbon Accreditation

Target has officially achieved a White Ribbon accreditation. White Ribbon is a campaign aiming to end male violence against women and girls by promoting a message of respect and tolerance, and leading by example.

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Our New Office!

Over the last five months Targets maintenance team have been working on turning an empty unit into an office for our staff. Our team now have a new permanent space!

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Universal Credit Frontline Event

On Friday 11th May we hosted our 7th Networking Event around the theme of Universal Credits. Held at the Unity Centre in Rotherham, representatives from a range of organisations across South Yorkshire and the Humber attended the event to network, hear guest speakers and participate in workshops.

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Housing First Scheme Praised

Rotherham Housing First scheme run in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing and Target,  has been praised in the local media! The scheme launched at the beginning of April works by giving homeless people homes straight away where the home is theirs for as long as they need it.

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Mental Health Networking Event Success

On Thursday 9th February we hosted our 6th Networking Event around the theme of mental health. Representatives from a range of organisations across South Yorkshire and the Humber attended the event to network, and hear guest speakers.

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Target achieves position in top 100 National Centre of Diversity awards

Target have achieved a place within the National Centre of Diversity Awards top 100 index! The awards highlight the UK's best organisations giving them recognition for the work they do.

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Christmas Jumper Charity Donations

Over the Christmas period Target staff wore their best Christmas jumper in order to raise money for charity. Money was raised for charities across Yorkshire and the Humber and everyone had a great time getting into the festive spirit!

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