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Local Space awarded top rating from Regulator of Social Housing

We are delighted to announce that following our recent in-depth assessment by the Regulator of Social Housing, we have been awarded a V1 Viability grade and a G1 Governance grade...

Christmas Opening Hours

Local Space will be running an out-of-hours service over Christmas and New Year from 5pm on Friday 22 December. Normal business hours will resume from 9 am on Tuesday 2...

Local Space resident newsletter – autumn 2023

Welcome to the autumn 2023 edition of our resident newsletter!

 

In this issue we update our customers about:

  • Revamping our apartment block at Tower Hamlets Road
  • Our new homes...

Our Residents’ Report 2022-23

As a charitable housing association, providing homes that our customers can be proud of is at the heart of everything we do. Each year we publish our Residents' Report to give...

Local Space resident newsletter – summer 2023

Welcome to the summer 2023 edition of our resident newsletter!

 

In this issue we update our customers about:

  • Details about our new lease deal with Newham Council which provides...

Local Space lease 43 brand new homes for homeless households

Local Space has signed lease deals with the London Borough of Newham, to manage 43 new homes at New Market Place, a Barratt development in East Ham. The properties will...

Watch out for doorstep scammers

If somebody turns up at your door and asks for access to your property, and you're not expecting them, they may be a doorstep scammer. Please don't be afraid to...

Chair of Local Space Board nominated for Housing Heroes Award

Victor da Cunha, the Chair of our Local Space Board has been shortlisted for the Women in Housing   and   Housing Heroes Awards ,    – in the Inspirational...

Out of Hours Service for bank holidays on Monday 1, 8 & 29 May 2023

  Local Space will be running an out-of-hours service on the following bank holiday dates: 
  • Monday 1 May: early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May: bank holiday for the coronation...

Local Space resident newsletter – spring 2023

Welcome to the spring 2023 edition of our resident newsletter.

 

In this issue we update our customers about:

  • News about our £1million award from the government to make homes...

Local Space secures almost £1million of funding to improve the energy efficiency of homes

Local Space has been awarded £919,000 by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero as part of their Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.1 . This funding will double...

Responsible Business job vacancies with our repairs partner Axis

  Our repairs partner Axis are currently recruiting for two roles in their Responsible Business team.   These vacancies are both full-time, permanent positions based at the Axis Head Office...

Local Space resident newsletter – winter 2022

Welcome to the winter 2022 edition of our resident newsletter.

 

In this issue we update our customers about:

  • How we've been investing in homes, and our plans for improving...

Local Space bid for government funding to help make homes more energy efficient

 

Local Space is committed to making our customer's homes warmer, and more energy efficient, reducing carbon emissions and cutting the cost of energy bills. We have already been investing...

Our Residents’ Report 2021-22

As a charitable housing association, providing homes that our customers can be proud of is at the heart of everything we do. Each year we publish our Residents' Report to give...

Local Space resident newsletter – summer 2022

Welcome to the summer 2022 edition of our Local Space resident newsletter.

 

Local Space took over the repairs management of 700 homes in April,  so we are now publishing...

Local Space awarded top rating for governance and viability

We are delighted to announce that following our recent in-depth assessment by the Regulator for Social Housing , we continue to meet the highest possible standards for governance and viability,...

Local Space secures top credit rating for sixth year in a row

We are pleased to announce that Local Space have secured a top credit rating from Standard & Poors for the sixth year in a row. We are currently the only...

£2m donated to charity by our repairs partner Axis

We are proud to work with Axis, to keep our homes safe and comfortable for our customers. Their charity, The Axis Foundation recently celebrated donating £2m to over 270 small,...

Apprenticeships available with our repairs partner Axis

Our repairs partner Axis are currently recruiting for apprentices and have the following vacancies in London:   Apprentice Painter, London Apprentice Administrator, Kingston Apprentice Carpenter, Kingston   Becoming an apprentice...

How we’re collecting resident data to improve our services

Local Space recently carried out resident equality data collection with support from a specialist independent market research agency,  IFF Research .   A key aim of this survey is to...

Local Space resident newsletter – spring 2022

Local Space recently took over the repairs management of 700 homes , so we are now publishing two resident newsletters, with relevant information for both our customer groups.

 

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How to ease the cost of living crisis: CEO Josie Parsons writes for Property Week

  As the cost of living crisis continues to escalate, our CEO Josie Parsons shares her thoughts with Property Week about the short and long term measures needed to prevent...

Get involved in our data survey and help improve our services

Throughout May and June 2022, Local Space are going to be carrying out resident equality data collection with support from a specialist independent market research agency, IFF Research .  Equality...

Local Space take on repairs management for 700 extra homes

We are pleased to announce that Local Space have recently taken on responsibility for the repairs of more than 700 extra homes. The transfer of repairs responsibility from Newham Council takes...

Local Space employee shortlisted for Women in Housing Award

We are delighted that Selena Hall, our Responsive Repairs Contracts Manager has been shortlisted for the Women in Housing Awards - in the Woman of the Future category.   The...

Repairing your fences after storm damage

Due to damage caused by recent storms there has been an increase in demand for fencing works to be carried out. Our repairs contractor Axis continues to work hard to...

Act now to tackle homelessness: CEO Josie Parsons writes for Property Week

  In today's Property Week magazine, Our CEO Josephine Parsons shares her thoughts about the impact that rapidly escalating costs of living will have on the housing crisis and how...

Local Space resident newsletter – Christmas 2021

Our Christmas newsletter keeps our tenants up to date with latest news, including how we've improved services over the past year. This includes our new 24/7 online service 'My Account'...

Local Space recognised for social impact at 2021 RESI Awards

We are delighted to have been Highly Commended in the Social Impact Initiative category at the 2021 RESI Awards! We were recognised for our work over the past 15 years...

Local Space reduce rent by up to 50% for Hackney residents

Local Space sold 24 properties to The London Borough of Hackney this month, resulting in rent drops of an average of 70%, from Local Housing Allowance (LHA) levels to social...

Local Space contractor receives two Newham Business Awards

Congratulations to our contractors Mick’s Furniture Discounts who have won two Newham Business Awards - for Best Customer Service and Best Corporate Responsibility.   Mick told us "these two prestigious awards...

Local Space shortlisted for a RESI award for social impact initiative

We’re very excited to announce that Local Space has been shortlisted for the 2021 RESI Awards in the ‘Social Impact Initiative – Residential’ category, in recognition of our significant social...

Residents’ Report 2020/21 out now!

Our Residents' report is produced annually and provides our customers with an insight into our work over the past year, summarises our performance, and outlines what we've got planned for...

Pay your rent and report a repair using our new online service

We are always looking for ways to make it easier for our customers to contact us, so we are pleased to announce that we have launched a new online service...

Local Space secures top credit rating for fifth year in a row

We are pleased to announce that Local Space have secured a top credit rating from Standard & Poors for the fifth year in a row. We are currently the only...

Local Space secures £61 million private placement with MetLife Investment

Local Space has secured a £61 million private placement agreement with MetLife Investment Management as a first step to refinancing loans maturing during the next 4 to 5 years and...

New beginnings with Local Space

Each year we create a Residents’ Report to update our customers about what we have been doing over the last year and why. This report provides updates from key service...

Our Corporate Plan 2020-25 is out now

Our Corporate Plan 2020-25 sets out our strategic intent over the next five years and how we intend to navigate an increasingly complex operating environment to achieve our core social...

Residents’ Report 2019/2020 out now!

Each year we create a Residents’ Report to update our customers about what we have been doing over the last year and why. This report provides updates from key service...

Local Space achieves top credit rating of AA- by S&P Global for fourth year on the run

Local Space celebrates the achievement of an AA- credit rating from S&P on 26 th June 2020 for the fourth year. Local Space remains the only UK Housing association to...

Local Space appoints Victor da Cunha as new Chair

Local Space has recruited Victor da Cunha as their new Chair. Victor is Chief Executive at Curo Group and has over 20 years working in housing in roles such as...

Local Space appoints Josie Parsons as CEO

Josie Parsons has been appointed as the new Chief Executive at Local Space, taking up her new role on 1st October 2019. Josie’s strategic approach is about what we can...

Local Space reaffirmed top credit rating of AA- by S&P Global

Local Space, the only housing association to have a reaffirmed top credit rating of AA- by S&P Global    Local Space celebrates affirmed AA- credit rating from S&P on 10...

Local Space increases the number of homes available for London’s homeless

Local Space successful on-going growth programme required additional funding to purchase homes for London’s growing homeless population.   Funding Update February 2019 – the details   Local Space have reaffirmed...

Local Space awarded top rating for governance & viability by the Regulator for Social Housing

We are very pleased to announce that following our recent stability check by the Regulator for Social Housing, we have been assessed as continuing to meet the highest possible standards...

Local Space retains governance and finance status

London based Local Space housing association has retained its current status of G1 (for governance) and V1 (for financial viability) following a successful in-depth assessment by the social housing regulator....

Corporate Plan 2017/20 published

Local Space is a young organisation at only 11 years old in 2017. However, it is a dynamic and growing organisation using its financial strength and partnership working to provide...

Annual Report 2017 published

Each year we create an annual report to let our residents, partners and other interested people know what we have been doing over the last year and why. In our...

Look out for parcel delivery fraud

Royal Mail and fraud experts have issued a warning over missed parcel delivery cards designed to look like they are from Royal Mail, but which are actually a scam. Action Fraud, the UK's...

Value for money self-assessment published

Local Space is pleased to present its  Value for Money Self-Assessment 2017 . Although we are small, we are seen as being innovative and we are growing. We are delighted...

Local Space secures £75m of new funding

Local Space Limited is pleased to announce it has raised £75m for a final maturity of 40 years from a single UK Investor.   The facility is made up of...

Important fire safety update

Fire Safety Our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected by the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower in West London.   Local Space wants to reassure our...

HCA Regulatory Judgement – November 2016

The  Homes and Communities Agency  publishes regulatory standards that registered rented housing providers must meet and takes a view on how well organisations are doing against these. View the recent judgement here...

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