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We occasionally publish guest blogs from people we work with.

If you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact communications@curo-group.co.uk or tweet us @Curo_Group.

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No Mow May: A neighbour's view

This spring Curo took part in the nationwide No Mow May initiative. No Mow May encourages people to give their lawnmowers a rest for the month and allow the grasses to grow and wildflowers to bloom. Guy Hodgson, who lives at Southlands in Bath, shares his reflections on the impact of No Mow May on Southlands Green and the wildlife he spotted this year.

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Planning for summer floods

Sally Alvey is Schemes Manager for Thistle Tenant Risks, who administer the National Housing Federation ‘My Home Contents Insurance Scheme’. Here she shares some tips to help tenants plan for summer floods Here in the UK we know that over the Summer months we can go from hot glorious sunshine to horrendous downpours and flooding. Here are few steps on how to plan a…

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Passport to independence

Our Passport to Housing service is a free and confidential service offered by Curo to help people bidding for homes through Bath & North East Somerset's Homesearch scheme to prepare for a successful Curo tenancy and plan for the expense of moving home. Read about one resident's recent experience with Passport to Housing here: South Gloucestershire Council ref…

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How Passport to Housing changed my life

Although not a Curo resident at the time, Joanne was referred to Curo's Passport to Housing service so she could get support to move home having been affected by the 'bedroom tax'. Joanne shared her story with us: I needed to move. My son moved out and that meant I was affected by the bedroom tax. On top of that, the property I was living in was unsuitable because of my health…

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“In a few short months my life has changed”

Bath resident and Curo customer Rebecca recently completed an administration work placement at Mulberry Park with construction contractor Rydon. The experience transformed not only her career but her life. Here’s what she had to say:

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Back at work, earning money & in control

Curo customer Sophie is a single parent and full-time mum to four children. The Government’s recently introduced benefit cap meant Sophie was set to lose £86 a week. Today Sophie is a qualified child-minder getting paid to do work that she loves and that fits around her life. Here’s Sophie’s story:

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B&NES Mayor Referendum: The view from the 'Mayor for B&NES' campaign

On Thursday 10 March 2016, there will be a referendum on the question of whether Bath & N E Somerset should change to having an elected mayor and Cabinet; or remain with a leader of the council and cabinet system. In this guest blog post, Philip Raby, chair of the 'Mayor for B&NES' campaign sets out the case for change.

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