Facebook Pixel Code

Menu

COVID-19: Although Government restrictions eased on 19 July 2021, we're not making any immediate changes. Further information here

MyCuro Menu

Curo Blogs

 

 

Post image

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.

Written by:

Post image

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…

Written by:

Post image

Proud to support Pride 2021

Pride Month gives us the opportunity every year to celebrate the LGBT+ community’s history and culture. It's a time to recommit to the work that needs to be done to establish full justice and equality for all. Pride is more than a parade or a party, it’s about celebrating LGBT+ identities, unapologetically, and all of the things that make the LGBT+ community thrive. The LG…

Written by:

Post image

Furry residents move into a newly-built Curo home with a difference

I was excited to see the theme of last week's Mental Health Awareness week was Nature. After the year we've had I think most of us now have a true appreciation for the outdoors. Recently I've been involved in something a little different and wanted to share some photos with you of the wildlife hiding out in our green spaces at Curo.

Written by:

Post image

On Stephen Lawrence Day, let’s think about the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish

Today, 22 April, is #StephenLawrenceDay where we remember and celebrate the life of this young man whose life was tragically taken. It is one of the most high-profile racial killings in UK history – the resulting investigation and Macpherson report led to significant changes in attitude surrounding institutional racism, police procedure and to the partial revocation of double jeopardy laws.

Written by:

Post image

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…

Written by:

Post image

Thinking about saving?

Check out ‘Help to Save’ Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people on a low income entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years (check here to see if you are eligible). Help to Save is backed by the government so all savings in the scheme are secure. What’s not to like with money fo…

Written by:

Post image

Volunteering with North Somerset's LGBT+ Forum - the journey continues

Readers of my blog in November will know I recently started volunteering with the North Somerset LGBT+ Forum. The next part of my journey I was asked to present a £50 donation to the charity on behalf of our Community Connect service, which I work for as a Wellbeing Worker. With our area under tier three restrictions, that wasn’t going to be so easy.

Written by:

Post image

Buy now pay later?

As I always say, ’if it sounds too good to be true it probably is!’ Warning: ‘buy-now-pay later’ is one of the fastest growing forms of borrowing and it’s getting people into debt. When customers have a problem there is no ombudsman to go to; this is because it is unregulated. The buy-now-pay-later offer is to spread the cost of your spending, but you still have to pay it back eventu…

Written by:

Book it, pay it, check it - log in to your account:

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better online experience. If you continue, we'll assume you are OK with your web browser receiving our website's cookies. Our privacy policy explains how we use cookies.