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A group of unemployed residents are celebrating after successfully completing a four-week taster programme that has already led to careers in the construction industry.

A group of unemployed residents are celebrating after successfully completing a four-week taster programme that has already led to careers in the construction industry.

The Fast Track into Construction programme gives trainees the opportunities to gain practical work experience and try out different trades on a construction site.

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People in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to give local children the best possible start in life – by becoming foster carers.

Monday 1 June marks the start of Foster Care Fortnight 2015, the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign, and members of the Fostering for Wolverhampton Team from the the city council will be...

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Wolverhampton’s credit unions merge In bid to drive out payday lenders and loan sharks.

The merger of two Wolverhampton credit unions has been hailed as a major victory in the battle to rid the city of loan sharks and high interest payday lenders.

On 1st June, the city’s Low Hill-based NEW Friends Credit Union will merge...

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Come and find out the latest on the Heath Town regeneration plans, see the designs for a new play area and find out more about the project. Come to the Hope Family Centre on Chervil Rise on Wednesday 27 May any time from 11am to 8pm

You will be able to:

  • see the updated Masterplan proposals
  • give your views on plans...

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Staff at Wolverhampton Homes are rallying behind its ‘Proud To Be Me Network’ to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoT day).

Up until 25 years ago, being gay was still classed by the World Health Organisation as a mental disorder. Fortunately we’ve moved on a lot since then which is...

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Dementia affects about 800,000 people in the UK, usually to people over the age of 65. Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.

Next week is...

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If you share your home with a lodger, you need to know about new legislation which could see you being fined if your lodger is an illegal immigrant.

The Immigration Act 2014 means that, from 1 December, council tenants need to check that any new lodger has the right to be in the country. If they don’t have the right to be in the...

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Looking for a mutual exchange? There is now a new mutual exchange website.

Swap and Move is a free home swap service that helps council and housing association tenants to exchange their homes, both locally and nationally.

Do you want to downsize, find a larger home, move closer to family or move for a new job? The service can match you...

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Work is set to start this week on creating a sensory garden on a piece of land in Bradmore. Wolverhampton Homes – the company which manages more than 23,000 council houses on behalf of the council has secured a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver the project – with volunteers from its workforce pitching in to...

A new booklet has been published telling the story of multi-storey council flats in Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

Starting in the 1950s, more than 270 blocks of high-rise flats were built in what became the boroughs of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

Living in the Sky: A History of High-Rise Council Flats in the...

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