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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.

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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...

Our staff at the sensory garden project

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...

Sue Roberts MBE, Chair of Wolverhampton Homes

A council house tenant from Wolverhampton who has dedicated more than thirty years to improving council housing in the city has today been named amongst the top 50 most influential figures in the housing industry – coming one place higher than Government Minister Eric Pickles!

Sue Roberts MBE is Chair of Wolverhampton Homes, the company...

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February was Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community and aims to combat prejudice against the LGBT community.

As part of our celebrations, our Proud to be Me Network held a “Meet and Greet” for any tenants who want to help make us the most LGBT...

Emma Reynolds MP visited Ken and Jeanette Spence from Fallings Park with Frank Dalton and Mark Langford

Wolverhampton North East MP, Emma Reynolds has praised the housing company who manage the city council’s housing stock after figures released today show that they’ve carried out more than 99% of gas safety checks on time over the past five years.

Wolverhampton Homes is responsible for managing more than 23,000 council houses...

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Wolverhampton Homes is doing its bit to help make Wolverhampton a cleaner and greener city after taking delivery of two new 100% electric vans as part of its vehicle fleet.

With the government hoping that 75% of cars will be ultra-low emissions by 2050, Wolverhampton Homes is investing in the new vehicles in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint...

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