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September 2013

news Your magazine from Aksa Homes

Supporting you through the benefit changes

4-5 A step in the right direction - getting into volunteering

8 Tenants have fun at the Big Lunch

Young residents take part in 5-a-side tournament Page 7

Also inside... New work clubs to help you get into work page 8

Love You competi r Garden t results aion - the re in! See pag e 11 for pictu the winn ing gard res of ens

91 Love Your Garden competition - the results!

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Welcome to your latest magazine We’ve got lots of great articles for you in this magazine with lots of news about up and coming events and stories on the great things that have been going on in your neighbourhoods. We’ve got a section on changes to benefits, with some really important messages about rent increase, universal credit and getting help with the ‘Bedroom Tax’. Read more on pages 4-5. Many of you will be pleased to know that the results of this year’s LoveYour Garden competition are in! We were really impressed with all of the submissions; take a look on page 11. And as always we have lots of information on activities going on around your neighbourhoods in the coming months – from new work clubs to IT classes.

Members of the SOS group helped us put this magazine together

Once again we had lots of help from tenants putting this magazine together, so a big thank you to everyone who got took part.There are lots of ways to get involved in the next edition; submit a recipe or a great community story, or join the SOS group. Contact the team for more information. Enjoy!

A job well done! Three Tenant Panel members took part in training to help us with our ‘older people’s research project’. This helped us to understand older residents’ needs and how we can help them. The hard work, skills and experience that Kiran Sonya, Ms Hussain and Johura Khatun gained during this time helped them to get jobs at market research company Callerz Ltd. Their first piece of work was to complete the Aksa tenants annual survey. They spoke to nearly 150 tenants' over one week about our services - well done Kiran, Ms Hussan and Johura!

Kiran, Johura and Ms Hussain have all got jobs with Callerz Ltd

HOMES LIMITED

Star Survey

A BIG thank you to everyone who took part in our customer satisfaction survey in August. We’re putting the results together at the moment so we’ll tell you all about it in your next magazine.

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Contents Changes to benefits

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Community Investment Fund

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Investing in your homes

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Five-a-side fun!

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A step in the right direction. Our Stepping Into Work Hubs are now open!

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A BIG lunch for tenants

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Universal Credit - ‘Help us to help you’ 10 Love Your Garden Competition winners 11

17 16 Don’t forget, you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter facebook.com/aksahomes

Your GREAT Neighbourhood Plans

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Volunteering - Johura’s story

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What's been happening with the Tenant Panel?

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Putting a stop to anti-social behaviour 15 Puzzle page

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Your recipes

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Events and classes

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FREE learning for all

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Meet your team at Aksa Homes

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Fun for all the family

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@AksaHomes

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Changes to ‘Bedroom Tax’ reminder The Government's 'Bedroom Tax' has been in place since 1st April and many of you may have found it more difficult to manage your money. If you have one or more 'spare' bedrooms, your Housing Benefit may have been reduced. Here are a few pointers to remind you what the changes mean and how we can help you.

You MAY see changes if: ● You are 16 to 62 years old ● You get Housing Benefit, even if you only get a small amount e.g if you’re working ● You are sick or disabled

If you’re affected, you’ll have noticed a reduction in the amount of Housing Benefit you get. Remember, it’s now up to you to pay this extra money every week. If you’re worried about being able to pay your rent, ask for advice now.

You WON’T be affected if: ● You live in a one bedroom flat or bedsit ● You or your partner is old enough to receive Pension Credit (this is currently around 61 years) ● You don’t have a spare bedroom For more details of what the Government says is a ‘spare bedroom’, take a look at the ‘changes to your benefits’ leaflet on the welfare reform section of www.aksahomes.co.uk

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If you miss rent payments, you could lose your home so don’t hesitate.Talk to us today about different ways to pay on 0161 620 2992. We’re here to help.

Every Thursday morning we have a rent officer at the Aksa offices ready to speak to you about your account, arrears or any other issues to do with your rent. Just pop along between 10am and Noon.


benefits Benefit changes know-how: Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) You may be entitled to a DHP from the council if you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, but are struggling to pay the rest of your rent yourself. Your local council decides who should be given the payments. The council will usually take into account any special circumstances that are causing you financial difficulty, e.g if: ● You have to pay child maintenance or legal costs ● Your heating costs are high as you spend a lot of time at

home due to sickness or disability ● You pay a lot of travel costs to get to a doctor or hospital or you care for a relative or friend ● You’re likely to become homeless if a payment is not made Please note, a DHP can’t be paid if your Housing Benefit has reduced to recover an overpayment or because other benefits have been reduced. To apply, you’ll need to fill in a DHP application form.You can get this by phoning or visiting the

council or downloading it from your council’s website. As well as filling in the form you will need to supply details of all your income and outgoings.

Rent Increase If you receive your benefits through Universal Credit (i.e all your benefits come together as one payment), you must tell the Department of Work and Pensions about your rent increase as soon as you receive your increase notice. They will not backdate this information and it’s your responsibility to inform them.

The Universal Tour bus has been! The Universal Tour bus hit the streets to talk to Aksa tenants about the benefit changes and to offer help and support to those affected. During the day the SWAT team visited Ashton, Oldham, Bury and Manchester.

We had a great response and were able to explain to residents how the changes may affect them and take details to follow up with more support and advice. The children were entertained with face painting and balloons; there were lots of Batmans, Spidermans and butterflies walking around our neighbourhoods by the end of the day!

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Aksa Homes Community Investment Fund

We’re committed to helping residents take pride in their areas. The Community Investment Fund is a pot of money that groups can apply for to help fund local projects.

We want tenants to use the funding to make their community better by setting up projects to: ● Improve health ● Create work and training opportunities

● Support community events If you would like to know more please contact John Fay on 0161 620 2992.

Seeing it in action The Werneth & Freehold Community Development project was sponsored £1000 by the Community Investment Fund. This helped pay for a Woman’s Development Worker in Werneth. This worker, Kiran Majid, will help support women who face social

problems like domestic violence and forced marriage as well as those suffering from depression or stress. Kiran will hold lots of different classes to help women develop their skills and raise their self-esteem. 235 women are already registered to attend the community centre. The Werneth & Freehold Community Development project is run from the community centre at 14 Tamworth Street,Werneth. The women’s project is run on Thursdays from 10 am - 12.30pm.

man's Fay gives Wo and n h Jo r e ic ff n Majid Project o Worker Kira ir Community t n e m p lo e v De the ma Begum volunteer Ro nd cheque Fu Investment

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Contact the team on 0161 628 2235 or by calling in at the Werneth & Freehold Community Project any day between 9am and 3.30pm.

Investing in your homes Aksa Homes is committed to building new homes and making sure that the ones that we already have are maintained.

Planned work As part of our investment programme, there is lots of work planned over the coming months. Work taking place on some of our homes includes: ● Heating ● Bathrooms ● Windows and doors ● Kitchens


Five-a-side fun In May, children from Aksa and Great Places Housing put their best foot forward and took part in a 5-a-side football tournament.

More than 100 people turned out to support the two teams that took part. The children played during May half term on the pitch at Tudor Street, Coppice. Around 60 players tried their hand at becoming the next Wayne Rooney but only one team from each category could be crowned champions;

Coppice United won for the under 16s and Ultimate Team came top in the under 11s. Well done to everyone who took part!

their trophy from The winners collect Patel ja Project Officer Tanu

There are always great opportunities for young people to get involved in fun activities so keep an eye out for updates.

Your Youth Panel needs YOU! We want to set up aYouth Panel to help young people in our neighbourhoods get involved in the community and have a say on how we deliver our services. Over the summer holidays young Aksa tenants have taken part in sports competitions and games, carried out a charity bag packing day at Sainsbury’s and planted a flower bed in one of our Oldham neighbourhoods, Armitage Close. We want to continue their great work but we need your help to do it!

If you’re aged between 12 and 16 years old and are interested in helping to transform your neighbourhood, get in touch! You’d need to be available once a month after school and one full day in the school holidays. There’s also a reward for anyone who takes part. If you’re interested please contact John Fay on 0161 620 2992, email info@aksahomes.co.uk or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Members of the youth panel get stuck in at Armitage Close

@AksaHomes facebook.com/aksahomes

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A step in the right direction. Our Stepping Into Work Clubs are now open! We have been running the Stepping Into Work programme, offering free support to access training, create your CV, search for jobs, prepare for interviews and much more.

Now we’re celebrating the opening of our Stepping Into Work hubs in each of our neighbourhoods! At the beginning of September we worked with Oldham Work Club Network, Great Places Housing Group,The Waterloo Centre, Bury Council and New Charter Housing Trust Group to launch our new work clubs. Project officers will now be in your neighbourhood every week at the following places, helping you to find work.

, New Kershaw Centre9 7PZ. BL Deal Street, Bury, oon) Wednesday (10am-N

If you want to get involved contact Leah Rubin or Victoria Clarke-Leece on 0161 620 2992, email steppingintowork@aksahomes.co.uk or turn up on one of the following days and times: Werne Projectth and Freeh Werne , Tamworth Sold th, tre Tuesda Oldham OL9 et, y (10am 7QU. -Noon )

Westwood a Millennium nd Coldhurst Featherstall Centre, Road North, OL9 6QB. Monday (No on-2pm)

Meeting room 1, Aksa Homes, Medtia Square, Oldham OL1 1AN Tuesday (Noon-2pm)

HO MES LIM ITED

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Waterloo Centre, Waterloo Road, 389 Hill, ManchesterCheetham M8 9AB Thursday (Noon2pm)

Cavend Commu ish Mill, The Street, nity Hub, Ba Leap (Oppos Ashton unde nk r ite Asd a) OL6 Lyne Wedne 7DN sday (1 pm-3p m)

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A BIG lunch for tenants

The new Tenants Association in Westwood and Hathershaw held a Big Lunch in June, with fun for all the family! Tenants organised the day with help from the Community Investment Fund and brought the whole community together. There were lots of activities for everyone to enjoy including a bouncy castle, a colouring competition, henna art, face painting for children and information on the new Tenants’ Association. And a Big Lunch wouldn’t be complete without food from around the world for everyone to enjoy!

Young residents have fu

n at the BIG lunch

Get involved! Westwood and Hathershaw have formed new tenants’ groups, and you can too. Aksa Homes offers a wide range of opportunities for residents to get involved in services. As part of our Neighbourhood Plans we have started two new Tenants’ Associations in Westwood and Hathershaw in Oldham. Tenants’ Associations meet regularly to discuss things that matter to you; from ways to make neighbourhoods better to organising fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

Westwood and Hathershaw groups will be working on other projects in the areas such as: ● Improving the environment ● Problems with recycling ● Problems with litter and car parking ● Starting arts projects ● Engaging young people If you would like to get involved please contact Tanuja Patel on 0161 620 2992.

Community Investment Fund

For more information on the Community Investment Fund please see page 6.

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Universal Credit ‘Help us to help you’

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You will need to manage your claim online, do you know how?

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Are you happy with the way you manage your bank account or do you need help getting a bank account?

pply online - no more paper claims!

ank Account - you will need one!

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hange to receiving your benefits on a monthly basis this includes your rent!

How will you manage your income on a monthly basis?

Let us help you make it as easy as ABC

Universal Credit

A single monthly payment into a bank account... It will replace: ● Job Seeker’s Allowance ● Income related Employment and Support Allowance ● Housing Benefit ● Income Support ● Working Tax Credit ● Child Tax Credit If you claim any of these benefits and you are of working age, this WILL affect you!

Are you ready?

Talk to us now, we can help!

HOUSING TRUST GROUP

If you need any help with money matters give our team a call on 0161 620 2992 or email swat@aksahomes.co.uk

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Love Your Garden

Competition winners LoveYour Garden is a competition for tenants who do a great job of looking after their gardens. This year’s winners have been busy getting their garden looking bright and colourful, making their neighbourhoods look great by doing so. The competition was judged by Georgina Nolan, Project Team Leader. It was a tough decision to judge this year because all of the entries were of such a high standard but the lucky winners of some B&Q vouchers can now be announced.

Best planter Mr NawazManchester

Best back garden

Best colourful garden Mrs Saqiq - Bury There was also a new category this year:

garden Best novelty

Best fruit/ vegetable patch Mrs Begum, Oldham. (collected by her son)

Well done everyone. Let’s keep our neighbourhoods looking bright and colourful.We hope to see more of you join in next year!

The winners are:

Best p lanter

Best back garden Mrs Maver - Ashton Under Lyne Best novelty garden Mr and Mrs Wildsmith Bury

eg patch Best fruit/v garden Best colourful

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Your GREAT Neighbourhood Plans

Your Neig GREAT h Plan bourho od Bury

As many of you will know, we launched your new neighbourhood plans in July. We invited residents down to events to help us tell you what your plan is going to do for you. The plans look at the main issues that affect your neighbourhood and what we need to do to improve things.

louring took part in a co ts en d si re g n u Yo our events competition at

Everyone had lots of fun, and we held competitions and prize draws, played games and shared money saving advice.

Congratulations! The lucky winners, who received supermarket vouchers, are: Manchester Area Miss Razzaq Charminster Drive children won the colouring competition Ms Lee Woodlands Road

Ashton-UnderLyne Mrs Dean Hamilton Street Mr Islam Trafalgar Square

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Bury Ms Wheelan Southbank Road

We are using your Neighbourhood Plans to tackle inequality and promote and strengthen communities in the area that you live in.

Mrs Kouser Charleston Street

We are already working on lots of things, including:

Oldham East

● Improving the appearance of your neighbourhoods.

Mr Quershi Southbank Road

Mrs Sadiq Latimer Street

Oldham North

Mr Ali Landseer Street

Mrs Khatun Bamford Street

What’s next?

● What we are doing to make our services better.

Mr S Miah Colwyn Street

● We are also looking for new ways to involve you in improving our services.

Oldham South Mrs Hilton Tawny Close

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● Ways to tell you more about the money that we are spending to improve them.

One of th e Mrs Hilto Oldham South win n, collects her vouc ners, hers


Johura wants to encourage others to volunteer like she did.

g n i r e e t n u l Vo y r o t s s ’ a r u h Jo

My confidence has grown since I started volunteering, and I recently got a full time job working in a children’s centre and school.

Johura has volunteered on the Tenant Panel for almost two years. Johura started to get involved when her Project Officer noticed that she was a good organiser and asked her if she would become the secretary for the Glodwick Residents’ Associaton.

The mum of six tells her story here... Since I started getting involved back in 2011, I have felt privileged to be a part of the team. Through the Tenant Panel I have done lots of training including learning how to take minutes, presentation skills, confidence and assertiveness and report writing. I also helped with a research project on older people in Oldham. During this time I spoke to lots of different people and now the research that I helped with is being used to help Aksa develop the right services for older people in the area. I feel privileged to be a part of such an inspirational team, I feel like I have

a real insight into how Aksa works I have gained so much from being and how it is managed now. We learn involved.We all help each other and together we are a great team! about what’s planned and act as a voice for tenants. Volunteering has helped keep me active and has developed my skills while I am a full time mum. My whole family even gets involved! My children often attend events and my boys’ recently took part in the football match. I really look forward to attending all of the things that are on offer and encourage my community to join in too. My confidence has grown since I started volunteering, and I recently got a full time job working in a children’s centre and school. I would definitely recommend volunteering to others; you can discover skills you don’t even realise you have, meet new people and gain experience - all of this can lead to paid work.

Want to get involved in volunteering? We have lots of different opportunities for you to get involved like Johura. ● Recycling and Street Clean Champions ● Administration ● Mystery Shopping ● Tenant Panel, Residents’ Association and scrutiny panel ● Estate inspections And lots more! For more information contact Victoria Clarke Leece on 0161 620 2992

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What’s been happening with the Tenant Panel?

Knit & p u o r g r e t t Na

r the better and ove d an r te et b ts een This group ge activities have b ew n s th n o g m past few efits of attendin en b e th f o e m uilding introduced. So es, socialising, b ti vi ti ac ia ed M well as are: Social ing friends – as ak m d an ce en confid urse! ing a cuppa of co av h d an g n ti it kn day so ly on a Wednes th n o m ts ee m e call The group t involved pleas ge to e lik ld u ion. o if you w r more informat fo ce ffi o a ks A Tanuja at the ffee ation for the co rm fo in er th o d a The dates an sted on the Aks o p e b so al ill w morning and Twitter. Facebook page

We’re in training!

Since the last newsle tter the Tenant Pane l has taken part in new tr aining activities. We learnt about: ● Report writing ● Assertiveness an d confidence buildin g ● Minute taking ● Presentation sk ills Now that we are tr ained up we want ot her people to get involv ed in learning too. This can be in lots of different ways, fro m helping at the IT classes to sitting on the Scrutin y Panel. Contact Tanuja on 0161 620 2992 for more informatio n.

Supporting charity The Tenant Panel recently helped Aksa Homes choose which charities to support. This year we are supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and Tree of Life, a conservation charity.

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We’re supporting Macmillan Cancer Research by holding a coffee morning to raise money. Come and join us on 27th September from 11am at Aksa Homes.

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We’ve also been ra Macmillan Cance ising money for r bags at Sainsbur Suppor t by packing y’s


Putting a stop to anti-social behaviour Anti-social behaviour affects many people in different ways. Anti-social behaviour is when someone causes nuisance or annoyance to an individual or a community. Examples of anti-social behaviour can be playing loud music, being verbally abusive or damaging or defacing other people’s property. Aksa Homes has had five complaints of anti-social behaviour between April and June and all five cases have been investigated and successfully resolved.

What should I do if I am a victim of anti-social behaviour?

You can report anti-social behaviour to us over the phone, by email or in person at any of our neighbourhood drop ins. If a crime has been committed please always contact the police - 999 in an emergency, or 101 in a non-emergency. Telephone: 0161 620 2992 or The Anti-Social Behaviour Hotline (Freephone): 0800 027 0522 Email: info@aksahomes.co.uk Or visit one of your neighbourhood drop in centres for more information.

Contact Aksa Homes immediately - we can help!

Aksa Homes treats all reports of anti-social behaviour confidentially. Once you have reported the anti-social behaviour to us, we will arrange for you to meet with us to discuss your complaint and agree an action plan to resolve the problem.

Maria’s Story Maria has been an Aksa Homes tenant for years and never had any problems until a new neighbour moved on to her street who held loud parties every night. Maria and her family were affected by this. They were unable to sleep and it began to have an impact on her children’s school work. Maria came to one of our drop in centres and asked us for help. She met with her neighbourhood co-ordinator who discussed the ways they could help. Together they agreed an action plan - Maria agreed to keep a diary of further incidents and her neighbourhood co-ordinator agreed to speak to her neighbour. Soon after the parties stopped the family was able to get back in their old routine. Maria was very pleased and her children began to do well again at school. Maria said: “I wish I’d have contacted Aksa Homes sooner. They met with me soon after I reported my complaint and they kept me updated. I didn’t want to approach my neighbour as I was not sure how they’d react but Aksa Homes did an excellent job and the parties stopped immediately. I would not hesitate to report anti-social behaviour in the future.”

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Colouring and activities page

W RD SEARCH

Find all the words from the word list This is a word search puzzle. Words go left, right, up, down and diagonally. They also go backwards and forwards.

BOTTLES ENVIRONMENT GREEN PAPER PLASTIC RECYCLE

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Poor Mr Recycle has lost his colour, help him to get back to his colourful self!

Sudoku Puzzle

RECYCLING

Colour me in!

The Basic Rules of Sudoku: There is only one valid solution to each Sudoku puzzle. The only way the puzzle can be considered solved correctly is when all 81 boxes contain numbers and the other Sudoku rules have been followed. When you start a game of Sudoku, some blocks will be pre-filled for you.You cannot change these numbers in the course of the game.

Each column must contain all of the numbers 1 through 9 and no two numbers in the same column of a Sudoku puzzle can be the same. Each row must contain all of the numbers 1 through 9 and no two numbers in the same row of a Sudoku puzzle can be the same. Each block must contain all of the numbers 1 through 9 and no two numbers in the same block of a Sudoku puzzle can be the same.

See bottom of page 19 for answers


Your Re cipes Grilled

Tenant Ms Hussain ga us this loveve ly recipe

chicken with sid Feed 4 e salad for ju st £5

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Events and classes Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am

Basic IT Class Venue:Aksa Homes, OL1 1AN

Can’t use a computer and want to learn? This four week programme will help you get started.

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

Knit & Natter Venue:Various locations around your neighbourhood. Check out Facebook and Twitter for further details.

Come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat every week and make new friends!

Fridays 10am - Noon

Social media training Venue: Pakistani Community Centre, OL4 1EG

Learn all about the world of social media – how to tweet and get Facebook friendly.

FREE learning for all Aksa tenants We’ve also introduced a new ICAN programme.

Here’s what you can learn at both…

It is run by Aksa Homes and partners Lifelong Learning and E Academy and is designed to help you access different training opportunities. Whether you need help with learning English or computer classes, ICAN is there to support you.

Happy Aksa Homes - ‘House Proud’ ● Basic home maintenance ● Saving energy to reduce bills ● Feeding a family on a budget

Aksa Neighbourhood Watch ● Hate Crime, and how to report it ● Anti-Social Behaviour ● Issues surrounding drugs and alcohol

ICAN will be held on two different days throughout September and October:

Life Online with Aksa - Ican

Tuesdays (10am - noon) Venue: Millenium Centre, Featherstall Rd, Oldham OL9 6QB

● Starting out on the Internet ● How to create an email account ● Internet safety ● Getting started with social media

Thursdays (10am - noon) Venue:Werneth & Freehold Centre, Tamworth Street, Oldham, OL9 7QU.

Pride in your Community ● Learn how you can contribute to your community ● What’s on guide in your neighbourhood ● Cultural awareness ● Respect

Universal Credit

We’re holding drop in sessions to support you through the changes on Universal Credit. Join us at:

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Millennium Centre, Oldham.

Aksa Homes, OL1 1AN.

When? 25th - 27th September, 1pm-2.30pm

When? 1st - 3rd October, 1pm-2.30pm

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Meet your team at

Tahira Adam

Minaz Aslam

Rahela Begum

Arne Beswick

Jayne Booth

Project Officer

Project Officer

Support Services

Support Services

Neighbourhood Co-ordinator

Victoria Clark Leece Project Officer

Ansa Faiz

John Fay

Brian Gordon

Janet Hall

Support Services

Project Officer

Handyman

Support Services

Mushtaq Khan

Georgina Nolan

Tanuja Patel

Leah Rubin

Dave Scott

Director of Aksa Homes

Project Team Leader

Project Officer

Project Officer

Area Surveyor

Adele Stretch Social Lettings Officer

Puzzle answers from page 16 Aksa News: September 2013

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Contact us Main Switchboard:

Aksa Homes Aksa House, 2 Medtia Square, Phoenix Street, Oldham, OL1 1AN

0161 620 2992 Emergency Repairs

info@aksahomes.co.uk www.aksahomes.co.uk

Call 0161

facebook.com/aksahomes

620 2992 if you need an

emergency repair during the following times:

@AksaHomes www.lookinglocal.gov.uk/newcharter housingtrust - Click on Aksa Homes Sky: channel 539 Virgin: channel 233

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After 5pm Monday to Wednesday After 4.30pm on Thursdays After 4pm on Fridays During weekends and Bank Holidays

Fun for all the family! Saturday 21st September

11am-3pm, New Charter’s head office, Asthon-Under-Lyne, OL6 7AT This year’s residents’ showcase event is themed around the past and the future. Join us for a journey back in time to bygone eras and enjoy some good old fashioned entertainment! Then, move into the 21st Century for an update on your neighbourhood plans. There’ll be FREE entertainment, refreshments and food. As well as all the fun of the fair, staff will be on hand offering

advice and support on benefit changes, managing your money and also exciting updates on our services. Please let the Resident Involvement team know if you’ll be coming along - call us on 0161 620 2992 or email info@aksahomes.co.uk All tenants and families are welcome.

Resource Housing Reg. No. 2111

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