Joy to the world, as young and old sing together at Dartington care home
Residents of Forder Lane House at Brimhay got into the Christmas spirit with an afternoon of carols sung by children from Dartington Primary School.
Brimhay bringing home vital affordable housing
GO-AHEAD GIVEN FOR ENERGY-SAVING SCHEME AT DARTINGTON
A right royal celebration as Harry and Meghan wed
Residents of our Care Home at Forder Lane, Dartington, played a full part as the nation celebrated the latest Royal Wedding on 19th May.
High approval ratings in survey of residents and their families
Scores from a satisfaction survey carried out among residents and their families shows that there is a high degree of overall approval for the service provided by staff at Forder Lane House
FORMER HOSTEL TURNED INTO FLATS AS PART OF EMPTY HOMES SCHEME
A former hostel in Plymouth which had been empty for seven years has been converted into 11 rent- to-buy flats as part of Plymouth City Council’s ongoing quest to reduce empty homes in the city.
Rent to buy apartments in Plymouth
There are only three appartments left in this RENT to BUY scheme in Plymouth. Up to half your rent back as a deposit to buy (Terms apply)
Over half of the apartments already reserved! The SHIP Project Plymouth - ready for occupation May 2018. First come first served
Tenants pay market value rent for up to 20 years, with an option to purchase at any time from year 2, up to year 5 of the tenancy.
'SOS project' house in Totnes is about to welcome new owners.
Property vacated after South Devon Rural Housing found special home for family with disabled child.
HOUSE FOR SALE TOTNES 4 bed semi for sale in Totnes
Soon to be marketed by Fulfords,a fully refurbished 3/4 bed semi detached house with large garden, stream and two bathrooms.
South Devon Rural help family with disabled child
A local family with a disabled child has been given a helping hand as services worked together to find a suitable home.
Brimhay - The Truth
Account from Wildlife Crime Officer PC Josh Marshall regarding Brimhay
Brimhay Press Release
Press Release on behalf of the Board of Management of South Devon Rural Housing Association
Alan appointed Technical Advisor to the National Community Land Trust
Alan Fox, Director of Development and New Business in our subsidiary, Rural Homes Limited, has been appointed Technical Advisor to the National Community Land Trust. This is a role Alan held for many years when Director of Cornwall Communit
ALLPAY Direct Debit Issues have been resolved and debits credited.
PROBLEMS WITH DIRECT DEBITS
IT Down Today 1 to 2pm For Major Upgrade
We apoligise for any inconvienience this causes. Our Telephone system will continue working.
Houses for local people under construction in Moreleigh - for sale at 80% of market value
Contact Karen for further information
Work due to start soon on flats in Plymouth available for rent to buy.
11 flats under construction for rent to buy - Fancy 50% of your rent back? - Contact Karen for more details.
One Office left available to rent
We have one remaining office available for rent from April 2017. It is an internal office, so has no windows, but has air conditioning it is 160sq feet at only £225 per month office rental inclusive.
Offices to Rent
We have 2 offices at South Devon House that will be available for rent in March/April 2017. One office is 230sq feet at approximately £320 per month and the other is 160sq feet at £260 per month.
South Devon Rural's Ambitious Plans
South Devon Rural Housing Association (SDR) has unveiled ambitious plans to spend over £1, million maintaining and improving its properties over the next four years.
Forder Lane's Unannounced Inspection
The Care Quality Commission carried out an unannounced inspection of Forder Lane House. Report
SDR Chairman responds to Dartington Planning Application
The Redevelopment of Brimhay Bungalows Dartington
In view of so much information – and mis-information – circulated about the Brimhay Development I thought it was time to set out the facts and present South Devon Rural Housing Ass
Statement from Brimhay Resident
I have been a resident at Brimhay Bungalows and tenant of South Devon Rural Housing for 30 years. Over that time I have seen a great deal of change.
Four local families are due to move into affordable homes at Moreleigh Heights. The affordable houses for Halwell and Moreleigh Parish were built as part of an innovative collaboration between a local builder, landowner, parish and district councils an
Brimhay - The result of the Judicial Review is in.
There has been much controversy over the years on our plans to redevelop Brimhay and the matter has been settled in the High Court - OR HAS IT? You Decide
Brimhay - The Board of South Devon Rural Housing respond
The Board of South Devon Rural Housing Association have had little time to fully consider the outcome of the Judicial Review against South Hams District Council in respect of our Brimhay Planning Application. We are of course disappointe
Community Housing Project at Moreleigh nears completion
The homes at Moreleigh Heights in Moreleigh will soon be ready for occupation. Four three bed houses will be available at affordable rents for local people with a connection to the Parish of Hallwell and Moreleigh. A barbeque (invite only) will take pla
Room available soon in Forder Lane House
We will soon have a room available in Forder Lane House - contact the Manager on 01803 863532.
Plans for a new affordable eco-housing scheme in Thurlestone have been given the go ahead by South Hams District Council.
Plans for a new affordable eco-housing scheme in Thurlestone have been given the go ahead by South Hams District Council. The scheme will provide four new three-bedroom homes on former council-owned land at Parkfield. It was approved at South Hams Dis
Room available in Forder Lane House
Room available in our superb care home in Dartington - Forder Lane House - contact Bonnie 01803 863 532
Green Age Technology on SDRHA Houses
South Devon Rural Housing Association has been hard at work in 2015. It has partnered local award-winning company 'Tresoc' in the 'S.H.I.N.E.' project - installation of solar panels on a large part of it's housing stock. Residents were delighted to be p
DEVON HOME CHOICE SMARTPHONE APP GUIDE
What is it?
The App can be used to view and bid for homes being advertised on Devon Home Choice, and check the progress of previous bids.
Downloading the App
The App can be downloaded onto:
- Android phones or tablets from the Play Store by usi
Community Housing Project Moreleigh - More information on Housing Association Projects Page
The Community Housing Project at Moreleigh finally gets underway. After many delays with planning and other conditions, work has started on the first block of four homes for rent to local people.
Only two Rooms now available at Forder Lane House
The demand for accommodation at our newly refurbished Care Home, Fordere Lane House, has exceeded our expectations and only has two rooms remaining.
Planning Granted for conversion of old school to 6 family houses in South Brent
Planning has recently been approved for the conversion of Avondale House, South Brent into 6 much needed family homes for local people. The former school (most recently used as accomodation for homeless people) is to be refurbished and converted into
FORDER LANE HOUSE OPEN DAY
The newly refurbished Forder Lane House Care Home is having an open day on 22 September 2012 from 10am to 4pm. Entertainment and refreshments will be served all day. Soup and Roll for Lunch - Cream Tea's in the afternoon and light refreshm,ents all da
Brimhay Planning Approved - Community Lead Housing Project in Moreleigh to start in next few weeks.
Planning permission for the redevelopment of Brimhay Bungalows was approved by South Hams District Council Yesterday. An innovative Community Lead Housing Development soon to be on site in Moreleigh.
Community Hopes Dashed as alternate Plan not Financially Viable
SDR's Brimhay Sub-Committee met with Local Dartington Community Members to listen to and see the proposed alternate plan designed Bob Tomlinson.
Brimhay Perspectives Released
To give an impression of the finished development SDR have commissioned coloured perspectives to show how the scheme may look.
Housing and Housing Benefit Myths BUSTED!
A web site has been put together by the Institute of Housing to demonstrate that popular Myths about Housing and Benefits are simply not true.
Here is our April 2015 Newsletter - with all current topics within.
SDR Tenants benefit from reduced electricity costs thanks to TRESOC/SDR Community Energy Reduction Project SHINE!
A ground breaking deal to reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 121 tonnes and help provide SDR tenants with lower energy bills has been agreed. The project gets underway with the placement of PV panels on SDR's local office in Totnes.
Steve Prime responds to Trudy Turrell's comments on BBC Radio Devon
Steve Prime has put together a response to Trudy's comments made in an interview to BBC Radio Devon on 21st February 2015, as he considers more misinformation is being given.
Read all about it on the Brimhay Re-development Page.
Passivhous development in Thurlestone on site
Our development of 4 passivhous Code 5 Homes are on site in Thurlestone
SDR releases a statement regarding redevelopment plans for Brimhay Bungalows.
The Board of South Devon Rural Housing Association met at the end of January and among the items they considered, were the various protests and comments from some people in the local community of Dartington. The full statement can be seen on the Brimhay
South Devon Rural wind prestigious Rural Award for Best Rural Development.
100% affordable housing project wins top award
A new rural housing development which not only delivers 100 percent affordable housing for the local community but also boasts the title of most energy efficient affordable homes in the South Hams has won
SDR Sponsors Local People in International Sport!
World Tambourelli Championships 2014 were held at Riverford Farm This year here in the UK. South Devon Rural Sponsored Local People who too part in the event.
Annual General Meeting
Annual General meeting to be held at South Devon House at 7pm on 3rd September 2014
House For sale
We are selling a grade II listed stone cottage in Dartington it is being marketed by Rendells Totnes.
House For Sale
SDR from time to time will have houses for disposal or from our commercial development, follow the link below to view:
Care Home Wins Award
Working together wins an award!
Information on the inpspections that have been taking place at your homes. Please click on link below.
Our offices moving!
Hello everyone and Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Affordable Housing at Morleigh gets the go a head from planners
Eco Houses at Thurlestone now let ---- energy costs estimated at less than ?200 per year!
Our Eco houses at Parkfield Thurlestone are now complete and let. Families moved into the homes over the weekend of 9th and 10th of November. EPC's issued for the properties estimate energy costs of less than ?200 per year.
Transitions Towns Totnes and South Devon Rural working together to retrofit PV systems
South Devon Rural Housing has agreed to work with TTT to acelerate the association's programme of retrofit renewable energy fittings.
Eco Houses at Thurlestone close to completion
Despite a few issues on site (water mains in the wrong place!) the development is due to complete in August - 6 months after we started on site. The houses are taking shape and are going to be of a very contemporary finish inside with glazed ballustrades
Official Opening of Braemar and Merryfield Barns, Buckfast.
The official opening of Braemar Appartments and Merryfield Barns takes place this Thursday at 1pm.
Jobs at Forder Lane House!
We have jobs available at Forder Lane House ranging from ?13 - ?15,000. Take a look at our Jobs Page
Progress on our Eco House in Thurlestone
We are making good progress on our Eco houses in Thurlestone and they shoulkd be ready for letting by the end of July. If youy are in housing need and wish to be considered for these houses you need to be registered with South Hams Council and state you
SDR Undertakes first Independent Residents Satisfaction Survey
SDR have engaged Skills & Projects Ltd to undertake a STATUS Residents Satisfaction Survey on our behalf. Skills and Projects will be writing to all tenants and providing a survey form for our residents to fill out. If you do get a survey form, please c
SDR wins award from Devon Building Control Partnership
SDR have won an award from Devon Building Control Partnership in the category of Best Multiple Dwelling in the Building Excellence Awards.
Green Deal - Caution!
It has come to our attention that tenants are being contacted by Green Deal Companies trying to promote Green Deal products. They are doing this without the authority of South Devon Rural Housing. All alterations to SDR properties will need authorisatio
Spring Newsletter - now available on our Newsletter Page.
Our Spring Newsletter is now available.
New Member of Staff
Following the recent restructure of the staff team, we are pleased to introduce Julian Barr in the role of Housing Services Assistant. Julian will be providing a customer focussed service to our tenants and customers. Julian will be reporting to our new
3 more homes for local people in Totnes
Our refurbishment of 3 flats at Western House, Railway Street, Totnes is now ready for occupation by local people at affordable rent. The refurbishment included, new kitchens and bathrooms, rewiring and plumbing. The spacious flats also have parking.
Assiociation submits plans for 12 affordable houses in Moreleigh.
Working in partnership with a local land owner and local builder has resulted in the prospect of new affordable homes in Moreleigh.
First 4 cottages handed over
The First 4 cottages which form part of a larger development in Buckfastleigh have been handed over. The Cottages, converted from two Barns at Merryfield Farm near Hapsted Buckfastleigh were handed over before Christmas 2012. The Barns, built by Codyde
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Seasons Greetings to all our Stakeholders, Tenants, Contractors, Supporters, Friends and colleagues
FORDER LANE HOUSE RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME FULL!
Were are pleased that our newly refurbished and extended Care Home is fully Let in record time.
South Devon Rural Housing Association Annual Report to Tenants Published
We are pleased to announced the publication of our Annual Report to Tenants for 2012
Totnes Work Hub NOW OPEN!
THe association is pleased to announce the Totnes Work Hub is Now Open for business.
Totnes Work Hub Open Day
We are pleased to announce an open day for the Totnes Work Hub on Friday 3rd August 2012. Come and test our services. Bring you iPad, Tablet laptop or just yourself to see all that we have on offer. Refreshments will be available.
Housing Officer needed
Housing Officer needed 2 days a week - please see jobs page under main association page.
Forder Lane House Care Home is now open!
Following a ?1.7 million makeover, Forder Lane Care Home is open!
Totnes Work Hub Opening in Totnes Soon.
South Devon Housing are setting up a work hub in Totnes supported with funding from Devon County Council.
Jobs at Forder Lane House!
We have a number of jobs available at our Care Home in Dartington - please see Association/Jobs page for more information.
CAB holding Drop In sessions at South Devon House
Citizens Advice Bureau are offering drop in sessions for local people in South Devon House, Babbage Road, Totnes, the Home of South Devon Rural Housing Association. The Sessions are from 10am to 3pm each Tuesday.
South Devon Rural Housing Secures ?3 million loan facility
South Devon Rural Housing Association has secured a long term 3 million pounds loan facility with Triodos Bank. Triodos Bank follows ethical objectives and supports a wide range of social, ethical and ecological businesses.
South Devon Rural Shortlisted for Small Housing Association of the Year
The shortlist for the UK Housing Awards 2012 have just been announced and South Devon Rural Housing Association has been shortlisted in the Small Housing Association of the year category. The theme for the award for SDR is 'Punching above our weight'.
Work starts on new development in Buckfast.
Work has started on 10 flats for local people with learning disabilities in Buckfast.
'Loneliness is as big a killer as smoking, obestity and alcohol for over 65's'
Loneliness is as big a killer as smoking, obesity and alcohol, campaigners warned as they held the first major summit on loneliness yesterday.
'New' Forder Lane House
New Forder Lane House is due to open in Late May
STUDY FINDS THAT CARE HOME RESIDENTS?EXPERIENCES EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
Most of the care home residents who took part in a study by the Personal
Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent told
researchers that their actual experience of living in a care home had been
better than they expected.