Tribute to former Aspire Housing Chair on Newcastle roundabout

  An art installation has been unveiled on Whitmore Roundabout, Newcastle, in recognition of a former Chair of Aspire Housing, who sadly died last year. The metal cycling sculpture, featuring six cyclists in motion, was inspired by the late Brian Tomkins, former Newcastle Borough Councillor, Chair of Aspire Housing and member of Newcastle Triathlon Club. … Continued

Aspire’s Money Advice team wins national award

  Aspire Housing’s Money Advice team has scooped a national award win at a leading industry awards ceremony. The team took home the prize for Debt Team of the Year at this year’s Money Advice Awards, which was hosted by the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) in Manchester. The award recognises Aspire Housing’s commitment to … Continued

Finding special people – Anglo Dutch Directors Club

Sustainability Dutch housing executives taking part in a study visit to Staffordshire met young people whose lives and prospects are being transformed by the vocational and life-skills training provided by PM Training. Part of  we are aspire, the Newcastle-under-Lyme based social enterprise helps around 2,500 people each year to prepare for and find work. In … Continued

The price of doing nothing – Anglo Dutch Directors Club

Regeneration Dutch housing executives taking part in a study visit to Staffordshire this month heard about the ‘patient capital’ and ‘placeshaping’ approach to regeneration led by we are aspire, and their role as a crucial community anchor in neighbourhoods hit by industrial, economic and social decline. What’s the best way to revive homes, communities and … Continued

Regenerating ‘a city full of holes’ – Anglo Dutch Directors Club

Heritage Dutch housing executives saw and heard how we are aspire and its partners are restoring hope and vitality to Stoke-on-Trent after the rapid decline of its potteries industry. Built on clay, coal and canals, the city’s industrial heritage now plays a vital part in a very different future. Ten bosses from woningstichtingen (housing associations) … Continued