Links to other Gloucester sites
- and other sites relating to "social housing"

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If you want to know about Gloucester, past and present, go to the superb site

The Gloucester Rugby Football Club site is

Our estate is literally "across the road"

Click on banner below for the Gloucester City Council's site

Click here for our local church (St. Marks, Kingsholm - Anglican) infomation

Click here for our local Roman Catholic Church (St. Peter's) information

Other Tenant Groups

The Kirklees Federation of Tenants' and Residents' Associations

Kirklees Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations (KFTRA) unites over 100 estate-based community organisations in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. 

Led by tenants elected from every council estate, we fight for tenants rights and work in partnership with Kirklees Council's Housing Services to ensure tenants have a real say in the decisions about their homes and estates.


Tower blocks get a "bad press", but there are some that are thriving. Ones like Silkin Court in Manchester. Click on the picture of Silkin Court to the left and you will be taken to their homepage and be greeted with the words: "We're all very proud of our block, and we love living here". Not bad for tenants of a tower block in the middle of Manchester (a short stroll from Piccadilly Station)! And if you like what you see, then there is a page that tells you how to apply to Manchester Housing for a flat in the block! There's some fascinating stuff behind the Tenant Association (TASC) button!



Scotland has always had different housing law from England (and Wales). Perhaps now that Scotland has its own Assembly, the differences will be even greater! This tenants and resident association page is part of the Perth & Kinross Council's Housing Department site. But click on the T&R logo on the left and you will be directed to the tenants' "bit"



Click here for DETR's Index page for Council Housing


The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is the UK's largest independent social research and development charity. It supports a wide programme of research and development projects in the fields of housing, social care and disability, young people and families, and work, income and social policy.

The Tenant Participation Advisory Service for England (TPAS) is a national non-profit making organisation that provides information, advice, training, consultancy, seminars and conferences on all aspects of involving tenants in their housing management. TPAS is a membership organisation made up of tenants' groups, Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords (e.g. Housing Associations, Local Housing Companies), and our management committee is made up of an equal number of tenants and landlords.

Our favourite weekly housing magazine - it is "tenant friendly"

The other housing weekly - not so tenant friendly!

The Fosseway Housing Association was formed when the council tenants of the Cotswold District Council voted for a "large scale voluntary transfer". The houses are located in the Cotswolds, one of the scenic parts of England - and only a few miles from Gloucester.




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Our estate at Kingsholm comprises an 80-flat tower block of 10 floors which is "sheltered housing". In addition there is a purpose-built 25-unit Sherborne House sheltered housing scheme. It is good to see how other countries approach housing their elderly. Victory Housing in Maryland is charitable organisation offering "assisted housing" for the elderly.

The Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (TxLIHIS) has many interesting pages on how things are done in Texas. Augueably, this is the BEST site on the web that puts "social housing" in perspective.

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Last updated September 20, 1999