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WW1 revisited by WOW Zone in Wythenshawe

The WOW Zone in Wythenshawe has just been awarded £10k from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a further £5k from Archives+ in Manchester to deliver a project with Young People aged 11-19 into Wilfred Owen’s view of life in the trenches.

TPAS Award for Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Young Tenant of the Year

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is delighted to announce that Faye Greaves, a young volunteer from Northern Moor, Wythenshawe, has been declared the winner of the regional finals in the Young Tenant of the Year category at this year’s Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) awards.

Easter Bank Holiday Office Closure

Please be aware that our offices will be closed on Friday 18th April and Monday 21st April due to the Easter Bank Holidays. During this time our emergency repairs and out of hours services is available on 0800 633 5500

Real Food to be featured on BBC Radio 4’s

The Real Food Project Team that encourages local residents to eat healthily with a message of ‘Grow it! Cook it! Eat it!’ will be featured on BBC Radio 4’s iconic programme, Gardeners Question time on Easter Sunday, 20th April.

WCHG in line for national award

The Real Food Project Team from Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) has made it through to the shortlist for a national award that celebrates the best community projects

WCHG 1st Anniversary Film

A short video looking back at some of the Key Achievements of WCHG since forming on 1st April 2013.

Housing Heroes in Wythenshawe!

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in two categories of the Housing Heroes Awards!

Celebrating Joe’s M.E.N. wedding win!

Colleagues at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) were celebrating with Joe Mather, a labourer from the roofing team, as he scooped the top £18k prize in this year’s Manchester Evening News’ dream wedding competition

Get Online Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is helping residents enjoy the benefits of the internet by providing a new computer recycling service, affordable computer equipment and computer skills courses

Final Go-ahead for £18m Extra Care Scheme

Full planning approval has now been granted to Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) for their landmark Extra Care Housing Scheme in Wythenshawe, South Manchester.

London South Bank University students Visits Wythenshawe

Students from London South Bank University (LSBU) came on a fact-finding visit to Wythenshawe to see a Housing Association in action as part of their Housing Studies degree course.

Diversity Accreditation for WCHG

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is delighted to announce they have been awarded the diversity network accreditation from the Housing Diversity Network (HDN).

WCHG Help Support Local Football Team

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group have helped to raise over £800 for a local football team by holding a 5-aside Football Tournament.

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre Motown Night - Saturday 24th May

Tickets are available from the Lifestyle Centre Reception and are £4 each. This event is for over 25’s – for more information please ring 0161 436 0560 or email

TPAS 2014 Nominations

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2014 Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) awards.

WCHG recognised as Living Wage Employer

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is proud to announce they are one of 27 housing providers nationally to be recognised as a living wage employer

WCHG Youth Project Evaluation

If you have take part in any of our youth programmes and projects for young people across Wythenshawe. Please fill in this survey to help us improve

You’re Hired! New Housing Apprentices for WCHG

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group gave a warm welcome to seven Housing Apprentices who recently joined them following a pre-employment course held in partnership with The Manchester College.

Solid Foundations for New Homes for Wythenshawe

Work is on schedule for the 12 two bed-room bungalows being built on Gladeside Road in Brownley Green, Wythenshawe

WCHG Nominated for a UK Housing Awards 2014

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group has been shortlisted for the UK Housing Awards 2014 for their Real Food Wythenshawe project.

Help Wythenshawe Amateurs FC Secure a Brighter Future

Courtesy of the Budweiser Club Futures programme, non-league Wythenshawe Amateurs FC is set to go head-to-head with seven other clubs for a chance of securing £100,000 worth of funding in a fans’ vote.

Wythenshawe Community Farm Shop

Real Food Team has helped to re-launch of the Wythenshawe Community Farm Shop. In partnership with farm staff and a team of volunteers who all helped to decorate the shop.

New Youth Projects Open in Wythenshawe

New Youth Projects Open in Bideford, Norbrook, Woodville

WCHG SmartPhone App

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is delighted to launch their New App for smartphones for their tenants.

Community Participation Art Project

A partnership between Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, University Hospital of South Manchester and Manchester Public Health Development Service invites proposals to develop and deliver a smokefree pregnancy themed public art project.

Manchester Day 2014 - Going Global!

Now its 5th year Manchester Day 2014 will be even bigger, better and more spectacular!

Paul Goggins MP

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group expresses its great sadness at the passing away of MP Paul Goggins.

Meet our 11 new apprentices

Meet our 11 new apprentices as they start three-year training.They have already proved themselves remarkable after beating off tough opposition from over 70 applicants to secure their places!

Christmas Office Opening Hours

To ensure our services are accessible for you when you need them, all of our offices will be open during the Christmas break.

Wythenshawe Life Newsletter Winter Edition

Read the latest edition of WCHG's newsletter Wythenshawe Life

6 Months of The Bedroom Tax in Wythenshawe

Since 1st April , we have been closely monitoring the impact of the Bedroom Tax on our community. This six month impact assessment, 'A View from the North' explains how the Bedroom Tax has impacted on the community

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group Awarded Customer Service Excellence

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is very proud to announce they have recently been awarded the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Accreditation for the services they deliver to tenants.

1st Tenant Conference- Let’s Grow Together

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group held its first Tenant Conference since the formation of the partnership between Willow Park and Parkway Green in April 2013 at Wythenshawe Forum on Thursday, 7th November.

Victoria takes top prize at Women In Housing Awards

Congratulations to Victoria McDowell from Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) for coming away with the Young Achiever Award in the inaugural Women in Housing Awards on 6th November

Real Food Be Proud Award Nomination

Real Food Wythenshawe, the project to support local residents and community groups to grow, cook and eat their own food, has been short listed for an Award at this year’s Manchester ‘Be Proud’ Awards

Bonfire Night At Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and Wythenshawe Forum Trust are proud to support Bonfire Night at Wythenshawe Park this November 5th

All for a Good Cause!

Birch Tree and Edwards/WCHG make a donation to Wythenshawe Hospital

WCHG Marks World Mental Health Day with the MU Foundation

To mark World Mental Health day, Manchester United Foundation and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, hosted a five-a-side football tournament at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre in Wythenshawe.

Macmillan launches social network for Manchester cancer survivors

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a social network across Manchester to help combat feelings of isolation cancer survivors often experience after completing treatment.

Wythenshawe Life Newsletter Autumn Edition

Read The Autumn edition of the 'Wythenshawe Life' Newsletter now

Annual Electoral Information

All Greater Manchester households will by now have had their annual electoral registration form which they must complete as soon as possible.

Community Awards 2013

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) are delighted to launch their 2013 Community Awards for customers

New Chair for Willow Park Board

Dave Chorlton, an independent non-executive director of the Willow Park Board, was elected as Chair of the Board at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting in September

Annual Report 2012/13

Read our Annual Report for 2012/13 for both Parkway Green and Willow Park Housing Trust who are both now part of the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG)

Tenant Election Results

Willow Park is delighted to welcome Dennis Finnegan back to the Board following a recent tenant election ballot of all their tenants in Wythenshawe

Young At Heart Day

A FREE event to celebrate International Older People's Day at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre on the 1st October 11-3pm

International Women’s Day 2014

Manchester’s chosen theme for International Women’s Day 2014 is ‘Women as Peacemakers’. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Stricly Wheelchair Dancing

The Strictly Wheelchair Dancing Group, who meet at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre every Saturday at 11am, recently held an Open Day as part of the legacy project of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Be Proud Awards 2013

This year’s Be Proud Awards programme is now open but time is ticking on so don't delay - there's only two weeks left to get your nomination in!

Happy 100th Birthday

Cllr Tommy Judge, Board Member for Willow Park presented a bouquet of flowers to one of our oldest tenants on her 100th birthday.

It’s Election time for our tenants!

We have 2 candidates standing for the Willow Park Board for 1 available place. Over the next few days all our tenants will receive a leaflet about the process, a ballot slip and prepaid envelope to return your votes.

Manchester City Council Useful Numbers

MCC are encouraging customers to contact them via their new online portal.

WCHG Herb Garden

As part of the Lottery Funded Real Food project, staff at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group have planted a new herb garden at Wythenshawe House, with a few edible extras, for staff and public use

Metrolink public information events

informal sessions to provide residents with the opportunity to meet members of the Metrolink team and ask questions they may have regarding the scheme.

£18m Investment for Extra Care Scheme in Wythenshawe!

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is delighted to announce that they will be building a landmark Extra Care Housing Scheme following their successful Care & Support Specialised Housing fund bid through the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

More New Homes for Wythenshawe!

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is delighted to hear that they been successful in their bid for funding for 60 new homes from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as part of the HCA’s Affordable Homes Guarantees Programme which aims to help housing providers build new homes.

Manchester Sports Awards

The Manchester Sports Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of local volunteers, coaches and athletes who have made an impact in their particular field. Have you been inspired by an athlete’s achievements? Has your club had an amazing year? Has your coach or teacher gone the extra mile? Has a volunteer made a difference? Make their day by making a nomination now at

Apprenticeships: for the skills your business needs

Apprentices’ work-based training – and the qualifications they get – are designed to meet employers’ needs. Every size and type of employer can benefit from this proven way to train your workforce, boost your productivity and make your organisation more competitive.

How to spot if you have a recalled electrical product

List of products affected by the safety recall and what action you should take.

Wythenshawe Life Newsletter

Read The first edition of the 'Wythenshawe Life' Newsletter

Wythenshawe Together

The 'Wythenshawe Together' Community Funday will take place this year on 3rd August in Wythenshawe Park.

A fruitful legacy for Wythenshawe on World Environment Day

Real Food Wythenshawe, the lottery funded project managed by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group has teamed up with Laing O’Rourke and partners to help create a ‘fruitful’ legacy as part of this year’s World Environment Day.

Hollyview Residents Move In

The first residents move into Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s new shared ownership homes at Hollyview on Hollyhedge Road/Rotherby Road.

Manchester City Council Services - Do It On line

It's NOW quicker and easier to get Manchester City Council services online 24 hours a day, 7-days a week on a computer, tablet or mobile phone at

Homeswappers Exchange Day - Thurs 20th June

Are you wanting to move and looking to exchange your property with someone else?

Welfare Reform – Under Occupation

Frequently asked questions

Garden City Festival 2013

Wythenshawe’s 5th annual Garden City Festival will be held from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 14th September in the town centre and Forum

‘Young Flyers’ Award success for Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group celebrated in style with the success of its young people at ‘The Airport Group’ Young Flyers Awards at Old Trafford.

Manchester Day Parade 2013

The Manchester Day Parade returns on Sunday 2 June

Portway Office Closure June 2013

Due to refurbishments our Portway Office will be closed on 12th, 13th, 14th June.

Wythenshawe Needs You! Manchester Day Parade Sun 2nd June 2013

The theme this year is "Wish you were here" and so to tempt people to visit Wythenshawe we need the people of Wythenshawe to get involved.

Medipark Update

Manchester City Council wants your views on framework plans for WythenshaweTown Centre and Medipark.

A New Era Begins as Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is Launched

Parkway Green and Willow Park Housing Trusts have joined forces to create Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG).

Hollyview Show Home launched during National Shared Ownership Week

A show home for Hollyview, a new development of affordable homes on Hollyhedge Road, Wythenshawe, was officially launched by local MP Paul Goggins on Friday, 22nd March 2013.

Woodhouse Park Family Centre - 20th Anniversary Live Music Night

To be held Friday 5th April. Live Music From Claire Mooney, Crescents, plus special guests & Manc/Indie disco.

Trade for £5 at Wythenshawe Market!

£5 per stall per day. Free local parking Monday to Saturday: 9.30am–4.30pm (stalls allocated from 8.30am).

Wythenshawe Apprentices enter National Apprentice Challenge

Willow Park and Parkway Green Housing Trusts have recently entered a team of construction Apprentices into the Brathay Apprentice Challenge (#BAC13).

Public Sector Pact Helps 350 Wythenshawe Residents into Jobs or Training

The unique Real Opportunities project in Wythenshawe was launched in October 2011, ahead of national changes to the welfare system, so that it could help residents develop or update workplace skills.

The Welcome Group at Baguley Sure Start Children’s Centre - 11th March, 1-2.30pm

Are you new to Wythenshawe? Meet new friends and find about services available to you at the Welcome Group. Play activities for young children.

Digital Teapot @ The Sharp Project - Thursday 7th March

Digital Teapot is an International Women's Day event run by The Sharp Project, aimed at women from the age of 16 upwards who want to learn about entering the creative digital world of work.

Basic Computer Skills Courses at Wythenshawe Community Centres

Both the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre and Benchill Community Centre are currently offering FREE basic computer skills courses.

Get Your Hands on a Job at JobCity - Tues 26th February, 12-5pm

The jobs fair with real jobs, real employers and real opportunities.

Community Forums - Your chance to have your say!

Do you want to have a chance to hear what is happening in our community? If you are a tenant or resident in the Willow Park area of Wythenshawe, why not come along to one of our Community Forums?

The WOW Zone are Currently Recruiting Volunteers!

Volunteers are needed to work primarily with children, on exciting IT based projects in an inspiring environment.

Changes to the Forum Health Walk-In Centre, Wythenshawe

The walk-in centre based at Forum Health is moving to University Hospital of South Manchester (Wythenshawe).

FREE Basic Computer Drop-In, Every Thursday, Forum Library 2-4pm

Learn how to start a computer, use a mouse, set up an email address. No experience is required.

Postcard Poetry Competition - Calling Young Budding Poets!

Write a poem or limerick about what you love about libraries to win fantastic goodies – winning poems will be printed as a postcard!

Greater Manchester's Energy Switching Scheme

You have the power to save up to £250 on your electricity and Gas Bills!

Handy Winter Tips

Preventing burst pipes and frozen pipes in severe cold weather

Welfare Reform Changes

On 1st April 2013 a number of changes to the Welfare Benefits System will begin as a result of the Welfare Reform Bill. Now’s the time to find out more about them and what they’ll mean for you and your family... that’s where we can help!

Real Food Wythenshawe

Real Food Wythenshawe is an ambitious five-year programme to engage and excite the people of Wythenshawe in growing and cooking fresh, sustainable food.

Manchester Credit Union’s New Year Message

Christmas is a time when many of us over do it, whether by eating too much turkey and mince pies, or by spending more than we can really afford.