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David’s Fundraising Trek

David Renwick prep for kili

David Renwick, Ocean’s CEO, is going to great lengths (..and heights!) to raise money for local charity, Cornwall Hospice Care. 

He’s trekking up Kilimanjaro!

Help him raise funds – to support the incredible work they do.

Kilimanjaro the Roof of Africa is my target!

I enjoy walking up hills and this is the highest summit you can walk to in the World. Our friends at CHC carry out essential work with individuals and families who are facing great challenges and difficult times. My challenge can help support the Hospice’s fantastic work and the individuals who heed their care!”

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Donate

To donate, visit his JustGiving page

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News update…..

They did it! Here is the summit photo – smiles all round! What an amazing achievement for such a worthy cause, congratulations to all. Summit Mt Kili

New Tenancy Sustainment Service

Tenancy Sustainment Steve at workIt’s a chilling reality that some people fall victim to abuse and or Anti-Social Behaviour every day.

Ocean is committed to safeguarding our residents, particularly those who are most at risk. To enable Ocean to deliver a quality service and effective solutions, we’ve recently introduced a new Tenancy Sustainment role, led by Stephen Williams.

The new service will focus on Ocean’s vulnerable cases and will work with a variety of external agencies. These include Ocean Extra, the Police and Cornwall Council, to name a few. Together we will provide the necessary support, helping vulnerable residents to live independently and maintain their Ocean tenancy.

Stephens role will also oversee any anti-social behaviour cases that need legal intervention.

Contact Us

If you have any  concerns regarding a vulnerable resident, please contact Stephen Williams

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Improving your Home

StreetTalk Planned maintenanceWhether we’re refitting kitchens or plumbing in new bathrooms, our planned maintenance programme is always on the go. £6 million is spent every year upgrading or replacing key features in your home, making our planned maintenance one of Ocean’s biggest investments. This helps to keep your home in good condition over the long term, as well as warm, safe and comfortable.

Ocean knows that you are keen to find out when you are due an upgrade or replacement. This is why we send letters in April to tell you if your property is in the programme for the year, making sure homes most in need of works receive them first.

Keeping you updated is also important and soon you will also be able to log on to our website so that you can see if there are any alterations or upgrades planned for your property.

More Information

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WW1 Memorial Challenge winner announced

WW1 Memorial Challenge Congratulations winner

Ocean Housing Group has now completed a ‘Design a World War I Memorial Challenge‘; as part of the ‘Cornwall Remembers’ campaign to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I this July.

Winner

The winner has now been announced – St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School’s design has been selected as the Winning Design. Congratulations!

Kimberly Gould St Michaels Catholic Secondary School 1ST PRIZE designThe winning memorial design will be brought to life by Ocean’s apprentices. It will be erected in the county and officially opened to launch this year’s special Centenary Poppy Appeal in late October/early November; as part of Ocean’s ongoing support for the Royal British Legion.

The school will receive a whopping £1000 and a replica of the memorial will be unveiled at the presentation ceremony in October 2014. But that’s not all. The school will also be presented with one of Ocean’s Giant Poppies provided by Ocean’s very own apprences, to mark the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

 

Fowey Academy runner upRunners up

Congratulations to Fowey Community College who were runners up. The school will receive a handsome £500 in prize money.

Thank you to all those who entered the Challenge. We have been impressed and indeed, touched by the emotive and sensitive responses to the brief.

Reflection

This team-based challenge has been an opportunity to bring history to life for the next generation. To truly understand the design brief and develop a strong design concept, students had to explore the reality of war and reflect on the sacrifice made by over 9 million combatants.

Group Chief Executive, David Renwick commented:

“The competition is open to all schools in the county for years 7, 8 and 9.  The centenary is a time to reflect on the 3 S’s: Sacrifice, Service and impact on Society”.

Giant Poppy

Ocean’s apprentices, who last year created the largest poppy in the UK for the front of Stennack House (Head Office), will also provide a giant poppy to be erected at the winning school during this year’s Poppy appeal.

David Renwick commented

“The competition will, we hope, help us all reflect on past sacrifices but also promote the ongoing valuable work of Cornwall’s Royal British Legion in supporting veterans in 2014 and beyond.”

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Tomorrow’s Neighbourhood Today

Tomorrows people today gemma coupeA package of grants associated with the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre has seen residents in St Dennis support the idea of a Neighbourhood Action Plan.

Ocean Housing and Cornwall Council consulted over three hundred households in the area, to discuss improvements and make sure that potential projects actually provide what people want.

Young people living in St Dennis, Treviscoe and parts of Nanpean can also access funding to help with their education through St Dennis Parish Council.

With larger grants for community projects available from Autumn, the village could see physical improvements to public spaces, improved accessibility and a greater sense of identity for the village.