Igniting the future

An initiative aimed at giving people the self-belief and skills to get back to work has now supported more than two thousand people. Ignite, part of charitable housing association BCHA, has run free courses based at the organisation’s HQ at St Swithuns House in Bournemouth since 2010. The six-week programme, focusing on self-development and well-being, is available to anyone over … Read More

New Directions graduates find work

Charitable housing association BCHA is celebrating the success of its second cohort of 23 graduates following the completion of the 12-week New Directions programme designed to identify routes into employment or further education. A graduation ceremony, also attended by employers and trainers, was held at The Factory, BCHA’s premises in Alder Hills, Poole, where the course was predominantly delivered. Already, … Read More

New board appointment for BCHA

A wealth of experience in NHS management is now benefiting charitable housing association BCHA with the appointment of Mike Wood as Chair of the Board. Mike has been a manager at every level of the NHS nationally and regionally including 12 years as a chief executive. Having moved to the town centre three years ago, he wanted a new challenge … Read More

Affordable homes plan for Weymouth

Much-needed new affordable homes are set to be built in Weymouth. Charitable housing association BCHA is intending to develop a mix of 31 houses and flats off Radipole Lane at Southill. A planning application for the £4.5 million scheme was being submitted to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council this week. The site is currently occupied by the 25-unit Marchesi House … Read More