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Salix Homes’ The Hive Nominated for National Award

A housing scheme that is the first of its kind and has been able to offer affordable homes for young people in Salford has been shortlisted for a national award. The housing association, Salix Homes opened The Hive earlier this year in order to offer housing solutions for those aged

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BDC 319 : Aug 2024

National Award

Salix Homes’ The Hive Nominated for National Award

A housing scheme that is the first of its kind and has been able to offer affordable homes for young people in Salford has been shortlisted for a national award. The housing association, Salix Homes opened The Hive earlier this year in order to offer housing solutions for those aged between 18 and 25. The state of the art facility was constructed in order to offer this much needed accommodation in Salford. In May, when the project first launched, the centre was opened by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The Mayor said at the official launch that is would be brilliant for similar schemes to be developed all across the Greater Manchester area. The facility that was opened in Cromwell Road in Kersal. The Hive is one of the first centres of its kind to be opened in the Greater Manchester area, and can offer accommodation to up to 14 young people while they work or complete their education or training. The Cromwell Road site has been announced as a finalist in the Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year category of a national housing award. It is an accolade to be named as a finalist for the 24housing Awards, especially as part of the affordable housing category. It is promising to see housing associations such as Salix looking into providing affordable housing specifically for young people. The Hive focuses on offering accommodation for those who could see a negative impact on their work or study because of unsuitable living arrangements such as sofa surfing or not having a permanent address and place to live. The Hive offers an opportunity for young people to transform their lives by providing suitable accommodation. The Project is an accolade in itself for Salix Homes, making the project even more amazing for being recognised by such a well known Awards scheme.

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