Little Acts of Kindness 26 – 50

Strange brew…

After Emanuel Whittaker finished the refurbishment at Pennington Close sheltered scheme, the residents were keen to get back into their old routines of hosting coffee morning and lunch clubs. So imagine their disappointment when they started unpacking their old fixtures that had been held in storage… Read more…

Changing rooms get a makeover

Yet another local community facility is benefiting from Emanuel Whittakers 175 Little Acts of Kindness. This time its the turn of Hollinwood Cricket Club, who approached Emaneul Whittaker with a request for support. The Club provide a range of activites for the community including cricket, bowling and… Read more…

All shiny and new

Pennington Close residents are justifiably proud of their new facilities and are doing everything they can to keep the place looking in tip top condition. Sadly, some of the old fittings are looking a bit drab in comparison. Read more…

Emanuel Whittaker sponsor FCHO annual garden competition

Emanuel Whittaker will, once again, be the main sponsors at First Choice Homes Oldham’s Annual Garden Competition. Read more…

Adam gives reviving Reiki treatment

The Salix Homes Disability Awareness Group produced an amazing ‘Protocol for Operatives’ for their contractors working on Salix Homes schemes.  Emanuel Whittaker Partnerships Manager Rukhsana Nabi went to visit the group to thank them for their work… Read more…

Duchy site team help out at The Pod

Sadly, The Pod on the Duchy estate where Emanuel Whittaker are carrying out extensive internal and external imporvments works had an attempted break-in. Read more…

Key conundrum

Black Friar Court residents are currently having preparatory asbestos removal works carried out to their block, and residents are being asked to remove their belongings from affected areas to allow the works to proceed. Read more…

Emanuel Whittaker support Oldham Mayors Charity Ball

Emanuel Whittakers have been operating from their site in Rochdale Road Oldham for 175 years. So it’s no suprise that the company regularly support local good causes and charities. Read more…

Green fingered site team spruce up garden

City West sheltered scheme, Pennington Close, was the fifth scheme to be completed by Emanuel Whittaker in this years programme. The shiny new facilities sit amidst terraces of bungalows, each with their own stretch of garden in the front and back. Read more…

Pennington Close residents celebrate their new facilites

Pennington Close is the last of the five City West sheltered schemes to get a major makeover in this year’s programme.  As expected, residents and all those involved wanted to have a celebration to mark the grand reopening. Read more…

Emanuel Whittaker support Fire Fighters Charity

Emanuel Whittaker joinery workshop did their bit to support the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service. The local fire station was holding their regular Fire Fighter’s Charity Car Wash day at Chadderton Fire Station.  So the workshop helped out by providing the materials necesary to… Read more…

The Boys Clean Up at Black Friar Court

There’s just something about skips! Whenever you see one – you just want to throw something in it! The Emanuel Whittaker site team have been helping the residents at Black Friar Court in Salford to get ready for the major improvement works that are to take place on their homes. Read more…

Dave helps resident after a tumble

It may be very disruptive, but sometimes having a load of operatives wondering about the place can be quite useful. Dave Weatherhed was strolling down the stairs when he found a resident had collapsed on the stairs. He quickly went to the rescue. Read more…

James takes the plunge to raise pounds for Parkinsons UK

Emanuel Whittaker joiner, James Kershaw had a particularly horrendous year last year. After finding out that a close family friend had been diagnosed with Parkinson disease, he heard that his father in law had also contracted the debilitating disease. Read more…

Grotton Residents Association are ‘blooming’ happy

Grotton Residents Association got a small financial boost courtesy of Emanuel Whittaker to help them improve the loook of their neighbourhood. The residents association have been trying to brighten up the area for some time… Read more…

Residents say it with cakes

Emanuel Whittaker pride themselves on getting high customer satisfaction, and get many kind letters and thank you notes from happy residents. But the local residents on Rendlesham Close wanted to give the site team something a little extra to show their appreciation to the site team. Read more…

There’s cash in the trash!

When Stoney Knoll Resident, Mrs McManus, realised that she had inadvertently thrown away £100 of her housekeeping money with her rubbish, she understandably got into a bit of a panic.  The money had gone down the bin chute with the rest of her rubbish bags, Read more…

Arch angel Sue

When Resident Liaison Officer Sue Crocker called on Norma and John Rigby at 16 Rendlesham, she found herself taking on a little construction project of her own! Read more…

Whittakers Walkers Brave the Rain to raise £3000 for Dr Kershaws Hospice

Eight Emanuel Whittaker staff, together with their partners and families took part in Dr Kershaw’s annual Hospice-to-Hospice Walk on Sunday 22nd April. The walkers endured a heavy downpour to start the 71/4 mile round trip to Rochdale’s Springhill Hospice. Read more…

Ian adds the finishing touches

The works are nearing completion at Pennington Close, and the residents are keen to keep up appearances with a few finishing touches of their own. But when Emanuel Whittaker’s’ site operative, Ian Chambers saw William Dobson from 5 Pennington Close struggling to put some brackets up for his hanging baskets, he was happy to lend a hand. Read more…

A helping hand for Dr Kershaws

Dr Kershaw’s lock up needed a lick of paint to spruce it up.  Naturally, Emanuel Whittaker were happy to provide the materials and labour to get it looking good as new. Read more…

From Sunshine to Snow

Who would have believed that after that beautiful sunshine in March that we’d have a snow storm in April! The snow took the residents of Pennington Close by surprise, and left many of them trapped at homeRead more…

Site team help Duchy residents with a Spring clean

Many of the homes on the Duchy estate have already benefited from both internal and external improvement works, and Phase 3 of these major works are about to start. There’s a lot for residents to do when preparing their homes for the new fixtures and fittings…  Read more…

Paul comes to the rescue at the Pod

The organisers at The Pod knew exactly where to go for help when they had a window smashed at their local Youth Centre on the Duchy estate.  Emanuel Whittaker Site Manager Paul Robinson was happy to help, sending out one of his joiners to board up the window… Read more…

Paul is Duchy’s Mr Fixit

It just shows how the Site team at Duchy have fitted into local community life! When local resident Diva Regina Dos Pereira sprung a leak in her home, it was the Emanuel Whittaker site team at Enville Road who neighbours ran to for help. Read more…