About us

About us

Lyng Community Association was established in 2000 after a group of pioneering local people united to regenerate the estate.

Their vision was to revive the Lyng by replacing its tired and dated homes with homes fit for modern living, as well as providing inviting open spaces for recreation and relaxation.

Redevelopment took place in three phases. We built 86 houses and apartments in phases one (2004)and two (2006)  and the third and final phase (2011 to 2016). At the end of the multi-million pound scheme the Association owned 200 homes and provided management services to 154 others across the estate.

The redevelopment project was named as the Best Regeneration Scheme in the 2014 Housing Excellence Awards which brought well deserved recognition to a truly outstanding project and all the many people involved over the years.

This was followed in November 2014 with the Builder and Engineer Award for Residential Project of the Year 2014.

We also have a range of job training and community activities taking place that support our aim of making the Lyng a great place to live.

Making The Lyng A Great Place To Live

Winning the Builder and Engineer Award


Winning Britain in Bloom recognition for our work around the estate and on the Lyng community allotment.

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Toddlers Club and Parenting Advice Sessions with subjects as First Aid for Parents, Child Care and Nutrition

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Kick Boxing Club for Older Children


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Community Allotment – teaching children about how food is produced and a healthy eating habit.

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Media Club teaching children about journalism and media (including visits to the BBC studios shown here)

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Football training for boys and girls promoting exercise and teamwork

Links with our Danish friends and sharing experiences of housing.


 Community celebrations – like Black Country Day – providing free authentic Black Country food for residents and for passers by in Moor St


Involving children in taking pride in their neighbourhood with regular litter picks with participants having a free ticket to the community trip to the seaside each year ( Blackpool 2015 ).



Children’s Xmas Party each year



Working with the local police on community projects such as tackling speeding drivers.


Working with other local organisations to hold community events for all of the local area.



Getting residents back into work through our Job Club, mentoring and training.


Values and Vision Statement


Empowering,  Diverse, Respectful, Considerate, Partnering, Delivering, Improving, Accountable, Honest, Open, Ethical, Learning, Passionate and Committed.


How these values are delivered by the organisation

To empower the local community and individual local residents

To promote diversity and equality of opportunity

To treat all stakeholders with respect and consideration

To promote partnership working and teamwork with stakeholders

To deliver high quality services and continuous improvement

To deliver accountability and openness

To operate with integrity – ensuring honesty, openness and ethical business practices

To learn and develop from experience

To develop a passionate and committed team to deliver the Association’s vision.



Shaping thriving communities, building and maintaining social rented homes and supporting people.



To make the Lyng a place that everyone can feel proud to belong to and feel part of a community that cares about the area and its residents.

To develop high quality homes that exceed the statutory “Decent Homes Standard” and support individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice in the Lyng community

To ensure our our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities.

To shape high quality services that meet residents requirements at a reasonable cost

To be a responsive and innovative organisation open to change and flexible in its development of new working arrangements to meet evolving standards and expectations of it’s service users.

To be fully accountable to all our stakeholders

To maintain a strong financial base in order to deliver sustainable homes and services to the Lyng community

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