Aster Group

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Welcome to our media centre. Here you can read all our latest press releases or, if you are a journalist, find contact details for our communications team or general information about our business. 

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Calling all entrepreneurs! Applications for social enterprise programme are now open

A social incubator developed by local housing association Aster Group is looking for social entrepreneurs to help provide creative solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced by its communities.

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Sale of Sarsen Court

The way we work has changed over the years and like many businesses there is no longer the need for large corporate office space in the same way as there once was.

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Employees’ expectations are increasing. Now it’s time for employers to up their game

When we look back on 2020, we will see it as a tipping point for the nine-to-five, office-bound job for life becoming a thing of the past. But I think it’s fair to say this concept had been brewing for quite some time.

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Wimborne residents move into first phase of new affordable homes

A group of local residents have moved into the first phase of new affordable homes in Wimborne, thanks to a partnership created between housing association, Aster Group and housebuilder, Wyatt Homes.

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Over 9,000 emergency calls received by local telecare provider during pandemic

Technology enabled care service Connected Living, which is part of local housing association Aster Group, has received over 180,000 calls to its monitoring centre since the start of the pandemic.

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A fairer economy is a stronger one, says Lyndsay Nickerson on International Women's Day

The education system, access to quality childcare and the coming together of all under-represented groups are part of the solution to reset social norms and expectations if we are to really tackle inequality in the workplace.

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Local residents receive keys to affordable new homes

A group of local residents are set to enjoy spring in new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between housing association Aster Group and Chagford Community Land Trust (CLT). The collection of new homes for local people in Chagford are now complete with the last sets of keys being handed over to the new residents.

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Bjorn Howard, Group chief executive responds to the Budget

A response from Aster Group chief executive Bjorn Howard on announcements in the Budget affecting housing, shared ownership and apprenticeships.

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