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Champagne celebration

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Agents Giving Fundraising Champions!

It's award season and we're excited to announce that Homewise has been nominated for two Agents Giving "Fundraising Champion" awards! Read more about Agents Giving and our charity efforts, including the recent "Big Blind Run" challenge.

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Homewise Team at RSBC Blindfold Run Olympic Park

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Charity challenge covers 950km for Sussex community

The Big Blind Run has been a huge challenge but we were determined to succeed. Read all about our fundraising (including pictures!) and learn how you can support the community this winter.

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Homewise cakes OPF

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Fun for all at the Older People’s Festival

This years’ Older People's Festival delivered a huge programme of fun and informative events across Brighton & Hove. Learn more about the OPF, take a peek at a few photos from The Hop50+ and grab a free property search checklist!

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The Big Blind Run: Conquering Brighton to Belfast

This November we're conquering over 600K fundraising for Time to Talk Befriending. Watch a short video from Time to Talk and learn how you can support the older community today.

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PRESS RELEASE: Homewise Fundraising for Time to Talk Befriending

Homewise is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s fundraising challenge – The Big Blind Run 2018 – raising £10,000 for Time to Talk Befriending to support the Worthing community.

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Older Peoples Festival 2018

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Brighton & Hove festival for over 50s

The 2-week long Older People's Festival is back and packed full of events, classes and community days across Brighton & Hove. Learn more about the festival and the free property search drop-in sessions we're running!

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Is the Home for Life Plan right for my parents?

Are your parents thinking about moving? Learn how Homewise could help them afford the perfect property and support them throughout the moving process.

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7 untrue myths about Homewise

If you’ve ever searched for information about Homewise online, it’s likely you’ve come across some myths and misconceptions about Homewise and our lifetime lease. Let us debunk these myths, take a moment to learn the truth.

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Volunteering with Guild Care and Time to Talk Befriending

Read about our recent volunteering days with Guild Care and Time to Talk Befriending, and how volunteering time and enjoying a little conversation can make a difference to the lives of others.

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Supporting Time to Talk Befriending and Guild Care

We’re supporting two amazing charities in 2018, Time to Talk Befriending and Guild Care. Learn about each charity and how you could support your older community and volunteer this year.

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How do Homewise help people retire happy?

Moving home can be stressful at times but, here at Homewise, we support our customers every step of the moving process. Learn how our team of property experts helped both Judy and David find their dream homes and retire happy.

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New partnership for Homewise and Bradleys Estate Agents

We’re proud to announce our new partnership with Bradleys Estate Agents! Read all about Bradleys and how they can now offer their sellers a FREE second listing on Rightmove and Zoopla.

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Christmas dinner in the community

Have you heard about the Empty Plate Café? They serve healthy meals to the community on a 'pay as you feel' basis. Read on to learn more about the project and how you could get involved this Christmas.

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Celebrating success with the Older People’s Festival

That's a wrap on this years' OPF, what a huge success and fantastic programme of events! Read our highlights and hear from some of those involved. Plus, find out how you can support Impact Initiatives all year round.

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6 facts you may not know about Homewise

We believe in honesty and always going above and beyond for our customers. Our friendly team dedicate their time to helping people, and are often sharing fun facts about us over tea and cake. Curious about Homewise? Take a moment and learn 6 quick facts about us.

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Free consultations from our expert team at the Older People’s Festival

Celebrate the local community with us at this year’s Older People’s Festival in Brighton! We’re running the Homewise Helpdesk where you can get FREE property consultations – ask us anything, we’re there to help.

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Join in the fun at the Older People’s Festival 2017

The Older People’s Festival is back in Brighton! The two-week programme is packed full of community events and celebrations for people 50+, taking place in venues across the city. Come along and try new things.

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Investors in People Gold Success!

We’re delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the Gold Investors In People (IIP) accreditation. Read all about this exciting achievement and what the accreditation means for Homewise.

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Our Oarsome Challenge

This June 12 intrepid members of the Homewise team will be travelling up to London to row on the river Thames to raise money and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Homewise staff muck in at Ferring Country Centre

Congratulations to our team for completing their second community project of the year. This time they properly mucked in with the pigs and the local farm animals!

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Homewise hosts afternoon tea with customers

We've recently started a lunch club with some of our customers that live nearby. Read about the inaugural "Friends of Homewise" lunch.

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Our Family Values

Not many people know that Homewise is a family-run business, and has been for many decades. Our story began back in the 1970s when Reg Neal started buying property for his friends.

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Homewise staff raise money for Mind on Dress Down Fridays

We're happy to announce that this year we will be donating money to Mind from our charity Dress-Down Fridays! Find out more about the charity fundraising at Homewise.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Our Customers Choose Homewise

Why choose Homewise? It seems like a simple enough question, but even after over 40 years in business we are still discovering new reasons.

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Homewise proud to partner with Older People's Festival

We’re delighted to announce that we’re proud partners of the first ever Brighton and Hove Older People’s Festival 2016.

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PRESS RELEASE: Homewise conquer Snowdon

Read all about our brave team as the faced freezing rain and knee-high snow to conquer Snowdon, raising £4,332 for Mind in the process.

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PRESS RELEASE: Homewise climb Snowdon for Mind

Homewise are aiming to raise £1 for every foot walked, or £7,120 in total, for Mind. Read about our fundraising challenge for 2016.

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PRESS RELEASE: Homewise raise £11,702 for St. Barnabas

On 7th October, the team at Homewise cycled 1,000 miles in one day for St. Barnabas House Hospice. Find out how you can support them too!

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