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PBHA celebrates Volunteer Week

2018-06-29T15:05:16+00:00

We’re nearing the end of #VolunteerWeek, a week dedicated to celebrating all of the fabulous and wonderful volunteers who make a huge difference to people’s lives! At Peter Bedford Housing Association, we have a number of volunteers whose selfless hard work and dedication helps us in our mission to inspire people with vulnerabilities to realise their potential, build on their strengths and achieve independence. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers present and past, we appreciate you very much! Spotlight on... Liz and Marlon Liz and Marlon are our volunteers who cover our reception, our front of house duo! They [...]

PBHA celebrates Volunteer Week 2018-06-29T15:05:16+00:00

Cultural celebration day – World café

2018-06-21T12:35:40+00:00

On 22nd March, we held our first Cultural Celebration day at Kingsland Hub. Thank you to everyone who took part, this was an opportunity to understand others cultures and celebrate our diversity. Tenants, participants and staff all participated and the day was a great success! We started with food, as most good days start! All the dishes were delicious, particularly the gravlax and Ethiopian dishes, the Cornish clotted cream, jam and scones were a fantastic dessert. Thank you to Eve and Mirach in the Coffee Shop who laid on an international menu for the day of delicious wraps with international filings, [...]

Cultural celebration day – World café 2018-06-21T12:35:40+00:00

Outpost Time Out Awards 2018

2018-06-30T01:02:48+00:00

Success for Outpost – Time Out Awards 2018 Our social enterprise Outpost Shop & Gallery has claimed success in the Time Out Love London Awards 2018. Outpost came in at 2nd place for Most Loved Local Shop in Holloway! This was no small feat for a small social enterprise at the quiet end of Holloway Road. This helps to raise our profile on the Time Out website, which is visited by Londoners and tourists alike! Congratulations to Outpost! For more info about Outpost, visit the Outpost page

Outpost Time Out Awards 2018 2018-06-30T01:02:48+00:00

PBHA Shortlisted for Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund!

2018-06-21T12:48:38+00:00

VOTE FOR PETER BEDFORD HA Great News! We have been shortlisted for the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund for our Finacial Inclusion Project with Evolve Housing. The project aims to improve participants financial capability, helping them to sustain their tenancies, live independently and end homelessness. We need your vote to get us through to the next stage! Voting closes: 12pm 20th April 2018 Vote here: https://t.co/gv62OlmMhE

PBHA Shortlisted for Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund! 2018-06-21T12:48:38+00:00

Roy Appleton Farewell Exhibition

2018-06-12T15:15:53+00:00

Outpost hosted a special exhibition (Not a load of Pollocks: I Told You I Was Under The Weather) celebrating the life and work of Islington-based artist Roy Appleton who sadly passed away in September 2017. Born in 1954, Roy Appleton was a dad, a grandad, a brother, an uncle, a partner and a good friend to many. He spent most of his life making, building, fixing - training himself on every DIY job imaginable! Roy was a painter: he painted school playgrounds, sprayed Rolls Royce cars and black cabs, and in his most recent venture turned his hand to a freer [...]

Roy Appleton Farewell Exhibition 2018-06-12T15:15:53+00:00

Annual Impact Report 2016-2017 is ‘Out Now’

2017-10-03T09:23:09+00:00

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Impact Review Report and Value for Money Statement for 2016-2017 is now ready and available for viewing. It was unveiled at Peter Bedford Housing Association's Annual General Meeting held Thursday 28th September 2017. Click here to view the PBHA Annual Impact Report and Value for Money Statement 2016-2017

Annual Impact Report 2016-2017 is ‘Out Now’ 2017-10-03T09:23:09+00:00

Rising Star Levelle London

2018-04-05T10:34:19+00:00

Last year one of our tenants Levelle London released his record Traits of an Empath, marking the beginning of the success he is now experiencing in the music industry. His story is an inspiration not just to other tenants and participants here at Peter Bedford, but to us all: the idea that with enough determination, hard-work, and the relevant support people who have experienced societal disadvantage or personal struggles can overcome these barriers and achieve success. Levelle was first referred to our services 18 months ago by the charity Alone in London, and we provided him with accommodation in Hackney. He [...]

Rising Star Levelle London 2018-04-05T10:34:19+00:00

Clare Norton for Inside Housing – Bringing Health and Safety to the Forefront

2017-08-16T11:27:58+00:00

Clare Norton, CEO of PBHA and chair of the G320 group of smaller housing associations in London, recently wrote this article for Inside Housing. It was posted on the Inside Housing Website on 10/08/17. Over recent weeks, I have been sharing deep concern with many G320 chief executive colleagues at the deaths of so many in the tragic Grenfell Tower. It is now eight weeks ago that the whole country felt the heart wrenching shock and pain of seeing the fire engulf the tower and subsequently experienced the anger and quest for answers that the victim’s families, community and the public [...]

Clare Norton for Inside Housing – Bringing Health and Safety to the Forefront 2017-08-16T11:27:58+00:00

Peter Bedford celebrates 20 years of Pride!

2018-07-10T10:50:09+00:00

  This year marked the 20th year of Pride and staff, tenants and the wider community marked the occasion with a fun-filled menu of singing, dancing and some friendly competition to support the LGBTQ+ cause. The event opened with speeches from tenants Patrick and Joe, and CEO Clare Norton. The speakers reflected on the evolution of Pride at Peter Bedford, from the first event at Legard Works in 1997, and on how the yearly celebrations have become an integral part of our community calendar. Patrick, a member of the committee that has played an instrumental role in making Pride such an important event here, said, "Joe Hart and ex CEO Jo [...]

Peter Bedford celebrates 20 years of Pride! 2018-07-10T10:50:09+00:00

Could PBHA’s art be displayed at No.10?

2018-06-12T15:43:19+00:00

Artwork from Peter Bedford Housing Association’s social enterprise, Outpost, could soon be hanging on the walls of No. 10 Downing Street. Speaking to the Sunday Times, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that, if elected, he will display works by PBHA artists in the country’s most famous residence. Corbyn already owns one painting by Roy Appleton, a participant on PBHA’s Supporting Makers programme, which is hanging in his home in Islington. Roy, who paints abstract art, was delighted to hear about the prospect of his paintings hanging in Downing Street. “Seeing my work in there would sure get my mojo back. [...]

Could PBHA’s art be displayed at No.10? 2018-06-12T15:43:19+00:00