Hackney

New Year’s boost for mental health in Hackney and Islington

2015-01-20T13:39:43+00:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) and Volunteer Centre Hackney (VCH) renewed their commitment to tackling mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace, by signing the Time to Change pledge at the close of 2014. PBHA and VCH have joined the ever growing movement of organisations that have signed the Time to Change pledge to promote a better understanding of mental health problems within the workplace, while offering support and welfare advice to staff. Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. It is run by the charities Mind [...]

New Year’s boost for mental health in Hackney and Islington 2015-01-20T13:39:43+00:00

Reducing the barriers to healthcare for Hackney’s homeless and vulnerable adults

2014-12-01T14:49:38+00:00

Local housing providers and commissioners should work together to develop a service that streams health and social care information on digital screens where homeless people live or congregate, a a recent report from Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) has recommended. The study, conducted as part of Healthwatch Hackney and the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group’s Fund for Health project, explored the barriers vulnerable and homeless adults face in accessing good health and social care in Hackney. Lack of accessible information - along with money and transport - were among the significant barriers service users faced in obtaining the support they needed. [...]

Reducing the barriers to healthcare for Hackney’s homeless and vulnerable adults 2014-12-01T14:49:38+00:00

Change Together: Sharing experiences of mental health

2014-09-25T15:14:19+00:00

Change Together volunteer Stephen Baynes talks about his experience of challenging mental health stigma in the community through conversation with people at events in Hackney, as part of a Time to Change-funded project.   My name is Stephen and I’m a volunteer Change Maker and a steering group member for Change Together, a project led by Peter Bedford Housing Association and Volunteer Centre Hackney, and funded by Time to Change.   I’m someone who has experienced mental health issues and I thought this would be a great channel for creating awareness around mental health.   It's very important to challenge the stigmas and discrimination people with mental [...]

Change Together: Sharing experiences of mental health 2014-09-25T15:14:19+00:00

PBHA PRIDE Party 2014!

2014-06-30T10:37:59+00:00

Freedom Is... PBHA PRIDE Party 2014!   Peter Bedford Housing Association tenants, participants and staff are invited to join us in celebrating  Gay PRIDE at Legard Works!   Delicious BBQ, tea dance, music, talent show, raffle and lots of celebration and fun... Photo exhibition of PRIDE throughout the years at Peter Bedford HA Launch of publication and exhibition by our LGBT art group on this year's theme, Freedom Is... Date: Friday 4th July Time: 11.30 - 4.30 pm Place: Legard Works, Legard Road, N5 1DE   To get involved contact Orla on 020 7923 9255 or Email Orla.OFlanagan@peterbedford.org.uk

PBHA PRIDE Party 2014! 2014-06-30T10:37:59+00:00