Recovery Worker (High Support) Location: Kingsland Hub Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours Salary: £24,054 - £25,833 Contract: 5 month Contract DBS Check: Yes Leave Entitlement: 26 days About Recovery Worker Working as part of a small team on a 24/7 rota basis, the recovery worker (high support) works with people recovering from mental health crisis. Supporting people to sustain their tenancies and better manage their mental health, you’ll be developing helpful relationships that promote move on. About Peter Bedford Housing Association Based mainly in Hackney and Islington, we work with people who are homeless, have mental ill health, learning difficulties and multiple needs. Our [...]
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We are delighted to be able to announce that we have been awarded a Homeless Link grant. The award of £98,000 will fund an expansion of our work to house and support more disadvantaged people in Hackney and Islington at a time when increasing numbers face possible homelessness due to the pandemic. We hope to be able to use this important grant to assist many more of our tenants to move on to a home and a life of their own, and to make available more of our accommodation to increasing numbers of people in need.
Peter Bedford Housing Association is committed to working with the most vulnerable people in our community, an obligation which has taken on increased importance during the coronavirus outbreak. We have a key role to play, not only in preventing and ending homelessness, but in enriching the lives of our tenants and supporting them through this crisis. The pandemic has created specific challenges for many of the people we support, and one way that we have been able to meet these needs is through the establishment of a Food Deliveries Project. Responding to the fact that many tenants were either having [...]
Peter Bedford is a not-for-profit landlord to more than 300 people a year. We have been working closely with residents, local government, and other charitable organisations to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Our focus has been to provide support to tenants who have been affected by the pandemic, notably those who have been made unemployed, struggling with debt or experiencing a deterioration in their mental health. Peter Bedford is committed to: Keeping people secure at home We will not evict anyone as a result of financial hardship caused by coronavirus, where they are working (or engaging) with us to get their [...]
As many will now know it is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to permanently close Outpost Shop and Gallery social enterprise on Holloway Road, after 20 successful years of trading and training. To our community of loyal customers, visitors, volunteers, retail trainees, artists, makers, supporters, partners, suppliers & staff past & present… We plan to create an Online Archive on our website as a lasting legacy that celebrates the many successes achieved over the 20 year history of Outpost social enterprise shop and gallery (formerly Bedfords). This platform will allow us to share our journey as the shop and gallery has [...]
Telephone Befriender Our Telephone Befriender role is an excellent opportunity to support people and help break social isolation. During the pandemic, people face substantial social isolation as their usual support networks may no longer be operating. Befriending will be a chance to build new skills and new connections. As a volunteer, you will receive training and regular support and supervision. For further details Telephone Befriender Role Description Download Application Form Please email us to discuss this opportunity
It is with great sadness that Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) has taken the difficult decision to close its social enterprise, Outpost Shop and Gallery on Holloway Road. After 20 successful years of trading in Islington, the housing association is focusing its work, resources and team on the emerging needs of socially excluded adults resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. We are immensely proud that Outpost has successfully achieved its purpose and aims providing inspiring learning opportunities and support for over 500 socially excluded adults, curating over 30 exhibitions and welcoming over 20,000 visitors in the last 5 years alone to the [...]
PBHA has proudly celebrated Pride for the past 22 years and this year is no different! Ordinarily, we throw a tenant-initiated festival to mark the occasion in our calendars. This summer, we could not get together in the same way, but that didn’t stop us from singing, dancing and laughing together on Zoom. Events were split over three days and included Fun & Games, Film Club and a Talent Show. Highlights included: Pictionary (for the most rubbish drawing), an LGBTQ+ Quiz, Fifty years of Pride (short film), Guess the Song, and a Flamenco lesson! Pride is an opportunity for [...]
Board Member with fundraising expertise (voluntary) Location: Hackney and Islington, London Hours: Eight meetings a year plus occasional visits to fit your diary PBHA is a housing association with charitable aims that creates positive change in people’s lives. As well as homes and support, we empower people to learn, access work and discover their creative talents. Based mainly in Hackney and Islington, we work with people who are homeless, have mental ill health, learning difficulties and multiple needs. Our work enables people to move on and lead independent lives. We are committed to mutual support, participation and personal development for both staff and [...]
Housing Services Manager Location: Hackney & Islington Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours Salary: £34-35k Contract: Permanent DBS Check: Yes Leave Entitlement: 26 days About the Role The Housing Services Manager is a significant role within Peter Bedford Housing Association and a great development opportunity for an existing manager. With the freedom to bring innovation to our services, develop external partnerships and work across PBHA, this is an interesting and rewarding role. You will be responsible for the delivery of PBHA’s accommodation services, a mixture of supported housing, tenancy support, a residential service and general needs tenants. You will also lead the Housing Management team who [...]