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So far PBHA-2018 has created 144 blog entries.

Volunteer Board Members


Chair of Finance Committee and Board Member with Fundraising expertise (both 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 [...]

Volunteer Board Members2020-06-04T12:43:22+01:00

Tenant Liaison & Health & Safety Officer


Tenant Liaison & Health & Safety Officer Location: Kingsland Hub Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours Salary: £25,833 - £29,271 Contract: Permanent DBS Check: Yes Leave Entitlement: 26 days About Tenant Liaison & Health & Safety Officer The Tenant Liaison & Health & Safety Officer acts as a link point between tenants, contractors and PBHA. There is a specific focus on acting as the main point of contact for our tenants during planned works and the link between contractors and PBHA. The role also acts as the coordinator for tenant related Health and Safety issues, such as enacting PBHA’s hoarding policy, assisting access for essential planned [...]

Tenant Liaison & Health & Safety Officer2020-05-27T11:09:59+01:00

Housing Services Manager


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 [...]

Housing Services Manager2020-05-14T10:32:22+01:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak


Our intention is to minimise the impact of the escalating situation as much as possible. Inevitably, the situation will worsen in the coming weeks as the virus spreads across the country, causing widespread disruption and it will undoubtedly impact our services. We will make adjustments over the coming weeks and months, but the safety of our residents and staff remains our top priority. ​Yesterday, the Government advised how to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Here are the steps we are taking to protect everyone in this ever-evolving situation:​ With effect from Wednesday 18th March we are closing our hubs at Clissold and Isledon. Kingsland [...]

Peter Bedford Housing Association’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak2020-03-17T18:45:29+00:00

Clare’s Comments on the 2020 Budget


We are very pleased to see a commitment to establishing a significant Building Safety Fund to remove unsafe materials from tall buildings. The broad commitment to remove “unsafe” materials is very welcome as this will remove some uncertainty where materials other than ACM pose a fire risk. Yet, how materials are removed from complex buildings which are not tall remains a question, as does whether there is any funding for interim remedial measures. The £500 million hardship fund for local councils to support the most vulnerable in their areas affected by COVID-19 is a very good idea, and we hope an [...]

Clare’s Comments on the 2020 Budget2020-03-13T10:35:35+00:00

Minister of State at Department for Work and Pensions visits PBHA


Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions Will Quince visited our Hackney site at Kingsland Hub last week in a visit organised by Kate Henderson, CEO of the National Housing Federation. Will met participants of the Next Steps with Computers class and their tutor Richard Lackrage, and heard their experiences learning IT skills and their importance given that Universal Credit is claimed online. This was a good chance to show the government that we are helping the wider community, as well as our tenants, build skills for the future, as well as to claim welfare benefits. Ann, a [...]

Minister of State at Department for Work and Pensions visits PBHA2020-03-09T16:21:48+00:00

Volunteer Customer Service Assistant


Volunteer Customer Service Assistant The Volunteer Role and the Difference it makes As a volunteer you will support staff in providing friendly customer service and maintaining a welcoming environment, which is key to helping us spread the word of Peter Bedford Housing Association and in particular the Enterprise and Training services. Within the Customer Service role you will undertake office duties to support the organisation. We welcome any experience you can bring in admin and marketing to help us grow. In return we can provide training opportunities and a chance to be part of a vibrant team. About the Kingsland Hub [...]

Volunteer Customer Service Assistant2020-01-30T10:45:49+00:00

Isledon Hub Gets a Makeover Thanks to Bell Group


Tenants and staff have been working on keeping our hubs safe, warm welcome spaces for mutual support.  Isledon hub has been needing a bit of TLC.  Tender Loving Care came in the form of a team of decorating apprentices from our External Decoration contractors Bell Group.   Big thanks to Rosanna, Janae, Connor and Tom who spent several days last week decorating Isledon.  It's looking great, thank you!

Isledon Hub Gets a Makeover Thanks to Bell Group2019-12-02T15:18:09+00:00

PBHA Special Event:
50th Anniversary Auction


It's Peter Bedford Housing Association's 50th anniversary, and with a little help from our friends, we're throwing a special party to thank our amazing supporters and meet some new faces. There'll be food, drinks, music and artwork on the night from local favourites and hidden gems, culminating in a very special auction. Centre stage will be the incredible artwork from some of the artists we've supported over the years, as part of our work to inspire brighter futures for those affected by homelessness and social exclusion. The line-up for the auction - which you can browse and get bidding on at [...]

PBHA Special Event:
50th Anniversary Auction