On Thursday 30th June, we will celebrate Pride with our annual festival. Tenants and Participants come together to organise the day, where we dance, sing and celebrate our talents, along with eating a hearty meal. We have been celebrating Pride for 25 years at Peter Bedford, led by tenants who want to challenge LGBTQ discrimination and create a better community. The festival has made a real difference to how important being inclusive and celebrating our differences are in the Peter Bedford community. At Peter Bedford, we want to continue LGBTQi inclusion beyond Pride and are exploring whether we can sign up [...]
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We are delighted to be able to announce our expansion into the borough of Newham after receiving a social investment loan of £2.05 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC). The SASC fund will allow us to purchase 12 one-bedroom flats in Newham to house single adults who are homeless and have support needs. The properties are under refurbishment and are set to be let over the Summer. Our move into Newham is coming shortly after Newham Council launched their 5-year Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy. This project will support the Council in achieving their key goals of eradicating rough sleeping, [...]
Enhanced Housing Management workers provide an enhanced service to vulnerable tenants to enable them to sustain their tenancy and participate in their community. The Enhanced Housing Management Coordinator carries a small case load, whilst supporting a team of Enhanced Housing Management Workers. Specific Responsibilities • Supervising staff and volunteers in line with PBHA policies and procedures. • Completing annual appraisals, sickness absence reviews and performance management. • Representing PBHA at internal and external meetings as agreed with the Housing Services Manager. • Ensuring quality service delivery via staff supervision and auditing. • To be responsible for working a small caseload of [...]
Aims of the Post Enhanced Housing Management workers provide an enhanced service to vulnerable tenants to enable them to sustain their tenancy and participate in their community. Specific Responsibilities To be responsible for working a caseload of tenants within a locality. Identifying individual tenancy sustainment needs through assessment and an identified Housing Plan detailing risks, tenancy sustainment needs and move on plans. Regular contact with tenants as per plan. Provide a weekly housing management drop in at PBHAs hubs. Ensure that tenants apply for benefits where eligible, and signpost tenants to information on how to maximise income Record and monitor any [...]
Core Tasks Responding to customer queries To take calls from tenants, contractors & colleagues regarding services and day to day repairs. To clarify details and triage, to offer self-management advice to tenants where appropriate Handling customer and external queries via visit, telephone, answerphone, email, SMS, post and social media Limited dealing with cash transactions Daily handling of post To ensure that the reception area is welcoming and displays and provides good quality information about PBHA’s services and activities Maintain health and safety in the reception area Skills & Experience we are looking for Enthusiasm, a positive attitude and respect for equality and diversity An [...]
Friends and supporters of PBHA came together last month to take part in the annual ASICS 10k run through central London. Despite the unpredictable weather, our team of seven ran the full length, some in fun and imaginative costumes, including our very own Director of Services Chris Deacon. After the race, supporters got together for refreshments in St James Park, completing an enjoyable day out. Funds were raised via our JustGiving page, which we kept open till the end of last Friday to allow more pledges to come in. In the end, we raised well over £1,200, including a generous gift from [...]
Property Services Officer Location: Haggerston, London Hours: Full Time Salary: £24,717 per annum Contract: Permanent DBS Check: Yes Leave Entitlement: 26 days We are looking for a committed Property Services Officer. We offer more than housing: by providing a combination of support, work, training and community, we are leading the way in social inclusion, enabling people to take control of their lives and shape brighter futures. We are committed to mutual support, participation and personal development for both staff and service users. This is an important role within our Property Services team. You will organise and administer cyclical maintenance and servicing across our properties and [...]
Peter Bedford is part of the Kickstart Housing Partnership led by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing. Organisations in the Partnership have secured funding from the Government to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds through the Kickstart programme. Through the programme we will be recruiting two new positions to support us in our work: a New Business Assistant to support in fundraising and marketing, particularly in our use of social media, and a Housing Management Assistant, to expand our support to vulnerable people in sustaining tenancies and achieving long-lasting independence.
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 [...]