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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]