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Telephone Befriender


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

Telephone Befriender2020-07-27T10:17:03+01:00

Outpost Shop & Gallery to close after 20 years’ successful trading


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 [...]

Outpost Shop & Gallery to close after 20 years’ successful trading2020-07-09T15:37:10+01:00

Pride 2020


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 [...]

Pride 20202020-07-02T18:15:25+01:00

Volunteer Board Member


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 [...]

Volunteer Board Member2021-11-29T15:28:14+00:00

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

Hr Assistant


HR Assistant Location: Kingsland Hub Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours Salary: £24,054 - £25,833 Contract: 1-2 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 work enables [...]

Hr Assistant2021-11-10T12:16:12+00:00

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
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