PBHA commended at 2019 Energy Efficiency Awards We are pleased to announce that Peter Bedford Housing Association were commended at the Energy Efficiency Awards as Housing Association / Landlord of the year. Some members of the PBHA Environmental Task Team We are very proud of this achievement and we congratulate members of the Environmental Task Force for coming together and developing the plan which we submitted as our application. We are at the start of our environmental journey and we intend to make a growing positive impact on our environment over the coming years. We expect the work we [...]
Peter Bedford Housing Association recently completed an audit of all of our hubs to assess disability accessibility. Funded by a generous grant from the City Bridge Trust, this will allow us to put in place plans to ensure that all our hubs are fully accessible to disabled people. We know from experience that a substantial number of our tenants and participants experience a range of mobility issues, so work to ensure full accessibility will have enormous benefits for those we exist to support.
Digital Champions Network Funding Grant News! Peter Bedford Housing Association, together with partner Providence Row Housing Association, are delighted to announce that we have joined One Digital’s Digital Champions Network with a grant of £20,000 from Clarion Futures (the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group). This exciting venture will enable us to build a cohort of Digital Champions who will help our tenants and participants improve their basic digital skills as they seek employment. We aim to train and support 18 Digital Champions from among our tenants and participants and the wider community, working to transform the digital skills of people in [...]
Homes for Cathy Commitments Sign Up Peter Bedford Housing Association has signed up to the Homes for Cathy Commitments. It is a great tool to help develop our policies and practices and an aspirational standard we can work towards. Here are Homes for Cathy Commitments that we have signed up for: To contribute to the development and execution of local authority homelessness strategies. To operate flexible allocations and eligibility policies which allow individual applicants' unique set of circumstances and housing history to be considered. To offer constructive solutions to applicants who aren't deemed eligible for an offer of a home. To [...]
Commitment to Refer Peter Bedford Housing Association is committed to putting an end to homelessness, that is why we have signed up to the Commitment to Refer initiative. This means that we will continue to refer individuals at risk of homelessness to a local authority. The Commitment to Refer initiative was developed to allow Housing Associations to support the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act. Under this act, public bodies have an obligation to refer homeless or those at risk of homelessness to a local authority. Commitment to Refer is a great way to showcase what we at Peter Bedford [...]
CALLING ALL TENANTS! The Tenant Satisfaction Survey 2019 is here and we want to hear your voice! Your feedback helps us shape the services we offer. Make an impact today and complete the survey for your chance to win a £20 Gift Voucher (there are 5 up for grabs!). Survey Opens 22nd February 2019 and closes 22nd March 2019 SPEAK YOUR MIND TODAY! Click here to take the survey.
Get your ideas in! PBHA will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary next and year and we are going to celebrate BIG! We are looking for ideas on how to commemorate the anniversary, so we have created the survey to allow you to contribute your brilliant ideas to make our 50th anniversary a fantastic year. So please send in your ideas by completing the survey here ASAP : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NQ8TY8R
Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018 Time: 12pm – 4:30pm Venue: Kingsland Hub, 242 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DG Join us for our World Mental Health Day event. Come along and enjoy our range of free activities aimed at challenging mental health stigma, promoting acceptance and positive wellbeing. Activities planned are: Wellbeing Activities Games Yoga Mindfulness Workshop Conversation Cafe The event is open to all. All are welcome.
PBHA's Annual Impact Report 2017-18 is 'Out Now' We are pleased to announce that our Annual Impact Review Report for 2017-2018 is now ready and available for viewing online. Physical copies will be available today (Thursday 27th September 2018) at our Annual General Meeting. You can also grab a physical copy from reception. Click here to view the PBHA Annual Impact Report and Value for Money Statement 2017-2018 Our key statistics and financial information for 2017-18 can also be viewed online here. Our full financial statements for 2017-18 can be viewed here.
Peter Bedford Housing Association tenants, participants and staff are invited to join us in celebrating PRIDE on Friday 6th July 2018 from 12pm - 4pm at Kingsland Hub. It's sure to be a fun-filled event, with Delicious food, Music / Open Mic, a Theatre Performance, raffle and lots of celebration and fun… Some of the raffle prizes have been kindly donated by Sainsbury's Dalston Branch.