The latest edition of Rising Star, Peter Bedford Housing Association's quarterly tenants newsletter is out now! View it here.
Join us for our Equality & Diversity Open Meeting on Friday 8th February 2019 from 2-3pm at Isledon Hub. We would love to hear your views on how we can improve and celebrate Equality and Diversity at Peter Bedford Housing Association. There will be light refreshments. Venue: Isledon Hub, 181A Isledon Road, Finsbury Park, London, N7 7JP
TECHNICOLOUR DREAMSTATE BY MICHAEL CROSSWAITE Preview Event: Thursday 15th November 6pm – 8pm Art Exhibition Date: 16th November 2018 – 27th January 2019 Venue: Outpost, 546 Holloway Road, London N7 6JP Explore the world of surreal and humorous paintings by Hackney-based artist Michael Crosswaite in his first solo exhibition at Outpost. Drawing on an appreciation of the ridiculousness of life, in glorious technicolour. Each painting tells a story through dreamlike scenes from his imagination, juxtaposing animals or figures, and some social commentary in strange landscapes with a mix of fact and fantasy. Michael says, “With my painting my [...]
November Events DATE TIME ACTIVITY WHERE Tues 30th October 9.30am - 3.30pm Creative Craft Group 83a Geffrye St 10.00am – 12.00pm IC Computers Entry Course (accredited) Isledon Hub 1.00pm – 4.00pm Total Maths and Money Management Kingsland Hub 2.00pm – 5.00pm Introduction to Textiles Techniques 83a Geffrye St Wed 31st October 2.00pm – 5.00pm Day of the Dead Celebration Kingsland Hub Thurs 1st November 10.00am – 12.00pm IC Computers Entry Course (accredited) Isledon Hub 2.00pm – 5.00pm Gentle Dusk Isledon Canteen Friday 2nd November 2.00pm – 5.00pm Remembrance Clissold Hub Tues [...]
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.
Our Annual General Meeting took place yesterday (Thursday 27th September 2018) at Kingsland Hub. In attendance were several board members, staff and tenants. Councillor Rebecca Rennison from LB Hackney joined us before the AGM to speak about the Homelessness Reduction Act and the Commitment to Refer (which PBHA have signed up to). We have also signed up to work towards the Homes for Cathy commitments. Our 2017-18 Annual Impact Report was unveiled at the AGM and can be viewed here. PBHA look forward to another great year of striving to achieve our mission to inspire individuals with vulnerabilities to realise their [...]
We are delighted to announce that we have received a two-year grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation, amounting to £60,000. This valuable grant will go towards our work to support our tenants and beneficiaries to gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve independence. It will enable us to develop our Adult Learning and Employability service, support our Enterprises, create new ways to enable tenants to help each other (such as our new Time Bank) and allow us to encourage more tenants to get involved in our PBHA decision making processes. The Garfield Weston Foundation has previously supported refurbishments at [...]
We recently reported to the Drapers’ Charitable Fund to feedback on the generous grant awarded to us to support the work of our Adult Learning and Enterprise service and enable us to reach more people. As a result of support from the Fund, we were able to reach many more new participants than we had ever envisioned – over 130 in fact. Our report was well-received with Andy Mellows, Head of Charities at the Worshipful Company of Drapers. Andy commented that: “you supported many more beneficiaries than you originally anticipated, which is a great result” and he further praised: “the [...]
Friday 6th July 2018 hosted our 21st annual PRIDE event, attended by participants, tenants, staff, and the wider community. It was a fun-filled event, filled with singing, karaoke, food, tombola, laughter, and joy. The tenant-led event was opened with a welcoming address by the Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, followed with speeches from PBHA CEO Clare Norton, and our tenant event organizers Patrick and Joe. The strong link between homelessness and the LGBTQ+ community was highlighted and the progress made since PBHA held it's first ever PRIDE event 21 years ago. Everyone then ventured outside to join the Mayor of Hackney [...]
We’re nearing the end of #VolunteerWeek, a week dedicated to celebrating all of the fabulous and wonderful volunteers who make a huge difference to people’s lives! At Peter Bedford Housing Association, we have a number of volunteers whose selfless hard work and dedication helps us in our mission to inspire people with vulnerabilities to realise their potential, build on their strengths and achieve independence. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers present and past, we appreciate you very much! Spotlight on... Liz and Marlon Liz and Marlon are our volunteers who cover our reception, our front of house duo! They [...]