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

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

Isledon Hub Gets a Makeover Thanks to Bell Group


Tenants and staff have been working on keeping our hubs safe, warm welcome spaces for mutual support.  Isledon hub has been needing a bit of TLC.  Tender Loving Care came in the form of a team of decorating apprentices from our External Decoration contractors Bell Group.   Big thanks to Rosanna, Janae, Connor and Tom who spent several days last week decorating Isledon.  It's looking great, thank you!

Isledon Hub Gets a Makeover Thanks to Bell Group2019-12-02T15:18:09+00:00

Outpost Wins VAI 2019 Volunteering Team of the Year!


Outpost’s Volunteer Shop & Gallery Assistants Win Volunteering Team of the Year! We are delighted to share with you the news that Outpost has won the Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) Volunteering Team of the Year 2019! Outpost's Lucy Hughes receives the award from Islington’s deputy mayor The PBHA Outpost team has worked so hard to create a diverse, creative, and committed team of volunteers, and it’s a huge testament to the wonderfully inclusive work the Enterprise and Training team have been doing to create opportunities for volunteers. The VAI panel making the decision said: 'Thanks to this dedicated team [...]

Outpost Wins VAI 2019 Volunteering Team of the Year!2019-11-12T17:04:34+00:00

Celebrating Black History Month at Peter Bedford


Marlon, who works on reception at Kingsland Hub, and also leads the Reading Group, started the workshop with a presentation of his research on Black History Month. He spoke about 400 years of history, key events, and some significant people, such as Martin Luther King Jr.   Diana Shakti Luck then led the group into discussions about: - What do we understand by history? - How relevant is history to the present? - What are the themes associated with Black History? - Which of these themes relate to Black History in the UK? - Which of the themes are difficult to accept? - What positive [...]

Celebrating Black History Month at Peter Bedford2019-11-11T16:12:30+00:00

Power Up Digital Champions


Peter Bedford Housing Association is delighted to be a partner of the Power Up initiative, which is supporting 15 exciting new projects to tackle the digital skills gap. Power Up is run by Good Things Foundation, with financial support from J.P. Morgan. It aims to drive economic and social inclusion through digital skills, powering up people, provision and places. Projects will take place in four areas of the UK; Bournemouth, East London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and will help organisations to embed digital skills into support for employability, financial inclusion and small businesses. This partnership will enable Peter Bedford to recruit more [...]

Power Up Digital Champions2019-11-08T12:45:11+00:00

PBHA commended at 2019 Energy Efficiency Awards


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 [...]

PBHA commended at 2019 Energy Efficiency Awards2019-07-09T00:17:12+01:00