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Garfield Weston Foundation Funding Success

2018-07-30T14:47:49+00:00

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 [...]

Garfield Weston Foundation Funding Success 2018-07-30T14:47:49+00:00

Drapers’ Charitable Fund Update

2018-07-30T14:25:55+00:00

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 [...]

Drapers’ Charitable Fund Update 2018-07-30T14:25:55+00:00

A look back at PRIDE 2018

2018-07-19T17:49:08+00:00

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 [...]

A look back at PRIDE 2018 2018-07-19T17:49:08+00:00

PBHA celebrates Volunteer Week

2018-06-29T15:05:16+00:00

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 [...]

PBHA celebrates Volunteer Week 2018-06-29T15:05:16+00:00

Cultural celebration day – World café

2018-06-21T12:35:40+00:00

On 22nd March, we held our first Cultural Celebration day at Kingsland Hub. Thank you to everyone who took part, this was an opportunity to understand others cultures and celebrate our diversity. Tenants, participants and staff all participated and the day was a great success! We started with food, as most good days start! All the dishes were delicious, particularly the gravlax and Ethiopian dishes, the Cornish clotted cream, jam and scones were a fantastic dessert. Thank you to Eve and Mirach in the Coffee Shop who laid on an international menu for the day of delicious wraps with international filings, [...]

Cultural celebration day – World café 2018-06-21T12:35:40+00:00

Outpost Time Out Awards 2018

2018-06-30T01:02:48+00:00

Success for Outpost – Time Out Awards 2018 Our social enterprise Outpost Shop & Gallery has claimed success in the Time Out Love London Awards 2018. Outpost came in at 2nd place for Most Loved Local Shop in Holloway! This was no small feat for a small social enterprise at the quiet end of Holloway Road. This helps to raise our profile on the Time Out website, which is visited by Londoners and tourists alike! Congratulations to Outpost! For more info about Outpost, visit the Outpost page

Outpost Time Out Awards 2018 2018-06-30T01:02:48+00:00

PBHA Shortlisted for Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund!

2018-06-21T12:48:38+00:00

VOTE FOR PETER BEDFORD HA Great News! We have been shortlisted for the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund for our Finacial Inclusion Project with Evolve Housing. The project aims to improve participants financial capability, helping them to sustain their tenancies, live independently and end homelessness. We need your vote to get us through to the next stage! Voting closes: 12pm 20th April 2018 Vote here: https://t.co/gv62OlmMhE

PBHA Shortlisted for Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund! 2018-06-21T12:48:38+00:00

Roy Appleton Farewell Exhibition

2018-07-30T17:41:31+00:00

Outpost hosted a special exhibition (Not a load of Pollocks: I Told You I Was Under The Weather) celebrating the life and work of Islington-based artist Roy Appleton who sadly passed away in September 2017. Born in 1954, Roy Appleton was a dad, a grandad, a brother, an uncle, a partner and a good friend to many. He spent most of his life making, building, fixing - training himself on every DIY job imaginable! Roy was a painter: he painted school playgrounds, sprayed Rolls Royce cars and black cabs, and in his most recent venture turned his hand to a freer [...]

Roy Appleton Farewell Exhibition 2018-07-30T17:41:31+00:00

Funding Success for PBHA

2018-07-20T17:28:36+00:00

Funding Success We’re delighted to announce that the Henry Smith Charity has awarded us a grant of £100,000 over the next three years in support of our Adult Learning and Employability programmes. This fantastic award will help us to support more of our tenants and participants to develop their skills and abilities, become more self-confident and move towards employment. The Henry Smith Charity is a long-standing supporter of our work, and we’re very grateful that they have chosen to again support us. More information about the Henry Smith Charity can be found on their website: https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/”

Funding Success for PBHA 2018-07-20T17:28:36+00:00

Annual Impact Report 2016-2017 is ‘Out Now’

2018-07-30T18:27:23+00:00

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Impact Review Report and Value for Money Statement for 2016-2017 is now ready and available for viewing. It was unveiled at Peter Bedford Housing Association's Annual General Meeting held Thursday 28th September 2017. Click here to view the PBHA Annual Impact Report and Value for Money Statement 2016-2017

Annual Impact Report 2016-2017 is ‘Out Now’ 2018-07-30T18:27:23+00:00