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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Friday 5th July 2019 hosted our 22nd annual PRIDE Festival, attended by participants, tenants, staff, and the wider community. It was a fun-filled event, filled with singing, karaoke, food, tombola, laughter, and joy. Here are a few photos from the event:
Celebrate PRIDE 2019 Peter Bedford Housing Association tenants, participants and staff are invited to join us in celebrating PRIDE on Friday 5th July 2019 from 12pm – 4pm at Kingsland Hub. It’s sure to be a fun-filled event, with Delicious food, Music and lots of celebration and fun… Some of the prizes for the day have been kindly donated by Matalan Dalston Branch and Pizza Union in Dalton. You can register for your free ticket to the event here.
Celebrating 50 Years 2019 marks Peter Bedford Housing Association’s 50th Year Anniversary and we are all about showcasing and celebrating the wonderful people we have worked with. Events 50 Years 50 Works Exhibition This is a summer exhibition of textiles, painting, drawing and printmaking by adults on WEA and PBHA creative courses at The Workshop in Hackney. It is a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Peter Bedford Housing Association, with one unique piece for every year of adult learning at PBHA. Check out details of the exhibition here. Creative Showcase Join us as we celebrate the end of our Big Lottery project [...]
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.
Creating Pathways to Work Workshop PBHA are delighted to announce a further collaboration with Perceptions Warehouse this year. This year’s workshop is called ‘Creating Pathways To Work’ and it will be held at the Isledon Canteen, 21st June, 12-2pm. We will be looking at affirmations, mantra’s, body language, confidence, how you can break down your own barriers to work and of course tea and biscuits. We are also going to be getting somebody to come in that specialises in work/pathways to jobs for a Q+A and if people are comfortable, some role play with some practise interview questions which we will [...]