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 Exhibiton 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 50thAnniversary 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 [...]
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 [...]
Nationwide Building Society Community Grant for PBHA Peer Landlord Project Peter Bedford Housing Association is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Nationwide Building Society Community Grants of £27,960 to fund a pilot Peer Landlord project. Based on the pioneering work of Commonweal Housing, this will create shared accommodation based on a mutual support model whereby selected tenants act as peer mentors and first point of contact with the landlord. This will help provide accommodation to some of our younger beneficiaries, all of whom will be vulnerable adults who face reduced access to supported housing and few alternatives. We [...]
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 [...]