PBHA is inviting companies to tender for responsive repairs and out of hours emergency works, to service nearly 300 homes across Hackney, Islington and Newham. PBHA intends to appoint contractors for the maintenance, repair and improvement of its properties, to meet its repairing obligations as a landlord. Our hope is to appoint 3-4 contractors whose work is consistently of a high standard. Contractors may specialise in one or more of the following works: General responsive repairs Electrical Fire alarm Plumbing We are seeking to build long-standing relationships with skilled repairs and maintenance companies. The tender specification can be accessed here. If you [...]
We had the pleasure of hosting volunteers from local plumbing company Hall & Randall at Clissold Gardens last month. Volunteers, David and Hadleigh, came down for the day to help with some much needed upkeep. In particular, they renovated our polytunnel using materials supplied by the company. Hall & Randall have been our plumbing contractors for some years and it was great to welcome them into our gardens for the day. Everyone at Peter Bedford would like to offer them our thanks for their contribution and look forward to working with you for many years to come.
We are celebrating Starts at Home Day 2023 at Peter Bedford Housing Association celebrating the support we offer people to live independent and happy lives and to build thriving communities. We are supporting the National Housing Federation to show how the country can deliver for supported housing and its residents. We have been providing crucial supported homes for tenants for over 50 years in Northeast London. Our brilliant staff go above and beyond, our safe and secure housing has a positive impact on residents’ lives and the communities who are thriving as a result. However, we need more supported housing for [...]
Peter Bedford has passed Cyber Essentials, a UK certification scheme designed to show that an organisation has a minimum level of protection in cyber security. Backed by the UK government and overseen by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It encourages organisations to adopt good practices in information security. Cyber Essentials also includes an assurance framework and a simple set of security controls to protect information from threats coming from the internet.
We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing £293k from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. Our bid was part of a partnership, led by Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association. The fund will enable us to undertake a two-year retrofit programme, improving energy efficiency in identified properties and reducing fuel bills for residents. The works will focus on insulation and fabric first measures. The grant from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero covers 50% of costs, which Peter Bedford HA will match-fund. “We are delighted that we have secured the funds to insulate 38 Peter [...]
Each year we invest money in refurbishment works across our homes. From April 2023 to March 2024 we have planned the following works: £375,575 replacement fire alarms £99,290 insulation works (dependant on a funding bid) £22,091 replacement kitchens £16,805 replacement bathrooms £46,068 replacement boilers We have already completed phase 1 of our fire alarm replacements. This year we will replace all remaining fire alarms, bringing them up to the highest standard. All fire alarms systems are serviced every 6 months. We will replace three kitchens and bathrooms this year. We will resume a larger programme of kitchen replacements in 2024/25. All [...]
We launched Peter Bedford’s (PBHA) service in Newham last week with an open house event where funders and local partners joined PBHA Board members and colleagues to celebrate this milestone. With support from the Greater London Authority and Social and Sustainable Capital, PBHA is purchasing and refurbishing 21 one-bedroom homes across the borough for single people at risk of being homeless. Once housed, Peter Bedford will support the tenants to manage their home and find move-on accommodation for the longer term. Partners such as St Mungos, LB Newham and Anchor Caritas were impressed by the standard of the refurbishment and furniture [...]
On Thursday 30th June, we will celebrate Pride with our annual festival. Tenants and Participants come together to organise the day, where we dance, sing and celebrate our talents, along with eating a hearty meal. We have been celebrating Pride for 25 years at Peter Bedford, led by tenants who want to challenge LGBTQ discrimination and create a better community. The festival has made a real difference to how important being inclusive and celebrating our differences are in the Peter Bedford community. "Pride is where I am free to be who I am and not to be judged" - Peter Caffrey, [...]
We are delighted to be able to announce our expansion into the borough of Newham after receiving a social investment loan of £2.05 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC). The SASC fund will allow us to purchase 12 one-bedroom flats in Newham to house single adults who are homeless and have support needs. The properties are under refurbishment and are set to be let over the Summer. Our move into Newham is coming shortly after Newham Council launched their 5-year Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy. This project will support the Council in achieving their key goals of eradicating rough sleeping, [...]
Friends and supporters of PBHA came together last month to take part in the annual ASICS 10k run through central London. Despite the unpredictable weather, our team of seven ran the full length, some in fun and imaginative costumes, including our very own Director of Services Chris Deacon. After the race, supporters got together for refreshments in St James Park, completing an enjoyable day out. Funds were raised via our JustGiving page, which we kept open till the end of last Friday to allow more pledges to come in. In the end, we raised well over £1,200, including a generous gift from [...]