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PBHA needs your support to secure vital funding

2019-02-14T12:35:11+00:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association is calling for the support of the local community to win £25,000 funding towards a project to improve the lives of residents with mental ill health through ‘unlocking’ talent as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2016. PBHA is competing for community votes to have a chance of winning funding of up to £25,000, which would support 45 people with mental ill health to discover and use their talents through a range of activity-based courses on woodwork, textiles, printmaking and illustration. Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so support is vital. Activities will be held [...]

PBHA needs your support to secure vital funding 2019-02-14T12:35:11+00:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association is one of the first 15 organisations to receive the Pioneering Social Enterprise in Hackney Mark

2016-10-26T18:23:24+00:00

On Thursday 20th October, Peter Bedford Housing Association was proud to be one of the first 15 Social Enterprises to receive the new Pioneering Social Enterprise in Hackney Mark. Certificates were awarded by Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney at the launch event organised by Hackney Co-operative Developments and hosted by UBS at their new offices in Broadgate. The Pioneering Social Enterprise Mark recognises that Peter Bedford Housing Association is a genuine social enterprise that qualify against strict criteria of community-ownership, operation for social benefit, democratic control by Hackney communities, solvency and investment of profit into social objectives. The mark will provide [...]

Peter Bedford Housing Association is one of the first 15 organisations to receive the Pioneering Social Enterprise in Hackney Mark 2016-10-26T18:23:24+00:00

Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP launches our new Enterprising People project at Outpost

2019-02-14T12:35:10+00:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association were honoured to welcome the Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, a long standing supporter of the local housing charity, to speak at a launch event for a new project Enterprising People held in our north London social enterprise shop and gallery, Outpost. Over 40 guests gathered late morning for tea and birthday cake refreshments at Outpost, our popular social enterprise arts and craft home wares shop on Holloway Road. Guests celebrated the launch along with the third birthday since the shop was re-launched as Outpost (although it has actually been operating as part of the local fabric since 2000). [...]

Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP launches our new Enterprising People project at Outpost 2019-02-14T12:35:10+00:00

Real Opportunities, a new pre-employment programme in Hackney

2016-10-03T17:44:41+00:00

On Wednesday 14th September, we launched Real Opportunities, a new pre-employment programme for autistic people and/or people with Learning Disabilities living in Hackney. The programme is funded by Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hackney Council. Our partners are Volunteering Matters and Hackney Council for Voluntary Services (HCVS). For over 20 years, PBHA has supported individuals with a learning disability into accommodation, training and employment activities. According to Mencap, 1 in 3 people with a learning disability take part in some form of employment or training, whilst only 6.6% are in paid employment. The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities tell [...]

Real Opportunities, a new pre-employment programme in Hackney 2016-10-03T17:44:41+00:00

Creative Industries Showcase at the Kingsland Hub

2016-10-03T16:57:58+00:00

The annual Creative Industries Showcase at the Kingsland Hub took place on Wednesday 29th June and celebrated a year of creative and exciting work from our fine art, wood work, craft, textiles and Supporting Makers programmes. The event was attended by tenants, staff and the public and featured stand out arts and craft work, photos of group sessions and invitations to join a wide variety of creative courses while guests also enjoyed a selection of complementary mocktails. Participants work exhibited include the crochet of Maria Wozniak, jewellery design of Miss GG and handmade ‘splashcards’ of Roy Appleton. The creative industries are [...]

Creative Industries Showcase at the Kingsland Hub 2016-10-03T16:57:58+00:00

Waitrose ‘Community Matters’ fundraiser supports Outpost

2019-02-14T12:38:44+00:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association is happy to announce that Outpost, our Holloway Road shop and gallery, has been chosen to take part in Community Matters, a fundraising scheme led by Waitrose supermarket. Throughout the month of January, Outpost will appear as one of three local charity Community Matters donation boxes at the front of the Holloway Road branch of Waitrose. Shoppers can vote for their favourite charity by putting a green token in the box. Lorna Coxall, Outpost Coordinator said: ‘We are grateful not only for the recognition from Waitrose but also from all of our loyal supporters who help us [...]

Waitrose ‘Community Matters’ fundraiser supports Outpost 2019-02-14T12:38:44+00:00

Street photographers showcase work at Outpost

2019-02-14T12:37:27+00:00

A series of striking images of urban life in Hackney was on display at Outpost in September, showcasing the achievements of seven budding photographers on PBHA’s ‘Introduction to Street Photography’. The course, led by artist Roman Manfredi and funded by the Hackney Learning Trust, is one of many art and design courses offered by PBHA’s Creative Industries. The group explored street photography in a psychological and physical context, working with four main themes: shadows and reflections; people; shapes, patterns and texture; signs and symbols. Each person interpreted the brief in different ways. The group created images using a variety of [...]

Street photographers showcase work at Outpost 2019-02-14T12:37:27+00:00

PBHA welcomes Andy Love as Chair of Board

2016-01-04T14:28:40+00:00

PBHA welcomed Andy Love as our new Chair of the Board at our Annual General Meeting on 24 September 2015, following the end of former chair Robert Woolf’s three-year tenure. Before joining PBHA, Andy Love was Labour Party MP for Edmonton for more than 17 years. He has a particular interest in housing having chaired Haringey's Housing Committee and been a member of Parliament's Cross Party Group on Homelessness. Andy Love said: ‘It's great to be joining the Board of the PBHA. I recognise the responsibilities I am taking on as the new Chair and will do my utmost to live [...]

PBHA welcomes Andy Love as Chair of Board 2016-01-04T14:28:40+00:00

PBHA celebrates launch of Kingsland Hub

2015-12-03T14:07:13+00:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association on 26 November celebrated the launch of Kingsland Hub, its new head office and community space in Haggerston, where it will host support services for people from across Hackney and Islington. Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch officially opened the centre, which will offer a range of courses, training and support both to tenants of PBHA, and to people from across North East London. Meg Hillier said: ‘[H]aving a presence this visible on the High Street is a very important reminder of the many challenges we still face in Hackney. There are still great needs. There are [...]

PBHA celebrates launch of Kingsland Hub 2015-12-03T14:07:13+00:00

Hello Kingsland Hub, farewell Legard Works

2015-10-12T14:34:53+00:00

Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) has moved to Kingsland Hub, its new registered office in Haggerston, following the closure of Legard Works at the end of September. PBHA Chief Executive Clare Norton said: ‘We are excited by the opportunity to bring together our Hackney and Islington teams into new premises in Haggerston. We look forward to offering our tenants, participants and the wider community with an enhanced service, from a fully accessible site with state of the art training facilities. ‘We have negotiated a long-term lease from Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA), which will enable us to continue our proud [...]

Hello Kingsland Hub, farewell Legard Works 2015-10-12T14:34:53+00:00