Lollard Street Newsletter May 2020

The Housing Management Team have published the May 2020 Newsletter for Lollard Street and it is available to read here.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 

Virtual College

Term is back and ready for new students’ intake. Our training courses are free to access for Lollard Street Estate residents and can be undertaken from home during our support for social distancing.

You can be a student enrolled in;

  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Completing application forms
  • Get moving, get healthy

To register your interest in any of these courses and find out more click here.

Currently, as this is a new programme, you can only enrol on one course. Places are limited. More information on these courses can be seen on the Virtual College website: www.virtual-college.co.uk.

Yoga Sessions

We are really pleased to be able to offer some gentle yoga to residents on all of our estates and are excited to be working with qualified instructor and Lambeth resident Claire Hawkins www.clairehawkins.co.uk to deliver these online workshops through April.

• Wednesdays at 2pm – Seated yoga webinar. You can either phone in and listen or watch if you use Skype.

For more information visit www.engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/yoga to be re-directed to Skype.

• Saturdays at 1.30pm – Yoga at home live YouTube broadcast.

Just visit www.engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/yoga and the broadcast will begin automatically.

Homes @Home Online Activities

What can we do together during lockdown? If you have an idea for something which would help us stay in contact, or a shared online session you could lead, we could help set it up – please get in touch and let us know what you’re thinking. In the meantime, we are researching a few ideas ourselves… Crafting club, homework hub, beautiful balconies and tea time talks are a few.

We’re also looking into virtual bingo sessions. Please get in touch if you’d be interested in playing. Looking forward to updating you in our next newsletter. Contact John on 07949 208 610 or email john@homesforlambeth.co.uk for more information.

Local Issues

The courtyard play area on the estate is currently locked due to the coronavirus. We will make sure this area is clean and safe to use as soon as we can make it available again.

If you live in 3, Gundulf Street you will know that we have now completed the urgent repairs to the bin store and to the entry door from the lobby to the lift area. We will also be carrying out a thorough jet wash of this area shortly to bring it to a high standard of cleanliness now that it is secure.

The operation of the lifts is also much improved in recent weeks since some changes were made to the ventilation system.

Although we are not completing routine repairs at present, we are logging them so that we can make sure they are carried out very promptly when the lockdown ends. Please ensure that you can continue to make us aware of any problems in your property.

Life in lockdown

We are all living so differently at the moment and many of our plans for weekend breaks are probably cancelleded. Nevertheless, here are a few fun things to do during lockdown to keep you and the family busy;

Take a tour from your living room:

• Science Museum - www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/virtual-tour-science-museum
• London Zoo - www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/virtual-london-zoo
• The National Gallery - www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours
• The Tate Museum - www.tate.org.uk/art/360-video/grimshaw

Write a diary with Lambeth Archives

Record what life is like for you now and make your mark in history. To participate and find out more contact archives@lambeth.gov.uk

Stay home, get cooking

Try some of these “stay home and get cooking” recipes from the BBC www.bbcgoodfood.com/feature/stay-home-get-cooking

Get a taste of the circus

Every Friday, until further notice, Cirque du Soleil is offering everyone the opportunity to watch 60-minutes of some of its most incredible acrobatic performances. www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect.#hubcontent

Digital Inclusion

We know that some residents are finding being in lockdown very isolating. Please contact us so we can signpost you to support.

An audit is being prepared so we know more about those who are self-isolating and are not able to communicate with us online or access the internet.

Please contact John if you know someone who could use help during lockdown john@homesforlambeth.co.uk

Housing Management Update

Coronavirus Impact Survey

In the next couple of weeks Homes for Lambeth/Pinnacle will be calling all residents in Lollard Street and asking for your help with a telephone survey. We want to understand as much as possible what impact the virus and the lockdown are having on you. Understanding this will help us in a number of ways;

  • We will take into account any changes in your situation
  • Wherever possible we will help you access any additional support you need to manage your tenancy and maintain your wellbeing during this period (e.g. help with benefits, support from Lambeth Council, getting financial help from the government if you qualify)
  • This information will also be used to help us plan for any similar situations in the future

The information you provide will be confidential to Pinnacle and Homes for Lambeth. We plan to produce a report based on our tenants’ responses, but this will not include any information which could identify a particular person.

We hope you will participate in this short survey and help us deliver the best possible service to you both now and in the future.

Your Homes for Lambeth - Head of Pre-development

My name is Nathan. I am Head of Pre-development at Homes for Lambeth and leading the team which submits planning applications and organises our planning consultations. On a day to day basis, I host design meetings with architects and engineers and some meetings with LB Lambeth Planning department.

Most recently I was Managing Director of a top four house building company. That background provided me with a wealth of experience from planning and placemaking, building, sales, after care and business planning.

I joined Homes for Lambeth because I wanted to be a part of a company which puts residents at the heart of its operations. On a non-professional level, I’m most proud of working as housing lead for a Community Sponsorship group that relocated an at-risk family from Syria. An amazing uplifting experience which I want to do more of.

You can ask me about health and wellbeing, Netflix or preferably my dog Bruce.

Nathan Stevenson,
Head of Pre-development
nathan@homesforlambeth.co.uk
07939 108560

Key Contacts

If you have any questions, please contact:

Pinnacle – Repairs line (24 hour number)
Phone: 020 3701 3569
Engage Portal: lollardstreet.homesforlambeth.co.uk

Sonia Alvarez, Pinnacle – Housing Manager
Phone: 0203 771 0136
Email: sonia.alvarez@pinnaclegroup.co.uk

John Knight, Homes for Lambeth - Strategic Housing Management Lead
Phone: 07949 208 610
Email: john@homesforlambeth.gov.uk

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