Fenwick Estate Newsletter March 2021

We have published the March 2021 Newsletter for Fenwick Estate and it is available to read here.

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

  • Development Update
  • Monday Monthly Social Chats
  • Digital Life Skills programme

PHONE DROP-INS

Your resident drop-in sessions are continuing - just not in person!

This is an opportunity for you to find out more about Homes for Lambeth’s programme and you can ask questions about the future of your estate.

To join, please use the following information:
Wednesdays from 5 to 6 pm

  • Join by phone on: 020 3855 6009
  • Conference ID: 112 665 696

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Phase Two of Fenwick Place - Approved

We are pleased to announce that Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee approved the proposals to build 27 new homes at Fenwick Place. The new homes will be 50% affordable, including eight homes at council level rent. The homes will be prioritised for secure tenants and resident homeowners currently living on Fenwick Estate. The proposals include three
wheelchair accessible homes and a new communal garden for residents.

Hub Refurbishment

We are working to refurbish the community hub at 66 Willington Road. Due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to use the hub. However, we are preparing the hub to make it COVID secure, so it can be a point of contact for meeting your REO and LBL staff. We are hoping to run a range of activities from there.

If you have any suggestions of how best the hub could be used, please provide your views to David Silvey via email [email protected] or call 020 79265 288.

RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT

We’re looking to recruit residents to join our new Resident Engagement Panel (REP). The REP will meet monthly and will give residents the opportunity to get involved in the discussions about the rebuilding of Fenwick Estate. We will be discussing the REP at our resident meeting on Tuesday 16 March, 6 to 7pm.

Thank you to those residents that have expressed an interest in joining the Panel. If you would like more information contact David Silvey on 020 79265 288.

INDEPENDENT ADVISOR UPDATE

Hello!

Hopefully it will not be too long before we can see each other face to face again. We are here to support Residents on the
Fenwick Estate through the regeneration process. Residents can contact us about their concerns around their tenancy or their buyback concerns for Leaseholders and Freeholders.

Our contact details are as follows:

Rob Lantsbury (for Leaseholder queries)
Tel: 07961 532761 
Email: [email protected]

Christine Searle MBE 
Tel: 07764421981 or
Email: [email protected]

FENWICK RESIDENT MEETING

We are holding an online meeting on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 to keep residents up to date on the plans for the estate, including Fenwick Place, how you can work with us as our plans develop, and for you to ask any questions that you may have.

To join, please use the following information:
Tuesday 16 March 2021, 6 to 7pm

Join Microsoft Teams by clicking here. 

• Join by phone on: 020 3855 6009
• Conference ID: 754 165 664#

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

YOGA SESSIONS

Our yoga sessions are continuing every week. We are running sessions that you can listen to and join in with your phone and others which are on Youtube for you to participate in.

  • Wednesdays at 2 to 3 pm (phone / Skype)
  • Saturdays at 12.30 pm (live on YouTube)

For more information, visit: https://engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/yoga

MONEY MATTERS ONLINE COURSES

West London Missions (WLM) are hosting online courses to help you understand your feelings around money and enable you to become more confident with handling your finances.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 24 March 2021, 11.30 to 1.30pm.

Learn how to:

  • Cut Costs
  • Shop Smart
  • Make a Budget that works
  • Deal with Debt and much more!

To book, please contact Abel on 07903 629544 or [email protected]

WILLINGTON ROAD COMMUNITY HUB

Willington Road Youth & Community Hub seeks to build on the Youth work values of empowering young people to run, direct, speak for and advance their youth projects by being creators of delivery and not just consumers. We want to start with an Easter Playscheme through feedback from young people and the community.

Due to Covid-19, we will be running all activities within Government guidelines. This will mean working within support bubbles and induction of a registration system.

For more information please contact:

Willington Road Youth & Community Hub, 55 Willington Road, Clapham, SW9 9NB
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7 926 4367
Mob: 07534 224019

MONDAY MONTHLY SOCIAL CHAT

After the successful Brew Monday event on 18 January, your Resident Engagement Officers wish to continue this initiative by having regular monthly events. Residents will have the opportunity to have a chat with us and other residents from all estates over a cuppa.

Our previous event saw residents joining with Homes for Lambeth’s engagement team to chat and connect with other Lambeth residents.

We would love for you to join our next monthly Monday social chat! These will be held at
2 to 3 pm on:

  • Monday, 22 March
  • Monday, 19 April

Join Zoom Meeting: engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/monthly_social

Meeting ID: 979 9712 4521
Passcode: 341924 

JOIN IN

WHAT WHEN TIME

Online seated yoga (webinar)

Wednesdays (weekly) 2 to 3pm
Resident phone drop-ins

Wednesdays (weekly) 5 to 6pm
Yoga at home (live YouTube broadcast)

Saturdays (weekly) 12.30 to 1.30pm
Virtual College

Ongoing

Online at your own pace

VIRTUAL COLLEGE

In partnership with Virtual College, we are offering accredited training to local Lambeth residents who are affected or impacted by our development plans. All the courses are free to access and can be undertaken in the comfort of your own home. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate with the accreditation body’s logo included.

To register and gain access to the course, please email [email protected]

The courses available are:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Get moving, get healthy
  • Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Confidence and Self- Esteem 

Employability: 

  • Self-Assessment and Action Planning for Employability
  • Effective Job Search
  • Completing application forms
  • Writing an effective CV
  • Interview Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Preparing for Work

Digital life: 

  • E-Safety
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 - three interactive
    courses

Home and work:

  • Safeguarding Everyone (level 1)
  • An Introduction to Social Housing
  •  Pre-Tenancy Training for New Residents
  • Introduction to Project Management

YOUR HOMES FOR LAMBETH

Hello,

I’m Naomi Velez, the new Business Administration Support Apprentice. My role involves working closely with the Executive Assistant to the CEO. I set up meetings, provide administrative support, organise staff events, and get involved in different projects within other teams at Homes for Lambeth.

I joined Homes for Lambeth because I wanted to develop my existing skills and learn more about the administrative field. I also feel that HFL’s goals and values align with my own. This has made me appreciate the work that they do even more.

One thing that I am proud of in my career is the work I did as a prosthetics artist trainee. Seeing what I helped create being exhibited was a wonderful moment. Through my apprenticeship, I want to learn as much as I can and build my confidence. I hope to understand myself more and what I am capable of.

Naomi Valez
Business Administration Support Apprentice

KEY CONTACTS

David Silvey
Homes for Lambeth Resident
Engagement Officer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 79265 288

Paul Gordon
Resident Decant Officer
Phone: 020 7926 0385
Email: [email protected]

Buyback team
Email: [email protected]

Rob Lantsbury
Independent Advisor
Phone: 07961 532 761
Email: [email protected]

Christine Searle MBE
Independent Advisor
Phone: 07764 421 981
Email: [email protected]

Lambeth housing repairs
Phone: 020 7926 6000
Visit: www.lambeth.gov.uk/council-tenants-and-homeowners/ repairs-and-health-and-safety/

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