Knight's Walk Estate Newsletter February 2021

The Development Management Team have published the July 2020 Newsletter for Knight's Walk Estate and it is available to read here.

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

  • Development Update

  • NEW: Monday Monthly Social Chats with your Resident Engagement Officers

  • National Apprenticeship Week events

 

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

This information has been provided by our contractors, Hill Partnerships Ltd. For more information, visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/knights_walk.

Construction Works

  • We are back on site with the following works taking place:
  • Brickwork is ongoing and is currently between the Second and Third floor.
  • The installation of internal fittings and fixtures has commenced and is ongoing.
  • Thames Water mains connection has been rescheduled, provisionally this will happen now at the end of February. More information on this will follow separately.
  • Installation of the windows to the first floor is ongoing.

Completed construction works are:

  • Work to the roofing
  • The main scaffolding installation.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience our works may cause and to thank you for your continued co-operation.
If you have any queries or concerns please contact Hill resident liaison team on free phone number 0800 032 6760 or email [email protected]

INDEPENDENT ADVISOR UPDATE

During lockdown PPCR have continued to respond to resident queries relating to leaseholder buybacks and a range of tenancy issues.

Now that the regeneration seems to be picking up, we want to remind all residents - regardless of tenure - that we are here to support you through the Regeneration
process. Do get in touch with any concerns or questions you have regarding the regeneration.

Pamela Kovachich
Mobile: 07966 595 527
Landline 020 7407 7452
Freephone 0800 317 066
email: [email protected]

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

Homes for Lambeth’s employability team are hosting two online events to promote National Apprentice Week, 8 to 12 February 2021.
This will give you an opportunity to find out about current apprenticeship, job and training opportunities with the Berkeley Group, Homes for Lambeth, Lambeth Council and the Metropolitan Police.
These events are taking place on:

  • Tuesday 09 February
  • Thursday 11 February

We are expecting a high demand for these sessions, therefore to register your interest please contact Filipa Baptista on [email protected]

JOIN IN

WHAT WHEN TIME
Online seated yoga (webinar) Wednesdays (weekly) 2 to 3pm

Resident Phone drop ins

Wednesdays (weekly) 2 to 3pm
Yoga at home Saturdays (weekly) 12:30 to 1:30pm
Virtual College Ongoing Online at your own pace

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

We offer a range of activities for our residents, from yoga sessions to improving your digital skills. For more information, visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/activities

DIGITAL HORIZONS

Digital Horizons is an introductory programme for residents who may have an iPad or tablet but need to build confidence in using it and accessing the internet.

This term, we will be introducing ‘Learn My Way’, continuing on email management as well as accessing YouTube.

We are a friendly group and meet every Friday at 2pm via Zoom.
These sessions are useful for those who want to brush up on their internet skills. If you aren’t on the internet at the moment and have difficulties in getting a tablet or connecting to the internet, please get in touch as we may be able to help.

Contact Wendy by phone, 07507 644 645 or by email, [email protected]

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

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

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.

Our previous event saw residents joining with Homes for Lambeth’s engagement team to chat, share their favourite film suggestions 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 3pm on:

  • Monday, 22 February
  • Monday, 22 March
  • Monday, 19 April

Join Zoom Meeting :
engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/monthly_social
Meeting ID: 979 9712 4521
Passcode: 341924

DIGITAL LIFE SKILLS
Clear Community Web are offering you series of talks and presentations designed to help you feel more confident and informed about the internet.
Over the course of the programme we will cover subjects such as your safety online, how to buy online, accessing services, getting better deals and knowing your rights.
These sessions are aimed at residents who are new to the internet or who may want to brush up on their skills and fill in some gaps.

  • Staying safe online
    Saturday 06 February, 11am
  • Comparison websites - getting smart about your bills
    Saturday 11 February, 11am

For more information visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/digitalskills
To join the sessions log in on zoom-details below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86235083538
Meeting ID: 862 3508 3538

 

SOCIAL HOUSING POLICY DISCUSSION

Latest Government policy on Social Housing
Samantha Herelle, Director of Operations at Homes for Lambeth will lead the discussion on the recommendations from the government’s social housing white paper and how this will lead to thriving communities on HFL estates and sites

This session is for those that have been allocated a new homes by Homes for Lambeth.

Join via Zoom on the link below:

  • Tuesday 16 February, 6:30pm
    engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/social_housing_discussion
    Meeting ID: 996 5864 1214

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 across areas in:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Digital life
  • Home and work

For more information visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/virtual_college_launched

YOUR HOMES FOR LAMBETH

Hello,

I’m Lauren the new Resident Engagement Support Apprentice at Homes for Lambeth. I focus on supporting the Resident Engagement Officers and the Employability team whilst working alongside our Communications team to ensure that our events and information for residents is being delivered.

I once competed in the Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ Challenge, I did a speech about Self Love, called ‘Make-up as a Mask’ and I placed 3rd in the competition!

As a Lambeth resident, I am very proud to have gotten this role, as I can now give back to my community which I love. I deferred my University place to look further into apprenticeships, and this definetly is the right path for me.

I am excited to continue my journey with HFL, and expand my knowledge on the housing industry and how successful businesses operate.

Lauren Onafowokan
Resident Engagement Support Apprentice

Key Contacts

If you have any questions about the upcoming changes and development on the estate, please contact:
Maxine Igbinedion - Homes for Lambeth Resident
Engagement Officer
Phone: 07588 561771
Email: [email protected]

For current housing related issues, please contact:
Kate Emmanuel - Neighbourhood Housing Officer
Phone: 077 2082 8528
Email: [email protected]

For any estate moving questions please contact:
Paul Gordon – Decant officer
Phone: 020 7926 0385
Email: [email protected]

To discuss any issues relating to your residency and the processes of tenancy change, please contact:
Pam Kovachich – Independent Advisor
Phone: 0800 317 066
Email: [email protected]

Buybacks
[email protected] 

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

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