South Lambeth Estate Newsletter February 2021

We have published the February 2021 Newsletter for South Lambeth Estate and it is available to read here.

HIGHLIGHTSIN THIS NEWSLETTER

  • Development Update
  • Meet Your Community Champion
  • National Apprenticeship Week events

Construction works 

This information has been provided by our contractors, Hill Partnerships Ltd.  After a festive break, we are back on-site with the following works taking place in February;

  • Continuing with the enabling works which include groundwork and service works.

We will be having a tower crane delivered on-site week commencing 22 February.                                                                                                                                                                   

Completed construction works are:

  • Piling works
  • Site cabins and site set up

Just to remind all residents that we will continue putting weekly updates into the noticeboard and Emergency vehicle access only is available 24/7 with site security. This weeks update can also be seen here

Should you have any questions or queries then contact the Hill Resident Liaison Team on 0800 032 6760 or by email [email protected]

Finally, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience our works may cause and to thank you for your continued co-operation.

Independent Advisor Update

Hello everyone, 2020 was a challenging year for all of us. COVID-19 has shown us that we are all connected and must support each other. My hope is that despite all the hardship we have experienced in 2020, 2021 will be a time for reflection, renewal, and re-growth.

As a social tenant, you may be looking forward to your new homes but may have questions about information such as future living costs. As a homeowner, you may have questions about whether you want to remain on the estate through the rebuild or whether to move elsewhere.

Whatever your concerns, please remember that we are here to offer independent advice, and what you discuss with us will be completely confidential. We will offer advice through newsletters, and residents phone drop-ins every Tuesday from 4 to 5pm. We hope to resume our services at the Green Shop, pending government guidelines.

If you have an issue you wish to discuss or require an update on the regeneration contact Yvonne Williams on 0744 582 3726 or [email protected]

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

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

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.

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

Digital Life Skills 

Clear Community Web are offering you a series of talks and presentations designed to help you feel more confident and informed about the internet.

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86235083538
Meeting ID: 862 3508 3538

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 WHERE TIME
Online seated yoga (webinar) Wednesdays (weekly) 2 to 3pm
Resident phone drop ins Tuesdays (weekly) 4 to 5pm
Yoga at home (live Youtube broadcast) Saturdays (weekly) 12:30 to 1:30pm
Virtual College Ongoing Online at your own pace

Community Champion

Within our community, we have residents who have hearts that are full of gold and kindness. They are heroes among us that are making a difference, and they deserve to have their stories told.

We want to celebrate our residents who are doing extraordinary things, by volunteering, caring for others, fundraising and much more!

Meet our Community Champion, Rose. She has lived on South Lambeth Estate for 43 Years. In 2002, Rose developed Breast Cancer and after treatment, she was feeling down with depression. She decided to take up making and creating greetings cards as a distraction and then sold those cards she made to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

In 2018, unfortunately, Rose’s cancer returned, however, she was not to be deterred, as she took up her card making hobby again while taking treatment, and decided to raise money for another charity!

Rose has never given up and despite the challenges, she has faced. Using her creativity to help change the lives of others and keep herself active.
During February half term, Rose will be providing a fun online Crafts Workshop, making greetings cards, gift tags and bookmarks on :

  • Thursday 18 February, 10 to 11 am   

Materials are provided, please contact Wendy, [email protected] ahead of the session to receive your craft pack.

If you know of someone in your community that you would like to nominate as our next Community Champion, please get in touch with your Resident Engagement Officer, Maxine on 07588 561 771 or [email protected]

Your Homes for Lambeth

Hello,

I’m Sarah, the new Community Development Apprentice at Homes for Lambeth. I focus on supporting the Social Investment team in providing activities related to health and wellbeing for our residents including Digital Support sessions, Yoga and much more. .

I have a previous background in working in Youth Programmes, and I am proud that I have managed to make a difference to the lives of young people by showcasing their talent and potential.

Outside of work, I am currently taking on a new challenge as I started ‘Couch to 5k’. I am still on Week 3, but aiming to be able to run the full 5k soon!

I am looking forward to meeting many of our residents of all ages as soon as I can, and work with you all to successfully provide you with meaningful activities and events throughout my time at HFL.

Sarah Jones
Community Development Apprentice

Key Contacts

Maxine Igbinedion – Resident Engagement Officer
Tel: : 07588 561771
Email: [email protected]

Steve Aboim – Neighbourhood Housing officer
Phone: 020 7926 3650
Email: [email protected]


Dionne Breedy-Andreson – Decant officer
Phone: 07720 042 072
Email: [email protected]


Yvonne WilliamsIndependent Advisor
Phone: 07445 823 726
Email: [email protected]

Liam Kelly - REP Independent Advisor
Phone: 07432 023 685
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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