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4/22/2021

Central Hill Newsletter

The Development Team have published the April 2021 Newsletter for Central Hill Estate and it is available to read here

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS NEWSLETTER

  • Development Update
  • Digital Life Skills
  • Covid-19 Testing

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:

Tuesdays from 1 to 2 pm

  • Join by phone on: 020 3855 6009
  • Conference ID: 390 553 866#

CENTRAL HILL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Truslove House update

Lambeth’s Planning Committee has approved our planning application to replace the seven-room hostel at Truslove House with 31 new affordable family homes 22 of which will be for council level rent and the remainder shared ownership. There will be 3 family homes that are built for people in wheelchairs.

We are ready to get on with the job of building these new homes and are now preparing the site for construction. The first step we have taken was to secure the site with hoarding which you can see below. You will shortly see the demolition of the existing block take place.

The landscaping at Roman Rise will be linked to improvements behind Romany Prospect. We will be consulting with residents about the design of this landscaping. Information on how to get involved will be sent out in due course via our website and future newsletters.

You can also sign up for email updates on this, and other news about the rebuilding of Central Hill here. 

If you have any enquiries about the rebuilding of the estate please contact Maxine, your resident engagement officer on 07588 561 771 or centralhill@homesforlambeth.co.uk.

If you have a question about the management of the estate please contact Guy Sanderson on 07526 915 913 or gsanderson@lambeth.gov.uk.

Masterplanning

The identification of the next phase on Central Hill Estate will be part of the Masterplan which is scheduled to start later this year.

JOINT DELIVERY PLAN

Lambeth Council’s cabinet has approved our Joint Delivery Plan for 2021/22. The plan highlights the progress we’ve made over the last year:

  • 110 homes in construction
  • Over 200 resident engagement events
  • Identified 47 more homes in addition to the 4842 homes agreed last year, 2067 of which will be affordable homes
  • Employed five interns and nine apprentices, most of whom are from Lambeth

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 development is progressing, we want to remind all residents - regardless of tenure - that we are here to support you through the changes.

Do get in touch with any concerns or questions you have regarding the rebuilding works.

Pamela Kovachich Mobile: 07966 595 527 Landline 020 7407 7452 Freephone 0800 317 066 email: pkovachich@PPCR.org.uk

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 LIFE SKILLS

We have teamed up with Clear Community Web to offer you a series of 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.

Using the Lambeth Council Website - Pt 1

  • Saturday 17 April at 11 am

Using the Lambeth Council Website - Pt 2

  • Saturday 01 May at 11am

Join the sessions by clicking here 

To join by phone dial: 07507 644 645 Meeting ID: 862 3508 3538

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)

EASTER BREAK ACTIVITIES

We want to say a massive thank you to our residents who joined and participated in our Easter Break Activities. It was a pleasure to see you all enjoy yourselves during these challenging times, and we hope to see more of you next time.

COVID-19 TESTING

Lambeth Council are urging all residents over the age of 11 to take a PCR Covid-19 test within the next week. This is due to the new cases of the South African variant which were found in the borough.

This testing will help to identify any further cases and help limit the potential spread. Nine additional testing sites have now opened across Lambeth and we encourage you to get tested even if you have no symptoms.

For more information click here or call 020 7926 5559. The line is open from 10am to 4pm every day.

YOUTH HUB

Rathbone Society provides support to find training, apprenticeships & jobs for 16 to 24 year olds. In April, they will be launching the Youth Hub for 16 to 24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.

You will be able to access drop-in sessions and one-to-ones with their team of youth workers at the Old Library, 14-16 Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HY, with the aim of getting support into training, employment or apprenticeships.

For further information, Whatsapp one of Rathbone’s youth workers on 07539 245822 or email i.adem@rathbonesociety.org.uk.

GREEN DOCTORS

South London Healthy Homes scheme is a partnership formed to support eligible and low-income households who struggle to heat their homes.

Their team of expert energy advisers will arrange a one-hour phone consultation with residents on energy use. This service helps residents save money and reduce the mental stress of bills.

The scheme is available for all households in Lambeth if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • If they are over 65
  • Are on a low income
  • Have a long-term health condition or disability
  • Or with children under 5

To book a consultation you can: Self-refer for a telephone consultation filling this online form slhh-referral.connectucommunity.com/ Call 0808 1691 779 to arrange a call-back

YOUR HOMES FOR LAMBETH

Hello,

I’m Steve, the new IT Apprentice at Homes for Lambeth. I focus on providing IT support and training for our staff, including both guides and 1-2-1 training sessions. This can be rewarding when you have helped someone through difficulty and they can get on with their day.

I was made redundant due to COVID-19, so I decided I would use the opportunity to expand my skills by training in IT. I am a Lambeth resident and when I saw this opportunity to work for Homes for Lambeth as well as get my desired qualifications, I knew it was an opportunity I could not let pass.

Apprenticeships are a great way to get into any industry, as they not only give you a qualification but also hands-on experience. I would not only like to be successful in my study but make a positive impact at Homes for Lambeth.

Steve McCready IT Apprentice

KEY CONTACTS

Maxine Igbinedion Homes for Lambeth Resident Engagement Officer Phone: 07588 561771 Email: maxine@homesforlambeth.co.uk

Fiona Cliffe Homes for Lambeth Project Lead Phone: 07860 180559 Email: fiona@homesforlambeth.co.uk

Paul Gordon Resident Decant Officer Phone: 020 7926 0385 Email: pgordon@lambeth.gov.uk

Buyback Team Email: buybacks@lambeth.gov.uk

Pam Kovachich PPCR Independent Advisor Phone: 07966 595 527 Email: pkovachich@ppcr.org.uk

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