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4/22/2021

Knights Walk Newsletter

The Development Team have published the April 2021 Newsletter for Knights Walk 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 changing! A new Residents Feedback and Suggestion Corner will be taking place on the first Wednesday every month.

This is an opportunity for you to give honest feedback and suggestions for our future events, training, development works and how we can improve our services.

To join, please use the following information:

First Wednesday of every month, from 12 - 1pm

  • Join by phone on: 020 3855 6009
  • Conference ID: 993 743 422#

KNIGHTS WALK DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

This information has been provided by our contractors, Hill Ltd.

The works are progressing well, and we are continuing with COVID-compliant safety measures in place on-site. Construction works:

  • Scaffold will start to be removed as we near brickwork completion.
  • Roofing works complete.
  • Tower crane will be removed. Notices to residents will go out near the time.
  • Internal works are progressing well with properties taking shape.

Contacting Hill

Should you have any questions or queries, then contact the Hill Resident Liaison Team on 0800 032 6760 or by email residents@hill.co.uk

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

Hill Group win Lambeth Made Award

Hill Group have been awarded Best Work Experience Provider at the Lambeth Made Charter Mark Awards 2021. Organised by Lambeth Council, this award celebrates the positive impact of business on young people and communities in Lambeth.

RESIDENTS ENGAGEMENT PANEL

We are arranging a REP meeting for June 2021. This meeting will provide the opportunity for residents to have an update on when on the works and to discuss the process of residents moving into the new block. We will also provide an update on the upcoming Phase 2 works and timelines.

Please keep an eye out for the REP meeting invitation. Contact Maxine, Resident Engagement Officer for further information email: Maxine@homesforlambeth.co.uk or phone: 075885 61771.

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 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: 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 Mikaela, the new Human Resources Apprentice at Homes for Lambeth. I focus on supporting the HR team with recruitment and payroll as well as focusing on the wellbeing of our staff. I have found that having the opportunity to work whilst studying was an ideal next step for me.

Outside of work, I am currently trying to become a vegan. I’m really enjoying finding new dishes to cook! I am also a huge reality TV fan. I must say that it is my guilty pleasure!

I am looking forward to developing my skills whilst working at Homes for Lambeth. Our staff are incredibly hard working, which is motivating me to work even harder to achieve my goals. I can’t wait to see what is in store throughout the rest of my apprenticeship.

Mikaela Gibson Human Resources Apprentice

KEY CONTACTS

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

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

Buyback Team Email: buybacks@lambeth.gov.uk

Kate Emmanuel Neighbourhood Housing Officer Phone: 077 2082 8528 Email: uemmanuel@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

Hill’s Resident Liaison Team Phone: 0800 032 6760 Email: residents@hill.co.uk