Homes for Lambeth recruits first summer interns from Lambeth

In July 2020, Homes for Lambeth recruited for its first summer internship programme. The focus of this programme was to provide opportunities to residents on the estates Homes for Lambeth will be rebuilding, particularly residents from Black, Asian, minority ethnic communities.

The interns will be working at Homes for Lambeth for 6 to 12 weeks and be paid above the London Living Wage. They will be supporting five strands of our work:

  • Resident Engagement
  • Communications
  • IT
  • HR
  • Employability

Commenting on the news, Jitinder Takhar, Chief Executive of Homes for Lambeth, said:

“I’m particularly pleased that most of our new interns live on estates that Homes for Lambeth will be rebuilding. Our commitment to developing stronger communities is at the heart of what we do. We will continue to offer more opportunities to our residents in the various forms of training places, more internships, apprenticeships and employment.”

Richard Stevens, Chair of Homes for Lambeth Homes Board, remarked:

“Opening up more opportunities for our residents is at the heart of Homes for Lambeth’s aim to develop communities where individuals can flourish. The new interns will be working with a diverse team dedicated to working with and for the residents of our estates.”

Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Lambeth’s Lead Member on Jobs, Skills and Community Safety, added:

“Homes for Lambeth is playing a vital role in the economic recovery here in Lambeth. It is welcome that more opportunities are being provided to our Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, particularly those living on the estates that Homes for Lambeth will be rebuilding.”

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Notes to Editors:

  • Homes for Lambeth was established in 2019 and is a wholly-owned company of Lambeth Council. We aim to build thriving communities and better futures for our residents. You can find out more about Homes for Lambeth’s vision by visiting homesforlambeth.co.uk
  • The summer internship programme is part of Homes for Lambeth’s RESI programme. This programme combines Homes for Lambeth’s resident engagement and social investment programmes into one as they support each other. Based on conversations with stakeholders, desktop research and feedback from residents Homes for Lambeth is putting together social investment plans for each estate that they will rebuild.
  • The interns are majority BAME, with four out of five coming from ethnic minorities. Three of our interns live on estates Homes for Lambeth is rebuilding.
  • Media contacts:
    Abdi Duale
    Communications and Events Officer
    abdi@homesforlambeth.co.uk 
    T: 020 7926 4165 / M: 07478 769277

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