Welcome to Innisfree

 

We are a housing association – providing high quality affordable homes, proud of our Irish roots and our experience in working with migrant communities.

Established in 1985 to meet the housing and support needs of the Irish communities in London we now own and manage over 550 homes mainly in the London Boroughs of Brent, Camden and Haringey.

Innisfree named in 24 Housing’s ‘Top 50 Landlords’

top 50 landlordsInnisfree is celebrating after being ranked 43 in the ‘Top 50 Landlords’ list by industry magazine 24housing.  The list was compiled by 24housing to try and find the nation’s top landlords and to recognise best practice in the sector.

Read more.

 

Peggy the security cat enjoying the sun at Clochar Court!

Peggy the security cat enjoying the sun at Clochar Court!

Its hot out there!

It’s exceptionally hot this week, with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in the shade. While we encourage people to enjoy the warm weather, please do so safely. Cover up, wear at least factor 15 sun lotion and look out for vulnerable family, friends and neighbours – and pets, as they are more at risk of the negative affects of the sun.  Find out what you can do to cope with the weather here.

A migrant’s journey: from Zero to Hero?

This Chartered Institute of Housing Magazine on Housing Rights features an article written by our Chief Executive, John Delahunty.  John reflects on the way stories about migrants are told and how many of us have our own family story of migration. Click here to read the magazine.

GDPR:  Innisfree Fair Processing Summary 2018 Innisfree Fair Processing Summary 2018

To help us deliver our services to our tenants, we need to hold certain pieces of personal information (data) about them. We are committed to treating their information securely, with respect and in line with data protection law. This privacy notice explains what happens when we process personal information.

If you are an Innisfree tenant, it is important that you read this leaflet to understand what information we hold about you, how we may use it and your rights in relation to your data.

Ambassador, Dan Mulhall, opens Innisfree’s Men’s Shed – July 2017

The Ambassador met Innisfree residents, Jacqueline and Michael O’Donovan (of O’Donovan Waste Disposal) who donated and delivered the cabin, and staff from Carfreys who refurbished the cabin. He also met Board and staff members of Innisfree Housing Association and recited the Lake Isle of Innisfree! Read more.

 

Housing Association Pledge to Migrant People

Our Chief Executive, John Delahunty, attended the Migrant’s Access to Housing Conference this week where Innisfree signed up to the Migrant’s Pledge commiting us to providing a safe and welcoming environment to migrants seeking someone they can trust.

Click here for more information and to see a list of the housing associations who have signed up to this important pledge.

 

Irish-in-Britain-and-Innisfree-Healthy-Eating-for-Healthy-Memories-Recipe-BookOur Healthy Eating for Healthy Memories Recipe Book

Can something we eat really help our memory? It can be confusing and hard to know what foods are right for us as we age, but sticking to a few simple guidelines and making healthy choices can have real results for our overall wellbeing and that can really benefit the health of our brains and our memory.

Simply adding in a few extra ingredients or making a few small changes to the choices you make at the supermarket can be a great start. All of the recipes in the book feature foods or ingredients that have been recommended for helping to keep our memory healthy as we age.

Download the recipe book and get cooking!

StepChange Debt Charity

StepChange Debt Charity helps thousands of people every week to overcome serious debt problems. For free step change debt charitydebt advice and solutions contact StepChange via their website www.stepchange.org or call tel: 0800 138 1111. Calls are free from all landlines and mobiles. Lines are open: Mon to Fri 8am to 8pm and Sat 8am to 4pm. Don’t forget to use their budget form to gather your information before calling. A debt advice call takes around 40 minutes to complete.

House Exchange 

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House Exchange is a web based scheme to help local authority and housing association residents find people who want to swap homes with them. Registration is quick, easy and free for residents.

The House Exchange website will try to match you with other households wherever you’re looking to move to. You will be able to search for homes either locally or anywhere in the UK, so whatever your reason for moving, begin your search today by registering at: www.houseexchange.org.uk.  You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Once you find your exchange partner(s) and you have both agreed you would like to swap homes with each other, all parties must also gain approval from their own landlords. At this point you will need to request a mutual exchange application form from us; this will begin the formal process.

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Could you support someone to stay home for good?

Home for Good are looking for compassionate individuals from all walks of life who can spare an hour or two each week to support a formerly homeless person in their local area.

A London-wide scheme, Home for Good was designed to support those who might be struggling in a new and unfamiliar area, without a support network. Clients have reported that social isolation can be a real problem, leading to a recurrence of homelessness.  Home for Good community volunteers receive full training, background checks and ongoing support from The Passage. All expenses are covered. The commitment required is 6-12 months.  Activities include:

  • Supporting the client with emerging issues and identifying goals
  • Exploring the local area and finding local services or organisations that can help
  • Going for a coffee and a chat (or a trip to a gallery) to explore shared interests

If you would like to make a lasting difference to someone’s life, please contact Home for Good on: 020 7592 1863 or [email protected].  More information here

Complaints, Compliments and Suggestions

We welcome all feedback from our customers and value any suggestions you may have about our services. Click on this link Innisfree – Complaints, Compliments and Suggestions to find out how you can contact us and how we will deal with your feedback.

Reminiscence Film

Innisfree Housing Association in partnership with Irish in Britain and Age Exchange created a reminiscence project  with older members of the Irish community in Harlesden, North London. The film ‘Carnaby Street, The Kings Road And The Dancehalls: London Was Your First Stop’ celebrates the lives and experiences of a group of immigrants who moved to North London from Ireland from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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Myself and my family would like to thank you for the home you have given us. This will make a huge difference to all our lives.

Katie and Ben and their 2 sons

Tenants since 2009

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