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ENTRIES OPEN! Innisfree Garden Competition 2019: Deadline extended

gardening competition 2019

Lighter evenings and warmer weather are hopefully on the way so now is the time to think about entering this year’s Innisfree Creative Gardens Competition.  You don’t need to be an expert gardener to enter or even need a big garden as it is all about how well you use the space that you have. DEADLINE EXTENDED:  The final closing date for ALL entries is Wednesday 24 July 2019, the…

Help shape our future! Seeking to recruit a tenant for our Board.

The Board at Innisfree works in the background to make sure that our organisation stays strong and all decisions are true to our values. Proud Londoners who celebrate our Irish heritage, we are inspired to welcome and support all our communities. Much of our discussions in the Board are focused on making sure that our tenants have the best service possible from us. In the coming year we will be…

Don’t forget our London Irish Centre Older person’s outreach service

If you are having a problem with things such as housing, health, benefits, passports and financial issues, don’t forget you can come along and meet Mary for advice sessions in our office at 190 Iverson Road on Monday and Friday each week. If you would like to pop along to see her, give her a ring on 020 7372 4389 or 07947 108 467, or email her at [email protected] to…

Standing up to domestic abuse

We believe a home should provide safety and security, but for many people home is anything but safe because they are one of many victims of domestic abuse across the UK. Developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing, in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women’s Aid, Innisfree has become one of over a hundred housing associations who have signed up to the Make a Stand pledge…

Green Hearts Challenge: show your heart some love

Irish in Britain’s Green Hearts is a new initiative designed to address the heart health of Britain’s Irish community. The aim is to develop a nationwide heart health campaign that improves the health, wellbeing and healthy years of life among the Irish community in Britain. Heart health is a sizeable concern for the Irish community with clear evidence of excess, and in some cases increasing, mortality among Irish men and…

StepChange Debt Charity

StepChange Debt Charity helps thousands of people every week to overcome serious debt problems. For free debt 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…

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…

Healthy Eating for Healthy Memories Recipe Book

Together with Irish in Britain, we developed a Healthy Eating for Healthy Memories Recipe Book as part of our allotment project celebration at the Brent Library. Working together in partnership, we developed and delivered a Healthy Eating for Healthy Memories project with residents of Clochar Court Sheltered Housing Scheme and the wider Innisfree Community in North London. The project took place over 8 weeks and participants met each Wednesday to explore…

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

Innisfree 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. Chief Executive, John Delahunty, said ‘we are delighted our work at Innisfree has been recognised by our inclusion in 24 Housing’s Top 50 Landlords list. This is a great achievement!  We…

Ambassador Dan Mulhall recites The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W B Yeats at the opening of the Men’s Shed at Clochar Court

Over 70 residents and dignitaries gathered together to celebrate the opening of the first Irish Men’s Shed at Clochar Court in Harlesden in July this week.  Opened by His Excellency, Mr Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain in his final engagement before he leaves for the US, the Men’s Shed has been set up to provide both a workshop and a social space for the Irish Community in…