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Welfare Reform Update

April 1st 2013 is the date that many changes to welfare benefits come into effect and that will mean many tenants will have less money to live on each week. Please click the link below for a summary that the National Housing Federation has produced. Housing benefit changes – leaflet for tenants[1] If you are worried about these changes and need more information, please talk to your housing officer who will be…

New Park for Unity Close Estate

On Saturday 16th March the Deputy Mayor of Brent Councillor Bobby Thomas officially opened a new park and communal space on the Unity Close estate in Willesden, Brent. Over 55 local residents took part in the launch party with representatives of London Borough of Brent, Innisfree Housing Association, London & Quadrant, ASRA and Network Stadium. Children took part in a range of sports taster sessions, face painting, planting workshops, an…

Tenants prepare for moving on

Tenants living in temporary housing are taking practical steps to move on while learning new skills Innisfree have encouraged two tenants living in shared housing to use their skills in preparing to move to their own place to live. Kelly and Mary are now completing making curtains for the communal lounge of their shared house with support from Innisfree and the Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme.   During a support…

Allotment cleared

We’re making great progress in getting the allotment space ready for use. The fair weather over the pas few days has helped, so we’re hoping to have some plots ready to use before the end of March. The allotment has been cleared with the help of Pat Davis from Atlantic Landscapes and the soil has been turned over. The shed delivered two weeks ago has been erected and it’s now…

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