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ENTRIES CLOSED Innisfree Garden Competition 2019

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…

Ambassador – you are spoiling us…

Not many can say that their shed was officially opened by an Ambassador, but that is the case for Innisfree Housing Association’s ‘Men’s Shed’ at one of its sheltered schemes, Clochar Court in Harlesden. To be fair, this is no ordinary shed.  It builds on a concept for community investment first begun in Australia in the 1990s and targeted at men experiencing mental health issues or having problems with transitioning…

St Patrick’s Parade – London

View more pictures at the St Patrick parde 2014 scrapbook On a beautiful sunny Spring day, with a loan of the mini-bus from Brent Irish Advisory Service, we greeted people from all corners of the world to came to see the parade. Tenants joined staff to walk for almost two hours in central London. Crowds cheered us on and many turned up in traditional costume to witness the event.

Move-on empowerment concludes on a high!

Tenants at Clochar Court celebrated the end of their IT training by holding a presentation ceremony at Clochar Court. John Delahunty, Innisfree’s Chief Executive attended and presented completion certificates to the students finishing their last session at Clochar Court last week. John told the tenants they were great to have learned something brand new and their next challenge was to keep up the good work! Jim Sheeran, Innisfree’s Community Initiatives…

I Only Came Over For Six Months – An Irish emigrants story

“I only came over for six months” – the lives of Irish emigrants to be recorded Innisfree Housing Association has announced the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £7800 to help Irish people tell and record their experiences of travelling over to the UK to live and work. ‘I only came over for six months’ will bring together several generations to share their personal experience of emigration.  This…

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