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Noise advice during the Coronavirus pandemic

Please remember this is a shared experience. Everyone is going to be experiencing different forms of stress because of the current restrictions on movement. We are all confined to our homes for most of the day, and for the foreseeable future. A considerable number of people will need to work from home and children will be doing schoolwork at home. The current situation means that we must be realistic about…

A message to our residents

Whilst we’re striving to run our operations normally, your health and safety is our top priority and at the heart of every decision we make. We believe it’s critical to do our part to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and abide by Public Health England’s directive to restrict travel for essential journeys only.  To protect residents, our contractors and our employees, here are some of the steps we’re taking…

Combatting loneliness

Many older people wake up  feeling lonely and isolated and with no one to turn to.  The Silver Line charity was founded by Dame Esther Rantzen in 2013 to offer support to the 1.2 million older people in Britain believed to be struggling with loneliness and social isolation. The Silver Line is a confidential helpline. Callers are free to express their feelings, and describe their lives honestly, and can trust…

My Tenancy – how to use your online account

Would you like to be able to access your rent account or report a repair online, 24 hours a day?  Did you know you can do this using My Tenancy on our website – on your mobile, tablet or PC! The key features of your secure online portal are: You can pay your rent online Look at your rent account to see recent transactions Place a repair request View your…

Gardening competition – winners announced

Thank you to everyone who entered our Gardening Competition in the Summer. We had a great time judging them and it was a pleasure to meet and talk to residents. The winners were:

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…