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Irish in Britain – Diaspora Voice

Irish in Britain (Federation of Irish Societies) is running an on-line survey to test opinion on issues being put to the Constitutional Convention – a year-long citizens’ review of the Irish Constitution. DIASPORA VOICE raises awareness of the Convention process among Irish groups and the wider community. The campaign is keen to encourage participation of the new generation of Irish migrants. We want to highlight the contribution and potential role…

Allotment update

The Allotment plots at Wembley have been producing some excellent results.   The growing season is a little late. Apples and Pears are still to ripen. Marrow and Pumpkin are growing big.   Tomato and Blackberry are nearly ready to pick!   Our volunteers have done a great job on their first year’s growing from untended scrub to a moderate harvest. And what treasures we have discovered! Two Apple trees, Pear…

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…

Growing things – a short story

We have worked with many people over the years providing a safe room and help with day to day problems.Now we are doing new things. We are helping people learn to use computers, tell their story about moving to London and find a place to call their own. Many Irish people have worked soil when they grew up, either on a farm, in a back garden or they’ve seen others…

I only came over for six months – Reminiscence project takes off

Innisfree have launched a new project to hear the stories of tenants who emigrated from their homes in the 1960’s and 70’s to work in London and the UK. The project, launched in June, will provide an opportunity for older Irish people to tell their story of emigration from their homes in Ireland. The project which is led by Fiona Smith from Federation of Irish Societies, with support from Age…

Move-on training moves to Clochar Court

Tenants at Clochar Court are now moving into the Internet-age by accessing IT training. The third and final session of IT training offered to Innisfree tenants has commenced at our sheltered housing scheme, Clochar Court. Participants are using PC’s and laptops to access the internet, record personal details and start researching information on Universal Credit and online shopping. Raffat Bari, trainer says ‘some of the students have never used a computer before…

David’s sleight of hand entertains young and old

You would want some very sharp eyes to catch David Hewett out as he entertained tenants and visitors to an afternoon of magic and fun. David, from Richmond visited Clochar Court in June and presented young and old with a selection of his tricks including memorising cards, producing handkerchiefs from thin air and making metal loops link together. Guests were enthralled by David’s skills and everyone enjoyed tea and chat…

New way to report repairs

When you call our main office number 020 7625 1818 you will be offered the option of speaking to our maintenance team – option 1. This will take you through to Mary Swift, our Customer Support Officer who will take your repair requests, raise repair orders and organise our contractors. Devon Stewart will be available to carry out property inspections and deal with any major works or technical queries. You…

‘Seeking and Finding’ – an inspirational day of meditation and personal prayer

Innisfree were proud to host a day of contemplation and personal prayer at Clochar Court Harlesden with Sr Sheila Gosney RJM. Tenants and visitors explored the meaning of prayer and how we can pray through quiet contemplation and in many different places. Participants considered times when they looked inwards to seek inspiration and other times when they felt inspired. Through simple acts of quietness and drawing, we learned how to recognise…

2013 Gardening competition now open!

Innisfree tenants get your trowels and fill in those entry forms! The 2013 Innisfree gardening competition is open and we are inviting tenants to complete their applications for the competition as soon as possible. The growing season is very late this year, and the judging will take place on the 13th August. Innisfree Office Manager, Anna Ferdinand says ‘It’s a great opportunity to do something special and get recognition from…

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