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Summer Sports at Unity Close

Groundwork have teamed up with qualified sports instructors from  Queens Park Rangers to offer young people FREE football and basketball coaching at Unity Close in Willesden. “Supporting local communities is all part of what Innisfree does.” said Housing Officer Deirdre Fehilly. “Working in partnership with Groundwork and the consortium of housing providers on the estate means that we can provide our tenants with good quality summer holiday activities to engage…

Move-on Computer training ends its second session

The very successful Innisfree move-on IT training has now concluded its second session. Working in partnership with funding from the Irish Governments Emigrant Support Programme, Safe Start Foyer in Cricklewood and Raffat Bari IT Trainer from the London Metropolitan University, Innisfree has delivered seven half day sessions to tenants who have little or no experience of using computers.   Raffat Bari told Innisfree that this was ‘an unique opportunity to…

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…

Clearance of allotment site

The allotment is muddy, overgrown and pretty neglected. But today work has started to clear the scrub and set up the newly arrived compost bins. The weather is warmer today and there is a little stretch to the afternoons with a promise of Spring in the air. The compost bins arrived and were assembled with the help of Seamús from Clochar Court. Michael and the man with all the equipment,…

Allotment project takes off!

Innisfree have just signed a tenancy agreement with Brent Council’s Parks Service to manage an allotment in North Wembley. We are usually asking other people to sign our tenancy agreements, so this is a new venture. We aim to offer this space to tenants and enlist the help of experienced volunteers to start growing fruit and vegetables. Tenants living near to the Allotment located at Sudbury Court Road, North Wembley will…

Contacting our office

If you tried to contact our office from 2.30pm on Friday 18th January and this morning by telephone you will not have been able to get through.  Our telephone lines were not working following a power cut in the area on Friday afternoon.  If you were inconvenienced by this please accept our apologies.  Our telephone lines are up and running again.  As well as contacting us on our office phone you can also call…

Cold Weather and you

Tips for staying safe and healthy in the cold weather.   With more snow and cold weather predicted for the weekend here are some hits and tips to help you keep safe, warm and healthy both inside and outside the home. Indoors:- Set your heating timer so that the heating comes on earlier in the day keep your living room at 18 to 21 degrees centigrade when it’s in use…

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