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Lick of paint for Old Oak Office

June 25, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Our office on Erconwald Street is going to close for approximately

6 weeks from July 12th to allow refurbishment works to take place. 

Over the years there have been many changes and currently there

are now over 30 staff working from this office.  Wear and tear

therefore calls for  a new look and freshen up.  Although the

office will be closed to visitors we will still be taking calls and

offering home visits to see tenants during this period.  We

don’t anticipate this causing too many problems for our short

closure and will keep you updated with the works.

Nucleus – Free Impartial Confidential Advice

June 25, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Nucleus offers FREE confidential advice in 30 minute 1:1      sessions to discuss your options and help you to manage your finances better. Wednesdays 2 – 4.30pm fortnightly.


Advice on: rent arrears,
tenancy problems, moving home, homelessness,
housing benefit


Get advice about how to      manage debt e.g. fuel bills,    water rates, rent arrears, council tax, catalogues, loans,         overdrafts etc.


Make sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to. Help with claims,
challenging decisions,

 Sessions by appointment only.  Please book via reception or call 020 8740 8008.  Venue: Old Oak Community and Children’s Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP


Community Computer Access

June 25, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Do you know how you will be affected by the changes to Housing and Welfare benefits system taking place this year?


  • Start searching for a new home.
  • Complete your benefit applications online.
  • Use a website to help calculate your income and make a new budget to help you manage your finances.
  • Search for jobs and complete job applications.
  • Look for training and courses to help your employment options.

Or just to check what the changes are and how they are likely to impact you.

We are located at Old Oak Community and Children’s Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, London, W12 0A02  Tel: 08 740 8008

Difficulties with Debt or Finances?

June 25, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Gain confidential, impartial  advice from a professional advisor.  Carol from JCP will be at our centre every other Tuesday to offer free  advice regarding finances.   She can help you with a range of areas including managing money, debt and bank accounts.

At Old Oak Community and Children’s centre, 76 Braybrook Street,W12 0AP.  Tel: 0208 740 8008

 Our next session takes place on 2nd July.   Session run Eevery other week on TUESDAYS from 10:30 – 1:00pm.

Old Oak & Charlton Triangle Away Day – 20 June 2013

June 23, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Approximately 1 year ago during a previous Away Day, the Old Oak Board concluded that it wanted a new focus and direction that would benefit the community as a whole.  Charlton Triangle Homes & Old Oak Housing Association later adopted the idea that social housing needed to be seen in a wider context.  A two year extensive health & wealth pilot has since started with the aim of providing extra care and support to tenants.  

This year’s Away Day took place at the Park Plaza in Westiminster.  It included a presentation by Darren Summers – Family Mosaic Director of Growth (Supported Housing) and a running question and answer session. 

Valuable information sharing workshops took place as well as feedback on benchmarking and sharing best practice by Nigel Pierce – Head of Neighbourhood & Community –  Charlton Triangle Homes  & Sarah Byron-Moore – Neighbourhood Manager – Old Oak Housing Association.


David Leach, Andrew Kimmance & John Schofield Opened the Event


All enjoying a treat on the London Eye


Presentation by Darren Summer

Guidelines were given to follow when applying for community awards within the housing sector.  The subject of employing tenants was explored and experiences was shared by Lisa Judge a tenant and  employee of Charlton Triangle Homes.

The day was rounded up by a visit and ride on the London Eye.