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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.

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David Leach, Andrew Kimmance & John Schofield Opened the Event

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All enjoying a treat on the London Eye

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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.

 

Free Training Sessions during the Summer Holiday 2013!

June 19, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

  Registration is now open! 

 Sessions are designed to improve your understanding on healthy lifestyles and build your skills in tackling the issue of obesity in H&F. Our concern is to join forces in improving the quality of life and health of children and families in London. Don’t miss the chance to change people’s lives.  

The FREE half day training, delivered by Boost will start with a healthy lunch (provided). 

Modules covered during the training are:

  • Raising the Issue of Obesity
  • Active Health – Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Nutritional Guidelines

Training is open to anyone involved and interested in health who is working/volunteering in H&F. Come and join us and share this opportunity with your colleagues! This will be a great opportunity to network with other professionals working in H&F.

Below are some comments from people who took part in previous events:

“Thanks to the training I have more knowledge and information to share with clients” 

“Comprehensively delivered and more beneficial than a childhood obesity course I paid for” 

“Enlightening, was able to gain healthy ideas &how to use it in my practice”

For more information contact [email protected]  or call 020 8323 1725 to register your interest. 

Benefits & credits Winter Fuel Payment

June 19, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 January 1952. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.

Most payments are made automatically between November and December. You should get your money by Christmas.

You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction or Child Benefit).

If you qualify but don’t get paid automatically, you’ll need to make a claim.

Any money you get won’t affect your other benefits.

Exciting News from the Adult IT Training Centre!

June 5, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

 We are delighted to announce Old Oak Centre is now a registered test centre with BCS.  This means for Hammersmith & Fulham residents you can come and enrol on our ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) course and then take the accredited exam at the centre.  ECDL is an internationally recognised qualification.  If you want to gain the confidence, basic skills and knowledge to use computers, then getting an ECDL qualification could be right for you. 

Not only will you get familiar with a whole range of common IT software packages, this means when you’re looking for work, now or in the future, having ECDL on your CV will show that you have the computers skills many employers are looking for. 

HS2 Phase One: London – West Midlands

June 5, 2013 in News by Old Oak Centre

Draft Environmental Statement Consultation

HS2 Ltd is holding a series of events to help people understand out draft Environmental Statement which summarises the likely effects of HS2 and how we propose to mitigate them.

Design Refinement Consultation

You will also have an opportunity to learn more about our proposals to refine the design of  HS2 in your area.

Consultation informtion events in your area are:

  • Saturday 15 June –  10am – 5pm, Old Oak Community & Children’s Centre, 76 Braybrook St, London W12 0AP
  • Monday 17 June – 12 noon to 8pm, Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7 NP
  • Saturday 22 June – 10am – 5pm, Castlehaven Community Centre Association, 21 Castlehaven Road, London NW1 8RU

Both Consultations close on 11 July 2013.  To find out more please visit www.hs2.org.uk or call 0207 944 4908