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Don’t forget to pay your rent during the Festive Season

November 30, 2012 in News by Old Oak Centre

Making an Impact!

November 16, 2012 in News by Old Oak Centre

The Community Impact Awards recognise the vast range of neighbourhood projects run by housing associations above and beyond providing homes.

Family Mosaic’s  Employment Team faced tough competition from 12 other shortlisted schemes, but was able to beat them all to be crowned the overall London winner of the National Housing Federation’s Community Impact Awards.

Personalised support and jobs brokerage

To date since the start of the Family Mosaic employment programme, it has supported over 750 people into work, including 140 this year alone. This year has seen an increased investment by Family Mosaic and an expansion of the programme to include more employment liaison officers to offer personalised employment support and a specialist job brokerage service which engages directly with employers to secure opportunities for our residents and customers.  This applies to Old Oak tenants too.

The achievement at the Community Impact Awards is recognition of Family Mosaic’s commitment to building the futures of residents and customers through training and employment opportunities, and should prove a boost to the Employment Team in achieving the ambitious target of supporting 1000 people into jobs over the next three years.

National Housing Federation London Lead Manager Michelle Smith said:

 “Their projects show how housing associations go far beyond providing people with homes – they help residents live life to the full and create healthy and happy neighbourhoods. I wish Family Mosaic luck as they head to the competition’s national finals.”

Sarah Mbatha Regional Director said:

“To win the overall London award is a huge achievement and I am so happy to see the hard work of the Employment Team recognised and rewarded.”

David Leach Director of Old Oak Housing Association said:

“Well done to Old Oak Housing Association, a subsidiary of the Family Mosaic group, whose shortlisting in the Improving Neighbourhoods category also represents a significant achievement.”

Collect your Child’s Free Bookstart Pack Now!!

November 16, 2012 in News by Old Oak Centre

The Children’s centre now has Bookstart packs to give away. If you have a child aged between 0-1 years who has not received their baby pack or a child 3-4yrs who has not received their treasure pack please come in and speak to Rebecca or Claire?

Xmas & New Year Closing Times

November 16, 2012 in News by Old Oak Centre

Old Oak Community & Children’s centre is closed from 24th Dec to 1st Jan 2013.  It will re-open on 2nd Jan 2013.

The last sessions will take place the week commencing 17th Dec, with some sessions stopping for Christmas the week before. There will be no sessions on 21st Dec. All sessions start back week commencing 7th Jan 2013. 

 Old Oak Community & Children’s Centre sends you  seasonal wishes at this festive time.

Old Oak Centre bulges at Seams

November 13, 2012 in News by Old Oak Centre

Last week was extremely busy at Old Oak Children’s Centre with some sessions seeing exceptional numbers of families during half-term.

Stay and Play ran all week, celebrating Eid on Tuesday and Halloween on Wednesday and extending the age range of children to 0-7yrs. All sessions were very busy with Tuesday’s session seeing a record breaking 38 families in two hours. The lunch time Cook and Play session was also full to capacity.

The centre also ran a special week long fashion programme for children aged 11-18 years over the school break. Over the week long programme we had 48 children attend.

Last month the centre received additional funding to expand its after school activities programme.

Meanwhile, Old Oak staff have been doing their bit to raise cash for charity, raising £260 on ‘Pink Thursday’. Staff baked for a cake sale and donned pink outfits to show their support.

All funds raised were donated to Breast Cancer Care and all diets have gone well out of the window!