E5 Workshop Wraps Up

Every Thursday for 5 weeks, residents from Pembury have gathered at the Round Chapel to discuss their visions for the future of the area.  With the help of Dr Noha Nasser from the University of Greenwich, residents developed new resident-led project ideas for the Pembury Estate and envisioned ways they could become a reality.  Peabody staff also participated.  Discussion was always lively, especially as projects were narrowed down to ones that were to be prioritised.  In the end, a gardening club expansion, monthly big lunch group for youths, upgrading youth facilities, and renovating the garages were at the top of the list.  Everybody is now working on the next steps that need to be taken to make dreams a reality.  

The workshop is finished, but it is just the end of a beginning.  Now that we have ideas, we need people to help make them happen.  If you’re interested helping out on any of the proposed projects, please contact Neighbourhood Manager Victor at victor.longe@peabody.org.uk.

Lots of ideas on that wall!

A resident's Hackney Gazette article from the future

Money Advice

Where is your money going in 2012?  If you’re not sure, the Money Advice Service’s Health Check is a get place to start.

It’s a 5-10 minute questionnaire that will assess your financial priorities and generate a checklist of actions you can take.

You’ll receive useful links to further information on topics such as insurance, tax, retirement, wills, and investments.  

The wide range of money calculators and budget planners can help you see how your finances add up.  Be ready for whatever the new year brings!

You don’t give your name and all answers are treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 

Please click here to take the questionnaire.

If you want to speak to someone
The Money Advice Service provides one-to-one independent advice sessions lasting 30-45 minutes at several Peabody community centres. 

Sessions can cover personal budgeting, savings and investments, insurance, credit, retirement, mortgages, and benefits and taxes. 

The advice is free to all UK residents over the age of 16.   

To book an appointment, call the number next to the venue listed below.

Monday 9 January – Bruce House – 10-5pm – 020 7021 4160

Tuesday 10 January – Pembury Centre – 10-5pm – 020 8986 9745

Wednesday 25 January – Hugh Cubitt – 10-5pm – 020 7021 4127

Thursday 26 January – Gateway – 10-5pm – 020 7021 4400

 

Peabody Advice Line

Are you experiencing difficulties sustaining your tenancy or having problems in daily life?  Peabody is here to help, offering practical support and advice to residents who need extra support to manage their tenancies successfully. 

Call our Tenant and Family Services Advice Line on 020 7021 4491 from Monday to Friday,  between 1:30pm and 4:30pm.  Each call is treated confidentially. 

Email: tenantsup@peabody.org.uk