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

Job Fair!

Friday April 20th
9:30-12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4pm
Hugh Cubitt Centre 48 Collier Street N1 9QZ
Registration at the Cafe Niko entrance
(Take the number 30 bus from Hackney Downs to Pentonville Road)

The following employers will be exhibiting:
London Fire Brigade, Greggs, Knightsbridge Guarding Ltd., Spring Personnel, Initial, Peabody, Social Care 4U, Regal Recruitment, Amey, Delaware North, Livity, Serco, Perception, Alpha Building Services Engineering Ltd, and People First (Guinness Partnership)

Recruiting for jobs, training, and apprenticeships in:
Caretaking and Estate Assistants
Security Officers/Supervisors/Management
Corporate Receptionist/Front of House Hosts/Management
Social Workers
Care Managers
Team Managers
Service Managers
Operational Managers
Group Managers
Scheme Managers
Occupational Therapists
Assistant Social Workers
Youth Workers
YOT Workers
Senior Support Workers
Support Workers
Care Workers
Assistant Care Workers
Heating & Ventilating (Domestic, Industrial and Commercial)
Plumbing & Pipework
Electrical Installation
Gas/ACS Training and Assessment
Construction Apprenticeships
Construction Multi-Skills
Railway Engineering
…and many more!

Organisations providing help for parents and young people, will also be exhibiting. The event is in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, Help on Your Doorstep, Guinness South and Peabody.  View a map and flyer here: Peabody Job Fair

Happy 150th Birthday Peabody!


Today is the 150th Birthday of the Peabody Trust.  To celebrate, Peabody has created a special website, where you can find out about Peabody history, upcoming events, and share your stories about living in Peabody homes.  Check it out at http://peabody150.org.uk/2012/03/were-150-years-old-today/ 

The Londonist also has a nice slide show of Peabody estates throughout the ages.  See the pictures here: http://londonist.com/2012/03/in-pictures-150-years-of-peabody.php?showpage=9#gallery-1