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Congratulations to Hamza Huda for completing the London Marathon 2014 for Housing for Women!

We’d like to say a big thank you and congratulations to Hamza Huda who ran the London Marathon 2014 for Housing for Women.

Hamza managed to finish in a super speedy time of 3 hours and 43 minutes, which is even more impressive when considering the heat we had yesterday.

Hamza has raised over £1,200  with his efforts and his Just Giving page is still open for another 4 weeks, if you would like to sponsor him then every pound is very much appreciated and his Just Giving page can be found on the link below.

http://www.justgiving.com/Hamza-Huda-London2014?utm_source=emailvision&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=comm_donation_receipt

 

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We’re recruiting for 2 x P/T Children’s Workers

Part Time Children’s Workers – 1 x 2 days & 1 x 3 days per week

Salary: £23,150 – £27,000 (pro rata)         Fixed Term to April 2015

We are looking for 2 experienced and flexible Children’s workers to develop and provide individual and group support to children (0-16) living in refuges in West London.  All of the families we work with have experienced trauma and loss due to domestic violence and have been forced to leave their homes. You will have a good understanding of working with families with diverse backgrounds and needs and have excellent organisational and communication skills. An understanding of the Every Child Matters agenda is essential and ideally you should be qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

This post is subject to a full enhanced CRB disclosure.

Recruitment Pack Children’s Support Worker 2014     ApplicationForm2014  Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2013

Closing date: Tuesday 1 April at 10am

Interviews:     Week beginning 7 April 2014 

Due to the sensitive nature of this role, this post is for a female worker only and is exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.                                    Please note CVs are not accepted

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Hamza Huda is running the London Marathon 2014 for H4W…

In 2013 our Trustee Caroline Donaldson bravely ran the London Marathon in less than 5 hours despite having an injury and raised an incredible £7,000 towards the Re-Place project.

We have been lucky enough to receive a place in this year’s London Maratho2014 which  has been taken up by the brave Hamza Huda. Hamza has ran a number of half marathons before but this is his first full marathon and he is busy training hard as we speak!

Hamza has a  target of raising an incredible £5,000 for Housing for Women and we appreciate all his hard work, both training and fundraising!  You can sponsor Hamza on his Just Giving page below:

http://www.justgiving.com/Hamza-Huda-London2014

 

 

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H4W and Habitat for Humanity – Turning empty houses into homes…

During 2013 Housing for Women has been working closely with the charity Habitat for Humanity who specialise in turning empty properties into affordable family homes. Habitat for Humanity have been working hard over the last 9 months on a property in Peckham, which we are pleased to announce is providing homes for two families that have been supported by Housing for Women. On the 26th November we celebrated the opening of the new refurbished flats with 70 guests, a mixture of government officials, corporate supporters, community volunteers and partner charities, all with a connection to the project.

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We were privileged to have  Stephen Williams MP (pictured above), the minister in charge of Empty Homes at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) along on his first public engagement in his new role. He was really impressed by the wide community engagement the project has achieved, with over 400 volunteers spending time on site assisting with the 8 month build (starting in April 2013). David Ireland from the charity Empty Homes also came and added his support as the event took place during National Empty Homes week 2013.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Habitat for Humanity who have done an incredible job bringing this derelict property back into use and creating modern, spacious, well designed homes for two families in urgent need of affordable quality housing.

To read more about the incredible work carried out by Habitat for Humanity in the UK and abroad please visit their website at http://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/

Please see below for some photos of the finished homes…

 

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H4W awarded Diversity Network Accreditation…

Carrying on with the theme of awards, we’re pleased to announce that we have just been accredited by the Housing Diversity Network (HDN), an accredited award for equality and diversity for business services, customers and the community.

The accreditation process has taken place during 2013 where there has been a review of relevant documentation and an in-depth focus group with staff and interviews with senior managers. We are particularly pleased that HDN awarded 6 distinctions for good practice and innovation:

  • Supporting women to achieve and progress through development and training opportunities
  • Attempts to address the pockets of occupational segregation within the organisation
  • Supporting staff by offering work flexibility to take account of life changing circumstances
  • Creative, imaginative links with organisations acting in the interests of women from other cultures
  • Range of projects and tailored services targeting and responding to diverse and vulnerable women
  • Tenant Training Grants actively supporting women into education, employment or training

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Re-Unite South London wins best project at the Women in Housing Awards 2013!

We’re delighted to announce that  Re-Unite South London was awarded the Best Project/Innovation Award at the 2013 Women in Housing Awards last night.

Re-Unite South London was up against five very worthy contenders so we’re extremely pleased that the project is continuing to get recognised for it’s successes supporting mothers leaving prison and their families to have the best chances in life.

Please see the photo below to see Karren Brady presenting the award to Micki Whyte, Re-Unite Children’s Support Worker and Zaiba Qureshi, Director of Supported Housing.

For more information on the awards and the other winners please click here.

 

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