HCHA Community Star Award for Peggy Waters

HCHA Board member Philip Dean along with Tracey Baldwin (Finance Manager) made a surprise appearance at Peggy Waters 90th birthday party to present her with our first ever HCHA Community Star Award. Philip said, ‘Peggy truly deserves this award, it is given with our heartfelt appreciation of her tremendous contribution to life at Wolstenholme sheltered scheme in Stanmore.’ Linda Jackson, Intensive Housing Coordinator at Wolstenholme, said, ‘Peggy Waters…

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At home with Carol & Doreen

Carol and her daughter, Doreen Sheffield, moved into one of the adapted flats at Paxfold last year. The pair have settled into their new home which was specially designed to suit their needs. The apartment’s adapted features include a kitchen with lower work tops, wall sockets and kitchen appliances. The apartment’s front door and windows have easy to…

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Remembering Ellen Hagger

The family of popular Paxfold resident Ellen Hagger, who passed away last year, visited the scheme to gift a beautiful wooden bench in her memory. Ellen’s four nieces pictured above sitting on the bench, along with their partners visited Paxfold to have tea with Ellen’s friends and neighbours. Ellen’s niece, Sue St Romaine said ‘It…

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Care contract awarded to Hales

In May Harrow Council awarded the care contract for Ewart House extra care scheme to our new partner, Hales Home Care, a division of the privately owned Hales Group, who have been providing bespoke person-centred care for over 30 years. Care staff that were employed by the previous care provider, Creative Support, have all been transferred…

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Making neighbourhoods safer together

A group of residents living at Dashwood Court in Hounslow invited their local Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Police Community Support Officers PC Danny Duprey and PC Seni Gulati for a coffee and chat about some of their concerns about anti-social behaviour and petty crime in the local park and nearby roads. The policing team listened to…

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Harlington celebrates first anniversary

Mayor George Cooper and his wife Mayoress Judith Cooper of Hillingdon visited tenants living at Woodforde Court sheltered scheme in Harlington to celebrate the first anniversary of its incorporation with Harrow Churches Housing Association. The Mayor and Mayoress were introduced to the residents in the communal lounge, including 94 year old tenant Connie Hancock.The Mayoress…

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Festive spirit at Paxfold

  Staff at Paxfold organised a splendid Christmas lunch with roast turkey and all the trimmings for residents in the bright and airy communal lounge. Hyacinth Blake, Intensive Housing Coordinator said, ‘We wanted it to be a really special occasion where our new residents in the new blocks could meet those that have been living…

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Tea & IT with the Digital Eagles

Barclay’s team Marian Humphryes, Viraj Bharadva and Ed Baldeo with residents from Ewart House.  Residents from Ewart House enjoyed their first IT learning session with the ‘Digital Eagle’ volunteers from Barclays Bank. The community engagement initiative is designed to show those older people, who may not have access to or experience of handheld tablets, just…

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Bob Blackman MP visits Paxfold

Bob Blackman MP for Harrow East was invited by Christopher Holley, CEO of Harrow Churches Housing Association to view Paxfold sheltered scheme. Also present were Harrow Councillor Camilla Bath and Dave Smith, External Affairs Manager National Housing Federation. They met Paxfold resident Yvonne Bourke who showed the visitors around her home. Yvonne remarked, ‘I must’ve…

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Allotments add to well being

A group of residents recently received the keys to their long awaited allotment plot beside Ewart House. the group immediately got stuck in tackling the overgrowth and preparing the ground. Resident, Peter Callaghan enthused about the group’s new outdoor space, ‘It gets people together and is something to look forward to. I can see right…

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Ewart House celebrates its 5th anniversary

Ewart House extra care scheme celebrated its fifth anniversary marking the occasion with a special lunch for residents, musical entertainment and an invitation to the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Krisna Suresh to join them. Resident Marie Holland (pictured above) said, ‘I can’t believe that five years have flown past! I like it here, and it’s…

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