Raising the profile of the plight of Harrow’s Single Homeless

Harrow’s Single Homeless Forum was held at Harrow Civic Centre and hosted by HCHA’s partner, Firm Foundation. The forum provided the opportunity for locally based charities working with homelessness to get together and share some of their experiences with Harrow Councillors and staff. Speakers at the meeting included our CEO, Chris Holley, and members from…

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Keeping warm this winter

This winter, there are lots of things you can do to stay warm. We’ve listed some of the best advice as compiled by Age UK – so read on and look after yourself. Make yourself warmer Wear several thin layers, rather than one thick layer. This is because they trap warm air close to the…

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Teaching ambitions

Nathaniel Willis (pictured right) is 21 years of age and lives in HCHA accommodation provided under the Young Persons’ Scheme. He says, ‘I need to get on my feet. I’m a fully able-bodied man and should be able to provide for myself. I want to study to be a teacher and after having advice from…

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Nellie Hall celebrates her 100th birthday at Dashwood Court

In October this year Nellie Hall celebrated her 100th birthday with her family members and the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Sachin Gupta, at Dashwood Court in Hounslow. Nellie continues to live independently in HCHA’s sheltered housing scheme at Dashwood Court. “You have my heartfelt best wishes and thanks for what you and your colleagues have…

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Work starts at Paxfold

After a series of consultations with residents and local neighbours culminating in our most recent ‘Meet the Builder’ event on 14th November 2013, work began at the end of November on the re-development of Elizabeth Gardens Stanmore. The existing sheltered housing scheme is being extended to include an additional 28 apartments that are designed to…

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Lending a Hand

Members from the Housing Finance Team at Santander Corporate Banking replaced their business suits and donned overalls to lend a hand to paint a room at one of the HCHA homes for our Young Persons’ Service. Santander has been a partner of HCHA fro a number of years. We currently have an £8m facility which…

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Fire Safety – Gillian House visit

This summer residents of Gillian House sheltered scheme were visited by the London Fire Brigade and offered advice on how to make their flats safe. Station Master Martin Renson and his team who are based at Stanmore Stationspoke to residents about potential dangers in the home and discussed some of the common causes of fire…

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Happy 100th Birthday Alfred!

On 15th July, Alfred received a card from Her Majesty the Queen, one from Downing Street and a visit from Harrow’s Mayor Councillor Nana Asante who presented Alf with the gift of a book. The Major addressed the occasion with an old Ghanaian saying; “We could all learn from the wisdom and stories of Alfred,…

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