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How social reformers could tranform livery company philanthropy
A speech by PBHA’s former interim CEO Debby Ounsted calls on livery companies to take inspiration for their philanthropic activities from three great women social reformers, says Brian Jones, PBHA Fundraising Manager. Read more
 
Solving the housing crisis, one politician at a time
On 17 March, PBHA joined over 2300 people from 300 organisations at a rally to deliver the message to politicians that solving the housing crisis must be a priority. Here’s a summary of what we heard, and why we’re supporting the Homes for Britain campaign. Read more
 
Tenants take part in Islington Council’s Tough Choices consultation
Budget cuts aren’t a happy topic, but it was good to share our views with the Council, writes Emma Robinson, PBHA’s Supported Housing Manager.  Read more
 
Mental health: A ‘safe and vibrant space’ to talk 
Change Together is a PBHA and VC Hackney-led project to raise mental health awareness in Hackney and Islington, through conversations with the public at local events. Volunteer Amy shares her experiences so far. Read more
 
Change Together: Breaking down the barriers
Volunteer Stephen Baynes talks about his experience of challenging mental health stigma in the community through conversations with people  in Hackney, as part of a Time to Change-funded project. Read more
 
Preparing for Personal Independence Payments: Your medical
As Personal Independence Payments (PIP) gradually replace the Disability Living Allowance, Supported Housing Worker Richard Hall explains the difference between the two systems, and offers advice for attending a ‘medical’ –  an interview in which PIP applicants describe how their condition affects them day-to-day, and their benefits claim is assessed Read more