Residents at Angell Town in Lambeth have come together for a summer fun day with the aim of improving community cohesion.
The idea came about at a housing team away day back in May, where we heard from residents at Angell Town who shared the issues they faced living on the estate and their ideas for a community project.
Together with the other three landlords on the estate (Lambeth Council, Peabody and L&Q), we held a fun day for all residents. This was a good way for us all to get together with members of the community, with the aim of improving cohesion and more engagement activities in future.
On the day, there was lots of entertainment for all the family including a bouncy slide, children’s entertainer, face-painting, football activities, a DJ, London Fire Brigade brought along an engine and Lambeth’s NHS health bus also attended.
Our partners at Ingeus offered employment and training advice, with five referrals on the day and a plan for ongoing support for Angell Town residents. Our welfare benefits team were also on hand to answer any questions and offer support.
Resident Gillian Marshall-Dunkley is director of Angell Town Community Ltd and we worked closely with her team to bring the day to life. She said, “I want to give a gold star to our housing teams for always being there to help us.
I know they are doing their jobs, but they have touched so many hearts, more then they will ever know or imagine.
"I know there is a lot of work that still needs doing but just to know we have the support of those ladies, along with approval from Notting Hill Genesis' top leaders reassures us we are going to get to live in a safer environment.”
It was a real team effort with colleagues from across the organisation joining in, as well as staff from our contractor, Wates.
The Love Where You Live fund covered our share of the costs of putting on the fun day.