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Summer Project with CCAP – Interview with Bev Salmon

Over the summer, Habitat for Humanity have been working at the Charlie Chaplin Adventure Playground (CCAP) in Kennington. We have been able to carry out essential maintenance and improvements to the landscaping and play equipment. With the financial and practical help from corporate supporters we have also been able to provide a purpose built office facility which was opened on August 20th. Lucy Coates from our team carried out an interview with Beverley Salmon, who runs the facility. This focuses on the difference that has been made by the project. CCAP was set up in 1979 by Lady Chaplin – one of Charlie Chaplin’s former wives. The idea was to create a safe space for handicapped children in Lambeth to play and engage in social activities. It has since been working to maintain the ethos created by Lady Chaplin. Bev tells Lucy about the difficult and often labour-intensive work they carry out to ensure all the children they care for get the most out of the after-school and summer holiday programmes they run. “Wheelchairs are one...

£566k Grant for Empty Homes Programme

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release: 13 July 2012 Southwark Habitat for Humanity, a charity with a social remit to build and refurbish homes, has been awarded a £566,000 grant to provide 35 affordable homes in London and Banbury over the next three years. The grant was awarded by the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG), as part of the current government’s Affordable Homes Programme, to reduce the number of long term empty homes by 3300 by April 2015. Established in 1996, Southwark Habitat for Humanity has a unique partnership model to build and refurbish properties using volunteers from the local community and corporate partners with opportunities for construction trainees to be involved on a live building site. Gareth Hepworth, Chief Executive Officer said: “The refurbishment of empty property allows all concerned to achieve a positive outcome. Families get the housing they desperately need, an eyesore in the community is bought back to life and society uses its scarce housing resources to the full.”  
Current Projects:
  • Refurbishment of three empty homes in Dagenham.
  • Renovating...