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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...

Habitat for Humanity Around The World

Enjoy this video showing the amazing breath and scope of work carried out by Habitat for Humanity around the world last year. Here at Habitat for Humanity Homes we are proud to be part of a worldwide family of affiliates who are playing their parts in rolling this dream out in a big way.

Completion of Kings Grove, Peckham

On the 26th November we celebrated the opening of the new refurbished flats with 70 guests, a mixture of government officials, corporate supporters, community volunteers and partner charities, all with a connection to the project. 61 KG_XDB3645_600x400 We were privileged to have  Stephen Williams MP (pictured above), the minister in charge of Empty Homes at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) along on his first public engagement in his new role. He was really impressed by the wide community engagement the project has achieved, with over 400 volunteers spending time on site assisting with the 8 month build (starting in April 2013). David Ireland from the charity Empty Homes also came and added his support as the event took place during National Empty Homes week 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our supporters and volunteers who have worked hard on this site, including...

Joint Press Release – FMH Tunbridge Wells

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                      JOINT PRESS RELEASE    5th June 2013 (for immediate release)

PARTNERSHIP WORKING BRINGS HELP, HOPE & HOUSING

WE ALL NEED FRIENDS

Three well established charities are working together to explore how to meet local housing need.  It’s good news in any community where people need help; and friends work together to find solutions.   HELP - More and more young people are facing homelessness in Tunbridge Wells and beyond. This seems hard to believe but it’s real.  Some vulnerable young people are assisted by Social Services and some are get supported housing for up to two years provided by the YMCA and others. However, there is a significant lack of ‘move-on’ housing in the Borough. At the same time, the Friends Meeting House in Grosvenor Park, is becoming harder to maintain so may need some renovation for the future.   HOPE   - The brilliant news is that the Friends are prepared to share, talk and work together. The Friends and...