Invitation to Tenants’ & Residents’ meeting, 24 November 2020

Kennington Park Estate

Tenants’ & Residents’ Association

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There will be a zoom meeting of the Tenants’ & Residents’ Association at 7pm on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

 

The link to register in advance for this meeting is:     https://bit.ly/32O0S27

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All Kennington Park Estate residents are welcome to come and discuss any housing, cleaning, repairs, service charge or maintenance issues with the TRA Officers and Hyde’s Property Manager.

We are particularly aware that the work being carried out on the Estate in respect of gas and electricity mains supplies is disruptive. And local building work continues to cause problems for many residents.

We will not be holding an Annual General Meeting this autumn but hope to be able to do so once it is easier to arrange.

If you cannot come to the meeting but have any problems or issues you would like to raise with the TRA, please contact us via the contact form on this website.

Please note that this meeting is not open to non-KPE residents.

Lambeth Carers Card

 

Carers’ Hub Lambeth and MYsocial are pleased to announce the launch of the Lambeth Carers Card. The Lambeth Carers Card helps unpaid carers plan for emergencies, and offers useful resources and information for your caring role. What’s included:  

  1. In an emergency: The card states up that ‘I am a Carer. Someone depends on me’ with space to add your emergency contact numbers. This means if something happens to you, people know who to contact to be able to look after the person you usually care for. You can also use our emergency plan template, flyer and tips, to help put a back-up plan into place. 
  2. Your free access code for the Lambeth version of the Carers UK digital platform. This includes e-learning, factsheets, interactive guides and essential information covering health and wellbeing, support for caring, financial planning, young adult carers and more.
  3. Access to Carers UK’s Jointly App for free. Designed to make caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination simpler between those who are sharing the care.
  4. Helpful information – keep up to date with the latest news, support and opportunities for carers in Lambeth via the Lambeth Carers Card newsletters and online events. 

If you’d like to find out more, our launch event video is available to view here, letting you know all about the resources on offer.

If you would like to sign up for the Lambeth Carers Card, please visit the Lambeth Carers Card website or call  020 7501 8973 or info@lambethcarerscard.org 

The Lambeth Carers Card is open to unpaid carers aged 18 +, living in or caring for someone who lives in the borough of Lambeth. A carer is someone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or addiction.

 

 

 

2020 Kids’ Summer Activity Scheme

 

Our Community Centre locked down in the middle of March and was closed until the end of July, when we were able to partially reopen to welcome over 30 local children to our Summer of Food and Fun, a programme funded by the Mayor’s Office for London in conjunction with Kitchen Social and Lambeth and Southwark Councils, which provided free freshly-cooked hot meals and healthy snacks, as well as a range of educational, creative and fun activities on Mondays and Tuesdays during the school holidays.

 

Shannon and her team from Simply Smiley Productions were on hand to lead the fun, and making imaginative use of hula-hooped measured social distancing managed to successfully manoeuvre their way through the government’s rules and regulations (let alone guidance and advice) much to everyone’s delight and applause.

 

We were pleased to receive grant funding to cover food and part of our costs. But we have been doing – and spending – far more than that grant covered. We are still crowdfunding and would welcome donations, however small. If you, your family, friends, neighbours or colleagues would like to contribute our Crowdfunder can be found here.

 

During lockdown we were able to make use of a small business grant from Lambeth Council to extensively redecorate the Centre and make necessary additional changes such as installing hand sanitising stations and an outdoor basin for handwashing.

 

Making the Centre Covid-secure so that we can welcome our community back is a massive task and we are approaching it with considerable caution, well aware of our responsibility to everyone and our limitations as volunteers. We have carried out careful risk assessments and will be asking all our users and visitors to comply with rigorous additional safety requirements.

In September we aim to open on three days a week for the All In Actors drama school and shortly thereafter to welcome back our Youth Club and other activities run by Active Communities Network.

We hope to be able to welcome most of our regular user groups back to KPCC Oval during the autumn but at the moment we cannot say when.

Until we can be sure that everyone will be safe, we are not yet taking bookings for parties, social events, sporting activities or conferences, or from groups whose attendees are likely to be from those in our community more vulnerable to Covid-19.

Thank you for your support – we look forward to welcoming everyone back soon!

 

 

KPCC Community Benefit Society

Live on Kennington Park Estate? Live or work nearby? Come to events or activities in the Centre? Do you want to be more involved in our local community? Why not become a Member of the Community Benefit Society now running our Community Centre?

A membership form can be found here – please complete and return to Kennington Park Community Centre, 8 Harleyford Street, SE11 5SY, or by email   to kpcc.cbs@gmail.com.

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