Victoria Hill

Chief Executive and Clerk to the Trustees

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Victoria Hill

Chief Executive and Clerk to the Trustees

Responsible for: Chief officer; responsible for overall strategy and governance

Working days: Monday – Friday

Contact: victoria.hill@hamunitedcharities.com

Sam Smith

Head of Housing and Property

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Sam Smith

Head of Housing and Property

Responsible for: Lead responsibility for all issues to do with the charity’s property portfolio. Leads on issues to do with older people’s housing and services.

Working days: Monday – Thursday

Contact: sam.smith@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Robert Woolf

Head of Finance & Investment

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Robert Woolf

Head of Finance & Investment

robert.woolf@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Eniyal Sahadevan

Finance Officer

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Eniyal Sahadevan

Finance Officer

Responsible for: all aspects of financial management; bills and invoices

Working Days: Monday – Friday

Contact: eniyal.sahadevan@hamunitedcharities.com

Nora Laraki

Administration, Communication and Events Officer

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Nora Laraki

Administration, Communication and Events Officer

Responsible for: Day to day coordination and administration; events; communications

Working days: Monday – Wednesday

Contact: nora.laraki@hamunitedcharities.com

Gaia Bini

Administration, Communication and Events Officer

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Gaia Bini

Administration, Communication and Events Officer

Responsible for: Day to day coordination and administration; events; communications

Working days: Wednesday – Friday

Contact: gaia.bini@hamunitedcharities.com

Grace Shing

Finance Assistant

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Grace Shing

Finance Assistant

Responsible for: assisting the finance officer

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Contact: grace.shing@hamunitedcharities.com

Iain Wilson

Scheme Manager, John Betts House

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Iain Wilson

Scheme Manager, John Betts House

Responsible for: Resident welfare and activities at John Betts House; applications and enquiries about living at John Betts House

Working days: Monday – Friday

Contact: iain.wilson@hamunitedcharities.com

Jackie and Tilly

Community Gardener

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Jackie and Tilly

Community Gardener

Responsible for: the design and maintenance of  the charity’s gardens

Tilly doesn’t really work

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Contact: jackie@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Victoria Cripps

Community Trainee Gardener

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Victoria Cripps

Community Trainee Gardener

Hammersmith United Charities Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with Government advice, Hammersmith United Charities has invoked our Business Continuity Plan and implemented a new operating model focussed on keeping the residents of our Almshouses, our team, contractors and partners safe and well during the Coronavirus pandemic. (more…)

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National Compost Week

15 - 21 March 2021

Composting is the recycling of plant and food waste material into decayed organic matter. This can then be used in various forms in the garden and when applied, enriches the soil and plant health.

This week a layer of garden compost has been added to the allotment plots at John Betts House garden, in preparation for the growing season ahead. This ties in with National Compost Week, a good opportunity to remind ourselves of the many benefits of using compost in our gardens. Please see some key tips below for reasons to compost in your garden:

  • The organic matter in compost is a source of food for the organisms in the soil.
  • The organic matter in compost opens up the soil, creating bigger gaps for air and water to move around – this is good for soil structure.
  • As the organic matter decomposes, it releases nutrients into the soil.
  • Adding a layer of mulch to beds, borders and allotments suppresses annual weeds and weakens perennial weeds.
  • Composting is an environmentally friendly process using organic materials.

Composting is recommended for most sized gardens, and can be done in a number of ways to accommodate the size of the garden. We highly recommend this gardening activity and have put together a list of websites that provide useful further information on how to compost:


Find out more about our sheltered housing

With award-winning communal gardens, our friendly and affordable sheltered housing helps residents live independently for as long as possible.

We have flats available now for older people from Hammersmith. Talk to us on 020 8600 0650 / 07733 842 574, email info@hamunitedcharities.com or read more here.

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Welcome to our latest newsletter

Welcome to the Spring edition of the Hammersmith United Charities newsletter - read on for some good stories from the heart of Hammersmith.

You’ll find out about the extraordinary work being done by the community organisations we’re funding; meet the people who live in our almshouses; and learn about the action we’re taking to create change in our community.

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Fundraising for our community

How you can support campaigns for local people in need, from our fundraising partner United in Hammersmith & Fulham

Tech4Kids in H&F: Finding laptops for 1,500 children

1,500 pupils in our borough have been identified as being in urgent need of computers or internet connectivity at home. United in Hammersmith & Fulham has partnered with Hammersmith & Fulham Council and local group Ready Tech Go to launch an ambitious appeal to get every one of them connected.

Whilst the coronavirus crisis has highlighted that many children and young people have been unable to participate in online schooling during periods of lockdown or isolation, they are also less likely to be able to catch up with missed lessons or to complete homework in ordinary times. It also means they are highly unlikely to develop the vital digital skills needed to prosper in later work and life.

We’re aiming to get 1,500 laptops and 500 data SIM card for internet access so all local children have a chance to thrive digitally. You or your organisation can give any amount today:

  • £1500 can ensure 10 of a school’s most disadvantaged pupils do not lose out on digital skills
  • £150 can get a quality laptop to a young person in need of catching up with classes and for homework
  • £20 can get an essential data sim card to a child struggling with internet access
Have any unused tech your organisation would like to donate?

We are also working with Ready Tech Go who collect, wipe, and share old laptops and tablet PCs to get them to Tech4Kids pupils that have been identified as in urgent need. If you are an individual or local company with spare quality digital devices, please contact team@unitedhf.org

Find out more about the laptop campaign

Pedal Back Cycling: Looking for referrals – free refurbished bikes available

The pandemic has made bikes more vital than ever. Many people can’t afford to reach places of employment or safely get to interviews. Or they might be finding it hard to motivate themselves to access outside spaces to boost their mental health and wellbeing. That is why we have partnered with Pedal Back Cycling, to offer professionally refurbished bikes to those in need.

If you are from a local community group working with those on low incomes, you can refer adults including but not limited to:

  • Key workers
  • Care staff
  • Refugees
  • Delivery cyclists
  • Those out of employment

We only accept referrals from non-profit groups working in the borough, and not from individuals.

Find out more about Pedal Back Cycling  

Winter Covid Appeal: Raising money to support the community

Many people still need support during the Covid-19 pandemic, including those going through mental health crises, suffering from loneliness and isolation, and at-risk children in need of educational support.

United in Hammersmith in Fulham has launched the H&F Winter Covid Appeal, in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, to continue to enable local individuals, businesses and foundations across the borough to support those most in need. 100% of funds raised will be donated to groups working with local people who face risk because of coronavirus this winter.

Donate to the Winter Covid Appeal

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January 2021 grants

We gave £120,000 to 18 local organisations in January 2021.

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