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

Morris Berhane

Head of Housing and Property

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Morris Berhane

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: morris.berhane@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

Cathy Lehane

Scheme Manager, Sycamore House

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Cathy Lehane

Scheme Manager, Sycamore House

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

Working days: Monday – Friday

Contact: catherine@hamunitedcharities.com

Sybil Darko

Scheme Manager, John Betts House

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Sybil Darko

Scheme Manager, John Betts House

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

 

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 Reflections – Our retiring Chairman, Mike Smith, reflects on 12 years as a trustee

It’s become a tradition at Hammersmith United Charities that retiring trustees are invited to share their reflections on their time at the charity at their final board meeting. (more…)

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Grants awarded January 2020

And May 2020 deadline

Find below our new grantees for January 2020.

The Grants Committee will meet again in May – to be considered for a grant, please send your application no later than Wednesday 29th April 2020.

Click here for more information and to download the application form.

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Open Day on 20th February 2020

Sheltered Housing for older people

Open Day on 20th February, 11am – 4pm at John Betts House
Visit John Betts House, Rylett Road, W12 9NJ to learn more about our sheltered housing scheme for 60+ living in Hammersmith, and to meet our team and residents.
Refreshments provided.

The Charity’s two vibrant sheltered housing schemes for older people, John Betts House and Sycamore House are centrally located with good transport links and local amenities.
We provide quality, independent sheltered housing in safe and secure settings, surrounded by beautiful communal gardens, that allow residents to come and go as they please.

Our schemes have:
a communal lounge
laundry
internet access
a guest-flat
supported by Scheme Managers.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Open Day – Please RSVP to our Administrators at officeadmin@hamunitedcharities.com so we can arrange catering, or book a free ticket here.

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Warmer Together Winter Giving Campaign Begins in Hammersmith & Fulham

UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham’s Warmer Together campaign is now live. It calls for local older people who can afford to do so, to donate all or some of their Winter Fuel Allowance to help their less well-off older neighbours this winter.

Winter can be an especially difficult time of year for older people in our borough; of the 19,000 residents aged over 65, over half have a long-term health problem or disability. 25% live in poverty. 43% live alone.

Last year, 278 isolated older people in need were supported, through grants to local charities including Fulham Good Neighbours, the Iraqi Association, Lunch Club for the Blind, and the Somali Development Network.

“Most of the services catering to our community focus on young people, and the elderly are usually forgotten. It’s a great change.” – Resident with no family (83) who attended a social club launch.


Can you give a gift?

Are you someone who received a Winter Fuel Allowance that you don’t feel you need? A local business looking for a Christmas incentive to give locally? Or a younger person who also wants to take part in giving?

Visit unitedhf.org/warmertogether for details on how to give.

“This campaign is a wonderful way to bring people together to support our neighbours. One hundred percent of funds raised will go to local community projects that help older residents.” – Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council.

Many thanks to LBHF Council for their partnership in this initiative.

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Flats available at Hammersmith United Charities

We provide quality sheltered accommodation in safe and secure settings, surrounded by prize winning tranquil communal gardens that allow residents to remain independent for as long as possible, within a friendly and supportive community.

John Betts House, Rylett Road: there are 39 Flats.

Sycamore House, Sycamore Gardens: there are 52 flats of which 2 are 2 bed flats.

To be eligible for sheltered housing, you will need to:

  • be 60 years old or over, and in need of sheltered accommodation
  • have lived in the Area of Benefit (northern wards of Hammersmith) for 5 years either immediately prior to the application or during the course of your adult life (proof of residency is required)
  • be on a low income: a single person with assets of less than £25,000 or a couple with assets less than £45,000. If you have assets that could be worth more than £25,000, please contact us as you may still be eligible

Please contact 020 8741 4326 if you, or someone you know, fit the criteria.

Have a look at some of our flats below – for more pictures, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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