Approximately 1 year ago during a previous Away Day, the Old Oak Board concluded that it wanted a new focus and direction that would benefit the community as a whole. Old Oak Housing & Old Oak Housing Association later adopted the idea that social housing needed to be seen in a wider context. A two year extensive health & wealth pilot has since started with the aim of providing extra care and support to tenants.
This year’s Away Day took place at the Park Plaza in Westiminster. It included a presentation by Darren Summers – Family Mosaic Director of Growth (Supported Housing) and a running question and answer session.
Valuable information sharing workshops took place as well as feedback on benchmarking and sharing best practice by Nigel Pierce – Head of Neighbourhood & Community – Old Oak Housing & Sarah Byron-Moore – Neighbourhood Manager – Old Oak Housing Association.
Guidelines were given to follow when applying for community awards within the housing sector. The subject of employing tenants was explored and experiences was shared by Lisa Judge a tenant and employee of Old Oak Housing.
The day was rounded up by a visit and ride on the London Eye.