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.

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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.