Offers for our Woodberry Down customers

What is on offer for our customers on Woodberry Down in Hackney?

Woodberry Down is our largest project. Almost 5,000 new homes will be finished as well as community facilities and schools on the estate over the next 20 years.

The scheme is the essence of what we represent, putting residents at the heart of our business. There has been a lot of investment in social and economic initiatives that will improve the life chances of our customers. Whether you want help finding a job, are interested in volunteering, or you want to start your own business, we can help.

Hackney Works

If you are living on Woodberry Down and are looking for a job or an apprenticeship, we can help you. Through our partnership with Hackney Works you can access a free recruitment service run by the Council. Whether you're just starting out, haven't worked for years or you want to change careers, they can advise you. They can find you the most suitable training and help you apply for the jobs that you want.

If you want to know more you can find the Hackney Works Team in their office at The Redmond Community Centre or apply directly through their website: https://www.hackney.gov.uk/hackney-works

Evening sessions are available. Please contact the team for dates.

Active Within

We are working alongside Active Within, who supports helping the wellbeing of communities.  

The ‘Lets get Active’ programme is a group of outdoor fitness classes which are free for local residents. Sign up is via their website which means you can manage the classes you attend and your progress in your fitness and wellbeing. Classes include – Yoga, Box Fit, Bootcamp and a walking group. The sessions are for everyone and welcome all beginner.

To sign up and find out more please visit http://www.activewithin.com/

Or contact Notting Hill Genesis by email on SEI@nhg.org.uk

Manor House Development Trust (MHDT) and the Redmond Community Centre

We work with MHDT to make sure are lots of activities and chances for residents to get involved in the community.

They are a social enterprise who makes activities for the community from the Redmond Community Centre which they run. It’s open Monday to Friday, with WiFi access and a local library. MHDT deliver a variety of activities that you can get involved in. These include volunteer placements, community events, healthy cooking projects, activities for young people and lunch clubs to name a few.

Keep up to date with activities by visiting the centre which is located on Kayani Avenue, Woodberry Down or call 020 8802 7580. The centre has rooms available to hire in the week. More information on booking rooms can be found at the centre.

Find out more - www.mhdt.org.uk

Woodberry Down Library will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6pm.

The library will be used for book groups,  library training, library inductions or class visits from local schools outside of these times. 

The phone number for the library is 0208 800 9073 Wednesday and Thursday 10am-6pm

Citizens Advice (CA) service

We provide a Citizens Advice Advisor on-site once a week that offers residents free 1-2-1 support to deal with any debt and welfare advice needed.

This service is held every Wednesday from the local office (440 Seven Sisters Road).  If you wish to book an appointment or speak to someone from the CA please call 020 8525 6350 or contact via email on genesis@eastendcab.org.uk

Or contact Notting Hill Genesis by email on  SEI@nhg.org.uk

Tutors United

We are working with this social enterprise to deliver afterschool classes for our young residents at our Woodberry Down and Grahame Park schemes.

They provide tutoring for pupils of Years 5 and 6 with programmes to improve English and Maths grades for those moving to secondary school. The tutors are university students that are trained and employed to tutor young people.

You’ll find an overview of the project on their YouTube page.

This service runs on Woodberry Down in Hackney and Grahame Park in Barnet. To find out more please contact SEI@nhg.org.uk

External partners we work with:

Ways into work

Active within

Manor House Development Trust

Citizens Advice 

Tutors United