Our stories

Remembering the Future

Carolyn Defrin, our Phd researcher, collaborated with  Levitt Bernstein architects and artist Paul Burgess to create a film and architecture installation featuring Sycamore House and John Betts’ residents sharing memories of living in Hammersmith and their perspectives on housing.

This project featured in the June 2017 London Festival of Architecture as part of the ‘Where do you think you are?’ exhibition at St. Paul’s Centre in Hammersmith. It explored how the residents’ memories and perspectives on home and housing might impact architects’ designs for a new intergenerational housing scheme.

Residents featured in the artwork visit the exhibition with housing scheme managers, Jill and Cathy.

As residents share their stories, their memories fill the architectural models of their flats.

New Grants Deadline – 30th September

The new deadline to apply for grants is the 30th September 2017. Find out here how to apply for grants and learn more about our criteria.

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September Newsletter 2017

The September Newsletter is here!

This September our Newsletter brings the news of what we have been up to this summer and introduces our new Logo!

We aim to bring you the Newsletter every couple of months and we would welcome your feedback.

We had an exciting summer and a grants deadline coming up.

Find out more at: Newsletter September 2017 

If you would like to subscribe to our Newsletter submit your email address under contact us.

 

 

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Sheltered Housing – Our waiting list is open!

The waiting list for both of our Schemes - John Betts House and Sycamore House is open! If you are interested in joining one of our schemes, find out more here....

Sycamore House and John Betts House offer quality sheltered housing in a safe and secure setting. Both houses are known for their beautiful, tranquil communal gardens and for the friendly community of residents who enjoy them.
Both houses have a communal lounge, laundry, internet access and a guest flat. Both are supported by full time scheme managers. Residents are welcome to take part in as much or as little of the regular social events programme as they choose; a regular newsletter keeps them informed of social opportunities in house and in the wid-er local community. Prospective residents should be:
  • Over 60
  • Have lived in the local area for at least five years or, if not currently resident in Hammersmith be able to show that they have lived in the area for 10 years or more over the course of their life
  • Be on a low income
For more information about our housing or to find out how to join the waiting list, please see our Housing page or call 02087414326.
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We are looking for Trustees

Do you want to make a difference locally?

This year we are looking for new trustees to ensure our board is in a strong position to embark on the next 400 years of serving the people of Hammersmith.

  • Are you good at asking questions and also listening?
  • Do you enjoy working together with others as a team?
  • Are you good at expressing your own views?
  • Do you want to make a difference locally?
  • Would you be interested in learning more about what the Charity does, and how you might be involved in shaping what we do?

If this inspires you, then have a chat with Jocelyn Ridley from JMR Consultants on 07976 395688 or email jocridley@jmrc.co.uk

 

 

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