Homes & Services

03/02/2020

Welcome to Tower Hamlets

Are you a migrant or do you know a migrant who’s lived in Tower Hamlets for less than 10 years? Are you a migrant who’s unemployed or employed but wants to find a better paying job? Then you may be interested in the Welcome to Tower Hamlets Programme.

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01/02/2020

Interested in joining an Estate Board?

Our Estate Boards are made up of Poplar HARCA residents who act as a voice for the local community.

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20/01/2020

A chat with Jeanie Harrison, our Domestic Abuse & Safeguarding Coordinator

Jeanie Harrison is Poplar HARCA’s Domestic Abuse & Safeguarding Coordinator. As part of the Safeguarding team, she works closely with vulnerable residents. We chatted to her about how she supports residents and what advice she would give to anyone who thinks that they, or someone they know, might be experiencing domestic abuse.

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15/01/2020

Chargers and safety

Chargers are the cause of many fires, every year.

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20/12/2019

A chat with Matthew, our Leasehold Advisor

Matthew Mitchell is a Leasehold Advisor at Poplar HARCA. He oversees leaseholders’ service charges and major works disputes, and is involved with Section 20 Notices (the process whereby Poplar HARCA informs leaseholders that we intend to carry out work or provide a service that leaseholders will have to pay towards). We chatted to him about what he enjoys most about his role, some of the challenges involved and where leaseholders should go for independent advice.

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02/09/2019

A chat with our Development Trainee, Hema Kana

Hema Kana is Poplar HARCA’s first ever Development Trainee. After two previous roles at the organisation in different departments, she applied for this brand new role which offered candidates the unique opportunity to design a training programme for themselves.

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30/08/2019

Shared Ownership gives Lucy the opportunity to own her first home

Lucy Hutchings, a Head of Operations originally from Buckinghamshire, recently moved into one of Poplar HARCA’s Shared Ownership properties in Duesbury House. We spoke to her about why she chose Shared Ownership, what she loves about her new home and the positive impact it’s had on her lifestyle.

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15/08/2019

Tom and Soo find their dream marital home through Shared Ownership

Tom, a hostel Chaplain, and Soo, who works in advertising, recently got married and found their dream marital home through Shared Ownership. We spoke to the couple about why they chose Shared Ownership, the perks of living in a new build property and how they’re getting to know their new neighbours.

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01/08/2019

Shared Ownership helps Graham find his perfect home

After a life-changing snowboarding accident, Graham's requirements for a home changed. Our Shared Ownership team worked closely with him to find a suitable home and continue to provide ongoing adjustments to help make the flat as accessible and homely as possible.

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30/05/2019

Residents vote to regenerate Teviot

On an 81% turnout, 86% of voters have backed proposals for regenerating the Teviot Estate, Poplar with 1,800–2,450 new homes, new green and play spaces, shops, community and faith facilities, and improved infrastructure. 

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18/03/2019

A chat with Mark, our Welfare Benefits Tenancy Sustainment Advisor

Mark is Poplar HARCA’s Welfare Benefits Tenancy Sustainment Advisor. He works within the Safeguarding team, whose primary focus is to help and support our residents. We sat down with Mark to chat about his day-to-day role, how he supports residents and some top tips for managing finances.

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