Beware of bogus callers

Sadly, we sometimes receive reports of bogus callers knocking on our resident’s doors. You should never let anybody you’re not expecting into your home. If someone says they’re from Poplar HARCA but you’re not sure who they are, please call us on 0800 035 1991 to check.

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How the pandemic pushed us to evolve the services we offer

Bala Thakrar is the head of operations for our Community Development and Wellbeing team, which runs health, wellbeing and learning services to help improve the lives of local people. She has a rich background in supporting communities across the world, and joined Poplar HARCA just before the pandemic hit.

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Supporting residents to thrive through safeguarding

Our Housing department specialises in offering support to residents who need it through our dedicated Safeguarding team. Here, Jeanie Harrison, our Safeguarding Manager, shares some of the team’s latest stories of successfully helping local people to live happily in their homes.

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Spotlight embraces disability and neurodiversity

Our youth service Spotlight has launched a new programme of events for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

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Nahim receives MBE

Nahim Ahmed has been awarded an MBE for services to young people in Tower Hamlets.

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The Hive receives Outstanding rating in first Ofsted report

Our employment and training centre, The Hive, has received an Outstanding rating following its first inspection by Ofsted.

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Cleaning Tender Announced

We have a new opportunity for a contractor to run the cleaning service at our community centres, and potentially other buildings, owned and managed by Poplar HARCA.

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Civic award winner

Babu Bhattacherjee, our director of community and neighbourhoods, has been awarded for 15 years of work, dedicated to improving local people’s lives.

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New opportunities for young people in Spitalfields

A new arts and leadership programme for young people is to run at the former Fruit and Wool Exchange in the heart of London’s Spitalfields.

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International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women's History Month, we are honouring the achievements of inspirational local women, throughout March.

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Government call out to social housing residents

The government is calling for social housing residents to share their experience as part of a review to drive up housing standards.

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Your A-Z wellbeing guide

Take a look at this new, fun and interactive resource which contains tips and activities to help you live your best life.

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