Phoenix Voices...

Photo of green space within the Phoenix Community Housing area
Mary Heelan

Mary Heelan has been gardening her whole life and has turned that passion into a way of fighting flytipping near her home.

After Phoenix cleared two bramble-covered flower beds that were a flytipping trouble spot next to her home, Mary was inspired to make a difference....

Photo of Phoenix Community Housing properties at the Meadows Estate on Beckenham Hill Road
Michael Tisdell

Michael Tisdell is a leasehold Board Member. Here he explains why every resident - whether tenant or leaseholder - should get involved.

When I bought my home, I only had a basic sense of how Phoenix worked. I have come to understand much more about Phoenix’s resident-led...

Photo of the graduates of our school of social housing, the Phoenix Academy in 2019
Marie Porter

“For the first session, we didn’t know how it’d go. We didn’t even know how many people would be there, but it just seemed to work. And each year it grew a little more as people spread the word.”

Marie Porter was with the Phoenix Academy from the very beginning.


Photo of young carers from Lewisham on a holiday club supported by Phoenix Community Housing
Chantelle Turner

Since 2016 Phoenix Community Housing has funded holiday clubs for young carers because, each year, our tenants vote in large numbers for the project. Chantelle Turner, from Carers Lewisham...

Scrutiny panel walking around doing an inspection
Eileen Davies

Hello residents, just a quick update from me to let you know that the Scrutiny Panel is still working hard to improve services for all residents and the neighbourhoods we live in. 

Our new review

We have now begun the new scrutiny review on “The Role of Housing...

The reopened Fellowship and Star in Bellingham
Jim Ripley

Jim Ripley, our Chief Executive, talks about the Fellowship’s journey from neglected pub to community hub.

Over 10 years ago, I visited the Fellowship with Lewisham and was shocked.

Mildew covered the walls. Rats and pigeons infested the building, while downstairs...

Photo of residents and staff at the Phoenix Academy
Anne McGurk

We have launched a new strategy to engage and empower people in our community, which will see residents and staff working together to achieve our goals. Tenant and Chair of our Board Anne McGurk explains why.

Phoenix Community Housing is the offspring of resident action,...

Photo of Phoenix Community Housing employees on the construction site at Nuthatch House
Adele Tribe

At Nuthatch House on Whitefoot Lane, our contractor Saltash is helping us build 22 new homes. Adele Tribe, a welfare labourer on the site and former tenant of Phoenix Community Housing, shares her experience of working as a woman in construction.

My career in construction...

Photo of a child enjoying Summer Fun at Bellingham Green
Annie Beaver

Annie Beaver is a stay at home mum to two young daughters – and, last year, the family had a brilliant day out at Summer Fun.

I really look forward to the summer holidays as it means I get the opportunity to spend lots of quality time with my daughters without the...

Photograph of someone on Bellingham Green
Zhane Lunan

Zhane Lunan is a lifelong Phoenix resident. Here, she explains why young people must be listened to.

I used to be shy and not confident when meeting new people. So when I heard Phoenix was creating a new group for young people, it seemed interesting to me.

It was a...