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Skyping with Preston
David Yates

David Yates is a Tenant Board Member of Community Gateway Association, Preston. He has been an actively involved resident since 2012 when he joined their Gateway Committee. He is the Chair of their Editorial Panel, which is equivalent to our Resident Communications Group. Here he explains...

Board Chair Anne McGurk
Anne McGurk

Anne McGurk is Chair of the Phoenix Board and a retired head teacher. She is also a Phoenix tenant.

#HousingDay on Wednesday 10 October is a 24-hour social media-led celebration of the positive impact of social housing on millions of tenants. Now in its sixth year, the day...

Kate Stephens with Alison Inman
Kate Stephens

Kate Stephens is a member of the Residents Forum at Hexagon Housing Association, and a graduate of the 2018 Phoenix Academy, our 'school of social housing'. Kate is pictured here along with Chartered Institute of Housing President Alison Inman on graduation day. Kate's blog might inspire you...

Resident Amelie Konan
Amelie Konan

I hadn’t thought about asking my landlord for help updating my CV. But that’s exactly how I found the help I’d been seeking when someone suggested I visit The Green Man hub!

I found the job club, and Amy, and discovered a digital drop in running the next day. There I got to meet John, one...

Photograph of Phoenix employee in high vis jacket
Deirdre Kennedy

Deirdre is a Phoenix tenant and member of our Scrutiny Panel. Deirdre has previously written about the benefits of our weekly Digital Drop-in session.

The growth of technology has opened up...

Image of a caretaker checking a fire alarm in a communal area
Carmen Simpson

Carmen Simpson is Vice Chair of Phoenix’s Board and a Phoenix tenant, in line with our resident-led model which means that the largest group on our Board are residents, and our Chair and Vice Chair will always be tenants.

As residents, we want more than just to have a house or a...

Phoenix Academy students graduate July 2018
Jim Ripley

If you’re in south London and pass our headquarters - The Green Man - you’ll see something inspiring and passionate that demolishes social housing stereotypes.

In our HQ you'll find a mixture of Phoenix Community Housing residents, staff and – from this year – people from outside our...

John Thompson at the Green Man for digital drop in session
John Thompson

A few years ago, I was invited to The Green Man. I assumed a session down the pub at someone else’s expense! On arrival and seeing no handpumps, it dawned on me that this wasn’t the hostelry I had once visited.

To my surprise it was now the newly built home of Phoenix Community Housing,...

A photo of Hazelhurst Court from Beckenham Hill train station
Jim Ripley

Margaret’s 93. She’s one of our first residents at Hazelhurst Court, our new extra care scheme and first residential development. If you were to meet her, she’d tell you how pleased she is with her new home. She’d also tell you why she was pleased to leave her old one:

“It was...

Andrea Scantlebury
Andrea Scantlebury

Andrea Scantlebury is an Events Apprentice in the Community Regeneration team at Phoenix, and a staff member on our Gateway Committee. She is also a Phoenix tenant, and was named the Chartered Institute of Housing’s London Apprentice of the Year 2018.

I was weighing up an...