In February 2017, we provided an update on the community centres review, following the public consultation. The overall decision Hyde has taken is we will not continue to directly manage our community centres; this decision will allow us to make savings that will be invested in building new homes to help address the housing crisis in London and the South-east.
Each of our community centres is different and requires a different solution to move us away from direct management of the centres. We have made significant progress with the future arrangements for four of our community centres and below we have provided an update on each of the centres:
- The Hub and The Pavilion (Brent)
- Kennington Park Community Centre (Lambeth)
- The Stockwell Centre (Lambeth)
- The Arc (Islington)
- The Ringcross (Islington)
We will continue to provide updates on this page as we continue through this process.
If you have any questions about this process then the quickest way to get in touch is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why have we taken the decision to stop managing the community centres ourselves?
In the UK as a whole, we are building only half the homes we need and Hyde has a responsibility to increase the number of homes we are building in order to help address this crisis. This comes at a time when we are also operating in a more challenging environment as we are affected by the four-year 1% rent reduction for social housing tenants introduced by the Government. Hyde, like housing associations across the country, has to make cost savings and has had to review all non-housing services, including the Hyde Foundation (formerly Hyde Plus) and all of the Community Centres, as the savings and efficiencies we need to make are greater than they might otherwise be.
You can find out more about our community centres review and the consultation we ran at the end of 2016.
Supporting our residents and communities
Hyde continues to support our residents and communities through the work of the Hyde Foundation (formerly Hyde Plus). The Hyde Foundation works with vulnerable people to sustain their tenancies, as well as pre-empting wider community issues and addressing them before they become a problem. The Successful Tenancies team provides one-to-one support for our residents at risk of tenancy failure. The Successful Places team works with partners at local, regional and national levels to run programmes that provide positive pathways for young people and improve the health and well-being of older and vulnerable residents. The Hyde Foundation also manages the Hyde Charitable Trust and award grants to individuals, community projects and larger bespoke projects. You can find out more about the Hyde Charitable Trust.