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Greenoak launches it's Tenant Support & Wellbeing Service

Greenoak wishes to support our residents where possible and we have this week made avaialble to all our residents a round the clock telephone support and online assistance service called Tennat Support and Wellbeing Service (TSWS).  

Everyone or a close family member will at times during their lives experience stress or difficulties, the TSW Service offers help with mental health, stress, bereavement, relationships, family matters, managing debt, workplace issues, your rights as a consumer and much more. The service is run confidentially and independently, and there is no limit to the number of times you can use it. You don’t have to give any personal information and Greenoak will not know that you have used the service, or what you have used it for.

As a Greenoak tenant you will be able to get practical information, guidance and professional advice 24/7, as well as telephone counselling if required.  Please contact our Housing office on 01483 768856 to obtain a leaflet and how you can access this online service. 

 

 

New Affordable Homes in Wisborough Green

We have been working in partnership with Wisborough Green Parish Council to address the need for high quality, truly affordable homes for local people in the village, and this summer we took handover of 10 properties at Great Meadow in Wisborough Green, West Sussex.  The high quality affordable homes are a mix of one, two and three bed houses with seven for rent and three for shared ownership and were built to a very high standard by family owned building firm, Jones Homes.  In mid August our Housing team personally welcomed each new excited resident with a welcome hamper along with the key to their new home. The majority of which had a local connection to the area, where house prices are high and local people are unable to afford to live there.  

We still have two sharedownership properties availble, which are ideal for first time buyers or downsizers.  Click here for more information!

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Greenoak Woking Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019

Winners and Runners for Web

An enthusiastic crowd of charity volunteers and guests celebrated the vital contributions of those always prepared to go the extra mile at the Woking Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019.

Our fifth annual event by Greenoak Community Focus and Greenoak Housing Association, was held at the WWF Living Planet Centre, where nominees and members of more than 20 local charities gathered to hear this year’s winners announced.

They were welcomed in the opening address by Woking Mayor Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, who spoke in praise of the “fantastic work that you all do”.

The winner of Volunteer of the Year Award was Tom Landais, a support group worker at CornerHouse. Tom regularly supports depression and anxiety groups and helps the staff in delivering themed wellbeing courses. Working with the charity has inspired him to embarked on a career in mental health care, taking on counselling training and a Masters degree in psychiatry. As winner, Tom received a cheque for £2,500 for his charity and a personal gift voucher of £50.

The three runners-up received a cheque for £500 for their charity and a personal gift of £25. They were Christine Reynard of West Surrey Mediation Services, Wendy Cheesman of the York Road Project, and Kanu Patel from Anandmilan/Vadil Parivar Elderly Club and Community Group.

Tim Nugent-Young was named Young Volunteer of the Year, an award in recognition of dedicated young volunteers aged 16-25 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment. Tim received a £1,000 cheque for the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, where he supports a group of male outpatients who attend day care and helps at fundraising events. The two runners-up were Ben Lawrence of Cycling Projects – Surrey Wheels for All, and Jack Bedford of RSPCA Surrey Woking & District branch, who received £500 cheques for their charities.

Two special awards were also presented to recognise Lifetime Community Service Achievement, whose winners won £1,000 for their charities. These were Chris Atkins, who has been supporting clients with employment problems at Citizens Advice Woking for 25 years, and John Dumbleton, who has been volunteering with Surrey Care Trust for more than seven years, mentoring young people with behavioural issues who have been excluded from school.

Cllr Will Forster closed the event thanking Greenoak and 'was delighted to speak at and help host the Woking Volunteer of the Year Awards. It was great to say thank you to some amazing volunteers, many of them I meet during my recent year as Mayor of Woking. I know first hand that without volunteers our Borough would grind to a halt, which is why I was so pleased to say thank you and well done to all the volunteers at the event at WWF.'

Watch the highlights of the ceremony here!!