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‘Osborne Grove’

  • The campaign to save Osborne Grove has been successful.
  • One of those involved in saving the nursing home was the Chair of the HO50s, Gordon Peters.
  • The Council has approved feasibility studies to see what will happen next.
  • The home will either be demolished and rebuilt to a 70-bed one or expanded to a 64 bed home. Good news for the Borough.

‘Haringey Development Vehicle’

  • On Tuesday, July 17, Haringey’s cabinet decided not to proceed with the Haringey Development Vehicle.
  • Leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor said: “The preference of this administration, as stated in our manifesto, is to build council homes on our own land.
  • We firmly believe that what is currently public land should remain in public ownership.
  • We are committed to building new, affordable homes over the next four years – including the delivery of 1,000 new council homes – and we start from the principle the council should be delivering those homes itself.”

‘BuddyHub: Friendship club’

  • BuddyHub is a club that creates a new social circle for older people who are feeling lonely or isolated.
  • BuddyHub carefully matches one Senior member with up to three Buddies living within a 30-minute walk
  • and who share some interests.
  • Because of its personalised, fun and flexible approach, members can develop meaningful
friendships, enriching the lives of all involved.
  • Here are two different ways you can get involved:

 Become a BuddyHub Buddy:

Want to do some good in your community in just one hour? Become a Buddy!
  • Buddies aged 50 or up make particularly good Buddies and BuddyHub’s fun and flexible model is proving really popular.
  • You will help form a new social circle for a lonely
  • Senior person along with two other Buddies.
  • Together, you choose what to do and when to meet up, either one to one or as a group.
  • This is an opportunity to open someone’s world and brighten yours too.

Become a BuddyHub Senior Member:

Fancy some good company and conversation?
  • BuddyHub creates a personalised circle of new friends based on your interest and passions just for you.
  • You will be matched with up to three like-minded Buddies who live close to you.
  • Together you decide when to meet and what to do, either one to one or as a group. Your Buddies will enrich your life with regular company and occasions to look forward to.
  • This will boost your wellbeing and make you rediscover a sense of purpose.
  • At BuddyHub everyone looks out for each other so everyone feels supported and valued. That’s what it’s all about: making friends and enjoying each other’s company!

Interested in becoming a Buddy or a Senior?

Register online: https://buddyhub.co.uk Email: hello@buddyhub.co.uk Call: 0203 642 6871 or 0771 411 8916