The Lambeth Housing Standard Big Launch

We officially launched our £450 million improvement scheme, the Lambeth Housing Standard (LLL), on Saturday 9 February 2023:

  • over 1000 residents attended from all three management areas and every ward
  • over 100 colleagues and partners helped run the event

Lhs Big Launch - residents attending the event

Lambeth London Living Board member Lucy Williams said: “The event on Saturday was excellent! The way everything was put together, to see so many people come out, to see all the hard work the team had provided has certainly given Lambeth London Living a great boost in moving forward to give residents the homes to live in, that they will love and appreciate.”

LHS Big Launch - residents viewing the Keepmoat standLHS Big Launch - residents looking at a mock up of a kitchen provided by Mears Residents were able to meet and talk to our 13 main contractors and discuss the types of  improvement works which will be carried out to their homes.  Key partners who had stands at the event included:

  • Keepmoat and Mears,
  • Apex Lifts and Precision Lifts,
  • SCCI AlphaTrack and the Open View Group;
  • Mitie, OCO Ltd and T Brown;
  • Frankham, Mace and Pellings
  • Diamond Build

 Residents spoke to Lambeth London Living staff to find out what the LLL means for their homes and when survey works are due to start in their area. They could view a sample kitchen and bathroom, see examples of window and door replacements, as well as finishes such as tiles, taps and handles. Contractors talked to residents about boilers, electricity supply, gas heating, CCTV and home security.

Over 70 residents registered their interest in the employment and training opportunities including:

  • work placements for school students
  • apprenticeships
  • job vacancies
  • additional support which Lambeth London Living can co-ordinate such as CV workshops, practice interviews and coaching sessions

We will be developing these opportunities with partner organisations and publicising them more widely to all Lambeth London Living residents. On a positive note some residents have already applied for a vacancy with Mears.

Lambeth College and Construction Accord were also present to offer advice on training and apprenticeship schemes.

Love Food Hate Waste, Community Draughtbusters, Lambeth Council’s Sustainability Team, London Mutual Credit Union and Lambeth London Living’s Central Income Team were present to talk about saving money, local food growing projects, finance (borrowing and credit options), welfare reform and mutual exchanges.

Residents were also entered into hourly prize draws to win items such as food processors, coffee makers, e-readers and gift cards.

Our partner organisations and other exhibitors were pleased at the significant attendance levels and have given us positive feedback, as well as suggestions for improvements.  All are very positive about being involved in future events.

We will be working with residents and their representatives to shape what form any future events take.