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Simba Housing Association (Greenwich)

Working to put the needs of African Heritage Young People First.

Our Mission

We aim to provide diverse range of affordable accommodation to those in housing need, primarily from the African/African-Caribbean community. Furthermore, to provide the best possible services geared to the needs of the tenants.

Our Background

Simba began life as a subsidiary of the Simba Project but in 1995 it was registered as a standalone housing association with the express aim of providing a range of affordable housing options and services to people, primarily from the African and African-Caribbean community, in housing need.

The work we do

We believe that Simba plays a vital role by providing an essential link between mainstream housing providers and enablers and the community we serve in south east London. In essence, the fact that we are part of the very community we serve ensures that our services closely match the needs of our tenants.

Aims & Objectives
  • Work in partnership with housing providers and the London Borough of Greenwich in the strategies to ensure development of viable black-led Housing Associations.
  • Maintain responsive and committed housing services at reasonable cost with active tenant involvement.
  • Strengthen Simba community’s special responsibility for developing procedures that will combat discrimination and disadvantage.
  • Work closely with the London Borough of Greenwich and other major social housing providers in meeting the housing needs of the community in general and the African-Caribbean community in particular.
  • Continue to provide Housing Plus range of services in meeting the culturally sensitive needs of the Simba Community with special emphasis on Supported Housing.
Important points
  • Applicants must be aged 18-25 years, from the African Caribbean Community.
  • Must have a Greenwich connection.
  • They must be homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Simba Housing Association

Simba provides accommodation for young single homeless people aged 18-25 years. Consideration is also given to 17 year olds referred by London Borough of Greenwich. Applicants for housing should be in housing need and feel they would benefit from the support we offer. Our houses are not staffed; however, officers are available between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. In addition, officers visit the property weekly and house meetings are held when needed. Emergency out office service is provided via telephone.

Get In Touch

Location

121B Victoria Way
Charlton
SE7 7NX

Phone & Email

02088 550 488
info@simbaha.org.uk

Who We House
Simba provides accommodation for young single homeless people aged 18-25 years. Consideration is also given to 17 year olds referred by London Borough of Greenwich. Applicants for housing should be in housing need and feel they would benefit from the support we offer.
Making A Referral

Applicants can refer themselves or be referred by Greenwich Housing Directorate: this includes Housing Aid Centre, Homeless Service, Social Services etc. Referrals are also accepted from Referral Agencies such as Stopover, Nacro, New Horizon and Connexions etc.​

The Process

Call our office on (0208) 855 0488 or drop in to see us at 121 B Victoria Way, Charlton, London, SE7 7NX to pick up an application form. Once the application form is completed and returned, it is assessed for suitability against our selection criteria.

About us

Who We Are

We work closely with local authorities, including the London Borough of Greenwich, to help ensure the delivery of a diverse and equitable housing service. We also work closely with mainstream housing associations who share our desire to see healthy and vibrant black-led associations operating within their communities.

Simba began life as a subsidiary of the Simba Project but in 1995 it was registered as a standalone housing association with the express aim of providing a range of affordable housing options and services to people, primarily from the African and African-Caribbean community, in housing need.

We believe that Simba plays a vital role by providing an essential link between mainstream housing providers and enablers and the community we serve in south east London. In essence, the fact that we are part of the very community we serve ensures that our services closely match the needs of our tenants.

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More About Us

Aims & Objectives

Work in partnership with housing providers and the London Borough of Greenwich in the strategies to ensure development of viable black-led Housing Associations.

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Strengthen Simba community’s special responsibility for developing procedures that will combat discrimination and disadvantage.

Work closely with the London Borough of Greenwich and other major social housing providers in meeting the housing needs of the community in general and the African-Caribbean community in particular.

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Continue to provide Housing Plus range of services in meeting the culturally sensitive needs of the Simba Community with special emphasis on Supported Housing.

Making a Referral

The Process

Applicants can refer themselves or be referred by Greenwich Housing Directorate: this includes Housing Aid Centre, Homeless Service, Social Services etc. Referrals are also accepted from Referral Agencies such as Stopover, Nacro, New Horizon and Connexions etc.​

Call For Inquiry

02088 550 488

Mail For Inquiry

info@simbaha.co.uk

01.

Call our office on (0208) 855 0488 or email us to make an appointment to see us.

02.

Once the application form is completed and returned, it is assessed for suitability against our selection criteria.

03.

If an applicant is suitable then she/he is invited for an interview. Interviews may be for a particular vacancy, if one exists, or for a place on the waiting list.

What Our Ex-Tenants Say

Testimonials

I want to say thank you for looking after me and being there when I needed someone to support me, giving me advise on everything from professional to personal issues. Thank you, Simba Housing, for taking me in and treating me like family. Simba Housing is a place that all youth from our community who need accommodation and support should be.

MC

Thank you, Simba Housing, for accommodating me when I was homeless. Thank you for the support that came with it. The staff were always ready to assist me, and I was encouraged to draw a support plan together with my support worker, which we both worked closely with and I can say it has made me a stronger person. I have gained employment and now settled in my beautiful flat. I am so grateful. Simba Housing is the place to be!!!
S S

 

Simba Housing is an important place for all our youth to be. When I had no shelter and sleeping rough (Sofa surfing) I was directed to SHA to apply for a place. Not only was I given accommodation, but I also got a support worker who worked closely with me. There was a time when things were very bad and I had to constantly speak to the staff for support, not once was I turned away even outside office hours. Simba Housing is a Housing Association but what I found there was more family orientated and I will boldly say that SHA has helped me to be where I am today. Without SHA where will I have ended? I guess that is a question that has already been answered. Simba Housing thank you for everything and God bless you all.

FA

 

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Get In Touch

Location: 121B Victoria Way Charlton SE7 7NX

Telephone:02088 550 488

Email: info@simbaha.org.uk

Hours: M-F: 9am - 5pm