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Simon Community house in Hackney - the truth

May 22 2009
Simon will continue to operate the property as a move-on house for at least the next six months Rumours reached The Pavement that the Simon Community's accommodation in Hackney was closing. But on inspection it appears the story is not true. Tim Nicholls, director of the Simon Community, told us, "the future of the Simon Community's move-on house in Hackney is currently under review," but they are not planning to close this accommodation. Nicholls explained: "Negotiations with Mosaic, the housing association which owns the property, are ongoing and Simon will continue to operate the property as a move-on house for at least the next six months." Mosaic's decision to look into ending their involvement with Simon's move-on house reflects the general trend among housing associations to move away from shared accommodation in favour of self-contained housing instead. "We are working with Mosaic to ensure that none of the residents will be without accommodation, whatever the outcome," Nicholls said. "All options are being considered by Simon to ensure that the model of community move-on living accommodation can continue, either in Hackney or elsewhere in London."
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