Horton Housing’s resilience recognised with Northern Housing Awards’ shortlist

Horton Housing’s resilience recognised with Northern Housing Awards’ shortlist

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We are delighted to announce that Horton Housing Association has been shortlisted as a finalist for the COVID Resilience Award at this year’s Northern Housing Awards, celebrating the ways our staff, volunteers, clients and services have faced the pandemic. As an organisation supporting vulnerable people, our absolute priority has been keeping individuals safe from COVID-19 and preventing a major outbreak. Over the past year, our staff members and volunteers have worked tirelessly to go above and beyond to reduce the impact of the pandemic on our services, with these efforts being recognised with a nomination for this award, alongside nine other supported landlords. Being named as a finalist in this category celebrates how we as an organisation have adapted to the various restrictions and challenges the pandemic has posed, the…
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OPINION: Responding to the Latest Lockdown and Supporting Homes at the Heart

OPINION: Responding to the Latest Lockdown and Supporting Homes at the Heart

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted us to introduce a number of changes to ensure we can still provide our services whilst keeping our staff, volunteers and clients safe. A COVID-19 planning team, comprising members of senior management, HR, communications and administration, meet virtually on a weekly basis to discuss the latest Government updates and put plans into action on how best we can react and continue our vital work supporting vulnerable people. Our supported accommodation services have kept running throughout the pandemic. Our staff have been working very hard to maintain strict hygiene and social distancing, keeping clients informed and supporting them through the challenges lockdown and other restrictions have brought. Our maintenance, repairs and property checks have also continued in line with Government guidelines. Our floating support services are…
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Horton’s services during COVID-19 outbreak

Horton’s services during COVID-19 outbreak

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This is a challenging time for all of us and we are doing our best to keep our services running as smoothly as possible and provide vital support for vulnerable people in Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and North Yorkshire. Wherever possible, we are providing floating support to our clients over the telephone and online. In emergency situations, when we need to visit a client in their own home, we are maintaining social distancing and doing everything we can to minimise face-to-face contact. We are taking extra infection control measures within our accommodation schemes to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes asking clients to self-isolate if they are displaying any symptoms of the virus, closing communal areas and limiting visitors. We will only be carrying out emergency and urgent…
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