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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Opinion: Housing Day and the Importance of Homes

Opinion: Housing Day and the Importance of Homes

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Yesterday marked the eighth annual Housing Day social media event, celebrating the positive impact social housing has on the lives and wellbeing of many. The event, which you can catch up on on our social media channels, joins the National Housing Federation’s ‘Homes at the Heart’ campaign, and calls for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing. COVID-19 has made 2020 incredibly difficult for all, with the long-term repercussions likely to last for years to come. According to latest figures, 3.8 million people are in need of social housing in England. Estimates suggest that low-income workers are almost twice as likely to lose their jobs due to the pandemic. With just 6,338 new social rented homes being built last year, action is needed to ensure the country’s recovery from COVID isn’t…
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