Supporting the most vulnerable and keeping our residents and colleagues safe is our priority. We’re monitoring and adapting the way we work as things develop and are working hard to ensure we can continue to provide essential services.
At this time, our priority is to ensure your safety and that of our staff.
We continue to closely monitor and follow Government guidelines.
In the circumstances, our service is now heavily impacted.
Our receptions are now closed to residents and visitors and where applicable, communal social spaces will no longer be open for use.
We are now only able to attend to emergency repairs, which are issues causing significant damage to your home or a significant risk to your health or safety.
It is important, only emergency repairs are now reported to us so that we can attend to the most vulnerable and we are unable to log routine repairs at this time. All pre-booked appointments and refurbishments are suspended.
Government guidelines state that we must adhere to gas safety regulations. Gas servicing is an essential service which ensures the safety of our residents. The guidance is clear and means that we must continue to carry out all scheduled inspections and tests where required, if possible and where safe to do so. Therefore, we have reinstated gas safety inspections and we will contact you if your service is due.
To protect you and our staff, it is important, if you or any of your household members have symptoms of the Coronavirus and are self-isolating for this reason or if you are at high risk, you make us aware when reporting an emergency or if we contact you to arrange a gas servicing appointment.
Please contact us if you think you may be unable to pay your rent.
The important thing is to keep in touch with us, any residents whose finances are impacted as a result of COVID-19 can receive help, advice and support from our Housing Teams. We are taking an understanding and realistic approach to ensure we don’t create unnecessary pressure on our residents.
We want to help our residents and commit to not taking any unreasonable action with those struggling to pay their rent as a result of COVID-19.
Advice and support
We acknowledge these are difficult times for everyone and that for some people their home will not feel like a safe place (particularly where there is some form of abuse occurring domestic or otherwise). Families may be struggling in particular with children being at home and having access to enough food or money.
We are operating with restricted services and have reduced visibility of safeguarding issues within our homes. We now rely on telephone contact and it is also important that communities look out for one another.
If you are concerned that another of our residents (or their children) may be at risk of harm contact us to report a safeguarding concern and we will contact the correct agency.
If you or someone else is at immediate risk of harm call 999.
Below you will find useful links to help signpost you to organisations who are there to help with issues you may be facing. Alternatively our housing teams are also able to speak to you and signpost you to a wider range of support.