Section: Social Landlords

Housing Plus takes a look at how social landlords often go 'a step further'

Updated 17.06.20
Various links - see below

Housing Plus provides brief reports on a selection of activities of social landlords that can be described as 'in addition to landlord/tenant requirements', often associated with the welfare of residents and others in the community.

Posted: 11.06.20
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

A Women's Circle in Torquay - run by Imagine Torbay Multicultural Group CIC and funded by Sanctuary Housing - has moved online and is continuing to offer a virtual safe space for local women to come together and connect with their community.

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Posted: 12.06.20
Peabody: Further reading

Peabody are carrying out a survey to gain a better understanding of its residents' employment experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted: 12.06.20
Longhurst Group: Further reading

Longhurst Group has donated a number of brand new smartphones to a local authority to help children in care keep in touch with friends and loved ones during lockdown.

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Social housing organisations providing phenomenal support for residents and communities during Covid-19

Posted 17.06.20
HACT: Further reading

During March and April, social housing organisations representing a quarter of the sector made over a quarter of a million welfare calls, and identified over 120,000 vulnerable residents.

This is one of the findings from the first set of impact measures that HACT has just published.

In total, 41 social housing organisations with a combined stock of 697,801 homes - or just under 25% of the total housing association stock in the UK - sent HACT their data around the nine measures it launched in May 2020.

Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive of HACT said: "If we were to aggregate these figures across the sector, it would indicate that the social housing sector made over a million welfare calls to residents during this time. This is a significant and notable achievement."

HACT is currently receiving data returns from organiastions for May, which will help us to evidence the continued impact of social housing organisations.

The above link gives access to download the the findings, as well as the explanatory notes.

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