During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic we've been closely monitoring guidance from the government and NHS England so we can take a proactive approach to protect our three main priorities: our staff, our residents and maintaining our services.
COVID-19 Secure confirms that our contractor/partners have put in place increased safety measures which respond to coronavirus.
In this new environment a review of all working practices has had to be undertaken to ensure all comply with current government and Public Health England guidance.
Domestic abuse, or domestic violence, is defined as any incident of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.
Wherever you live in the community, there's help available. Whether you need a food delivery, medication collecting, or even just a friendly chat, help is at hand.
Our obligation to ensure that our homes are kept in good repair and free from hazards has not changed. No work will be carried out in any household which is isolating, unless there is a risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the contractor is willing to do so. In such cases, Public Health England guidelines will be adhered to.
As a precaution, we're also screening all our customers on the day of appointments to avoid contact with customers who may have, or be exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19. All our contractors have been instructed to ensure Public Health England guidelines are adhered to; including maintaining a two-metre distance from any household occupants when carrying out a repair to maximise everyone’s safety. All our contractors are also being screened to ensure that those that may have symptoms, however mild, do not carry out works.
On the advice of the government, we've closed our offices to minimise the chances of the virus spreading among residents, staff and our partners. Our staff are able to work remotely, and whilst we'll try and deliver a normal service, we may have to prioritise what we do in line with government advice and availability of resources. Even though we're now operating as a virtual business, the way you can get in touch hasn’t changed.
You might volunteer in order to give back to the local community or to benefit from the opportunities available as part of the Twenty11 offer, such as working with a Community Potential Specialist to progress your career and Personal Success Plan. In some circumstances, volunteering means our customers can gain positive Tenancy Sustainment Licence points.