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Social Housing Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2020

The social housing sector, local authorities and housing associations, have been responding rapidly to the widespread housing, health, social and financial issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been challenges: from ensuring the availability of PPE, social distancing and cocooning, to development issues (with the initial closure, and subsequent reopening of sites), while ensuring continued allocations in compliance with public health guidelines.

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Having a common objective amongst all stakeholders has ensured a rapid response to changing conditions, including implementing new working and business practices.The recent activities of our not-for-profit housing association members demonstrate a highly skilled, creative and responsive sector, with deep seams of resilience.

In our newsletter we cover a wide range of current and emerging topics including:

  • sector responses to the COVID-19 crisis
  • recent innovative development by members
  • criticial housing issues for the Programme for Government 2020