Prospect Community Housing: Coronavirus Update

Prospect Community Housing have released the following newsletter detailing their latest news and updates on how coronavirus is impacting their services.


Repairs Service Restarting
We have been working with our contractors over the past few weeks to start our repairs service again. Our contractors have updated their Risk Assessments, in line with Scottish Government advice, and will be ready and able to undertake our repairs service again on Monday 29th June. As we have received notifications of repairs during lock-down, these will be given priority. There will also be some changes to how we undertake this work.

  • When logging repairs our staff will ask certain Covid related questions.
  • We will then look to arrange specific appointment times with tenants and contractors so that contractors do not turn up unexpectedly.
  • On the day of the appointment our staff will again call all tenants to confirm that the works are able to be safely undertaken.

Please note that our office will remain closed but you can still report a repair by calling 0131 458 5480, or emailing repairs@prospectch.org.uk

Development News
We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for a development of 69 homes at Clovenstone Gardens on unused land on the edge of Kingsknowe golf course. There will be a mixture of social rent and mid-market rent properties. 

Brendan Fowler, Prospect’s Director said,

I am delighted that planning permission has been granted for this exciting development. There is a lack of affordable homes in Edinburgh, with Prospect receiving an average of 150 bids per property we advertise. This development will provide much needed high-quality homes and demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in Wester Hailes.

More information can be found on our website.

Lettings
We are moving towards letting our empty properties again and will be advertising via Keytochoice from Friday 26 June. Initially properties will be advertised giving priority to homeless applicants or those in extreme housing need. If you have any questions, please contact us.

EU Advice
JustRight Scotland has been asked by Scottish Government to develop free factsheets for EU citizens that explain the rights of EU citizens in Scotland. These sheets are available in English, Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, Spanish and Italian and can be accessed here.

If you are a Prospect tenant and you would like to receive future e-bulletins, please email caroline.richards@prospectch.org.uk.

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