Prospect: March 2021 COVID-19 Update

Prospect Community Housing have released the following update for March 2021 on the impact of COVID-19 on their services and other groups activites that may be of interest to local people.


We want to keep everyone updated with our response to the current situation, and to try and help tenants feel connected to information.

Latest Updates
At this time, there are still restrictions on what work can be carried out within the home. We’ve had some enquiries from tenants about what is covered by the term “essential work.” So we have put together a list of examples of the work we can arrange, and you as a tenant can arrange. You will find the full list on our Coronavirus update page on the website. It includes gas safety checks, urgent repairs, and delivery of key appliances. We have also given examples of what is not essential at this time, including cosmetic internal painting.

If you are having someone come into your home please keep a 2m distance, provide good ventilation and wear a face covering. Our operatives will also follow all social distancing requirements. Before arranging a visit we will also call to check no-one in your home is self isolating or displaying Covid symptoms.

You said, We did
We were contacted by tenants living in Walkers who were being disturbed by people using their back garden as a shortcut. This was happening at night as well as during the day, creating noise and disruption for the tenants. In response, we agreed to erect a new fence to prevent any more disturbances, using our Neighbourhood Improvement Fund. This has funded benches, bike racks, clear ups, and a play area. If you have an idea on how this fund could be used, please let us know.

Shout
If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, Shout 85258 offers free confidential support via text messaging. You can text any time, day or night. Just text Shout to 85258. There’s more information on how Shout works on their website

Anxiety
Lots of people have felt anxious and stressed during the last year. The Health Agency are running a weekly online group to look at anxiety, and helpful coping strategies. It starts Monday 8th March, 2PM-4PM. For more information or to reserve a place, leave a message on 0131 453 9400.

Hailes Quarry Park
Friends of Hailes Quarry Park is a small, friendly group who help look after the park. Regular activities include bulb planting, litter picks and putting up bird boxes. If you are interested in knowing more, you can follow them on Twitter, or email them at hailesquarrypark@gmail.com.

Baby Group
Starcatcher’s online parent and baby group is on Mondays 2-3PM. Aimed at new parents, it offers friendly support and creative play ideas. To find out more call Kerry on 07723541628 or email her expectingsomething@starcatchers.org.uk.


This update was as an e-bulletin to Prospect tenants who have an email address and are currently receiving their regular monthly Digi Mag. 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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