Prospect: August 2021 COVID-19 Update

Prospect Community Housing have released an August 2021 Update detailing their latest response and the impact of the Coronavirus on their services.

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

Office Re-opening
Scottish government Covid guidelines for offices changed recently so we are now planning a partial re-opening of Prospect’s office. Starting from Monday 6th September, we will be open from 9.30AM- 12.30PM, Monday to Friday, apart from Wednesday which will be 10.30AM-12.30PM. This will not affect the delivery of any of our services which will continue to operate as normal as they have done throughout the pandemic. During this initial opening period only limited staff will be available so you may not be able to see the member of staff who you ask for when dropping in. Advance appointments can be made. Only come to the office if you do not have Covid symptoms and please wear a facemask unless you are exempt and observe our 1 metre social distancing requirements. We also encourage you to use the hand sanitiser provided.

Welfare Benefits News
Families who have a child born between 1 March 2016 and 28th February 2017 and are on certain benefits can apply for a Best Start Grant School Age Payment. This one-off payment of £252.50 is for families on means-tested benefits (Tax Credits, Universal Credit, Income Support, Income-Related ESA, Income-Based JSA). You can apply for the grant online or phone 0800 182 2222.
If you are a Prospect tenant and expected to receive a School Clothing grant, but have not yet received it please phone or text our Welfare Rights Officer Fiona on 07908 951297
Did you know that you can get an additional payment (a discretionary housing payment) from the Council to cover the cost of any spare rooms or (if you are struggling financially) to give you some more money towards your rent? You may be eligible for this if you receive Housing Benefit or Universal Credit. If you are a Prospect tenant you can contact Fiona our Welfare Rights Officer for more information. You can contact her by email, or phone/text on 07908 951297.

Facebook Page
Prospect is now on Facebook! You can find us at prospectch. The page has information, news and advice for tenants which we hope everyone will find useful.

Woods Fun
There’s been lots of outdoor fun in Westburn Woods over the summer. There’s still 1 event left
End of summer gathering for everyone- an early evening of fun and entertainment on Wed 8th Sept 6-7.45PM.
Both events are free. Booking essential, please see the website for booking info.

Dads Rock
Dads Rock are holding free Saturday outdoor play sessions in Hailes Quarry Park, starting from 4th Sept. Small, safe groups aimed at 0-8 years, please book via Eventbrite if you would like to go along with your children.

The contents of this article was sent as an e-bulletin to their tenants who have an email address and are currently receiving regular monthly Digi Mag. If you are a Prospect tenant and you would like to receive future e-bulletins, please email

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