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Vaccines and testing

Coronavirus

We’re doing everything we can to make sure our housing association members are informed, connected and heard during this challenging time.

Working with our members, we’ve developed three key policy priorities for the sector:

  • Keeping residents safe.
  • Protecting residents’ incomes.
  • Keeping vital services running.

This has involved working closely with the government and other stakeholders on a range of urgent issues, from clarifying guidance for supported housing settings, to working with partners to prioritise testing and vaccine rollout. You can read more about our priorities in our policy briefing.

We are also making a strong case for the contribution social housing can make to government's plans for economic and social recovery. We're doing this by:

You can find out more about our coronavirus work through the updates below. 

    Easing lockdown

    Information for housing associations

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    Official advice

    We've collated a wide range of advice from the government and other organisations.

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    Sector statement

    To support residents through the coronavirus crisis, our sector has made several public commitments.

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    Partnership working

    Our sector can provide housing for vulnerable people that need to move urgently - these resources will support that work.
      

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    Guidance for supported housing providers

    We've summarised the latest guidance and shared further advice and resources for supported housing.

          
      

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    Communities Together

        

    We’ve collated examples from across the country on how housing associations are supporting residents and communities through the coronavirus crisis.

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    Lockdown funding for rough sleepers

    The government has announced £15m of funding for rough sleeping under the Protect Programme that will be available until March 2021.
       

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    Supporting tenancy sustainment

    This briefing shares how housing associations have been helping residents access benefits and other support to alleviate financial hardship.

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    You can find out more about this work through the latest updates below.