Helping with financial worries

Housing associations are responding to the coronavirus outbreak by helping residents with financial concerns, including working with foodbanks and local social enterprises.

Delivering essentials to vulnerable residents

Metropolitan Thames Valley has partnered with The Chalkhill Community Trust Fund and Asda in Wembley, north-west London, to reach out to some of its most at-risk residents in the area with free essential food parcels and vouchers.

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SHAL Housing has worked with local authorities to set up an arrangement for the supply of furniture for residents should they need emergency housing.

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Community Gateway teamed up with local social enterprise the Larder to deliver more than 4,500 food parcels to some of the most vulnerable families in Preston. The Larder promotes healthy, nutritious food that is local, seasonal and waste-free. As part of our coronavirus response, they set up a delivery service, providing free fresh nutritional ready-cooked meals to vulnerable people across Preston.

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UK food banks have seen demand soar during lockdown, putting significant demand on already overstretched resources. Accent Housing are putting a call out to the housing sector to support an initiative which aims to raise £1m for the Trussell Trust, which supports the UK’s largest network of food banks.

#CommunitiesTogether celebrates housing associations’ work with residents, partners and communities in the fight against coronavirus. See more examples of #CommunitiesTogether and send us your own.