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Social housing, employment and Covid-19: Call for information from housing providers

Communities that Work are supporting the Learning and Work Institute (LWI) to gather intelligence from the social housing sector regarding Covid-19 response.

LWI sit on the Housing and Employment Taskforce which convened last week, and they will be releasing the first new data on Covid-19 and employment this week.  Communities that Work will share this information across our membership and with LWI, will build on it with housing sector information and data.  This will inform immediate labour market impact analysis and provide valuable information on what the social housing sector is already doing to increase or change the support on offer, in direct response to Covid-19.

Can you help?
If you are a housing provider, we want to hear from you with information or data on any of the following:

  • Rates of arrears
  • Call rates to and from advice-lines or call centres
  • Service demand on employment advisers
  • Reports on household incomes
  • New areas of support
  • Increased demands for existing service
  • Rent delays or holidays

This data is vital for ensuring an accurate and up-to-date picture of how the crisis is impacting your work. Any information and data will be anonymised in reporting – we want to understand the scale and scope of needs not to name individual providers.  We will share findings across the membership and they will inform the priorities of the Housing and Employment Taskforce.

Initial responses are urgent, and the timeframe is tight.  First information deadline: COP Wednesday 8th April. 

Please send your information or data to Stephen Evans, CEO at LWI:

Thanks in advance for your help.

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