Broadland supports Homes at the Heart

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We are delighted to support Homes at the Heart, a campaign calling on the Government to put social housing at the heart of its plan for social and economic recovery from the Coronavirus crisis. The Coronavirus crisis is further highlighting the need for secure, high quality, affordable homes and, for many people, support to live &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/broadland-supports-homes-at-the-heart/">Continued</a>

NEW! Virtual planning consultations

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Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, on 24 June we launched our first-ever online consultation, on our proposed new development at Northrepps. We sent all local residents a personal invitation containing a square code that they could scan, giving them instant access to our plans for the 19 new homes. There was also a direct link &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/new-virtual-planning-consultations/">Continued</a>

Meeting the challenges of Coronavirus – Tpas

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Our Chief Executive, Michael Newey, recently talked to Tpas members nationally about how Broadland staff and tenants are working together to meet the challenges of Coronavirus. Watch Michael&#8217;s chat with Tpas members from all over the UK here:

Harry’s Pledge: social housing’s commitment to carers

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Broadland Housing is proud to get behind Harry’s Pledge, a united national commitment to support, recognise and champion carers. Across the country social housing providers like us are looking to commit to four pledges: Being supportive employers to people who have caring responsibilities Making offices and community spaces as accessible as possible Building more fully-accessible &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/harrys-pledge-social-housings-commitment-to-carers/">Continued</a>

Growing our own – sustainable plants project

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We are now growing our own plants for landscaping upgrades at our housing schemes, thanks to a new polytunnel project. Estate Services Team member John Breame, who has led the project at The Elms in Norwich, explains: We had great success last year growing our own bedding plants, and the polytunnel was a key part &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/growing-our-own-sustainable-plants-project/">Continued</a>

From gin to hand sanitiser!

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Broadland Housing’s emergency repairs and cleaning teams are using hand sanitiser produced by local gin distillery, Black Shuck. So far, the Fakenham-based distillery has supplied 90 litres of hand sanitiser to Broadland. Louise Archer, Executive Property Director, said: We are lucky to have sourced a supply of hand sanitiser through local contacts, which should last &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/from-gin-to-hand-sanitiser/">Continued</a>

Coronavirus – keeping tenants safe

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Michael Newey, our Chief Executive (pictured, bottom right), has been giving &#8216;hands on&#8217; support to our intensive sanitisation programme during the Coronavirus outbreak. Touch points in communal areas of all our sheltered housing schemes are being sanitised daily to protect our most vulnerable tenants. Door handles, light switches, cupboards and banisters are being disinfected every &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/coronavirus-keeping-tenants-safe/">Continued</a>

Protecting tenants most at risk from fire

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We have installed our first ever water mist system in a tenant’s home at our sheltered housing scheme at Samford Court, Worlingham, Norfolk. The new misting system disperses more than 100 litres of water in 10 minutes, enough to completely extinguish a fire in most cases. This gives the tenant valuable time to control or &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/protecting-tenants-most-at-risk-from-fire/">Continued</a>