Electrical & electrical equipment safety in our properties

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Guest blog from Nnamdi Nwakanma, Head of Compliance at Reside We have very high standards when it comes to electrical testing to ensure the safety of our tenants. It is important that we check any electrical installation in our properties is safe to use, and we look out for damage and wear and tear that…

Applying for Housing Benefit – the operative word is perseverance

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Guest blog by Conrad from the Tenant Support Team Dealing with Housing Benefit authorities on behalf of our tenants can be frustrating. It’s a complicated process requiring expertise, patience, tact, and the use of a great deal of information from a spectrum of sources. Let me tell you about a case we dealt with recently….

Housing solutions with Transforming Care

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Guest blog by Steve Harris, Business Development Director As a not-for-profit housing association, we are values-led and committed to providing housing solutions for tenants with complex support needs. The majority of our tenants have learning disability and we work closely with local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and National Health Service England (NHSE) as part of…

CEO Blog

Friday, 29 January 2021

“I’ve seen great supported housing play a part in changing so many lives” Reside CEO Diane French reflects on what can be done to improve the housing system for those with support needs.  “So January 2021 marks the start of my fourth year as CEO of Reside Housing and even when they don’t coincide with…

Ensuring gas safety for vulnerable tenants in lockdown

Monday, 14 September 2020

Reside Head of Compliance, Nnamdi Nwakanma explains the impact of lockdown on a vital service At Reside we are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2020, taking place 14 – 20 September. Gas Safety Week raises awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is coordinated by…

Choice and control is the basic principle

Monday, 17 August 2020

– by Steve Harris, Business Development Director I’m one of those people that have been “round the block”  in care, support and housing. So in recognition of the National Housing Federation’s Homes at the Heart campaign I thought it would be a good thing to reflect back on my experiences. I started my career working…

Guest blog from Tammy Murray

Friday, 12 June 2020

Speaking up for people whose voices are not heard As the team at Reside marks Learning Disabilities Week, Head of Business Development Tammy Murray reflects on a career supporting people with respect. “I’ve been working since the age of 18 supporting people to be treated fairly and equally, to have homes where they feel safe,…

CEO Blog

Thursday, 19 December 2019

I have spent most of my career working in and around public health in some form; whether in housing, health or social care; and almost all of that time I have worked specifically with marginalised groups. With people who find it harder than most to get their voice heard or the services they need. This…

Starts at Home Day

Friday, 30 August 2019

Last year on Starts at Home Day I wrote a celebratory piece about all the wonderful things I have seen happen in Supported Housing over my career – the lives changed, the independence gained. And this year I still feel celebratory about all the amazing achievements of supported housing. As an organisation I know making…

Further social care regulation can’t replace lost funding
Guest blog from Steve Harris

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Recent headline-grabbing news articles raise issues around funding and regulation in the social care sector. Steve Harris, Business Development Director at Reside Housing Association, considers the implications. I was struck by two particular pieces of news in recent weeks. One was a report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services which highlighted that,…

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