Coronavirus (Covid-19) Contingency Planning – Issue 2 – 7th April 2020

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Dear Colleague We are writing to keep you updated on our ongoing contingency plans to ensure we offer the best possible service in these very difficult times.  I would also like to extend a huge “Thank you” to everyone for your support and understanding during this period, it’s very much appreciated. We have implemented our…

Inspirational Reside resident transforms global lockdown into heart-warming opportunity

Thursday, 26 March 2020

An inspirational Reside tenant is transforming the current global lockdown into an opportunity to develop a new skill while reaching out to people with hearing loss. Kelly-Ann Lamb, who is deaf, and her sister Natasha have started sharing a video every day – posted on YouTube and Facebook – to teach people the basics of…

Coronavirus Contingency Planning

Monday, 16 March 2020

Updated: 19th March 2020 We are writing to let you know our contingency plans for possible impacts of the Coronavirus. We have prepared plans for essential working, which prioritise resources away from any non-essential activities.  For example, we have cross-trained staff in essential tasks and have made plans to enable mobile/home working to mirror our…

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…

Shaping the future of specialist supported housing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Reside is to play its part in shaping the future of supported housing in England, following our letter to the new Housing Minister. Government officials are joining us and fellow members of the Learning Disability Housing Network at our November meeting to discuss our views and concerns, to feed into an ongoing national review of…

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,…

Reside staff turn out to show support for Mental Health Awareness Week

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Reside staff wore green as a gesture of support for the activities taking place across the country for Mental Health Awareness Week. We invited staff attending our quarterly meeting this week to wear green as part of discussions about mental health awareness being put top of the agenda.

Keys handed over to Reside for more properties to provide homes for disabled people

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

We have taken ownership of a further two properties in a block of flats in Norwich to provide specialist housing for disabled people. At Reside we work closely with support providers to ensure people with disabilities can live independently in their communities. We have already provided homes for four people in the block in Norwich…

Taking time out to tackle challenges

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Turbulent times, alongside unsettled weather, highlight the need to restore inner calm and thinking space. Reside Housing Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Diane French, discusses how she and her team tackle challenges in a fast-changing world. At the time of writing my last blog, it was not quite spring but I was looking forward to the…

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