Sanctuary Housing is continuing to ensure residents are safe and well during the Covid-19 lockdown by making Keeping in Touch (KIT) calls.
So far, 8,500 have been made to residents over the age of 70 by our Housing and Neighbourhoods teams, and this has recently been extended to support other vulnerable groups.
Staff can check on a person’s wellbeing as well as offer a friendly voice to talk to, a service that has been greatly appreciated.
Positive feedback has been received through social media, with one resident from the Midlands saying he was “very emotional and blown away” to receive a call.
Feedback has been equally encouraging following the delivery of more than 100 food parcel through our Emergency Food Parcel service in its first three weeks of operation.
Parcels are delivered to homes by local housing officers, usually within 24 hours of a referral being made.
A Sanctuary employee who has been involved in arranging food parcel deliveries said: “Residents are extremely grateful and in general do not expect us, as their landlord, to offer such services. The parcels make a big difference to them.”