Environmental team continue to blossom

With spring nearly among us, green spaces across Inverclyde will once again play a central role in helping to support local communities during another lockdown.

BALI HFS

  • 10 Feb 2021

Key workers from Home Fix Scotland’s Environmental Team have been working hard to safeguard many of the areas around their vulnerable housing complexes.

Ensuring the upkeep of community spaces can play a pivotal role in improving general health and mental wellbeing, particularly at a time when many people are not able to participate in their usual activities.

Yet, it is not without its challenges. Government restrictions, sourcing materials and social distancing measures are to name but a few of the obstacles that our operatives must overcome daily. Fortunately, their hard work has not gone unnoticed with residents and staff from Seafield House, a sheltered housing complex in Greenock, expressing their delight.

This is the second time in as many months where residents have reached out to personally thank the team.

Heather Mitchell, Communities Manager at River Clyde Homes: “Last year demonstrated the true community value of our green spaces. The ongoing hard work of key workers across the organization has meant that these areas remain accessible and safe for people to enjoy for the second successive lockdown running.”

Tam Rough, Contracts Manager at Home Fix Scotland said: “Providing a safe outdoor space where residents can go for quiet reflection or exercise during a pandemic where demand for services is constantly changing is a testament to our staff. We’re delighted that our customers continue to reap the benefits.”