Providing certainty during uncertain times

Keeping families and vulnerable people safe at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic was a priority for Home Fix Scotland.

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  • 27 Aug 2020

As the long term mental and physical effects of the situation continue to be felt, Home Fix Scotland (HFS) has taken extra precautions to protect some of the area’s most vulnerable individuals during the ongoing situation.​​​​​​​

As well as delivering food parcels and making reassurance calls, staff from our Voids team have also managed to return 47 unoccupied properties over the last twelve weeks, fourteen of which are now being used to house homeless individuals as part of a joint effort with Inverclyde Council to protect society's most vulnerable.

However, providing those who are struggling with access to a secure living situation at the height of a pandemic has not always been an easy task.

In addition to social distancing measures, government guidelines have prevented more than two operatives from working on an unoccupied property. 

Despite this measure being in place, Home Fix Scotland, has managed to return  unoccupied properties at a rate of more than one a week, in what are often challenging circumstances.

John Williams, Head of Operations at Home Fix Scotland said: “One of the many challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis, not least dealing with families who need a new home, was providing support to those who don’t have one.

“By working with River Clyde Homes and partners, we have been able to provide some certainty to those who are struggling despite it being the most uncertain of times.​​​​​​​

“Home Fix Scotland will continue to do all we can to protect individuals and families across the area from coronavirus.”