Residents in crisis can bank on support from their HA
Published by Jenny Sandford for Thames Valley Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Residents in crisis will be receiving food and support more quickly than ever thanks to their housing association. Thames Valley Housing (TVH) is now able to make referrals and distribute food vouchers across 25 different Local Authorities where their residents live.
Alison Heaslewood, TVH’s Tenancy Support Officer said “Having their benefits delayed, being made redundant and domestic violence are all reasons our residents might need a foodbank. As well as providing food when it’s needed, foodbank staff also take time to chat with clients and signpost them to an array of beneficial services. We can now refer residents who are experiencing these difficulties to a local foodbank, and in most cases issue food vouchers too.”
TVH is also looking to work directly with foodbanks in other areas. It’s part of the association’s ongoing work to provide support to residents experiencing financial hardship and being affected by welfare reform. TVH residents in crisis can contact their Housing Advice Team for more information.
For more information, please contact Jenny Sandford, Communications Officer, on 020 8607 0879 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to editors:
Thames Valley Housing is a Registered Provider of over 14,500 affordable homes inLondonand the south east.
Our mission is to improve the opportunities people have in life through providing good quality affordable homes and services.