We included a survey in our email newsletter in December to ask tenants what they thought about the bi-monthly email bulletins we've recently started sending them. The consultation was sent to 240 tenants and we received 23 responses. They were asked three questions:
Our tenants demonstrated an overwhelmingly positive response to our email newsletter, with 98% of respondents saying they liked the new format. When given the chance to voice dislikes about the publication, all tenants unanimously responded there was nothing to dislike. In future, tenants would like us to continue to write about the topics we currently focus on, but 20% of responses to Q3 would like to know more about refurbishments and upgrades.
We will be including future content suggestions in our next bulletins.
You can click here to read the full range of responses to each question.
If you feel that you or someone you know needs additional support, here’s a list of organisations who may be able to offer help and advice.
SUPPORT WITH SELF-ISOLATION
If you are self-isolating and need help accessing essentials such as food and medicine which you cannot get through friends and family, please call the National Assistance Helpline: 0800 111 400
OLDER PEOPLE, AND THOSE CARING FOR OVER 70S
0800 12 44 222
THOSE WITH A DISABILITY
Disability Information Scotland
0300 323 9961
THOSE WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING THEIR JOB, OR SEEKING ADVICE REGARDING EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
Citizen Advice Scotland
0800 028 1456
FOR DEBT ADVICE
0800 138 1111
0808 808 4000
THOSE WITH DEMENTIA OR THEIR CARERS
08080 808 3000
FOR HOUSEHOLDS LOOKING FOR ADVICE ON REDUCING ENERGY BILLS AND STAYING WARM
Energy Saving Trust
0808 808 2282
THOSE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND THEIR CARERS
0300 0200 101
THOSE WITH AUTISM OR THEIR CARERS
01259 222 022
FOR ANYONE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE
Scottish Women’s Aid
0800 027 1234
FOR ANYONE AFFECTED BY SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Rape Crisis Scotland
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
0800 83 85 87
If you’re a primary caregiver for a school age child you may be looking for further resources to keep your children occupied. But finding something free and suitable can often be hard work. Look no further, we’ve compiled our best discoveries so you and your child can get on with the task in hand.
From broadcasts to online resources, the BBC have you covered.
CBBC are broadcasting three hours of primary school programmes from 9am every weekday and two hours of senior school programmes. This includes BBC Bitesize Daily and TV shows with an educational twist such as Horrible Histories.
You can also catch up on previous learning programmes on BBC iplayer, here. You will need a television license for this service.
BBC Bitesize's Learning At Home have lots of resources for children up to 12 years old. You can access it here and don’t need a TV license for this online resource.
Khan Academy are a non-profit American organisation on a mission to provide education for everyone. Sign up for a free membership and access to 100s of free mini lessons and schedules for pupils aged 2-18. Sign up here.
TigTag are offering educational free educational resources in Science and Geography. Find out more, here.
Lunch with Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver's cooking resources are the perfect step for getting your child understanding and excited about their own nutrition. Click here.
Audible have made their children's stories entirely free. Click here to find out more.
If you're looking for more ideas, check out this list from Tes (Times Educational Supplement).
IDEAS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN ENGAGED
Whether you're children are nursery age and in need of new activities or you are looking for things to do at the weekend, we've got some activities to while away the hours.
We love Bookbug and their special online live activity videos. There are lots of way you can tune in, but we really love the sessions from North Ayrshire Libraries which are streamed live from their Facebook page on Fridays at 10am.
Storytime with a twist
Starting exciting conversations with your little one are lots of fun and can lead to all sorts of discoveries!
Teddies+plastic cups and saucers= a fun time for all!
Take a sound walk
Make the most of your daily walk by asking your child all the things they can list. It may be the passing of cars, a bird or water dripping off leaves in the trees. Once you get inside, these ideas can be food for art work or storytelling.
Cairn Housing Group has appointed Sean Connor as their new Director of Customer Services to complete a reshaped Executive Team. Sean will join Cairn and Ancho in April from the Wheatley Group, and will lead an ambitious team with responsibility for delivering modern, customer focussed services across Scotland.
Sean Connor said:
"I am both excited and eager to be joining the team at Cairn Housing Group. The opportunity to provide leadership and build upon the strong foundations already laid, will be a challenge that I will relish. I look forward to bringing energy, determination and a commitment to innovative ideas and a 21st century service for our customers”.
Jason MacGilp, Cairn Housing Group Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted to be welcoming Sean into the Cairn Housing Group. He brings a wide range of skills and experience in housing services, community regeneration and third sector organisations. Sean will have a leadership role across Ancho and Cairn, developing a new, post-COVID-19, service model and will drive forward our customer service offer in local communities across Scotland. This appointment now completes a recent Executive Team restructure at Cairn.”
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