Celebrating community spirit
We have been continuing to work hard to support our customers and help our communities come together over the last few weeks. One of our senior officers from the Dorset neighbourhoods team recently took time out of her day to collect food from a local food bank, for a family in self-isolation.
She was carrying out a weekly safety and welfare check with the family when she was made aware that getting food was becoming a real struggle for the family. Our officer visited the local food bank to arrange an emergency food delivery.
Our Somerset lettings team helped Mendip District Council find urgent accommodation for a homeless person, who was especially vulnerable. The gentlemen had been forced to leave a hotel where he was staying when it closed because of the virus.
Our team organised for the man, and his beloved dog, to move into an Aster property, providing him with a much needed safe and stable place to live.
We know that many people are doing great things to support one another in this challenging time and we would love to hear your stories. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.