The Accessible Properties team has been delivering much-needed food and care boxes to tenants who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.
The boxes, which have been put together with the help of community volunteer organisation Good Neighbour, have been delivered free of charge.
“We’ve delivered tothe elderly and people with disabilities who aren’t able to get out safely, people who have lost employment due to the lock down, solo mums and people who are finding it hard to make ends meet and access support during this time,” AP Training and Development Coordinator Georgina Willers said.
Accessible Properties has been recognised as an Essential Service by the Government so the deliveries aren’t in breach of lockdown rules.
They’re also totally contactless, with boxes left by tenants’ letterboxes.
“It is very important to be safe so we have developed very clear protocols,” Georgina said.
And the tenants have been very appreciative, with one writing:
“As a single mother at this time it's hard to even get to the supermarkets and then the shelves are almost empty of the budget buys, so buying food and keeping the kids’ tummies full all day has been trying.
“I'd like to say thank you very much to Good Neighbour and the [Accessible Properties] delivery person for the food parcel my family received today, it was a lot of food, this will keep my family going for a couple of weeks. So much appreciated. Also a big, big thank you from my parents who also received a food parcel.”
Accessible Properties is working hard to ensure tenants are kept safe in other ways during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown, with contractors available to respond to urgent repairs and maintenance, as well giving advice and support on a range of matters.