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Joint Letter to the Government from ARHM Retirement Housing Group (RHG) and Home Builders Federation (HBF)

3 Apr 2020

ARHM has teamed with RHG and HBF to write to Ministers seeking clarification on a number of important concerns raised by members about coronavirus and residents in Extra Care and Sheltered Housing schemes and offering the support of the sector at this difficult time.

Concerns include:

  • support for self isolating  and vulnerable residents,
  • access to protective clothing,
  • testing for Covid19
  • how to respond when residents contract Covid19
  • clarification on key worker status for managers and support staff who are not carers.

We have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, copied to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government and will also be following up with constituency MP’s, local to each of the parties involved. We will keep you posted as events develop and if there are other issues you would like us to raise on your behalf please do not hesitate to get in touch. In the meantime we thank you for all the hard work and please keep safe.

Click here to view the letter dated 30th March 2020 (.pdf)