HFL has joined the National Housing Federations' #HomesAtTheHeart campaign, alongside other housing providers we want to highlight the role of housing in our national recovery.
COVID 19 has laid bare the importance of quality homes for all as a place to shelter and a place to be safe. This campaign is now calling for a once-in-a-lifetime level of investment in social housing which can also be at the heart of a housing, equality and economic recovery. This is an investment where we can all benefit - individuals, communities and society. Homes have been at the heart of this crisis. Now they can be at the heart of our recovery.
The pandemic has also brought to the forefront the digital inequality that exists in our society, whilst many people have been able to stay in touch with friends and family virtually, we're aware that many of our residents don't have that privilege. With this in mind, we're partnering with ClearCommunityWeb to launch a trial tablet lending scheme on one of our estates.
Seven residents will take part in a programme which will last up to six months, they will receive one to one support and a weekly session on how to improve their digital skills for the first 12 weeks. Residents will also receive unlimited WiFi dongle to give them unfettered access to the internet.
Image of our new tablets