Local housing provider St Leger Homes of Doncaster has launched a short film this week about the work of its Tenancy Sustainability Team to mark National Safeguarding Week (which runs between 24 th -28 th June 2019).
St Leger Homes manages over 20,000 council houses on behalf of Doncaster Council. It established its Tenancy Sustainability Team in January 2018 in order to help tenants with changes to the benefits system and the roll out of Universal Credit – looking at practical ways they could give support and advice to help people sustain their tenancies.
The team was also nominated this week for a ‘Celebrating Safeguarding Award’.
The film can be viewed here – https://youtu.be/tKtTgUvdCts.
Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said:
“We wanted to share a film for National Safeguarding Week that gives real life examples of the support we give on a daily basis to vulnerable people across Doncaster.
“We hope that these stories touch the hearts of people locally and bring home the reality that many local people face. It is incredible that in 2019 that we have people facing such challenges in their lives that all they have in their cupboards is bread and a jar of jam.
“Since the Team began in January 2018 they have helped support over 1,380 tenants and secured financial gains for tenants of £450,742. We are also pleased to say that 86% of people who have received intensive support from our team are still sustaining their tenancies six months after this support has ended.
“It’s great that our team is continuing to improve outcomes for tenants and making a positive difference in often difficult circumstances, but safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. If you see something that worries you, do say something.
“You can find out more about our safeguarding work, and the ways you can report concerns by visiting: https://www.stlegerhomes.co.uk/about/safeguarding-children-and-adults/.
“We look forward to playing an active part South Yorkshire’s own special Keeping Safe Week taking place between 8th-14th July. We hope everyone will get behind these great initiatives which raise awareness of safeguarding needs locally.”