News and Events
If you are or know someone who is:
- homeless or like to be homeless within 56 days
- at risk of harm
- feeling very overwhelmed by their situation
Call: 0800 800 4444 - open 8am-8pm weekdays and 9am-5pm weekends or visit shelter.org.uk/gethelp
Independent charity Crimestoppers is highlighting that children and young people across Essex are at risk of becoming involved with gangs and the violence and abuse that often follows.
Many young people join gangs for protection or say that it makes them feel part of a family. It is not only young men. Young women are also recruited and routinely suffer sexual violence to ‘control’ them.
Don’t underestimate the impact your organisation can have on ending homelessness – sign up to the Commitment to Refer.
We didn’t take much persuading here at Estuary to sign up to the Commitment to Refer – we wouldn’t have objected to housing associations being included under the Homelessness Reduction Act’s statutory Duty to Refer to begin with.
But housing associations weren’t, it is voluntary for us. So why did we so readily sign up? Well, there were four main reasons...
In May this year we asked residents to give their feedback on updates to our repairs service. These updates were suggested as part of new contract preparations, to be included in the repairs contract tender in 2019.
Did you know in the last year Estuary Housing Association spent £100,000.00 disposing of unwanted items and over 4500 hours of staff time to remove the items? This money could go towards improving your home.