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COVID-19 Briefings

SFHA briefing notes for members* 

SFHA has produced briefing notes to help our members through the COVID-19 crisis. We will be adding the following briefing notes over the coming days, based on what our members are telling us they want from us:

  • Service delivery – published 23 March 2020, current version published 2 April 2020
  • Health and safety – published 25 March 2020, current version published 31 March 2020
  • Practical governance advice – published 26 March 2020
  • Care and support – published 27 March 2020
  • Social Security and Universal Credit – published 31 March 2020
  • Freedom of Information – published 31 March 2020
  • Combating Isolation– published 3 April 2020
  • Finance

The SFHA team will update the briefings as circumstances change and more information becomes available. If you would like a new briefing or have any feedback on the published briefings, please contact Lorna Wilson, Head (Interim) of Membership, Policy and Innovation, lwilson@sfha.co.uk.

*Please check this page regularly as briefings will be continuously updated.


Combating Isolation

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • Scottish Government advice on staying at home
  • Effects of social isolation
  • Tools to combat isolation
  • Supporting the vulnerable
  • Housing association services
  • Wider business services
  • SFHA actions

View onscreen below, or you can use the icon in the right hand corner to make the briefing full screen.

Download the pdf by clicking here.

Last updated 3 April 2020 


Service Delivery

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • Key workers
  • Office closures
  • Managing service withdrawal
  • Recording service withdrawal
  • Good practice around social distancing
  • Communication templates.

View onscreen below, or you can use the icon in the right hand corner to make the briefing full screen.

Download the pdf by clicking here.

Last updated 2 April 2020 


Freedom of Information

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • Freedom of Information Requests
  • Further Information
  • Template letter – when timeframes for FOI/EIR requests cannot be met due to Covid-19 situation

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Download the PDF version by clicking here or the FOI letter word template clicking here.

Last updated 31 March 2020


Health and Safety

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • Health Protection Scotland advice
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safe access to property
  • Safety checks and repairs
  • When to deep clean a property
  • Housing support services

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Download the PDF version by clicking here.

Last updated 31 March 2020


Social Security and Universal Credit

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • Key points for individuals
  • Key points for businesses
  • Scottish Government intervention
  • Support from the energy industry
  • Useful links and sources of support

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Download the PDF version by clicking here.

Last updated 31 March 2020


Care and Support

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • Guidance for social or community care and residential settings (including home visits)
  • Telecare service continuity
  • Clinical guidance for the management of clients receiving care at home, housing support and sheltered housing
  • Near Me guidance
  • Guidance for staff in non-healthcare settings
  • Guidance for first responders
  • Advice for unpaid carers
  • Support for mental wellbeing
  • Further information and useful links

View onscreen below, or you can use the icon in the right hand corner to make the briefing full screen.

Download the PDF version by clicking here.

Last updated 27 March 2020


Practical Governance Advice

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • Governing body meetings
  • Business continuity
  • Legal/regulatory obligations
  • Business continuity update template

View onscreen below, or you can use the icon in the right hand corner to make the briefing full screen.

Download the PDF version by clicking here or the business continuity word template clicking here.

Last updated 26 March 2020


 

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