National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week is an annual campaign dedicated to shining a spotlight on safety.
It supports Dame Judith Hackitt’s calls for the housing sector to act faster in addressing safety issues and promoting a culture of safety. With the introduction of The Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023, we also believe that Safety and Compliance Week has a role in helping to redefine the standards of social housing in the UK.
Now in its third year, National Social Housing Safety & Compliance Week will launch a new movement called ‘Together for Safety’. This movement recognises that no one person, department or organisation can deliver safe homes for residents – it involves the whole supply chain coming together.
Together for Safety will focus on four key strands:
- Together with Residents – resident engagement; working with representatives and panels; recognising resident’s voices and supporting them to keep themselves, their families and communities safe
- Together as a Sector – coming together with fellow Association of Safety and Compliance Professionals (ASCP), peers, contractors and suppliers to help tackle joint challenges, share best practice and raise standards
- Together with Colleagues – working effectively and with joint purpose with other teams such as procurement, finance and customer service; ensuring that the safety message is heard and prioritised throughout our organisations
- Together with the Authorities – responding to, and working effectively within, a new Regulatory landscape
Throughout the week there are a number of ‘Together for Safety’ sessions running with an inspirational line up of speakers.
You can find out more about National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week by visiting https://www.safetyandcomplianceweek.co.uk/
The ASCP and CORGI have produced a short video with information to help everyone stay safe in their home, you can watch this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSN3GK9ySos