Debbie Daly, Corporate Risk and Compliance Manager at SHP, gave a presentation where she highlighted the new initiatives and improved procedures that SHP has in place to specifically to deal with fire safety issues, such as evacuation plans, sprinkler systems and emergency lighting.
Dawn Eustace, Head of Sheltered Housing and Tenancy Sustainment at SHP, discussed the safety concerns regarding hoarding, and how a person-centred approach to deal with the problem was allowing SHP to support those who were most vulnerable.
John Butten, Station Manager from the Wallington Fire Station talked about the importance of the joint partnership work that the LFB and SHP have been doing, to identify those individuals who were at most risk, particularly in regard to hoarding.
SHP’s Chief Executive, Andrew Taylor, said: “The importance of fire safety can never be underestimated. The presenters did an outstanding job of sharing their expertise with the audience and managed to cover an extensive range of issues and concerns that are of utmost importance when it comes to the safety and welfare of our residents”
Our next breakfast briefing will be taking place on Wednesday 13 January 2016, with guest speaker Chloe Fletcher, Policy Director at the National Federation of ALMOs, when we will be discussing and debating the changing face of social housing, what the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill will mean for providers and the impact of Welfare Reforms.