For a snapshot of the Government’s “roadmap out of lockdown”, please click here.
Coronavirus Covid-19– updated May 2021
Now that the National lockdown in England is easing, below is a short summary of the “rules” from 17 May 2021 until 21 June 2021.
- Up to 6 people, or more from 2 households only, are able to meet indoors
- Up to 30 people can meet outdoors
- You must maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre when meeting with people outside your household / bubble
- You must continue to wear a mask indoors when mixing with other people outside your household / bubble
- You should continue to work from home if you can.
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or positive test results you should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. This is because you could pass the infection on to others, even if you don’t have symptoms. Please see the government website for guidance on isolation periods.
If you are self-isolating, please do let your Community Housing Officer know as soon as possible:
- Lise can be contacted on 020 8915 2954 / 07710 725 205
- Lauren on 020 8915 2955 / 07714 229 866.
- Lynn (for Cloverdale Court residents) on 020 8773 1734 / 07702 349 647.
- HANDS: Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
- FACE: Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
- SPACE: Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).
Below is information relating to our Older People schemes
- Residents can use the communal laundry if they are not self-isolating, one person at a time.
- Please ensure that you do not wait for your laundry as this will stop others from being able to use the machines
- Ensure you maintain social distancing of 2 metres where possible.
- Please wash your hands before and after using the machines
- Please also wipe down any surfaces you have used with diluted bleach or an anti-bacterial spray
Communal lounges and kitchens:
The communal lounges and kitchens are open from 17 May 2021 for up to 6 people to use at any one time, subject to following our “Covid-wise” rules:
- A maximum of 6 residents use the lounge at any one time where social distancing allows (for smaller lounges such as the lounge at Margaret House, this would be a maximum of 3 people)
- All chairs are socially distanced by 2 metres where possible; minimum 1 metre
- Please wear a mask indoors when mixing with other people outside your household / bubble
- Open windows to allow for ventilation
- Residents must wipe down surfaces (table, chair, door handles etc) after each individual use.
What community engagement events are taking place?
Sophie, our Community Engagement Officer, is re-introduced some regular activities such as chair based exercise. In June we will run a programme of music in the garden across several schemes – please look out on the digital noticeboards for updates on this.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Sophie by telephoning 07791 754 624 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The communal gardens
Residents are free to make use of the communal gardens, meeting in groups of no more than 30 people.
The guest rooms remain closed until further notice.
Engaging with IT:
Tablets are available via our tablet loan scheme for all our residents in our Housing for Older People Schemes who do not have their own device to use to socialise.
If you are interested in a tablet, please give Xavier a call on 020 8661 5899.
How can I get help with gas and electricity when self-isolating?
If you have a pre-pay gas and / or electricity meter and you are self-isolating, please follow the link here to see what help is available. https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-and-your-energy-supply for the latest information.
What about payment holidays for my water bills?
SES Water is offering assistance to residents struggling to pay their water bills. Please contact them at https://seswater.co.uk/your-account/paying-your-bill/help-paying-your-bill/payment-holiday
– For information on Scams during the coronavirus, click here.
– Click here to take a look at Age UK’s coronavirus guide.
– Click here for Age UK Sutton’s Covid-19 Wellbeing Programme.
If you speak English as a secondary or additional language, we have partnered with Clear Vision to provide live translation services over the phone in a wide range of languages. Just ask for a translator when calling. For more information, including the languages available, visit https://clearvoice.org.uk/about-us/
For information about the Coronavirus Covid-19, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Sutton Housing Society aims to provide good quality affordable rented housing for people in housing need and who live in or are connected with the London Borough of Sutton. All of our homes are currently within the Sutton area.
The Society owns 485 properties of which 369 are for older people. We hold our own housing waiting list for people ages 55+ who wish to live in a scheme designated for older people and encourage people to apply directly to us for this type of housing. All of our homes for younger people or for families are allocated via the London Borough of Sutton.
All our residents have a named Community Housing Officer; at many of our schemes we provide a more intensive housing service to enable individuals to live safely in their homes for longer. We have a range of community activities and events going on each month which our older residents are encouraged to take part in.
Our Commitment to Quality
This includes redesigning some flats to make them self contained and improving communal facilities. All of our properties benefit from an ongoing programme of planned reinvestment and improvements. As well as improvements to the physical environment the Society continuously reviews its policies, procedures and quality of service. We aim to work together with our tenants in these reviews to ensure that we demonstrate our commitment to shaping our future together.
Sutton Housing Society Ltd
Pat Shaw House
13-19 Ventnor Road
Surrey SM2 6AQ
The nearest railway station is Sutton (Southern Rail)
Bus services include the 80, 280 and Metrobus 420