Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has moved to provide reassurance to tenants in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement published late yesterday (Wednesday 18 March) they said that measures had been put in place, but that services were currently being delivered as close to normally as possible.
However, some changes are likely to be made as the Government advice is updated, and HHP have made preparations including arranging for staff to work from home.
The statement also said: “Please advise us if you have any concerns regarding your health when you contact us. We are particularly mindful of those identified as being most at risk and we will take all possible measures to reduce this risk if a visit to your home is required e.g. to carry out essential repair work.
“If you have other concerns or are feeling worried about the current situation and have no support then please contact us. We will try to assist where possible or give you details of services that might be able to help.
“We all have a responsibility not to place others at risk so we would ask that, if possible, requests for repairs or other services are restricted to those that are most urgent at this stage.
“If you currently pay your rent in cash, we would ask that you consider making alternative arrangements in the meantime e.g. card payments or online payments. We may contact you to discuss this further.
“If you are concerned about being able to pay your rent then please contact us as soon as possible. We will do all we can to help.”
HHP will continue to post updates on their website http://www.hebrideanhousing.co.uk and Twitter page @HebHousing.