Elderpark Housing Association has praised the “outstanding” efforts of our own staff – and of thousands of others across Scotland – as they throw a lifeline to tenants everywhere. 

The Association said the housing association movement already hugely respected within Scotland’s communities – has mobilised in a way never seen before as it endeavours to help tenants.

Tenants and their households  – many already being “shielded” and in isolation –  are being helped in a variety of ways.

At Elderpark staff are “working flat out” to work with partner organisations in the Govan community to:

  • Deliver shopping for tenants thanks to a link-up with  Govan’s “Dig in” Community shop and food hub “Moogety Grub Hub” ;
  • Work with environmental charity Urban Roots in preparing ready meals;
  • Ensuring Elderpark tenants who could be isolated receive a phone call so they don’t feel isolated – carried out with the “No1 Care and Befriending Agency” and the associations own staff; and
  • Launching a prescription-collection service for tenants to relieve pressure on existing pharmacy services

Elderpark is also engaging with “Scotland’s children’s charity” Aberlour with whom it already works closely throughout the year to benefit young people in the community.

Gary Dalziel, Chief Executive of Elderpark Housing said: “The efforts of Elderpark’s staff and of our partner organisations to ensure we support our tenants has been outstanding. Their willingness to offer their assistance to go beyond what is required demonstrates why the sector is often recognised as being a community anchor.

“Elderpark is looking closely at how local housing associations can do more together to make sure that we reach everyone within our communities in Govan and the surrounding areas.”

“In addition to what we are doing we all have unlimited respect for the selfless NHS staff, care home staff, shop and supermarket workers, refuse collectors, postmen and postwomen, transport workers and others who are keeping the country going and on whom we rely so much.”

(Update provided by Elderpark HA)