This week is National Social Housing Safety & Compliance Week.
See the below extract from ASCP UK
National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week is an annual event, dedicated to shining a spotlight on safety and compliance at an operational, strategic, and cultural level.
It also supports Dame Judith Hackitt’s calls for the sector to act faster and address safety cultural issues in the sector.
And with the advent of The Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023, we believe that the Week has a role in helping to redefine the standards of social housing in the UK.
It’s clear that the will and vision for change exist: in the six years since the Grenfell disaster, the sector has made progress.
However, transformational change is needed to make this vision a reality. This vital transformational change will take some time, but we passionately believe we must all take responsibility to avert potential disasters of the future by committing to small and large actions today and tomorrow.
For the safety of residents and support of safety and compliance professionals and their organisations, join us for the 2023 National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week; help shape the future roadmap.
Together, we can help shift learning, leadership and culture around safety – to move beyond compliance. This is our opportunity to start a national conversation about our shared goal: safer homes.
Demonstrate your support – get involved!
Together for Safety
Launching a New Movement ‘Together for Safety’.
Now in its third year, National Social Housing Safety & Compliance Week will launch a new movement ‘Together for Safety’.
This movement recognises that no one person or 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 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