EHRA to celebrate benefits of partnership working for Scottish Housing Day

EHRA to celebrate benefits of partnership working for Scottish Housing Day

To mark Scottish Housing Day this week, the Easterhouse Housing and Regeneration Alliance (EHRA) is celebrating the benefits that partnership working brings to the Greater Easterhouse community.

EHRA worked in partnership with key organisations including Connect Community Trust, FARE, Easthall Residents Association and Platform during lockdown to provide a range of service and actives to the local community.

Fuel cards, food parcels, allotment packs, activity packs, access to jobs clubs and welfare advice were all provided during the lockdown phase. EHRA members were also successful in bidding for grants to provide cash to families in April.

EHRA committee members and staff have continued to make decisions through remote meetings and receive regular training updates. The Chairs Vice chairs and Aspiring Chairs Forum has recently been re-established to improve networking and share best practice.

Partnership working will continue to tackle digital inclusion by providing handheld devices and digital support to allow members of the Greater Easterhouse community access to the internet.

EHRA has also supported Glasgow and North East Foodbank and will continue to do so when it re-opens.

An electric car club has also been launched to provide car access to one of the lowest areas of car ownership in Scotland.

Future plans include the provision of mental health services to help with recovery from the global pandemic, sharing employment and volunteering opportunities for the Greater Easterhouse community and tackling loneliness.

The fifth annual Scottish Housing Day, which raises public awareness of the latest developments in housing, will be held on September 16.

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