How Coronavirus is affecting housing

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is inevitably having an effect on the housing sector. Read below about the various ways it's having an impact: On dangerous cladding - on many sites, cladding removal works have been halted https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/cladding-removal-works-halted-at-new-capital-quay-as-country-hits-lockdown-65754 On 24 hour waking watch - In some blocks, residents are being asked to take over the role of fire wardens and carry out their own 24 hour waking watch, see https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/residents-in-liverpool-block-told-to-take-over-waking-watch-duties-due-to-fears-of-coronavirus-spread-65961 On fire safety guidance - The National F

Homeless families to be moved into blocks with systemic safety issues due to coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, Southwark Council have taken a decision to move homeless families from shared accommodation into in the Ledbury Estate tower blocks in Peckham - as reported in this article by Inside Housing. The Ledbury Estate flats began being decanted in 2017 after serious fire and structural safety issues were discovered. Read more about the Ledbury Estate here. Tower Blocks UK have created some guidelines and advice for the families moving into these blocks, to help them understand the history, and how to stay safe. Click on the image below to read more, and visit our Large Panel Systems page to find out more about the problems with these types of blocks.

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