Coronavirus Updates

Please check back here for more information on changes to services, how to contact us and frequently asked questions during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Following government recommendations, our office is now closed to the public for the forseeable future. We have also changed some of our services to comply with the recommendations to avoid all non-essential contact and to protect our tenants, our staff and our services. Find out about the changes in our latest service updates.

Staff are working remotely, however tenants can get in touch by calling 01506 439291 or emailing enquiries@almondha.org.uk.

We continue to work with The Action Group and CHAI to provide support with your finances and support with your tenancy. Please get in touch with your housing officer for an immediate referral to either of these services.

We continue to engage with and supporting several community groups throughout this pandemic to help our tenants and the wider community.

Are you open?

Our office is closed but our phone lines are still open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am - 5pm and Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm.

Please see our latest service updates for information on services that have been temporarily stopped.

What measures do you have in place to protect tenants and the public?

We have closed our office following government advice to try and prevent to spreading of Coronavirus. We have also stopped home visits during this time. Our staff are working from home and we are liasing with contractors to ensure the safety of all. We have also asked tenants to notify us if they are self-isolating by emailing enquiries@almondha.org.uk.

Are you worried about a case within your team?

No, we have not had any confirmed cases in our staff team. Our staff are working remotely and the majority of our home visits have been ceased to stop the potential spread of the illness. If you need more information please call us on 01506 439291 or email enquiries@almondha.org.uk.

I'm not feeling well, can you help?

We are happy to help in any way that we can, however we are much better at providing help for your housing needs. Please use NHS online for advice on the Coronavirus. Remember to let us know if you are self-isolating by emailing enquiries@almondha.org.uk.

I can't make it to work, therefore can't pay my rent - what happens next?

We understand that this is an uncertain time for many people and we are here to support in any way we can. In the event that you feel you may have difficulty paying your rent, please contact your Housing Officer to discuss your situation. If you need support during this time, we can provide support for your finances and support with your tenancy.

I'm worried about my tenancy, where can I get help?

We provide services that can give you support for your tenancy and support with your finances.

Where can I get financial support?

If you are experiencing financial hardship during this time, get in touch with your housing officer for a referral to our Benefits and Income Maximisation worker, Drew, who can give support with your finances.

I can't find groceries, can you help?

As far as we are aware, most shops are operating as usual however there may be restrictions in the number of items you can buy and the number of people allowed in the a shop at one time.

Is the community fridge open?

Riverside Community Fridge in Craigshill is open on Thursdays from 9.30am-12.30pm and Ladywell Community Fridge is open on Fridays from 1pm-3.30pm. Anyone in need can attend during opening hours. You do not need to be a tenant of Almond HA and you do not need a referral.

Please check the help from your community webpage for the most up to date information.