At home with Fife Housing Group – 27 May 2020

At home with Fife Housing Group – 27 May 2020

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At home with Fife Housing Group – 27 May 2020

27 May 2020

Welcome to our latest round-up of information and advice which you may find useful during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

We are endeavouring to maintain as many services as possible and remain fully contactable on 08000 274 007 and via Please also note that our text number changed to 07520 632 740 on Monday 6 April.

Although we are currently restricting repairs to emergencies and gas/electrical safety checks only, non-emergency and routine repairs are being logged to be scheduled as soon as possible after we are advised that it is safe to do so.

With this in mind, we continue to monitor government guidance closely and are already looking at how we might start to reinstate additional services as we enter the next phase of lockdown.

A more detailed update on our services can be found here.

‘Safe Spaces’ for victims of domestic abuse

‘Safe Spaces’ are a new initiative from UK SAYS NO MORE working in partnership with all Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons and independent pharmacies throughout Fife to offer victims of domestic abuse access to their consultancy rooms as a ‘Safe Space’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyone who needs help can simply walk into any of the pharmacies involved in the scheme and ask to use their consultancy room. You will then be shown to the ‘Safe Space’ where specialist domestic abuse support information will be available and any calls can be made safely.

You can find out more about ‘Safe Spaces’ here.

Bin collections

Fife Council have confirmed that they will be collecting all blue, green and grey bins as normal from Monday 1 June, with brown bins returning to fortnightly collection.

Please check your bin collection calendar for further information and continue to store your waste safely until it is collected. Please do not store any rubbish in stairwells or communal areas as this is both a health and safety issue and a breach of your tenancy agreement.

Some recycling centres will also be re-opening on 1 June, however, you will only be given access if you have a pre-booked appointment. You can find out more about the new process and book an appointment here.

‘Reach for a rainbow’ and you could win £25

Up and down the country, people have been drawing or painting rainbows and putting them in windows to show support for the NHS and other key workers their community – as well to make people smile!

We want to give our tenants the opportunity to get even more involved by asking anyone, young or old, with an interest in art to draw, paint or create a picture containing a rainbow and enter it into our ‘Reach for a rainbow’ competition.

This competition is open to all Fife Housing Group tenants, with categories for every age group, so get creative and find out how you can showcase your skills on our website.

Clear your head – Tips on looking after your mental health

We’re supporting the Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head campaign, which highlights the things people can do to look after themselves during the coronavirus outbreak. Find practical tips on how to stay positive and feel better at

Our last update, containing important advice for tenants having work carried out in their homes, information regarding free food and support available in West Fife and details of the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, can be found here.

You can also check out a list of frequently asked questions regarding the impact of coronavirus here.

Stay safe.

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