OFFICE CLOSED AND WE ARE PROVIDING SERVICES REMOTELY
TO INCREASE OUR PHONE CAPACITY OFF SITE THERE IS A NEW NUMBER : 01324 878050
THIS WILL OPERATE 9 to 5 Mon to Fri and there are 5 lines but as the phone is on a divert system it may take longer to answer - please bear with us .
If your enquiry is not an emergency and can be dealt with by email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be services provided but there will be disruption.
We have been doing a phone round to keep people up to date.
The status of all other services is as below. We have also created a Frequently Asked Questions Sheet that you can download below.
You can now also Find Us On Facebook - our site is Paragon Housing Association Ltd - follow the Link
We are aware of the current situation as regards the Coronavirus health situation. We are monitoring the situation and are dynamically reviewing and implementing emergency plans. We are now preparing a Route Map for restoring services and will be issuing a newsletter early August.
The Scottish Housing Minister has issued an open letter to all tenants of housing associations and councils on 7th July 2020 and you can download a copy below.
We will update this site if there is information we require to provide to you.
We are continuing to provide some services however we will have to ask questions in relation to health when you contact us for any services in order that we can take steps to protect tenants, other service users, staff and contractors as far as we can.
Our contractors The McDougall Group and CTS are doing a great job trying to keep services going.
From 23/03/20 we are carrying out emergency repairs only and some works of an urgent nature. Th Right to Repair Scheme was suspended from 23/03/20. There will be delays and response times are suspended. We can record repair requests of a non urgent nature and these will be programmed in as lockdown eases.
Gas Leaks - call National Gas Emergencies on 0800 111 999 right away
Gas repairs are being prioritised
No heat and or/hot water
Uncontrollable water leak
Gas escapes after attendance by National Gas Emergencies
Risk to Life/ Properties
This is still going ahead at the moment where we need to do a safety check to maintain safety and subject to assessing risk where the virus is present or there is self isolation. If you are due a gas service please co-operate on access. We need to do this work to keep you, your family and other residents safe.
All Contact Points and Events are cancelled until further notice.
We have a number of contracts on site at the moment and these are closed subject to outstanding works being completed in properties where work had started . The contractors will contact those affected. Give us a call if you have any issues. Plans are getting underway for site start ups as lockdown eases.
Work such as grass cutting has restarted. Contact us if there are ny health and safety issues eg unstable trees.
We know that is a very difficult time for people and you may be worried about paying your rent. There has been some confusion over rents generally , not just for Paragon tenants. The postion is that rents remain due. However we are sympathetic to the difficulties being experienced and our pledge is to work with you during this situation. There are things we can do to help and it will vary from person to person so please contact us. A good number of you have done this and we thank you for this.
If you have any difficulties in paying your rent it is essential that you contact us asap. We can help you with benefit claims and other support so please contact us. You can phone on 01324 878050 or email at email@example.com
We have a rent payment/ benefits advice page LINK Please take a look at it as it has an up to date benefits guide included.
Allocations and Applying For Housing
We are accepting housing applcations and have been letting houses from June in priority cases. Contact if you need any help or support on applying for a house.
Office / Staff
From Fri 20/03/20 the office is closed to the public but we can be contacted by phone or email. There will be delays in responding to your enquiries and you can help by only contacting us if the matter is urgent.
We appreciate everyone's patience and co-operation on this.
We are also aware of other groups who are providing support at this time eg shopping, picking up prescriptions etc. We are working with others in the voluntary sector to direct support where required.
Stenhousemuir Football Club are on the ball with this so have a look at their web site or give them a call if you need some help - they cannot help where someone has or may have the virus at the moment.
Call Stenhousemuir Football Club Community Help Hotline – 01324 466563
Give us a call if you need signposting for a service and we will try and help as more and more groups are stepping up to help. Our staff have a directory of services. Please be wary of bogus callers and scams including emails.
To keep up to date with the latest health advice visit
BBC news sites are also a good source of information BBC NEWS SCOTLAND
Please keep checking back for more updates
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