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Stockport, becoming one of the safest boroughs in UK for fire safety

Posted 23 November 2020

Everyone at Stockport Homes cares strongly about the nearly 12,000 social homes in Stockport we manage and the 30,000 residents that live in them and that's why we're extremely proud to have won a prestigious award for having one of the best resident campaigns for fire safety throughout the entire UK.

This award delivered to us Inside Housing, proves our and the borough’s dedication to providing safe places to live for everyone.

The campaign saw the Stockport Homes team interview nearly 2,000 residents to understand their knowledge of fire safety and to find out how they would best like to learn. This was followed up by letters, infographics, digital boards and a social media campaign that ensure as many Stockport residents know how to keep safe.

The recent resident safety campaign was run off the back of Stockport Homes being one of a  select group of social landlords chosen by the Government’s Ministry of Housing to explore how key fire safety information is processed and understood by people. Following the campaign, Stockport Homes ensured residents’ voices and feedback will influence national fire safety policy.

The Ministry of Housing approached Stockport Homes for this information after recommendations from the independent Hackitt review into the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

 

Jenny Osbourne, Chair of Stockport Homes Board, said: “We are glad that Stockport residents have reacted positively to our campaign about safety and we hope this goes towards making Stockport one of the safest boroughs in the UK for fire safety. This will not be the end of our safety campaigns, collaboration with the fire service was key in this campaign and we plan to do even more.”

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Page last reviewed 23/11/2020