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Mental Health Awareness week 2020-support for landlords and tenants

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in the UK have felt loneliness, according to a new study by the Mental Health Foundation.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual awareness week organised by the foundation.

The theme this year is Acts of Kindness, and was chosen by the charity in response to the current pandemic, and has its own dedicated social media hashtag #kindnessmatters.

It is fair to say over the last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic, the NRLA has heard from many members about some the extra acts of kindness landlords are showing, to support their tenants at this unusual time.

Twickenham based landlord Ben Khosa has volunteered to help deliver shopping to some of his vulnerable tenants and is helping homeless people and key workers.

Manchester based landlord Sian Astley has been helping keep her NHS tenants connected by organizing fun cookery competitions over Whatsapp, and Liverpool based landlord Tim is looking out for the welfare of his vulnerable tenants.

Connect with other landlords-even during lockdown

The NRLA has details of useful helplines within our coronavirus guide, that landlords can signpost vulnerable tenants to if they are in need of emotional support.

In addition to this, the current pandemic may mean that the NRLA is unable to hold its usual in-person regional meetings at the moment, but these meetings are still going ahead- as webinars online.

Whether you’re an accidental landlord in the South-West, or have a portfolio in the North-East, our regional webinars are hosted by our regional representatives and they are the perfect way to connect with others landlords. Details of upcoming regional webinars in June will be published online soon.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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