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Modern slavery

Our statement

We are committed to improving practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. It is important to us that we employ ethical practices that are aligned with our ethos of a business for social purpose to deliver our vision.

We are committed to ensuring that we comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We take care to ensure that slavery and human trafficking does not exist in any part of Selwood Housing's business or supply chain and will act in partnership with other agencies where there are suspicions that one of our homes is being used for this purpose.

As an employer we are committed to paying the Real Living Wage to all our staff and we regularly review our terms of employment to ensure that they comply with all relevant legislation. All new employees are required to complete Right to Work checks as specified by the Home Office.

We have systems in place to identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains, mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chain, and to protect whistle-blowers.

We manage projects and procurements where services and products are sourced from suppliers. Most of these products are not sourced by us directly but are sourced by our contracted suppliers of services, goods and works. As an organisation that does not wish to work with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking in any part of its operations, we are taking the following steps:

  • Requiring new suppliers appointed by tender to declare that they are not involved in slavery or human trafficking and have not been subject to any investigation in connection with any offence involving slavery or human trafficking.
  • Including provisions in our template contract documentation requiring our suppliers to take appropriate steps to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in their supply chains.

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values, we have in place a rigorous supply chain compliance programme. This consists of:

  • Asking tenderers to declare that they and all their suppliers are compliant with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Asking our suppliers to declare whether they or any of their suppliers have been subject to prosecution under the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Ensuring all contractual agreements refer to adherence to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

We will assess any evidence of non-compliance and will take appropriate remedial action. We will only trade with those who fully comply with this statement and the terms of our contracts for those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance. Policies relating to slavery and human trafficking

This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2022. The turnover of the Selwood Housing Group exceeds £36 million for that period.

This statement applies to all entities within the Group and is approved by Selwood Housing's group board. It will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

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5 hours ago
Selwood Housing

Lyndsey Powell and Emma Andrews from our Neighbourhoods team were clearing out a bin store in Frome when they came across this hedgehog with four babies. One hoglet had sadly died. With the help of our new caretaker Simon Evans, this little family was safely delivered to Laura Pictor (group customer involvement and communities’ manager) where they settled into her garden before Kelly, a volunteer for the Hedgehog Preservation Society, was able to take over their care.

Laura named the mum hedgehog Maggie-may, as it was the song that came on the radio when she drove them to over to Kelly’s house. Kelly said when they’re old enough for her to handle with no stress to the mum (4-6 weeks) and sent this message through shortly after:

“Maggie-may has been getting up every other day for a massive drink (almost the whole bowl) and a few biscuits which suggests she's still busy seeing to her hoglets. I haven't heard a peep but then I've been avoiding the hutch and the back garden in general to keep her as stress free as possible. I have seen Maggie-may a couple of times at the door having a break. I'm going to give it till next week, then start putting my trail cam on the hutch in the hope that we will capture their first time out of the nest with mum. The hutch is really clean and she's not trying to escape which tells me it's a quick drink, rest, mouthful of biscuits and get back to her nest, so fingers crossed for them all.”

We’ll keep you updated as and when we hear more!
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Lyndsey Powell and Emma Andrews from our Neighbourhoods team were clearing out a bin store in Frome when they came across this hedgehog with four babies. One hoglet had sadly died. With the help of our new caretaker Simon Evans, this little family was safely delivered to Laura Pictor (group customer involvement and communities’ manager) where they settled into her garden before Kelly, a volunteer for the Hedgehog Preservation Society, was able to take over their care.

Laura named the mum hedgehog Maggie-may, as it was the song that came on the radio when she drove them to over to Kelly’s house. Kelly said when they’re old enough for her to handle with no stress to the mum (4-6 weeks) and sent this message through shortly after:

“Maggie-may has been getting up every other day for a massive drink (almost the whole bowl) and a few biscuits which suggests shes still busy seeing to her hoglets. I havent heard a peep but then Ive been avoiding the hutch and the back garden in general to keep her as stress free as possible. I have seen Maggie-may a couple of times at the door having a break. Im going to give it till next week, then start putting my trail cam on the hutch in the hope that we will capture their first time out of the nest with mum. The hutch is really clean and shes not trying to escape which tells me its a quick drink, rest, mouthful of biscuits and get back to her nest, so fingers crossed for them all.”

We’ll keep you updated as and when we hear more!
22 hours ago
Selwood Housing

Last year a survey went out to unpaid carers by Carer Support Wiltshire as to what unpaid carers would like to be trained on. From the results of this Wiltshire Council would like to offer a range of training to support what unpaid carers have asked for.

The first lot of face to face training will be held on 20th June 2024 in Melksham Community Campus as follows:
✅Stress awareness training 10am-11:00am
✅First aid training 11:30am-12:30pm
✅Mental capacity act training 13:00pm-14:00pm
✅Manual handling training 14:30pm-15:30pm
This training is for all aged carers.

You can book on to all of these or just the ones you are interested in by contacting BCFTeam@wiltshire.gov.uk with your name, email address and the sessions you would like to book.
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Last year a survey went out to unpaid carers by Carer Support Wiltshire as to what unpaid carers would like to be trained on. From the results of this Wiltshire Council would like to offer a range of training to support what unpaid carers have asked for.

The first lot of face to face training will be held on 20th June 2024 in Melksham Community Campus as follows:
✅Stress awareness training 10am-11:00am
✅First aid training 11:30am-12:30pm
✅Mental capacity act training 13:00pm-14:00pm
✅Manual handling training 14:30pm-15:30pm
This training is for all aged carers.

You can book on to all of these or just the ones you are interested in by contacting BCFTeam@wiltshire.gov.uk with your name, email address and the sessions you would like to book.
2 days ago
Selwood Housing

Register to vote now if you’ve never registered before, have moved house, or changed your name.
Register now: ecs.page.link/Q5FyD
#YourVoteMatters. Don’t lose it.
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Register to vote now if you’ve never registered before, have moved house, or changed your name. 
Register now: https://ecs.page.link/Q5FyD 
#YourVoteMatters. Don’t lose it.
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