NO MORE CARING
THAN THE FIRST PATHWAY,
SAY ANXIOUS VICTIMS
There is no stopping a
Liverpool Housing Association from telling the world of just how much it cares for its staff.
Paul Taylor, the Carlisle operations manager, is the latest executive of
Riverside Housing Association to take up the theme of Duty of Care.
In just a short report to Carlisle councillors last week, Mr.Taylor introduced the theme several times, to emphasise Riverside`s policy towards its staff and just how much--how very, very much-- Riverside cares
All very admirable. No one now can possibly doubt that
takes its duty of care to its staff very seriously. But is all this banging on really necessary? Riverside
Paul Taylor`s hymn of praise for the much- caring Riverside, reminded some people of a similar “hymn” a year or two ago after a group of Riverside staff walked out of a community meeting. The meeting was being held in a community club.
It was a quiet, well-ordered meeting. The
Riverside walk-out was a total surprise to everyone. Afterwards explained that because alcohol was being served in the club, its staff were at risk from drunks. That was why they walked out, they said. Riverside
There was no sign of drunkenness anywhere.
said it was a health and safety issue and added:” We have a duty of care to our staff.” Riverside
That duty of care is to its tenants- all 50,000 of them.
Some banging on about Riverside`s duty of care to this army of tenants would now be very welcome from Paul Taylor and his colleagues.
Particularly welcome would be some Paul Taylor banging on to help the anxious tenants in Dixon`s Court, Shaddongate, Carlisle who barricade themselves in their homes at night because of their undesirable neighbours.