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Catastrophe Response Unit

temporary housing solutions - emergency housing



Social Housing & Insurance sectors

Are you in need of emergency housing due to unforeseen disasters like floods, fires, subsidence, or other unexpected events? Look no further! At Catastrophe Response Teams - CAT, we provide 24/7, 365-day-a-year free alternative accommodation services designed to minimise stress and upheaval during difficult times.

Our forward-thinking emergency housing solution offers simplified invoicing, a streamlined leasing process, and more suitable housing options, ultimately saving you precious time, money, and valuable resources. Case Study - decanting tenants a good practice guide

Here's how we can help:

  1. Immediate Assistance: We understand that emergencies can happen at any time. That's why we're here for you round the clock, ready to provide immediate alternative accommodation and relocation services.
  2. Wide Network: We leverage our extensive network of national lettings, hotels, serviced apartment providers, and accommodation suppliers to offer you a range of options tailored to your needs.
  3. Free Bill Back Service: We go the extra mile by offering a free bill back service, helping you manage costs efficiently. As a result, Housing Associations can enjoy substantial annual savings, with reduced daily accommodation rates of approximately £12 per apartment or hotel.


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Don't let unforeseen disasters disrupt your life. Trust our Catastrophe Response Team (CAT) to provide you with reliable, cost-effective emergency housing solutions. Contact us today to learn more and secure the support you need when it matters most. Your peace of mind is our priority.

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FAQ - Questions and Answers:

Q: What is an emergency decant in social housing? A: An emergency decant in social housing refers to the urgent relocation of tenants from their homes due to disasters such as fires, floods, or structural failures. This process ensures the safety and well-being of residents by providing them with temporary housing solutions.

Q: How do UK social housing crisis teams handle emergency decants? A: UK social housing crisis teams, often referred to as Catastrophe Response Teams (CATS), are deployed immediately when a disaster occurs. These teams assess the situation, coordinate with local authorities, and arrange for temporary housing for displaced tenants. They utilise a network of hotels, serviced apartments, and other accommodations to ensure that residents have a safe place to stay.

Q: What challenges do social housing crisis teams face during emergency decants? A: Crisis teams face several challenges during emergency decants, including limited availability of temporary housing, coordinating logistics under time pressure, and ensuring the emotional and physical well-being of displaced tenants. Additionally, they must manage financial resources and provide continuous support to affected individuals.

Q: How has the process of emergency decants changed since the Grenfell Tower disaster? A: Since the Grenfell Tower disaster, there has been a heightened focus on improving emergency decant processes. This includes better coordination between housing associations, local authorities, and crisis response teams. The development of modular housing schemes and increased automation in tenant data management are also part of these improvements, aimed at providing quicker and more efficient responses.

Q: What role does technology play in emergency decants for social housing? A: Technology plays a crucial role in emergency decants by streamlining communication, automating tenant data management, and coordinating logistics. Advanced systems help crisis teams quickly identify available accommodations and manage the relocation process more efficiently. This ensures a faster and more organized response during emergencies.

Q: How can Jigsaw's Catastrophe Response Teams (CAT) support social housing emergencies? A: Jigsaw's Catastrophe Response Teams provide comprehensive support during social housing emergencies by offering alternative accommodation services 24/7. Their approach includes simplified invoicing, consolidated leasing processes, and access to a broad network of national lettings and hotels. This model helps save time, money, and resources, ensuring a swift and effective response to crises.

Q: What are the benefits of using Jigsaw's free bill-back service for emergency decants? A: Jigsaw's free bill-back service offers significant financial benefits to housing associations. It reduces daily accommodation rates by approximately £12 per day per apartment or hotel room and saves around £15,000 annually in taxes. This service ensures that tenants receive prompt and suitable temporary housing without additional financial strain on the housing associations.

Q: Why is a personalised customer service experience important during emergency decants? A: A personalised customer service experience is crucial during emergency decants to ensure tenants feel supported and cared for during stressful times. Combining automation with human interaction helps address individual needs, fosters a sense of safety, and enhances overall tenant satisfaction. This approach is essential for maintaining trust and well-being among displaced residents.

Q: How do social housing crisis teams ensure the safety and well-being of tenants during decants? A: Social housing crisis teams prioritize tenant safety and well-being by providing immediate and secure alternative accommodations, offering emotional and logistical support, and maintaining constant communication with affected residents. They work closely with local authorities and emergency services to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated response to any disaster.

Q: What future developments are expected in the emergency decant process for social housing? A: Future developments in the emergency decant process for social housing include increased use of modular housing solutions, enhanced data management systems, and greater collaboration between housing associations and crisis response teams. These advancements aim to provide faster, more efficient, and more cost-effective responses to emergencies, ensuring that tenants receive the best possible care and support.

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Jigsaw, has been awarded sole supplier status for the provision of alternative emergency housing accommodation services for Origin Housing and many more. We are trusted and our buying power in the industry is why we save you so much money.