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About The Housing Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce

The Housing Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce is developing a UK wide platform to share innovation and best practice within the housing sector. We are working with stakeholders across the housing sector and UK Governments with the aim of creating safer homes for residents of the UK.

We are currently working and engaging with:

  • UK residents
  • UK Government
  • Scottish Government
  • Welsh Government
  • Northern Ireland Government
  • Local Government
  • The construction industry
  • The fire safety industry
  • Housing Associations and Landlords
  • Charities

Since January the Taskforce has recruited Ambassadors to lead on each of our six tasks. The Ambassadors have oversight and responsibility of delivery for each task and will be developing programmes of work on their tasks over the next couple of months.

We are now working to grow the membership of the taskforce and raise its profile within the housing sector, UK Governments and Charities. For more Information on how to become a member visit our members page.

The terms of reference for the Taskforce can be found here.

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Founded by Aico, Paddy Gray and Paul Dockerill

The Housing Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce was founded in January 2022 by Aico,  the European Market Leader in Home Life Safety, alongside Paddy Gray and Paul Dockerill. It was launched in conjunction with a piece of research undertaken by Cebr that highlighted the economic impact of fire across the different regions of the UK. To find out more about the research visit our research page.

With Aico’s mission statement acting as a promise to promote best practice, engage with communities and deliver safer homes, Aico were keen to collaborate with professionals from the social housing sector to drive meaningful change to improve both resident safety and housing.

A tribute to Paul Dockerill

Paul Dockerill, a long-standing member of the Walsall Housing Group and champion for housing safety and well-being, passed away peacefully last year.

Throughout his years of service, Paul made an immense impact on the housing sector and the lives of countless people. He was a dedicated and passionate Ambassador of the Housing Safety and Well-Being Taskforce, tirelessly working to ensure that residents of Walsall Housing Group had safe and comfortable homes to live in.

Paul was highly respected by his colleagues and the residents he served, known for his kindness, warmth, and unwavering commitment to his work. His tireless efforts to improve the lives of residents in Walsall will be remembered for years to come.

Paul made time for everyone regardless of position or role, always greeted everyone with a smile, and made everyone he met feel at ease. He was great at working with our customers, and the work he did around building safety was immense.

In his memory, the Housing Safety and Well-Being Taskforce will continue to honour Paul’s legacy by carrying on the important work he championed. His influence will be felt by those who work with the Taskforce and by the residents who will benefit from the ongoing efforts to ensure housing safety and well-being.

Paul Dockerill will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. His spirit, dedication, and passion will continue to inspire us all.

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