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Friday news round-up: 21 April 2017

Catch up with this week's SFHA members' news. 

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SBHA helps develop the future workforce

Housing association staff give pupils taste of housing career 


Staff from Scottish Borders Housing Association visited Tweedbank School in Galashiels recently to give children a taste of some possible future careers.

As part of the association’s commitment to supporting young people and families in its communities, the Developing the Young Workforce programme of workshops in local schools saw primary six and seven pupils try out a range of practical skills, including joinery, plastering and plumbing. They also received an introduction to life skills such as IT and handling money.

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Appetite for Mary’s Kitchen continues to grow

Funding to continue to allow those with dementia to continue to have dining out experience 


People living with dementia in Kirkintilloch will continue to have the opportunity to dine out in familiar surroundings, after a much-loved local meal service secured new funding.

Staff at Bield’s Whitehill Court Day Care set up ‘Mary’s Kitchen’, which allows carers and people who use the service to dine from a special menu in the development’s dining room.

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Grampian Housing Association launches in-house maintenance company

New subsidiary for housing association.


TLC Housing Maintenance (TLC-HM) has been launched as a new subsidiary of Grampian Housing Association. 

Initially TLC-HM will be installing new kitchens and bathrooms and carrying out painter works in line with the association’s aim to improve and maintain standards in tenants’ homes. 

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Kingdom plans for new affordable Inverkeithing homes

Housing association applies for planning permission for 16 homes


Kingdom Housing Association has applied for planning permission to build an affordable housing development at Manse Road, Inverkeithing.

Kingdom aims to create high quality, energy efficient homes centred around an enhanced new ‘community green’ playpark and public space. The site is located in the largely residential area to the west of Inverkeithing Town Centre and benefits from easterly views to the Firth of Forth.

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Top marks from the Care Inspectorate and tenants means the world to me

Blog by Maureen Tait, Sheltered Housing Services Manager, Port of Leith Housing Association


As anyone who has experienced an inspection by the Care Inspectorate will tell you, there are many strands to the inspection of services and it’s an extremely thorough process. It involves self-assessment, questionnaires, meeting and chatting to tenants and staff on a one-to-one basis and in groups and evaluating the standards of the work we carry out.

Antonine Housing Association seeks partner to offer improved investment and services for tenants

Housing association announces interest in forming a strategic partnership with a larger RSL. 


Antonine Housing Association has announced that it is interested in forming a strategic partnership with a larger RSL.

Antonine employs 10 staff, owns and manages 330 homes and provides factoring services to 700 owners in the East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire local authority areas. It also manages the Care and Repair Service on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council.

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