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New homelessness project benefits from Mears Foundation Grant

We are delighted to share the news that The Mears Foundation has donated a generous grant of £1,000 to Irvine Housing Association, part of the Riverside Group. This grant will support the Association’s new Housing First for Families project to help people rapidly move out of homelessness and sustain a tenancy with the assistance of

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First homes arrive at modular housing development in South Ayrshire

The first four homes have been delivered to our affordable modular housing development – the country’s largest – in South Ayrshire. The important milestone was reached this week as the first 10 modules arrived on site at Kilmarnock Road, Dundonald, and were craned into place. These modules make up the first four homes comprising three

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Work begins on 77 new homes in Irvine

We have started work on the development of 77 brand new affordable homes in Irvine. The new properties will form phase two of the successful Tarryholme development, where 87 homes were built in 2019. The £13million project – which is supported by a £6million grant from the Scottish Government – should be complete by Autumn

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New tracking feature for repairs

We are pleased to have introduced a new tracking feature for repairs appointments which will help customers plan, remember and change scheduled appointments. The new feature is now available to all Irvine Housing Association customers with the exception of tenants in Arran, and is being delivered through repairs and maintenance contractor MPS Housing and promises

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The latest edition of Your House & Home is out now!

Read the latest edition of Your House & Home, your service update for all the latest news and advice from Irvine Housing Association. In this Spring edition meet our new Chair, Jim Strang. Paul Hillard, Managing Director talks us through service improvements and we’re also bringing you the latest news on repairs and maintenance. Your

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We’re recruiting new Board Members

There has never been a more important time to become involved in social housing and, as a board member, there is a great opportunity to add value where it can have impact. At Irvine HA, we are looking to add to the existing talented board with additional skills as we look to build. Our mission

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New Chair appointed from September 2021

We have today (26 March 2021) confirmed the appointment of a new Chair to our Board from September. Jim Strang – who has more than 40 years’ experience within the housing sector – will join our Board of Governance at its AGM in August, with a view to taking on the role of Chair from

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Repairs & maintenance information for Dumfries customers

From the 1st April 2021 our repairs and maintenance service in Dumfries & Galloway will be delivered by MPS Housing. MPS Housing already service many of our customers in other areas of Scotland and will deliver the same quality and standard of service to our homes in Dumfries. When MPS visit your property you’ll be

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Work begins on modular housing development in South Ayrshire

Irvine Housing Association is delivering Scotland’s largest social modular housing development in South Ayrshire which will bring much-needed new affordable housing by Autumn 2022. The £9.8million project is being delivered by Irvine Housing Association (part of The Riverside Group) and Connect Modular, a division of The Wee House Company. Work begins this month on the

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Fire safety in the home

The safety and wellbeing of customers is our number one priority and as we are all spending more time at home than usual we wanted to share some fire safety tips with you.   Know the evacuation plan for your building It’s really important you know what to do if there’s a fire in your

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