31 Mar Have You A FLAIR For Helping Your Community? Housing associations in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire have launched a recruitment drive for people willing to help their communities.
31 Mar Paisley HA - Fuel Poverty Hero PAISLEY Housing Association is celebrating after a heating boost with a difference! We have been named as one of only five organisations to become a “Fuel Poverty Hero” after championing the drive to fight fuel poverty.
31 Mar New Gas Maintenance Contractor The winner of the tender for the next 4 years is City Technical
09 Mar Rent Consultation Our consultation on our rents and service charges for 2022.23 has now ended.
09 Mar Scottish Pantry Network looking for volunteers Scottish Pantry Network looking for volunteers
01 Mar Employability Query - Invest in Renfrewshire Details of an Invest In Renfrewshire program
10 Dec £19m HOUSING BOOST FOR PAISLEY 131 homes created in Glenburn in unique link-up between two housing associations
30 Aug Calling Parents and Carer’s of children aged 16 -24 If your child is aged 16 – 24 and no longer in education and they are not in work or may lose their job when furlough ends. Get a £10 voucher for your views!
17 Aug Universal Credit to reduce in September 2021 Universal Credit claimants are starting to receive notifications telling them when their last COVID uplift payment will be.
09 Aug Making a complaint We want to show you how making a complaint can help improve our service.
09 Aug The Great Places Scheme - Glenburn The project aims to equip those attending who have had no prior training in researching historical information with the skills required to carry out historical research, oral history, the use of IT and social media in relation to history and much more.
21 May PET POLICY The Association recently undertook a review of our Pet Policy. We recognise that keeping pets offers a number of health and social benefits to our tenant’s. Therefore it is important we have a policy which ensures that tenants are able to enjoy having pets within their homes without them causing a nuisance or danger to others.
03 Mar New Scottish Child Payment Benefit Scottish Child Payment has now started the new benefit, which is unique to Scotland, will give qualifying parents and carers £40 every four weeks for each child under six.
20 Aug Scottish Government Guidelines - Phase 3 New guidelines have been released
10 Jul Renfrewshire’s Improving the Cancer Journey Service Macmillan Cancer Support and Renfrewshire Council want to ensure that everyone in Renfrewshire who has been diagnosed with cancer can easily access the support they need. They also want to support the family members and carers of those affected by cancer.
09 Jul Open Letter to tenants from Kevin Stewart MSP I am writing to social housing tenants to provide information and advice, following the publication in May of Scotland's Route Map for moving out of the crisis, which sets out the steps that will help us to return to a more normal life. This is being done on a gradual basis as quickly and fairly as possible, and is being matched with careful monitoring of the virus.
09 Jul 10 MONSTER SUPERHEROES HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN PAISLEY TOWN CENTRE, CAN YOU FIND THEM ALL? Paisley First is launching a fun, family “Safari” to help give families a safe town centre story-trail this summer, whilst supporting the NHS. Will you accept the challenge to search the streets for 10 cute and colourful MonsterHeroes?
06 Jul JLL building inspections We have arranged for JLL to inspect some of our buildings in the Foxbar Rivers area
01 Jul PHA renews its commitment to SCVO’s Digital Participation Charter PHA along with more than 500 other signatories has renewed its commitment towards building the Essential Digital Skills of almost a million people over Scotland.
Close Cleaning – Welcome to Tenement Steps Our new contractor for 20/21 has now started from 29th June.
29 Jun Social Security Scotland accepting applications The Social Security Scotland is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the Best Start Grant (School Age Payment) and you maybe entitled to £250
22 Jun External close painting restarts JS McColl starts this years painting on 22nd June in George Street, George Place and Storie Street.
18 Jun Happy Birthday to You! Through the generous support of our contractors we are pleased to be able to send a little gift out to some of our tenants children who are having birthdays just now.
18 Jun Bored Teenager in the House? We have teamed up with createpaisley to distribute 70 Boredom Boxes to isolated young people living in our tenancies.
16 Jun Power Cut in Foxbar- important information for our tenants SCOTTISH POWER: The power cut in the PA2 postcode area of Paisley - Engineers have confirmed power is back on but if you still have any problem with your power phone 105
15 Jun FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO MANAGE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS? TALK TO US – WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO MANAGE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS? TALK TO US – WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP Some of the ways we have helped some of our tenants during coronavirus ...
15 Jun Exciting Summer Activities announced by Impact Arts Impact Arts have launched their STAY CREATIVE - Activities for young people Summer 2020 programme which provides a range of projects which can be delivered virtually
15 Jun Get Active Coaching Receive Funding To Help Renfrewshire Get Active And Feel Better Get Active, Feel Better” programme aims to tackle health and wellbeing issues such as stress, anxiety, weight gain and depression, which have been intensified as a result of the current pandemic.
29 May Recycling centres reopening from 1 June Renfrewshire recycling centres will reopen on a phased basis from Monday 1 June♻️
07 May SKIP - OLIPHANT COURT The skip/ container in our car park at Oliphant Court belongs to Paisley HA.
06 May Domestic Abuse don’t suffer in silence With a 25% increase in calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline since lockdown began on the 23rd March we feel it is important to let our tenants know where they can help if they need it.
06 May Close Cleaning Returns We are delighted with this and can tell you that close cleaning will start again in the week beginning the 4th May.
01 May Advice for over 70's "LOCK DOWN NOT SIT DOWN" A new Stay Mobile Stay Connected campaign video, made by people in their 70s, 80s and 90s, has been launched by ROAR Connections for Life reminding older people to get up and get moving while they’re stuck inside for weeks on end. This two-minute video “LOCK DOWN NOT SIT DOWN”, featuring five Scots aged from 79 to 92: “Don’t just sit there. Get up and get moving!”
28 Apr PHA Staff member achieves CIH qualification Congratulations to Rachel Adam, Clerical Assistant who has achieved her Chartered Institute of Housing Certificate in Housing Practice at SCQF Level 5.
24 Apr Oliphant Court - Update We are unable to duplicate the service previously provided by the furloughed Estate Team, but with the extension to the lockdown, we have further reviewed the safety measures put in place.
24 Apr UPDATE ON NURTURE The rules keep changing for garden maintenance contractors.
24 Apr IMPORTANT UPDATE ON GAS SAFETY INSPECTIONS 24/4/2020 The Scottish Government has confirmed that the mandatory annual gas safety regulations are reserved to the UK Government. This means they cannot suspend them
25 Mar Universal Credit – ID verification and Phone waiting times Significant waits when verifying ID and phoning to make appointments