22 Jan Diggers Move Into High Calside Site The first sod of turf has been cut in a 16-flat public housing development
22 Jan Rent & Service Charge Consultation The Association has just issued its rent and service charge consultation to all of our tenants.
23 Dec Paisley Winter Newsletter Please download your copy for emergency numbers over the holidays. Please don’t use the Report a Repair tool or messages for emergencies as these will not be checked till 6th January
23 Dec FACTORED OWNERS ON BLOCK INSURANCE Insurance emergency information for Factored Owners on Block Policy summary. Download for supplementary information to the Winter newsletter.
03 Dec Housing Enquiries Fully Booked Since the launch of our online housing enquiry service, we have seen very high levels of interest and our housing options appointments are now booked up until mid January 2021.
UPDATE ON OUR SERVICES You may have noticed that over the last few weeks our staff have been back out and about undertaking estate management inspections to check that everything is ok in our estates. Unfortunately following the latest advice from the Scottish Government last week on essential travel we have had to suspend this again.
23 Dec Renfrewshire Foodbank Christmas Opening Times Renfrewshire Foodbank will be closed from Thursday 24 December at 12 noon until Wednesday 6 January except for places listed in this article
08 Dec Disappointing news from Cash for Kids With all the restrictions that have been in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak, fundraising in the normal way has become almost impossible.
08 Dec Festive Holiday School Meal Payment from Renfrewshire Council Renfrewshire Council will be making a payment to families who receive Free School Meals over the Xmas holidays.
03 Dec Annual Assurance Statement Submitted Annual Assurance Statement
A new Fit for Work (FFW) group starting in Paisley on the 8th of December Fit for Work is an 8 week, stage 1 employability program that focuses on group work and personal development.
13 Nov Is Your Home Suitable For Your Needs? Housing Options Scotland can help you take the steps to get your home adapted so that it is comfortable to live in.
13 Nov Paisley HA’s performance for 2019/20 Metrics and statistics on PHA operations for the year 2019/20
06 Nov Talk Money Week - 9th November 2020 to 13th November 2020 So Let’s Talk …
06 Nov £140 discount available on your electricity bill You could get a £140 discount credited to your electricity bill or meter to help you through the Winter.
Paisley Housing Association has been nominated for an award in public procurement We are pleased to announce that Paisley Housing Association has been nominated for an award in public procurement
09 Oct Home needing adapted? We are pleased to have got a grant of £85,000 from the Scottish Government to help our tenants.
16 Sep Special General Meeting (SGM) / Annual General Meeting (AGM) Due to the current Coronavirus , Paisley Housing Association held their SGM / AGM virtually on Thursday 10th September 2020.
07 Sep 5 temporary positions are available at Invest in Renfrewshire 5 temporary positions are available at Invest in Renfrewshire - Renfrewshire Council’s Employability Service - based in Paisley
02 Sep Paisley Housing Association Financial Statements 2020 Financial Statements for the year to March 2020 are now available for download.
SGM / AGM – Thursday 10th September We are holding a virtual Special General Meeting on 10th September 2020 at 6.30pm to vote on the resolution to accept the proposed new rules for Paisley Housing Association. This will be followed by our virtual Annual General Meeting at 7.00pm.
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 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
24 Apr UPDATE ON NURTURE The rules keep changing for garden maintenance contractors.
25 Mar Universal Credit – ID verification and Phone waiting times Significant waits when verifying ID and phoning to make appointments
23 Mar Benefit Changes announced to help with Coronavirus Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced major changes to the way that Universal Credit will work for the next year in order to assist claimants throughout the Coronavirus Epedemic.