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Keeping Warm this Winter

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As the cold weather sets in, we want to make sure you’re comfortable at home. There are some common problems that can happen around the house during the winter months, but some of them can be easily prevented or resolved, without you needing to call us. Here’s what you can do to look after your

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Scottish Housing Day 2018: Emma’s story

Emma Wilson joined Irvine Housing Association in April 2012 through the Working Rite initiative. Emma was 19 and unsure of what she wanted to do. Having gained an insight into housing through her initial training Emma went on to complete the North Ayrshire Housing Training Programme and spent time in our admin and customer involvement

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Scottish Housing Day 2018: Fraser’s Story

Fraser Pirrie joined the Irvine Housing Association as a trainee in 2011. After completing the North Ayrshire Housing Careers programme, Fraser went on to secure a permanent post within customer services, dealing with customer enquiries. In 2016 the opportunity arose to apply for a completely new post – assistant asset officer. Fraser was successful and

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A.C. Whyte Energy Efficiency Improvement Works – Bourtreehill

      Over the last year the contractor A.C. Whyte & Co has been delivering a programme of External Wall Insulation to private owners in the Boutreehill area within North Ayrshire. This programme is subsidised by Scottish Government funding as part of their aim to achieve energy efficiency improvements and standards across Scotland. The

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My View of the Sector by Paul Hillard, Managing Director, Irvine Housing Association

When asked to produce something that’s titled a “View of ….” anything it’s tempting to drift easily into clichés about changing times and how extraordinary our current operating environment is. And it’s true that Brexit, with all its associated economic and political uncertainty, and the horrific wake-up call that is the Grenfell Tower tragedy, are

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Allpay direct debit transactions on Friday 8th September

On Friday 8th September, a fault with the Allpay payment service meant that duplicate payments were taken from some customers’ bank accounts. This was a system-wide fault with Allpay and has affected other housing providers and organisations who also use this payment service.   This incident affects customers who have signed up to direct debit

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Allpay direct debit transactions on Friday 8th September

On Friday 8th September, a fault with the Allpay payment service meant that duplicate payments were taken from some customers’ bank accounts. This was a system-wide fault with Allpay and has affected other housing providers and organisations who also use this payment service.   This incident affects customers who have signed up to direct debit

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New Head of Service Delivery

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Heather Anderson as our new Head of Service Delivery. Heather took up her new position at the Association at the end of July.  Heather joins Irvine after 14 years within the housing service at South Ayrshire Council. Heather manged the Housing Policy and Strategy team, with responsibility for

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Riverside smashes fundraising target

We have raised £60,000 which could fund a lung cancer clinical trial for six years. In September 2014, Riverside pledged to raise £60,000 over two years for its corporate charity Cancer Research UK. In just 16 months it smashed the target, raising £60,128. Lisa Connor, Fundraising Manager at Riverside, said: “Cancer affects all our lives,

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