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Do you have a child starting school? You could be due £250

The Scottish Government has increased the level of financial support available to low income families with children with the launch of its Best Start Grant School Age Payment. The £250 School Age Payment is made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of a child starting school. You

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Our main Repairs and Maintenance provider have a new name

Mitie Property is now known as MPS and owned by the Mears Group. MPS provides a range of maintenance services in the UK and has become one of the top five service providers to the UK social housing sector. You’ll see the new MPS logo on their company vans, staff uniforms and staff identification badges.

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Pennyburn waste collection

Irvine Housing Association, in partnership with the Pennyburn Tenants and Residents Association, recently provided skips in the Pennyburn area for residents to dispose of rubbish.

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Keeping Warm this Winter


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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