08 March 2017
Following our recent rent consultation and the decision by tenants to introduce a garden Tidy Scheme I am pleased today to launch the Association’s Garden Tidy Scheme.
02 March 2017
In June 2016 Cloch Housing Association launched our FACE project (Focus on Achieving Customer Excellence), this was the beginning of our journey into exploring new and improved ways to deliver our services to our customers.
23 February 2017
(Temporary 12 Month Contract)
(Hours of Work 35 per week: Monday - Wednesday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday 9am – 4pm)
Grade 7 (Points 22-25) : £30,714 - £33,726
20 February 2017
We are looking for two Voluntary Members to join our Board of Management. Our Board are keen to attract local people who have an interest in improving the lives of local tenants, owners and other customers and who may have skills in finance, social housing, human resources or social care. We would be particularly keen to hear from tenants, owners and anyone else who uses our services.
10 February 2017
Over 200 customers of Cloch Housing Association, their children and grandchildren attended a private screening of the latest animated blockbuster, “Sing”, all in the name of Cloch’s latest initiative, FACE. The event took place at Greenock’s Waterfront Cinema in the centre of the town and filled two of their cinema halls.
10 February 2017
The Association has received reports of Bogus Callers operating in the Inverclyde area and in particular the Aberfoyle Area. Some have claimed to be working for local housing associations in conjunction with ongoing improvement works, energy companies or the council. Anyone working on behalf of Cloch should carry an authorisation letter issued by Cloch at all times and we are happy for you to call us to check if it is a genuine caller on 01475 783637.
22 December 2016
Our office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year. We will close on Friday 23rd December at 4:00PM and will reopen on Thursday 5th January 2017 at 9:00AM. Should you need to contact us for an emergency repair you can contact our out of hours emergency repairs service provided by Beild Response 24 on 0800 783 7937.
NOTE: This will put you through to Bield Response 24 who will be the first point of call for reporting emergency repairs when the office is closed.
22 December 2016
Cloch Housing Association is pleased to announce our first procurement strategy which covers the period from 1st January 2017 to 31st March 2018.
21 December 2016
Make your views count and have the chance to win a £50 Shopping Voucher!
13 December 2016
As part of our drive to meet and talk toour customers, we held our Christmas Fair in the Auchmountain Halls inMaukinhill. This was a great success. We had over 100 customers from the EastEnd of Greenock attending.
13 December 2016
Just under £1 Million of work was carried out in 2016 to install Combi-Boilers and Heating systems at MacGilliveray Avenue, Leitch Street, MacGregor Road and MacGowan Way. The project also saw the houses connected to the national grid for their electricity and the gas supply installed and connected to a new gas supply network. The work was completed on time and with great success. This replaced the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system that was installed when the houses were built in 2003. The old CHP system was proving inconsistent in its performance. The new heating systems mean tenants are in warm, energy efficient homes.
28 November 2016
Cloch Housing Association has just started external upgrade works to 36 flats in Aberfoyle Road Greenock in conjunction with Everwarm. The total cost of the project is in the region of £1 Million. The refurbishment of the three blocks of flats mainly involves insulation improvements, including the rendering and re-roofing of the 3 blocks of flats and will enhance the overall appearance of the buildings including close painting and new bin storage areas and improved drying greens, as well as external doors and ramps. The contract architect/design team is ECD Architects
28 October 2016
A meeting will be held for Aberfoyle Road residents to discuss the works projected works to be carried out on 1, 15 & 18 Aberfoyle Road. This meeting will be held on 3rd November 2016 at Auchmountain Hall, Burnhead Street from 4:45PM until 6:15PM. For further details please contact our office on 01475 783637.
27 October 2016
Cloch staff have hiked, ran through mud, worn their jeans to work and pink wigs, all in the name of fundraising this summer and autumn. All this activity means they went on to raise over £7000 for a variety of Charities close to their hearts.
05 October 2016
Cloch Housing Association has appointed a new Chair after its successful 48th AGM. The new Chair, Julianne Scarlett, has been on the Board for 3 years and takes over from Monica Sheekey who stepped down from the post this year after 4 years at the helm. Monica is now Vice-Chair. Julianne is looking forward to steering Cloch through another successful and busy year. Along with the Chair and Vice Chair, the new secretary appointed is Alison Greenhill.
19 July 2016
Take part for a chance to win £25 Tesco Voucher
18 April 2016
Cloch Housing Association (CHA) is reviewing its Arrears and Legal Action Policies and would like to hear the views of customers in relation to the draft policies and feedback on the proposed policies:
· Rent Arrears Policy
24 March 2016
It's that time of year again when all you green-fingered gardeners get to show off your handy work by entering our annual gardening competition.
21 March 2016
Cloch Housing Association was saddened to learn that its former Director, Mairi Brown passed away suddenly on 7th March 2016 at the age of 65. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Mairi led Cloch for 13 years before moving to East Kilbride Housing Association in 1999.
18 February 2016
The Government have announced that people who start new tenancies in social housing from April 2016 will have their Housing Benefit capped to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates (the amount payable to people who rent from private landlords) from April 2018. This means that the government will apply the relevant Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates as a maximum level for Housing Benefit payments in the social rented sector (including the Shared Accommodation Rate for single claimants aged under 35, pension age tenants and supported accommodation).
17 February 2016
As you may be aware ISS Landscaping services have been in preparation for the forthcoming 2016/2017 season.
Following feedback from residents we are now publishing the program on our website to ensure that residents will be aware of when they can expect the contractors in their area and also what they will be doing when they are, as they won’t carry out the same work schedule on each visit.
We have had several meetings with ISS and our own Clerk of Works and have agreed how the contract will be managed going forward, to ensure that performance improvement and resident satisfaction increases.
09 February 2016
From the 15th February for up to 4 weeks Cloch HA have engaged Akzo Nobel to carry out surveys of the housing stock in relation to the condition of the paintwork of our properties.
21 January 2016
Following an extensive business planning and budget setting process, the Association has announced that rents are to rise by 1.3% for the financial year commencing 1st April 2016.
22 December 2015
Make your views count and have the chance to win a £50 Shopping Voucher!
Over the next few months the Association will consider proposals for the rent levels to be charged in 2016/2017 (from 1 April 2016).
03 December 2015
Details of our summer newsletter winners, garden competition winners and Annual General Meeting prize draw winners were announced in our winter newsletter.
27 November 2015
Over the next few months, we are undertaking a Tenant Satisfaction Survey. It is your chance to tell us what you think Cloch does well, where we are not doing so well and where you think we need to improve our services to you.
26 November 2015
As part of the ongoing Planned and Cyclical Maintenance commitment from Cloch Housing Association the following properties have been identified for painting in the 2015 program.
04 November 2015
We know budgets can be tight, especially at this time of year, but please don't be tempted to skip a rent payment and risk losing your home.
30 October 2015
The Inverclyde Common Housing Register would like to thank all of our applicants for their patience during this period of change. If you have completed an online application we aim process this within 10 working days. You will then receive an e-mail to advise that you are able to bid for properties on our new website, www.inverclydechr.org.uk
04 August 2015
We are appealing for nominations for our first annual Superhero Neighbour Awards which recognise the unsung champions making a difference in our communities.
22 July 2015
Cloch Housing Association is calling on superheroes to fly into Lady Octavia Sports Centre on 13th August 2015 to take part in our Super Summer Gala Day.
30 June 2015
Cloch Housing Association is reviewing our policy and approaches to Equalities and Diversity. We are bringing our policy into line with the most recent legislation and recognising the nine protected characteristics covered in the 2010 Equalities Act.
25 June 2015
The Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with Poverty Alliance, is pleased to announce that Cloch Housing Association has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.
11 June 2015
Cloch Housing Association is continually striving to improve the service we provide our customers. With this in mind, we recently invested in an upgrade to our website to allow our customers to access, with ease, their accounts with the Association.
21 May 2015
Information for tenants in Weir St / Leitch St Combined Heat and Power scheme about the availability of Power Cards over the long weekend.
01 May 2015
Cloch are delighted to announce our new partnership with Inverclyde Radio which will see both partners work jointly on on projects of mutual benefit.
28 April 2015
The Inverclyde Common Housing Register (ICHR) is reviewing its Allocations Policy and would like to hear the views of customers in relation to the draft policy and feedback on the proposed changes.
02 April 2015
Cloch Housing Association has lost a dear friend and valued colleague. Andrew Cassels, our Senior Maintenance Officer was involved in a fatal road accident on Saturday 28th March 2015.
09 March 2015
Due to a problem with the "Out of Hours" number (0141-848-6262), Mears have issued a temporary contact number until further notice this will be (01236-793371).
23 February 2015
Earlier this year we advised our residents served by the (Combined Heat & Power) CHP system that Cloch had agreed to replace the existing problematic and unreliable system with individual energy efficient gas combi boilers within each home. This would also require that a brand new gas and electricity supply network would also be installed. We are delighted to announce that our Committee granted approval in November to award the contract of replacing the CHP system at MacGillivary Avenue/ Leitch St estate following a recent procurement exercise.
12 February 2015
Cloch Housing Association has joined forces with the UK's fastest growing exchange provider.
30 January 2015
Information relating to upcoming works here at Cloch.
21 January 2015
Following an extensive business planning and budget setting process, the Association has announced that rents are to rise by 2.3% for the financial year commencing 1st April 2015; this is the equivalent of the inflationary RPI rate for September 2014.
20 January 2015
The Association has been working with our software supplier and other partners to organise a web portal that will allow our tenants to get access to some of the information we hold on rent accounts and repairs. The system allows tenants to be able to access their rent account to check their rent balance, and also look at the status of repairs that have been reported for their home.
16 January 2015
Cloch Housing Association has announced that plans are underway to completely overhaul the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System which serves homes in Leitch Street, MacGillivary Avenue, McGregor Road, McGowan Way, and Alpine Grove.
23 December 2014
We are advising all residents in the Weir Street / Leitch Street CHP estate to make sure that they have enough power cards to cover this period.
23 December 2014
Cloch Housing Association is considering proposals for the rent levels to be charged in 2015/2016 (from 1 April 2015).
17 December 2014
For residents of MacGillivary Ave/MacGregor Rd/MacGowan Way/Alpine Grove/Leitch St please follow the link for emergency repairs reporting relating to the CHP system over the Christmas period.
14 November 2014
Tenants of Cloch Housing Association are being invited to give their views on two key policies that the Association is currently reviewing and would like customer’s feedback on the proposed changes.
17 September 2014
Cloch HA has today released its first Annual Report on the Charter Report Card. The report which forms part of the Association's Annual Report for 2013/2014 details how the Association has performed in key areas during the last year in comparison to the national average.
29 August 2014
The Scottish Housing Regulator has today released the first Landlord Reports for every Scottish social landlord. It has also made available a new national online comparison tool. This gives tenants and landlords a wider range of accessible performance information than ever before.
20 June 2014
One of our values at Cloch Housing Association is Customer Focus – and when developing and providing our services it is important that our customers’ needs come first. We have listened to local residents and our customers and considered whether our opening hours were sufficient in providing the level of service which we want to be known for. This has resulted in opening our doors and turning the phones on from 9am every morning and keeping it that way till 5pm – the only variations to that is on a Thursday when we remain open to 6pm and on Fridays when we close at 4pm.
29 May 2014
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
08 May 2014
The Scottish Housing Regulator has confirmed that they will reduce their level of engagement with Cloch Housing Association from "medium" to "low risk".
12 April 2014
Tenants of Cloch Housing Association are being invited to give their views on three key policies that the Association is currently reviewing and would like customer’s feedback on the proposed changes.
04 April 2014
Cloch Housing Association has issued a Factoring Service Satisfaction Survey to all owner-occupiers who receive a factoring service from us.
04 March 2014
There has been much inaccurate speculation in the local and national press recently that the “Bedroom Tax” has been abolished.
This is not the case and the Social Sector Size Criteria or “Bedroom Tax” remains in place as part of the Welfare Reform Act 2012.
18 December 2013
The Association is considering proposals for the rent levels to be charged in 2014/2015 (from 1 April 2014).
The Association has a legal duty to consult and involve tenants in how these proposals are reached. The link to the information leaflet below outlines what your rent and service charges pay for and what the expected proposals for the increase are.
04 October 2013
Inverclyde Council is looking to obtain views from local residents on the accessibility of their neighbourhood.
15 May 2013
Regulator publishes new guide for tenants and service users
01 April 2013
28 March 2013
James Frew Gas-Sure will be our Gas Maintenance Contractor from the 1st April 2013 contact number is 01294468113
10 December 2012
Over the next few months the Association will consider proposals for the rent levels to be charged in 2013/2014 (from 1 April 2013).
01 October 2012
The association tries to deliver a good service to all our customers, but we do accept that at times things can go wrong. We have recently reviewed our procedure for handling complaints.
17 August 2012
You Said – “I’d Like You to Open at Lunchtime”
So We Have – Agreed that Cloch’s office will be open to the public at lunchtime from 4th September 2012
31 July 2012
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is asking for your views on its proposed report to tenants on their landlord’s performance on the indicators for the Scottish Government’s Social Housing Charter.
21 February 2012
Cloch considering proposals to form a Constitutional Partnership with Oak Tree Housing Association.
10 January 2012
Cloch Housing Association, Oak Tree Housing Association and River Clyde Homes have created a common housing register for available housing in the Inverclyde area.
11 November 2011
The Association has produced the following draft polices and is looking for your views: -
Unacceptable Actions Policy
Claims and Compensation Policy
06 November 2011
Cloch HA Suspends New Housing Applications in Preparation for Common Housing Register
Important information for Housing Applicants.
25 October 2011
Invitation To Information Event For The New Joint Allocations Policy
12 August 2011
Proposals for Joint working On Allocations In Inverclyde
11 August 2011
04 December 2015