Welcome to Dunbritton Housing Association

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Dunbritton Housing Association and welcome to our website.

Our website will be able to provide you with vital information whether you are an existing tenant, potential tenant interested in applying to join the waiting list, sharing owner, factored owner, a person interested in what we do or a company providing services.

 

Dunbritton Housing Association has a clear vision and purpose which is as follows:

Our Vision

‘Dunbritton Housing Association’s Vision for our area is a thriving, diverse, healthy and safe community with amenities that enhance quality of life.’


Our Purpose

Dunbritton Housing Association’s Purpose is to:

 Provide good quality housing and services that are affordable and accessible to all
 Support the physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration of communities in our area
 Enhance quality of life in diverse communities that are safe, sustainable and attractive
 Work with our customers, staff and partners to achieve our Vision

 

Our Values

Values underpin the way we behave and work.

In pursuing our vision & purpose, the following values are at the heart of everything we do:

 We are a responsible & caring social landlord & employer
 We are open & accountable for everything that we do
 We are pro-active & innovative in dealing with opportunities & problems
 We are honest, approachable & reliable
 We are respectful and will give fair treatment to everyone
 We listen to & learn from our customers
 

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Latest News

CONSULTATION ON TENANTS’ REPORT ON THE CHARTER
25/08/2014

We recently invited all of our tenants to comment on which of the Indicators relating to the Scottish Social Housing Charter they wished to see included within our Tenants’ Report on the Charter.

We would like to thank of our tenants who took the time to return the survey sheet or to attend the Tenant Consultation Group meeting that we held on Monday, 11th August.

Your comments and views have been welcomed and taken into account in relation to determining the range of Indicators to be included in the Report, which will be launched at our AGM on Wednesday 17th September.

It is not too late if you still wish to return your survey form to us. This can be done by returning it in the envelope provided or you can send us your comments to admin@dunbritton.org.uk.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE UNDER OCCUPANCY CHARGE (BEDROOM TAX)
25/08/2014

Argyll and Bute Council has decided to award Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) to all under occupancy cases irrespective of any consideration of financial hardship.   This will be backdated to 1st April 2014.   Anyone affected by under-occupancy who has already applied for DHP but has been refused will now get this without having to re-apply.   

 If you haven’t yet applied, the Council has designed a new simplified form for this purpose for you to complete or you can simply telephone their Benefits Enquiry Line on 01546 605512 and do this over the phone.   A copy of this form can be found on this website for you to print off, under 'Document Library' then 'Applications and Forms Dunbritton' and it is named 'Argyll and Bute Council new DHP form.'

You will need to quote your Benefit Claim Number and your name and address.   By law the Council need an application to be made, but they are trying to make this as simple as possible. 

This change is because of the plan to remove the cap on DHP's by UK and Scottish Government and the resources being made available from Scottish Government for this purpose.   At present this just applies to the 2014/15 financial year as it is not yet known what funding will be made available for 2015/16. 

The Council website is being updated with these new details and tenants will also be able to complete the form online.     

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.