Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting to be held on 9 September 2020 at 5.30pm We are holding our AGM in a different way this year. We also have a Special General Meeting to adopt the new model rules.
Newsletter Summer 2020 The Association has pulled together lots of information and you can read it all in our latest newsletter.
12 Aug Smoke & Heat Detector Installation restarts Monday 17th August 2020 From Monday the 17th August the Planned Investment team will be restarting the contract works to install new smoke and heat detectors in all properties, as well as routine inspections of the electrical systems in 580 homes.
29 Jul Public Holiday 31st July-3rd August Our telephone and email service will be unavailable on Friday 31st July and Monday 3rd August 2020 for the Public Holiday. If you require an emergency repair during this time please call our office on 0141 887 4053 to be transferred to our emergency call out team.
08 Jun Bulk Uplift Service Resumes From Monday 15 June we will resuming our bulk uplift service. If you would like to request an uplift please call the Association on: 0141 887 4053 and select Optoin 1 or Email your request to email@example.com
03 Jun Ferguslie Essentails Fund Now Available The Association has been successful in getting Scottish Government funding to introduce a Covid-19 help scheme called the Ferguslie Essentials Fund. The scheme is open to all residents of Ferguslie, not just tenants of the Association, who may be struggling to meet the costs of some household items. Please telephone 0141 887 4053 and choose option 1, 2 or 3 on your telephone keypad to speak to a member of staff or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
28 May Ferguslie Residents Free Counselling Service Free counselling service on offer for the residents of Ferguslie Park.
21 May Public Holiday 22-25th May 2020 Our telephone and email service will be unavailable on Friday 22nd May and Monday 25th May 2020 for the Public Holiday. If you require an emergency repair during this time please call our office on 0141 887 4053 to be transferred to our emergency call out team.
04 May Public Holiday 8th May 2020 Our telephone and email service will be unavailable on Friday 8th May 2020 for the VE Day Public Holiday. If you require an emergency repair during this time please call our office on 0141 887 4053 to be transferred to our emergency call out team.
22 Apr Welfare Rights Service Money Worries and Coronavirus Despite our office being closed our Welfare Rights team are still available to help any tenants with any money worries and concerns. Please do not hesitate in contacting us to have a confidential chat.
21 Apr Ground Maintenance in Common Areas The Association has postponed the start of grass cutting works due to the issues surrounding coronavirus. However we have worked closely with our contractor, Caledonian Maintenance Services, and will restart the cutting of common areas that we are responsible for looking after.
15 Apr Support for those at high COVID-19 risk A new national helpline opened 14th April 2020 to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.
15 Apr Universal Credit Verification - DWP number may appear as "0800" "private" "number withheld" If you have made a claim for Universal Credit please be aware that the DWP will contact you to verify your claim. DWP number may appear as 0800 number, ‘private’ or ‘number withheld’. The DWP will let you know via your online journal that they intend to call you soon, it is important that you answer the DWP call to process your Universal Credit claim.
09 Apr Public Holiday Friday 10th & Monday 13th April 2020 Our telephone and email service will be unavailable on Friday 10th April & Monday 13th April 2020 for the Easter Public Holiday. If you require an emergency repair during this time please call our office on 0141 887 4053 to be transferred to our emergency call out team. Have a lovely Easter from all at Ferguslie Park Housing Association.
06 Apr Support for victims of domestic violence during COVID-19 outbreak Grants from the Scottish Government’s £350 million Communities Fund have been made to Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland.
03 Apr Newsletter Spring 2020 Tenants will receive a hard copy of this newsletter next week. If you have any questions please call the Association and a member of staff will be available to speak to you. 0141 887 4053.
01 Apr Government Advice Issued for Tenants & Landlords Regarding Rent & Arrears During COVID19 The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have issued guidance publication to tenants and landlords in relation to rent payment, arrears management and property access during the COVID19 outbreak.
01 Apr Government Advice Issued for Tenants & Landlords Regarding Property Access & Health & Safety During COIVD19 The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have issued guidance publication to tenants and landlords in relation to rent payment, arrears management and property access during the COVID19 outbreak.
25 Mar Be Vigilant of Coronavirus Scams Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams. Visit www.FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk for more information.
25 Mar Adult Support & Protection For People Self-Isolating Adult Protection Renfrewshire Advice Services: Adult Services Referral Team 0300 300 1380. If you are worried about a child call 0300 300 1199 In an emergency call 999
25 Mar Universal Credit Rent Update Reminder Reminder to our tenants who are in receipt of Universal Credit: If you have not already done so, please update your journal with your new rent charge which came into effect on 16th March 2020. Please contact your Housing Services Officer if you require information on your rent and/or service charges.
24 Mar Financial Difficulties due to COVID 19 - DWP Advice The following link will provide you with more information on what to do if you are find yourself in financial difficulties, which could lead to problems paying your rent, due to COVID -19 : https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/
23 Mar Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Update at 23rd March 2020 at 16:00 Our office continues to be closed following advice provided by the Government. This is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or any other symptoms which could be transferred to people in the health risk categories. Our staff can still be contacted by telephone during office hours on 0141 887 4053.
17 Mar Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information as at 17th March 2020 at 14:15 Following the advice given by the Government on the 16th March 2020, the Association has reluctantly taken the decision to close our office to visitors. This is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or any other symptoms which could be transferred to people in the health risk categories. The Association can be contacted by telephone on 0141 887 4053 as normal where staff will be available to take your call. Our office hours for telephone calls remains the same as 9.00am to 5pm.
16 Mar New Rent Charge Effective Today - Please update your Universal Credit Tenants in receipt of Universal Credit: your new rent charge has come into effect today. Please update your Universal Credit Journal with your new rent charge. If you do not update your new rent charge in your journal your full housing costs will no longer be paid by Universal Credit and you will be responsible to pay the shortfall on your rent. If your require any assistance in doing so please do not hesitate to contact your Housing Services Officer or our Welfare Rights Service.
13 Mar Coronavirus (COVID – 19) The Association is paying close attention to advice given by the Government and the NHS and we are continuing to deliver services as normal. If you are worried or have questions about Coronavirus advice and assistance is available from the Government, click on the following link for more information: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus#overview .
12 Mar No Substitute for Life - RAMH Football Tournament RAMH are looking for organisations to sign up to their charity football tournament.
09 Mar Dolly Parton Imagination Library Free books for children from birth to age 5 with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, just sign up and your child will receive a free book every month.
31 Jan Healthy Working Lives Bronze Award Achievement We have achieved the Healthy Working Lives Bronze Award
16 Jan Available Now- Allocation Consultation Report! The responses from our Allocation Consultation Survey is now available.
07 Jan Rent Consultation 2019 Ferguslie Park Housing Association are proposing to increase rents by 1% for the year 2020- 2021 and want to hear your feedback.
03 Dec New Telephone System We have installed a new telephone system which makes it easier to get through to the correct department. . Our main switchboard number is still the same (0141 887 4053).
27 Nov Scottish Housing Regulator letter The SHR have published a guide for tenants and service users on how they regulate.
13 Nov NEW Allocation Policy Ferguslie Park Housing Association are introducing a new way of allocating houses from April 2020. Our new policy is a fairer way to allocate our houses to our existing and prospective customers. See our short video that gives a simple overview of the changes.
12 Nov Renfrewshire Employability Service Renfrewshire Employability Scheme is available to local residents.
04 Nov Autumn Newsletter October 2019 Our Autumn Newsletter has been published and sent out to all tenants with our Annual Report. The Scottish Housing Regulator's Landlord Report for Ferguslie Park Housing Association is incorporated into this newsletter. Also in this newsletter is information on Universal Credit Sanctions.
07 Oct Interested in Tenant Participation? Get Involved! We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to be part of a Scottish Government backed scheme which will help us to develop a new Tenant Participation Strategy for the Association. The ‘Next Steps’ programme will help us review, improve and develop our tenant participation and tenant scrutiny arrangements, and develop an action plan for doing so. Tenants are at the heart of the Next Steps programme, and we want you to be involved.
26 Sep Home Owners Support Fund If you are an owner occupier and at risk of having your home repossessed, the Home Owners' Support Fund may be able to help you. Visit https://www.mygov.scot/home-owners-support-fund/ for more information on how the scheme works.
12 Aug FLAIR Community Engagement Read about FLAIR's community engagement across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire
05 Aug Best Start Grant If you have a child who is starting school this year you may be entitled to £250.
15 May Allocation Policy - Let Us Hear Your Views Over the last few months we have been asking for your views on how we allocate our properties, and using the feedback we received we have developed a new Draft Allocations Policy. Our Board approved a first draft for further consultation and we want to hear your views on this. Please click on the link below to complete a survey about our allocations policy: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D83VX6
09 May Final Intervention Report at Ferguslie Park Housing Association The Scottish Housing Regulator has published its final report into its intervention at Ferguslie Park Housing Association.
02 Apr Scottish Housing Regulator - FPHA Engagement Plan On the 1st of April 2019 the Scottish Housing Regulator published an engagement plan for every housing association. Ferguslie Park Housing Association has a new engagement plan which can be found in our document library or by visiting the regulators website.
14 Feb Scottish Housing News Article Ferguslie Park Investment in its stock Please click on the news article heading find out more about our 1.5 Million Pound investment in our stock
30 Oct FPHA Annual Report 2018 Our 2017/18 Annual Report has now been published and will be with tenants over the next few days. You will find this in the Document Library
Tenants rights will be changed by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 All tenants have been notified by post of the changes in legislation to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.
01 Oct Statutory Intervention ends for FPHA Statutory Intervention ends for FPHA
30 Mar New Kitchens & Bathrooms