Subjects: Energy issues
Heating our homes, reducing bills, creating new jobs - and saving the planet
By Jacqueline McLaren
Councillor for the Canal Ward
This week I had the privilege to attend a COP26 event here in the North of Glasgow, organised by our very own ng homes.
The visit was to see first-hand a newly installed District Heating System that ng homes have installed for their tenants in two tower blocks on Balgrayhill Road.
ng homes have housing stock across the North
Furniture donation made to North Glasgow primary school
ng homes partnered up with SHARE to assist with a donation of furniture to Saracen Primary School in North Glasgow.
John Devine appointed as ng homes’ new CEO as Robert Tamburrini retires
Following the recent recruitment process John Devine, former Deputy CEO (Regeneration) at ng homes, will take on the role of CEO in September 2021 as Robert Tamburrini retires after 28 years of service.
The Scottish Parliament’s Participation and Communities Team (PACT) are looking to inform the work of Committees between 2021 and 2026
PACT want to hear your views on the topics the Scottish Parliament should prioritise as Committees start working in Session 6.
Cut broadband bills in half with BT
4.6m households could take advantage of the ‘social tariff’ with BT and cut broadband bills in half
Take part in shaping the Tenant Participation Strategy
We are delighted to bring you this new updated Tenant Participation Strategy. We want our customers to be involved in designing the services they receive so that we create and deliver services that meet their needs, and our performance continually improves.
Vacancies to join ng homes Board
Interested in making North Glasgow a community where people can flourish and prosper? There are now vacancies to join ng homes' management Board.
Multi-Storey Flats to benefit from highly efficient new heating system
Tenants in 6 of the Association’s Multi-Storey blocks in Springburn will soon benefit from a new heating system which will be more environmentally friendly, energy efficient and more cost effective. This project is partially being funded by the Scottish Government and Energy Savings Trust, and the contractor carrying out the works is Easy Heat Systems Ltd. We are replacing the existing heating
Barclays support North Glasgow through the Pandemic
Barclays give a welcomed boost to North Glasgow with a funding award of £100,000 to support the community through the pandemic.
ng homes were chosen by a selection committee from Barclays for the meaningful work they are doing in supporting the immediate needs of people in communities, including low income families, those facing financial hardship, isolated elderly people and key workers.
Remember remember... Safety first this 5th November!
Make safety a priority this Bonfire Night. There are no authorised Bonfire night events on across the city, due to the current government Covid-19 restrictions, but we want to highlight that the safety of our local community and front-line emergency services staff remains paramount this 5th November.
Glasgow City Council (GCC), Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue are working together,
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service publish firework and bonfire safety advice
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have published firework safety advice to keep you safe ahead of bonfire night on 5th November. With many organised public events cancelled due to Covid-19, people may be considering hosting their own fireworks display. SFRS have urged the public to follow the Government's advice, guidance and to follow social distancing. SFRS have published a fireworks code
Fire safety quiz helping you to stay safe at home
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have launched a new fire safety quiz online to help you stay safe at home.
Possilpark Traders rise to the Covid Challenge
Work has been ongoing over the past year on plans for Possilpark to become a Business Improvement District through funding and support from Scotland’s Towns Partnerships and hosted by ng homes. Driven by local traders, a steering group to take this forward has been formed with funds made available through the Scottish Government. One of the team’s early successes has been to secure funds from Glas
North Glasgow community supported by incredible Angels of the North
Do you believe in Angels? At ng homes we certainly do. During these challenging times there has been evidence of ‘Angels’ living amongst us who have been giving their time to support members of the North Glasgow community.
ng homes is dedicated to supporting North Glasgow community during Coronavirus crisis
ng homes is working hard to support vulnerable tenants and families in North Glasgow during these unprecedented times.
ng homes teams up with Manorview Hotels to challenge poverty and climate change in North Glasgow
ng homes and Manorview Hotels have come together to support members on the North Glasgow community who are finding themselves in hardship through distributing furniture and bedding from the Redhurst Hotel.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Association is taking the necessary steps and precautions to try minimise the risk to our customers and staff.
Our offices are now closed and we are only dealing with life and limb emergencies. This is in line with recent UK and Scottish Government advice on the COVID-19 outbreak.
We aim to provide our customers with the best service possible, but please
ng homes supports Challenge Poverty Week
As Challenge Poverty Week is underway it is time for us all to reflect on this issue which continues to be a growing problem within Scotland.
A number of years ago ng homes signed a Charter to Challenge Poverty along with other Housing Associations, with the aim to take action on areas to alleviate the impact of poverty on people’s lives, opportunities and health and wellbeing.
Age Scotland and Paul Sweeney MP urges local residents to claim Pension Credit and Housing Benefit now before UK Government changes rules
Age Scotland and Paul Sweeney MP are urging anyone who may be entitled to claim benefits to call the Age Scotland helpline on 0800 12 44 222 for a free benefit and entitlements check before the Government changes the rules on 15th May.