Subjects: Housing 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.
Glasgow Lord Provost thanks businesses and volunteers supporting North Glasgow community during pandemic
Glasgow Lord Provost, Philip Braat, recently visited North Glasgow to meet with some amazing businesses, groups and volunteers to say ‘Thank You’ for supporting the community throughout the pandemic.
Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries launches new cancer support phone service
A new cancer support service has launched to help people living with or beyond cancer, their family, friends or carers, and people who are bereaved.
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.
North Glasgow community welcome an afternoon tea treat
ng homes have teamed up with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), Police Scotland and local community organisations to provide and deliver afternoon teas to elderly residents and those who are shielding in the North Glasgow community.
Kind Glasgow woman donates handmade facemasks to Angels of the North
In North Glasgow we have an incredible group of volunteers who are supporting their local community. Working alongside ng homes, these ‘angels’ have been providing food parcels, preparing and delivering hot meals, helping uplift prescriptions and a whole lot more! When Briege, a young Glasgow woman, heard about this she wanted to help and got in touch with Margaret Fraser, Head of Regeneration at
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.
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 awarded Customer Service Excellence Standard
A recent review has found that ng homes continue to meet the Customer Service Excellence Standard and "have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, Customer Service Excellence."
Christmas cheer comes to Possilpark
It was a festive morning in Possilpark with carolling by the Christmas tree on Saracen Street and gift-giving elves!
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.