Who we are

We provide accommodation for both families individuals with particular needs and have an ongoing development programme for new-build housing and refurbishment.

There are around 250 registered housing associations operating in Scotland.

The term "registered", when used about a housing association, indicates that it has been formally accepted by the Scottish Government as having standards and aims which are acceptable to them, and is therefore eligible for funding for the construction and improvement of housing.

We are funded by its rents and through a combination of Grant Aid from the Scottish Government and private finance raised from building societies, banks and other sources.

Where we have properties

We have homes across the Lorn area and the inner Hebridean islands, a fairly widespread area which presents many challenges in terms of providing affordable housing and ensuring the provision of a quality housing management and technical service.

Area

Number of properties

Oban

446

Mainland – Out with Oban

125

Islay, Jura, Colonsay

87

Mull, Iona, Tiree, Luing

145

 

In addition to this, we manage a further 111 properties at Dunbeg on behalf of Link.

We also:

  • provide a repairs service that is available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year;
  • carry out cyclical maintenance work on our properties;
  • upgrade properties including heating, kitchens and bathrooms;
  • carry out external improvement work and grounds maintenance;
  • provide help with benefits; and
  • provide options for other housing.