The Association offers a range of ways that you can participate and get involved in our activities. We operate a full customer participation and engagement policy which is available in our useful documents section.
We regularly take part in joint estate walk-abouts with the local resident groups and East Renfrewshire Council and actively inspect our neighbourhoods to take ensure improvements are made across each community.
We also attend, where we can offer help, local resident groups and work with Dunterlie Tenants Action Group, Auchenback Active, Auchenback Tenants and Resident Association, Thornliebank Tenants and Resident group, and Neilston Development Trust to name but a few.
We also hold regular Tenant Scrutiny Panel meetings with our resident participation groups and will discuss in greater detail our performance across different areas, our planned investment programmes, our rent consultations, input into the Scottish Social Housing Charter, and our budget setting process. We would encourage any of our customers to take part in these discussions by getting in touch with our Director of Customer Services.
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FUN DAY 16TH JUNE 2016 – marking 30 years working within the community, 1986-2016
Birthday celebrations got under way in June for Barrhead Housing Association who are celebrating 30 years working within the local community. Kicking off the celebrations with local radio station presenters Pulse FM and music provided by the excellent duo The Moonlighters, local residents were entertained with 80s theme music and activities all afternoon. All staff were dressed up for the day in 80s costumes. The free afternoon provided local people with a range of activities including slides, bouncy castle, beat the goalie, sumo wrestlers, face-painting and a caricaturist. For those feeling fit, you could watch a short film by peddling two bicycles, as well as join in with the rubix cube competition. 30 hidden golden tickets were found by local schoolchildren- each winner receiving a 80s themed jar of sweets. Children were able to handle owls and small birds and the Glasgow based Storytelling Village Company provided children with some entertaining and interactive funny stories. Sponsorship for the day was provided by the Association’s contractors including Cameron Cleaning, Woodstock, Totalis, Gassure, Wilson decorators and auditors Chiene + Tait. Working with Barrhead Housing Association, many of the events and preparations were also delivered by creative Glasgow based organisation, Impact Arts. Local young people training on the Creative Pathway employability project and also our Craft Café at the sheltered housing complex both helped out on the day.
Prizes were awarded to two local schools. They both entered the Association’s competition to design a 30th birthday badge. Three winners came from P4 pupils of St John’s primary school and three winners from S1 students from St Luke’s secondary school. Both schools also received a donation from the Association as a thank you for getting involved. Staff organised a swap shop with books, toys, DVDs, and clothes were offered out – local people gave a donation for each item and the Association raised nearly £50 for the local St Vincent hospice charity.
OPEN DAYs – SEPT 2014 and NOV 2015
Many of our residents attended our Open Day in St John’s church hall in September 2014 and November 2015 and were treated to some live music, dancing and a vintage tea. We also had our Impact Arts employability project offering facepainting and tattooing, showing off some of the products made at the project, and helping with the afternoon. A caricaturist provided some great images on the day too. We had two great afternoons finishing off with the great Barrhead bake off with staff, Board members and local residents contributing to the cakes on offer. Congratulations to Julie Wallace then overall winner of a delicious chocolate cake. Thanks again to everyone who took part.