Barrhead Housing’s Vision:
Welcome to Barrhead Housing
‘We believe that everyone deserves to live in a secure, good quality, well-maintained home within communities that are safe, supported and inclusive’.
We deliver secure homes by providing good quality, affordable, well maintained rented housing to people with a need to be housed. Our qualified staff team provide dedicated personal customer focused services locally from our office in the Main Street in Barrhead. We are committed to continuous improvement.
Barrhead Housing is a key provider of social rented housing in East Renfrewshire. Founded in 1986, we are a community based and community led housing association providing housing throughout East Renfrewshire and operating mainly in Barrhead, Neilston, Thornliebank and Newton Mearns. We were registered as a Scottish charity in 2004 (Reg No. SC 036265).
We are a registered social landlord with the Scottish Housing Regulator (HCB70), registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (Ref No. 2229R(S)) and also a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
What more can we do to support low income tenants facing unpayable bills?
At our AGM held on 6 September 2022, Deborah Hay from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation gave an interesting presentation in relation to “What more can we do to support low income tenants facing unpayable bills?”. You can find a copy of the presentation here JRF Presentation to Barrhead HA AGM 06.09.22
From June 2022, we opened the office back up to our customers. We are now open Monday to Wednesday from 0900 to 1700. Please feel free to pop in, we look forward to seeing you again
Do you want to Join Us!
Do you want to have a say and help to shape the future of Barrhead Housing? Did you know you don’t have to be a tenant of Barrhead Housing to become a member? Anyone can get involved in helping to influence decision making at BHA.
You can attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, ask questions, vote in elections to the Governing Board, and apply to join the Board based on your skills and experience. Membership is open to all tenants and anyone over 16 who has an interest in our work. We want our membership to reflect our communities and particularly welcome applications from tenants, BME community members, disabled people and any others that are underrepresented. There is a nominal fee of £1 for membership. To find out more please email Iain MacLean on email@example.com and Iain will be happy to arrange to speak with you and provide further information
Equality Diversity and Inclusion Vision
At Barrhead Housing, we are committed to keeping equality and diversity principles and kindness at the heart of all the decisions we make as a business.
We respect and highly value individual differences. Everybody is different and we aim to understand, value, respect and celebrate differences; to enable all customers and colleagues to contribute and realise their full potential, to make Barrhead Housing a safe open working environment and to ensure that we provide an excellent service for all people.
We are committed to ensuring that all of our colleagues and customers enjoy the same opportunities and receive excellent services. We will proactively aim to design our services and ways of working so that everyone can participate and feel like they belong.
All of our customers and colleagues are equally important, however we recognise that everyone has different needs which we respect and aim to meet through different services and engagement.
We will work to ensure that no individual or group experiences unlawful discrimination in the provision of our services, in recruitment or in any of our actions. To do this we will challenge our ways of working and thinking to aim to identify and remove potential barriers, through learning and development, through our service design and delivery, and in our day to day work.
For our customers, one of the key barriers to equality can be in relation to poverty and deprivation. Poverty and deprivation leads to inequalities in health, employment opportunities and life chances. As community housing association we understand that we play an important role in the alleviation of hardship and we are committed to using our services and our wider influence to reduce inequalities.
We will not tolerate less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender, gender reassignment, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, responsibility for dependents, trade union or political activities, criminal record, place of residence, religion, faith or other beliefs, health status or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.
We aim to reach out to seek input from those who are seldom heard, to see things from other perspectives, to listen, understand, design, act and learn. In everything we do, we work with our values:
- Respectful – we are honest, trustworthy and reliable
- Adaptable – we are flexible and react to change
- Dedicated – we care about our purpose
- Aspirational – we are forward thinking and committed to improvement
- Responsive – we are efficient and accountable.