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Festive Closure Dates

08/12/2022

We will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 23 December 2022 and will reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

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Fixing for a Future

08/12/2022

Coming up in early 2023, Fixing for a Future will be delivering fantastic free workshops in repair skills at venues across East Lothian.

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DWP Benefit Update

08/12/2022

The Government is increasing benefits in line with inflation by 10.1%.

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Add Your Voice, Help Improve Services

08/12/2022

Would you like to help improve social landlord services in Scotland? Add your voice to the National Panel of Tenants and Service Users!

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Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst!

08/12/2022

If the worst happened and you had a fire, flood or other disaster how would you replace your belongings?

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Coming Soon to These Homes – Homes for Life Properties!

14/11/2022

We are pleased to tell you that our neighbours, Homes for Life Housing Partnership, will be joining us on These Homes later this year

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Benefit Update for Parents

14/11/2022

If you have a child, you will shortly receive an increase in some payments.

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Energy Help Vouchers

14/11/2022

Make sure to claim your £66 prepayment voucher.

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Understanding Your Energy Bills

14/11/2022

It’s more important than ever that everyone understands tariffs, bills and energy usage.

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14/11/2022

We worked with Lammermuir Larger to provide electric blankets to some of our older tenants.

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

14/11/2022

Our Healthy Happy Staff Group held a MacMillan Coffee Morning on the 1st of November

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National Panel of Tenants and Service Users

14/11/2022

The Scottish Housing Regulator set up the Panel in 2013 as one way to effectively engage with tenants and other service users.

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Tenant Satisfaction Survey

25/10/2022

Every three years we carry out a large survey of our tenants. This is both a requirement for compliance with the Scottish Social Housing Charter, and an opportunity to identify any area of our business where we need to improve.

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting

25/10/2022

Our AGM was held on Thursday 29 September 2022 at The Maitlandfield Hotel, Haddington.

New Staff & New Duties

25/10/2022

Welcome to new staff, and notice that some staff may be changing duties

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£400 Energy Payment Scam

25/10/2022

Please watch out for a text message claiming to be from the Government, inviting you to apply for £400 discount from the Energy Support Scheme. It's a scam!

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New Annual Servicing Contract

05/10/2022

We have appointed Grange Energy to carry out annual inspections of the ground source heating systems.

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Transfers – What to Expect #BeforeYouApply

30/09/2022

With many of our tenants now qualifying for priority for a move, we thought this would be a good time to talk about transfers, how they work, and what you can expect.

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Making Changes to Your Home

30/09/2022

Just a wee reminder that if you make changes to your home without our permission, you may need to undo them when you move out, or we may need to charge you for the work on your behalf.

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Energy Price Cap Calculator

30/09/2022

With the new price cap confirmed from 1 October, Money Saving Expert have produced a handy energy price calculator, which can estimate what your bills may be in the future.

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Are You On Legacy Benefits?

30/09/2022

If you are under retirement age and receive legacy benefits, you may be better off on Universal Credit.

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Are You Eligible for Pension Credits?

30/09/2022

If you are of State Pension age, and your total weekly income is below £182.60 for a single person or £278.70 for a couple, then you may be eligible for Pension Credits.

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Assurance Statement

30/09/2022

Our 2022 Assurance Statement is ready to download

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Energy Prices – Future Increases

19/08/2022

You may have read in the news that Ofgem predict that domestic energy bills will rise faster this winter than previously forecast.

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Adult Disability Payment from Social Security Scotland

19/08/2022

The new Adult Disability Payment (ADP) from Social Security Scotland will be available for people living in Scotland from 29 August.

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Warm Home Discounts

19/08/2022

You may have heard that the Warm Home Discount is to be awarded automatically this year and you do not need to apply. This is for England and Wales only.

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Help to Save

19/08/2022

Help to Save is a savings account for anyone eligible for Working Tax Credit or on Universal Credit.

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#BeforeYouApply

28/06/2022

For those of you not following our Facebook page (and you should, as we post a lot of helpful information on there), we’re currently running the #BeforeYouApply campaign.

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Cost of Living Payments

28/06/2022

The Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) have announced payments to be made during 2022/23

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School Age Payments

28/06/2022

Social Security Scotland’s School Age Payment is now open for applications for children born between 1 March 2017 and 28 Feb 2018.

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Performance 365

28/06/2022

Our 2021/22 figures and our summary leaflet are now available on our Performance 365 microsite.

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Congratulations!

28/06/2022

Congratulations to staff who have recently achieved professional qualifications

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Occasionally Asked Questions

28/06/2022

A bit like a FAQ, but less frequent

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2022-23 Consultation Calendar

28/06/2022

The consultations coming up in 2022-23

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Home Energy Advice

31/05/2022

East Lothian Council have produced a fantastic leaflet with information for East Lothian residents concerned about rising energy costs.

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New Staff

31/05/2022

Not one but two of our long-serving Housing staff recently retired, so we now have a new Housing Assistant, Bimal and a Senior Housing Assistant, Lisa.

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TIG Panel

31/05/2022

We had to bid a fond farewell to two of our long-standing TIG-Panel members, Rebekah Gronowski from Tranent and Heather Shaw from Haddington.

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Engagement Plan

31/05/2022

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), which regulates social housing in Scotland, has published its Engagement Plans for the coming financial year.

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Complaints and Significant Performance Failures

31/05/2022

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has published three updated factsheets for tenants and social landlords about complaints and significant performance failures.

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Interlinked Smoke Alarms – Information for Sharing Owners

29/03/2022

New legislation requiring every home in Scotland to have interlinked smoke alarms came into effect on 1 February.

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Information for the Parents of Teenagers

29/03/2022

Some more helpful information from Anne on Benefits for young people and their families.

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Tips from Anne - Budgeting

29/03/2022

Anne is always available to help with budgeting, claiming benefit, getting the best deal on your energy and so much more.

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New Build Update

29/03/2022

We’ve had several requests for a new build update through the ‘Suggest a Newsletter Article’ button on elha.com and My Home, and it’s a topic frequently raised on our Facebook page.

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Planned Maintenance Calendar

29/03/2022

All planned maintenance is subject to change, this calendar includes estimated start times only. Tenants will be contacted prior to any work being carried out.

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Right to Repair and Alternative Contractors

29/03/2022

The Right to Repair Scheme ensures that Housing Association tenants receive a good repair service for important repairs.

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Homes for Ukraine

29/03/2022

Thousands of people have registered their interest in the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme which allows people to take in refugees fleeing the war.

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We stand with Ukraine ...and with our tenants

14/03/2022

The events in Ukraine are heartbreaking for all of us to watch.

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Rent Increase Consultation – Headline Results

02/03/2022

While no one likes a rent increase, we’re glad so many tenants read through the consultation document and gave us an informed response.

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

02/03/2022

Thank you to the 345 tenants (a 26% response rate) who took the time to respond to Captain Discount's 2022 Rent Increase Consultation. We’ll have the results up on the consultation microsite as soon as possible, watch this space.

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Rising Energy Prices

02/03/2022

With the news that the energy price cap is being removed from 1 April, we can expect gas and electricity prices to increase significantly.

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Help So Far

02/03/2022

Good news from Anne – so far we have been able to help around 20 tenants receive a £50 grant towards their heating costs

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2022 Rent Increase - Have Your Say

19/01/2022

The Quest continues! Captain Discount is proposing to zap inflation by 2% and our Rent Discounts can reduce your rent even further!

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Energy Vouchers Available!

19/01/2022

We have recently accessed funding for vouchers to help tenants pay their fuel bills.

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Become a Tenant Adviser

19/01/2022

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is recruiting Tenant Advisors.

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Festive Closure Dates

20/12/2021

Our offices will be closed from 12:30pm on Friday 24 December 2021 and will reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

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New Year, New Home?

20/12/2021

Did you know that around a third of our new tenants come through Mutual Exchanges?

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Service Charges

20/12/2021

Some of our tenants receive a Service Charge in addition to paying their rent. Service Charges are costs that we pass on for extra services we provide such as stair cleaning, warden costs or factoring services.

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Updates for Families on Benefits

20/12/2021

Updates on the Child Disability Payment, Scottish Child Payment and the Family Pandemic Payment

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Winter Talkback

15/12/2021

Our Winter 2021 Talkback is now available to download

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1,000!

28/10/2020

Congratulations to Joanna Walker who became our 1,000th My Home tenant!

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Settled Status

27/02/2020

Following Brexit, there will be a transition period for EEA nationals until 31 December 2020.

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Thank you!

27/02/2020

We are thrilled that over 300 of our tenants chose to take part in this year's Rent Increase Consultation - that's almost a quarter of all tenants!

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Best Start Foods

24/02/2020

UK Government Healthy Start vouchers are stopping for families in Scotland at the end of March 2020.

The LIFT Scheme

31/01/2020

If you are a local authority or housing association tenant, you could be eligible for funding of up to 40% towards the cost of a home through the Scottish Government's LIFT scheme.

Our Assurance Statement

07/10/2019

This has now been submitted to the Scottish Housing Regulator

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Make a Stand

07/06/2019

We have signed up to make a stand against domestic abuse.

Changes to the Tenancy Agreement

01/05/2019

Some of the Housing (Scotland) Act changes to your Tenancy Agreement have now been applied.

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Gold!

02/04/2019

We have successfully renewed our Gold TPAS Accreditation

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On Universal Credit?

01/04/2019

Update with your new rent now!

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