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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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Universal Credit Update - Autumn Budget

24/11/2021

It was announced in the Autumn Budget that workers on Universal Credit will get a cash boost by 1 December.

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Get Ready for Winter

24/11/2021

We had a long hot summer, does this mean we’re going to have a long cold winter?

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Winter Road Maintenance

24/11/2021

While we don’t own any roads (even if we own all the homes on a street, the roads are still adopted by East Lothian Council), we want to make sure our tenants know what to expect when it comes to winter road maintenance.

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These Homes Update

24/11/2021

These Homes, our new Digital Lettings Service, went live in March this year, and we advertised our first properties in April.

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Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst!

24/11/2021

There is home contents insurance specifically designed for housing association tenants

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Health in Mind

24/11/2021

Health in Mind is a charity which promotes positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.

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Don't Switch Energy Supplier

09/11/2021

Uswitch say now is not the right time to switch

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Update on getting the Warm Home Discount

09/11/2021

Getting £140 discount off your electricity bill, or £140 credit to your prepayment meter, is not widely advertised, so you may not have heard of it. We find that many householders who are eligible for this discount have no idea it exists.

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Tips for Saving Energy

09/11/2021

There are many things you can do to reduce how much energy you use and how much is spent.

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Get Ready for the Child Disability Payment

09/11/2021

Child Disability Payment provides extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition. Child Disability Payment will replace Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland.

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Understanding Energy Bills

09/11/2021

If you’ve ever looked at your gas & electric bills and wondered what was going on, the Energy Saving Trust has a helpful new video explaining how to understand the jargon.

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Are You an Unpaid Carer?

09/11/2021

Eligible carers in Scotland will now receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement under legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament earlier this month.

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2021 Assurance Statement

07/10/2021

Our 2021 Assurance Statement is has been submitted to the Scottish Housing Regulator and is available for tenants to download.

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Did You Know…

28/09/2021

Platinum tenants have now received over £1,000 in Rent Discounts!

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The end of the £20 UC Uplift

28/09/2021

If you are concerned about the end of the uplift scheme and a drop in your UC payments, our Money & Home Energy Adviser, Anne, has appointments available to help you go through your finances, help with budgeting, etc.

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Connecting Scotland

28/09/2021

That's another ELHA tenant helped to get online with Connecting Scotland! One of our Housing Officers, James, helped to get our tenant a new Chromebook and internet access.

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Get a LIFT onto the Property Ladder

28/09/2021

The LIFT (Low-cost Initiative for First-Time Buyers) scheme?helps?first-time buyers, and other priority groups including current social renters, get onto the property ladder?with Scottish Government support.

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Self-isolation Support Grants

28/09/2021

The Scottish Welfare Fund team delivers Self-Isolation Support Grants (SISG) on behalf of the Scottish Government for the residents of East Lothian.

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How To Get A Quick(er) Answer

28/09/2021

If you can, please use the Contact Us form in your My Home account for enquiries.

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Legionella Risk Assessments

24/08/2021

Over the next few months we will be carrying out Legionella risk assessments on our properties.

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Halogen Bulbs

24/08/2021

If you’re not already aware, halogen bulbs will be illegal to sell in the UK from September 2021.

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Scam Alert

24/08/2021

Beware of scammers trying to defraud you.

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The Spark

24/08/2021

The Spark provides counselling and mental health support services for individuals, couples, families, children and young people in Scotland.

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Wimpey’s Community Clean Up Day!

24/08/2021

ELC are running a community clean up day in the Wimpeys area of Musselburgh

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Estate Complaints

12/07/2021

We are currently receiving a higher than normal volume of complaints, mostly about the condition of gardens and communal areas, and about the level of service our new stair cleaning contractor is providing.

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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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