Developing the Young Workforce

We are very proud of our partnership working and are committed to developing the young workforce. At our AGM, we showcased our project with Doon Academy, Being There Media and the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Developing Young Workforce initiative. This project involved pupils creating a marketing video about Shire’s housing stock and their village of Bellsbank.

The video and some behind the scenes footage can be viewed at


Office Closure

Office Closure

Our office will be closed on Friday 20th and Monday 23rd September 2019. We will re-open on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

If you have an emergency repair during this time please use one of the following numbers as appropriate.

For emergency gas heating repairs: Saltire 0330 202 0444

For all other emergency repairs: MPS 0845 600 8624

 

Voluntary Board Member Opportunity

Would you like to help make a difference for the people and communities of East Ayrshire? Are you looking for an opportunity to put your skills to good use? Why not consider becoming a Voluntary Board Member of Shire Housing Association?

We are a Registered Social Landlord and Charity providing services to 962 affordable rented homes across East Ayrshire, with an annual turnover in excess of £4.8 million. The Management Board provides strong strategic leadership to our staff team, creating a dynamic and progressive organisation to help us achieve our Business Vision of “Great Homes, Great People, Vibrant Communities”.

We are looking to recruit additional Board Members who have a range of skills and personal qualities that will strengthen our leadership and direction into the future. The role presents a fantastic opportunity to support and challenge staff ensuring we continue to provide high quality housing and the services that our tenants and communities want. Are you interested?

For further details please contact Jim Munro, Director on 01290 421130, or email info@shirehousing.com or write to us at Shire Housing Association Limited, Netherthird House, Netherthird, Cumnock, KA18 3DB.

Eydent Event: Putting people first: health and home UPDATE

We are delighted to publish the programme for our conference at Seamill Hydro on 24 October 2019.  It includes speakers like Josh Littlejohn, from Social Bite; author, musician and social commentator Darren McGarvey, and Public Health Medicine Expert Dr Neil Hamlet.  Eydent is an alliance of Ayrshire Housing Associations – Shire Housing Association, Ayrshire Housing Association, Atrium Homes and ANCHO. Please have a look at our exciting programme HERE and to find out more about how to book a place, please click HERE.

Change of Shire HA Chairperson

Chairperson – Janet Allan

The Association’s current Chairperson, Janet Allan, will step down from the role and the Management Board on 21 December 2018 due to personal commitments.  Janet has led the Management Board since 2014 and overseen the transformation of the Association.  After nomination, Vice-Chair, Lorne Campbell, was elected as the new Chairperson and member Hugh Carr accepted the position of Vice Chair. Existing Office Bearer, Nick Allan remains the Convenor of the Audit Committee.

Paying tribute to Janet Allan, Lorne Campbell stated: “Janet has been a driving force in the improvements made to the Association over the last few years. The Management Board and Staff are hugely grateful for her hard work and dedication in strengthening the Association, particularly its governance.” The Association’s Director, Jim Munro, also commented “Janet has been hugely influential in creating a strong dynamic organisation that will continue to flourish thanks to her hard work.”

Mission Christmas Appeal

The Team at Shire are participating in West FM’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal.

We have been raising funds as well as being a distributor of grants to certain young people in our communities

Today is our Christmas jumper day and staff have been collecting toys for the Appeal.
Billy Kirkwood from the Breakfast Show came along today to chat to staff and collect out donations of toys and cash.

These donations came from staff, The Board, and our contractors and partners.

Thanks of GD Chalmers, MPS Housing, Mears and Saltire for assisting the team at Shire with donations to Mission Christmas and our Foodbank appeals.