Established 1996, Arneil Johnston is a leading housing consultancy in Scotland with a wealth of experience in developing practical, innovative solutions for our clients. We are a reputable, talented and diverse team with extensive experience of all aspects of social housing delivery. Our company was established with the aim of providing quality consultancy services in housing, finance and ICT to the public sector in Scotland.
The Scottish focus of the company enables us to remain responsive to a changing policy and regulatory environment. We deliver services that are both business focused and socially ethical and we aim to add value to the social housing sector. We provide support to local and central government, Registered Social Landlords and other statutory and voluntary agencies.
We have tried and tested business support tools, research methodologies, engagement systems, strategy processes, specialist techniques and are skilled in developing bespoke solutions. We understand what works and how to deliver successful outcomes. We specialise in:
Business planning & financial management
Housing Revenue Account business planning & review
RSL business plan development & review
Merger & business integration strategy
Subsidiary business planning
Regeneration & development funding strategy
Local Housing Strategy development
Housing Need & Demand Assessment
Homelessness & housing options strategy
Temporary accommodation strategy
CHR policy review
Service planning & business management
Asset management strategy
Rent restructuring & review
Best value service audit
Aspen People Ltd is a UK executive search firm working in partnership with a broad range of private and public sector organisations helping them attract the highest calibre individuals.
Our professional team have delivered executive search assignments across virtually all functional specialisms. We work closely with clients, championing a partnership ethos, enabling us to gain genuine insight into their corporate culture and a true view of their needs.
We are committed to building close, productive relationships with all our clients and candidates. They benefit from our skilled professional team, robust procedures, specialist experience across all sectors, truly impressive networks and a creative, flexible recruitment process.
CFH Docmail are the Royal Mail print and fulfilment partner in Scotland, so why not take advantage of this great pricing that could save you up to 60% on your print & post costs. We can do your physical mail collections, off-site mail production and hybrid mail (printing directly from your PC). Over 30,000 organisations, including housing associations, use CFH Docmail to send letters via secure pdf if required. Save time, money and the environment by using CFH Docmail. For more information contact: email: Brian.Graham@cfh.com, Tel: 01506 468412 or visit http://www.docmail.co.uk
Civica and Abritas are leading partners in social housing. Our innovative and comprehensive solutions enable Authorities, landlords and social care providers to deliver improved tenant services with greater efficiency, whilst reducing costs.
Our flexible platforms include:
Housing Management |Housing Asset Management |Housing Repairs Management | Housing Register | Choice Based Lettings | Enhanced Housing Options |Housing Advice & Homelessness | Supporting People | Mutual Exchange service – Swap & Move
Visit stand 69 to discover how our combined solutions can help you respond to the needs of customers and to adapt to the changing social housing landscape.
Comments Campervan is a social enterprise partner of the charity Happy Days UK. Together we help address supported housing solutions for the homeless.
Comments Campervan is a mobile events vehicle and video diary room housed in a retro – VW campervan.
Our mission is to meaningfully engage with people from communities across the UK, giving them a voice to ‘have a say’ about what matters to them.
To date we have supported the setup of supported community living schemes in the North of England and have engaged with charities, housing associations and community groups across the UK.
Happy Days UK is a Registered Charity: 1157527
Digital Channel Shift is our business. Deeplake are the market leaders enabling Social Landlords and Local Authorities to engage customers using Digital Channels with a single, proven, Integrated Platform. Deeplake has over 130 Social Landlords and Local Authorities communicating by SMS, Email, Web, Smartphone, Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp using our integrated platform.
Our solution helps you address;
- Social Inclusion and Customer Engagement
- Value for Money and Cost Efficiency
- Customer Service and Satisfaction
- Supporting Diversity and Inclusion
Contact Deeplake today for the easiest migration to a Digital Service – http://www.deeplake.co.uk
Whatever the nature of your business, providing efficient and effective facilities services within budget can be a complex business. The modern concept of facilities management is a holistic approach managed by one point of contact. As a modern facilities management company, EFM provides one trusted point of contact that can be relied upon to get the job done. We can incorporate all facilities management service lines, from maintenance to furniture supplies & assembly to commercial and domestic cleaning. This involves a one team model of cross skilled workers which allows us to offer a joined-up service to our clients. Our customers range from social to private letting and we currently provide services within both commercial and government sectors. Our team are fully insured, uniformed, trained and certified and carry a wealth of facilities experience.
Enewall have been manufacturing and designing products and systems for the construction industry for over 25 years, Enewall’s experience and knowledge lies within three key areas, render, external wall insulation systems and steel framing systems.
Enewall Render offers a weather resistant decorative finish to new or existing facades, Enewall specialise in traditional and polymer enhanced base coat and top coat renders. We also offer a wide range of decorative finishes from; traditional dry dash, wet dash, acrylic and silicone enhanced finishes. Enewall render systems are suitable for new build and refurbishment projects.
Enewall’s external wall insulation systems bring together the company’s expertise in developing easy to apply renders combined with leading makes and types of high quality insulation to conserve energy and steam heat loss.
Enewall systems deliver the following advantages
• Reduces C02 emissions
• Stops Condensation
• Helps prevent mould and fungus growth
• Increases thermal efficiency
• Stops draughts
• Lowers Heating costs
• Improves aesthetic finish
• No reduction in interior floor space
Enewall’s Steel framing system is Light gauge steel framing commonly used for Structural framing, Infill panels and Over-sail system. Enewall guarantee expert design and cost effective solutions for a wide variety of projects. Technical, structural and design attributes allow a single solution from concept to completion on projects with the customer in mind. The maximum length of section is limited to 15 metres although, in practice, handling and transport considerations usually dictate the maximum length of the section.
Enewall offers its client an extensive range of supporting services including; Technical & On-Site support, Architectural & Design Services, List of Approved Installers trained by in-house Technical Team as well as Product & System Warranties.
EVH is fast approaching 40, but despite its advancing years remains more back office than back ache in its support for social employers. It has willingly welcomed middle aged spread too, moving way beyond our traditional roots in social housing to now help social enterprises of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. Organisations joining us as members can benefit from a variety of services, advice and support with people management issues. We primarily offer support for Boards/Committees in their role as ’employer’. In practice this means that we work with managers, staff and committees, giving bespoke advice on any issue concerning the employment relationship. Whatever form it takes, advice to our members is free and unlimited at any location throughout Scotland.
We also stock our website with lots of information, model documents, template letters, and you can also find information on our recruitment services and our comprehensive training menu. Visit http://www.evh.org.uk for further information.
Hays Social Housing are dedicated to recruiting for generic and support housing professionals. We combine local knowledge with an understanding of your specific requirements to offer a bespoke recruitment service for our customers.
Whether you are looking for a permanent, temporary or an interim solution, we carry out an in-depth assessment of every candidate and vacancy requirements.
We recruit across all levels of Housing Professionals, Assistant, Project Workers, Officer, Manager, Team Leaders, Senior Manager and Director.
We focus in all areas of housing including: Allocations, Anti-Social Behaviour, Community Involvement, Customer Services, Homelessness, Lettings, Rent Arrears, Resettlement, Resident Involvement, Sheltered Housing, Tenant Liaison, Tenancy Support, Welfare Reform.
Home Connections specializes in delivering housing services and software to the public sector. We are a boutique housing solutions provider behind the pioneering housing mobility scheme called Homefinder UK and the largest local authority lettings scheme in the UK– London’s Housing Moves. Home Connections has a suite of prevention, assessment and homelessness recording tools.
Our systems are fully integrated across Mutual Exchange | CBL | Housing Register | Homelessness-Options systems | Fraud detection
House Exchange is the second largest provider of online mutual exchange services in the UK. We have been at the forefront of resident mobility for the last decade and over 1.4 million social housing residents can access the website free-of-charge through our hundreds of landlord partnerships.
Developed as a practical solution to a common operational challenge House Exchange was created by Clarion Housing Group to make mutual exchange opportunities more readily available to their residents who wished to move.
Homeless Action Scotland is the National Membership organisation for homelessness in Scotland.
‘A Scotland where everyone has the home they require and all they need to sustain it’.
Homeless Action Scotland exists to improve the conditions of homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless.
Our mission is to be the leading organisation influencing and supporting the development and implementation of effective policy and practice that meets the challenges of homelessness in Scotland.
What we do:
Work with our members to prevent and tackle homelessness
Provide a voice for service providers to policy makers
Lobby Holyrood and Westminster for improvements in policy and law
Promote good policy and practice in local authorities and housing providers
Carry out and disseminate research
Provide regular good quality information of topical interest to our members
Provide training and seminars
Raise the profile of youth housing issues
Support the development of leaving home and housing education in schools, youth work and housing support settings
Carry out specific commissioned pieces of work on homelessness for our members
We have been in existence since 1974.
We have participated in the Homelessness Task Force/ Homelessness Monitoring Group, Rough Sleepers Initiative, Health and Homelessness Steering Group, Supporting People Stakeholders Group and a range of other steering and consultative groups. Our members inform the views we take to all of these bodies.
Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC is Scotland’s first social enterprise letting agency, operating in 9 local authorities and offering a fully managed service with a unique tenancy support system that promotes successful tenancies that truly feel like home. Created to change the way people access the private rented sector, we work with tenants who rent as a lifestyle choice as well as supporting individuals from vulnerable backgrounds into quality, affordable and long term housing solutions. Transparency, communication and relationships are paramount to our premium customer service provision and are the foundations for driving standards in the sector as a whole.
2016 saw Homes for Good win the Social Enterprise of the Year twice, at both the Social Enterprise Scotland Awards and the Scottish Business Awards. 2017 is already shaping up to be a busy time as Homes for Good has just moved into it’s own premises in Bridgeton! This is made up of a Head Office and a Scotland’s first PRS Tenancy Support Hub which were opened by Kevin Stewart MSP in January 2017.
As one of the UK’s largest member communities for social housing, HouseMark provides a suite of services which are tailor-made to help housing organisations deliver performance-driven change at both a strategic and operational level. In Scotland, HouseMark has a specialist team providing a unique offer, bespoke to the Scottish housing sector.
With over 16 years’ experience, we’ve developed a rich understanding of the social housing sector across the UK, listening to members to develop sector-shaping services which deliver the insight they need to improve, evolve and innovate.
At our core is a robust and sophisticated data analysis and benchmarking service that allows members to layer strategic cost comparisons with operational performance data to provide them with the insight and evidence they need to make data-driven business decisions for the benefit of their customers and communities.
Complementing our unparalleled data offer, members benefit from exclusive access to valuable insight sessions with sector influencers, unique out-of-sector experiences, and innovative technology solutions.
Along with Procurement for Housing, we are jointly owned by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the National Housing Federation – two not-for-profit organisations that reinvest their surpluses in the sector.
HUB brings together over 20 years of experience within the social housing sector combined with functional, scalable, and responsive software design to provide a system targeted at those people who need to manage, maintain and report on their housing stock in a simple, intuitive and affordable package.
HUB is an asset management system developed specifically for the social housing sector.
It is a web based system that allows users access to all their property details through a simple log-in screen.
Users can view, interrogate, update and edit all their property data and run short and long term investment reports and Quality Standard compliance assessments.
With over 25,000 properties already registered on Hub, we are fast becoming the “go to” solution for Asset Management software.
Pricing is simple and transparent with no hidden extras or surprises and being based on your stock number it is affordable for organisations of any size.
Irvine Housing Association is a provider of quality homes and services in South West Scotland with 2,200 properties. Irvine is a subsidiary of Riverside Group – one of the leading social housing and regeneration organisations in the UK. Riverside owns and manages over 50,000 homes. Together we provide sheltered and supported housing for elderly, homeless and vulnerable people, in addition to general needs affordable properties for rent and shared ownership. We also invest in community projects, from youth engagement schemes aimed at reducing antisocial behaviour, to credit union grants tackling financial exclusion. Our vision is transforming lives, revitalising neighbourhoods.
As the UK’s largest independent laundry and catering equipment supplier, JLA has earned a reputation for excellence over four decades. Using insights from regular resident consultations, JLA has developed a range of robust, easy-to-use laundry and catering machines that have been specifically designed for all kinds of housing.
Katell, a division of the Charlton & Jenrick Group, are one of the leading suppliers to the UK Social Housing and New House Build markets – our comprehensive range includes gas and electric fires, fireplaces, electric suites and wardrobes. Electric suites are an extremely popular choice for Decent Homes Upgrades & Boiler Replacement Programmes. They are supplied in one box, are easy to install, require no annual servicing or maintenance and are available in a wide range of contemporary and traditional styles and finishes to suit all room types.
Website and Training
Kiswebs Ltd have been working with UK based Housing Associations for many years now and have developed an ideal website solution (PHARO) that will address all the important issues that Housing Associations face day to day when it comes to getting and maintaining a professional Housing Association website.
Apps and Training
We also develop Apps specifically for Housing Associations. The Apps are aimed at helping Housing Associations with tenant and service user engagement. With the rapid increase in smart phone users this gives the Housing Associations another opportunity to engage with those they wish to communicate with.
We not only build the Apps, but we also train housing associations on how to make changes to their app themselves, including push notifications.