Cairn kicks off ‘Out of Office’ festival for staff



Cairn Housing Group is celebrating Scottish Housing Day with the start of its inaugural Out of Office Staff Festival, which will see Cairn Housing Association and Ancho colleagues participating in a wide range of online workshops and events over the next three weeks.

The festival programme includes sessions on topics such as mindfulness, yoga and unconscious bias, as well as workshops on health and safety, service design, new systems for staff feedback, and Cairn and Ancho’s wider role in their communities across Scotland. 

The festival coincides with the AGMs celebrating Ancho’s 20th anniversary and Cairn’s 30th anniversary, with updated staff awards confirmed to celebrate the outstanding contribution of colleagues during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Michael Catlin, Cairn’s organisational development business partner, said: “Our teams have responded brilliantly to working from home, so it is no surprise they’ve been snapping up spaces for our different events across the festival programme.  Cairn has an ambitious strategy for the innovative use of technology for service delivery and staff engagement, and our Out of Office Festival is another big step forward.”

Jason MacGilp, CEO of Cairn Housing Group, said: “We are always ready to try something different, and the Out of Office Festival is a great opportunity to focus on staff wellbeing. Through these events, we are reaching out to colleagues and reinforcing our One Team ethos, with a great range of sessions to support staff and to share experiences and ideas, and to have a bit of fun along the way.”



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