Hillcrest Futures has won a donation of £10,000 from internet provider Hyperoptic as part of the company’s tenth anniversary celebrations marking a decade of gigabit broadband delivery. Hyperoptic received hundreds of applications in the prize draw and Hillcrest Futures was drawn as the
Hillcrest Futures has delivered training to staff and stewards at Brechin City Football Club in the use of Naloxone, a medication used to temporarily reverse the effects of an accidental opioid overdose. The life saving training was given at the club’s Glebe Park stadium and aims to reduce the
The first pods have arrived on site and been fastened to a special steel frame at a cutting edge £13 million Hillcrest development at Dundee’s Victoria Dock, which will also be Scotland’s largest modular construction project of affordable homes.
People with lived experience have met for the first time to support and shape innovative proposals for the new Community Wellbeing Centre in Dundee. Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA) hosted the first meeting of the stakeholder group, made up of third sector partners and those with lived e
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) writes in our COP26SHN feature that its members are working to tackle climate change by using sustainable and highly energy efficient methods to build homes. A new survey pubished by SFHA has been published as COP26 turns its attention to the th
Hillcrest was named Community Business of the Year at Saturday night’s prestigious The Courier Business Awards 2021 held at the Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee. The Dundee-based charity achieved the award for its commitment to supporting the community through local employment, partnership worki
Hillcrest Futures held a celebratory afternoon tea at The Woodlands Hotel in Broughty Ferry last week to recognise the volunteers who help at its boutique charity shop, Past Present Futures. Attendees enjoyed a catch up over a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes before being presented with var
With energy bills set to increase from October 2021, a survey has been launched by Hillcrest to find out how easy households are finding it to comfortably heat their homes, and how these price rises may make things more difficult. These price increases are a result of Energy watchdog Ofgem raising t
A commercial premises gifted by Hillcrest Homes to the Stobswell community of Dundee until the end of the year will serve as the base for a number of initiatives including housing a Dundee Design Festival project, a Stobswell community consultation hub and a community Christmas hub. With Dundee Desi
Perth and Kinross Housing and communities convenor Councillor Bob Brawn and Hillcrest chair Alan Russell made a Scottish Housing Day visit to a small development of four Hillcrest homes being delivered in Alyth, which are set to drive carbon emissions to new lows for affordable housing. Work started
Hillcrest’s return to normality took another step forward as the 2021 AGM took place in person for the first time since 2019, with a number of new board members appointed. At the event, which took place last week at Hillcrest’s Dundee HQ, a number of key topics were discussed such as rec
After a 40-year career in housing, David Zwirlein, Hillcrest director of development has announced his plans to retire. Mr Zwirlein is retiring at a time where Hillcrest is undertaking its most ambitious development programme to date, of which he has been instrumental.
Hillcrest Futures has become the first organisation in Scotland to install injecting equipment provision (IEP) vending machines in its services.
Hillcrest Homes has been named third on a list of UK housing associations delivering the most homes for affordable rent over the past year. Inside Housing's Biggest Builders 2021 list also named Hillcrest Homes third place in the UK for delivering new homes as a percentage of existing homes.
A Broughty Ferry boutique charity shop is marking its first anniversary this week by offering a range of discounts and exclusive offers to its customers. Past Present Futures, based in Gray Street, is popular with locals and visitors keen to source pre-loved designer and high street fashion for affo