Horizon Housing Association

Fairer rent structure on the Horizon for 2020

Horizon Housing Association is to introduce a new rent structure which aims to deliver rents that are fairer, more transparent and easier for tenants to understand.

Published 20 January 2020

Horizon Housing Association appoints new chairperson and chief executive

Horizon Housing Association has appointed Bob McDougall as chairperson of its board of management and Lorna Cameron as its chief executive.

Published 17 October 2019

Professor Isobel Anderson: Inappropriate housing causing disabled people physical and emotional distress

The Match Me research project explores the effectiveness of allocations and lettings practice for accessible and adapted social housing in Scotland. Here, Professor Isobel Anderson from the University of Stirling discusses findings from the project’s final report, together with recommendations for policymakers and practitioners.

Published 22 August 2019

Lack of suitable housing has detrimental impact on mental health of disabled home-seekers, report finds

Disabled home-seekers are experiencing significant emotional distress due to a lack of suitable housing, according to leading housing experts.

Published 21 August 2019

Horizon extends North Lanarkshire care and repair deal until 2020

Horizon Housing Association will continue to provide North Lanarkshire Council’s care and repair service until March 2020, it was announced this week.

Published 17 January 2019

New website offers easier access to affordable housing in Fife

A new website to help people searching for social housing in Fife has been launched this month by Fife Housing Register partners.

Published 18 June 2018

Housing provision ‘leaving Scottish wheelchair users behind’

Over 17,200 wheelchair users in Scotland do not have a suitable home and this unmet need is set to increase by 80% by 2024, according to new research.

Published 21 March 2018

North Lanarkshire Care and Repair handyperson service to continue

Older and disabled residents in North Lanarkshire will continue to receive help with small repairs and tasks around the home after the council extended the contract for its Care and Repair handyperson service until April 2019.

Published 8 February 2018

New West Lothian flats ready in time for Christmas

Construction is now completed on the West Lothian Development Alliance development of 12 accessible cottage flats for affordable rent on Foulshiels Road in Stoneyburn.

Published 4 December 2017

Horizon publishes study into adapted social housing lettings

Horizon Housing Association has published a University of Stirling research report on a pilot study of effectiveness in letting adapted social housing.

Published 24 July 2017

Horizon repairs satisfaction at its highest level in 10 years

Tenants of Horizon Housing Association have given their seal of approval to its revised repairs and maintenance policy, with satisfaction levels rising to 91% in a recent survey, from 73% in 2015.

Published 8 June 2017

Research grant for Horizon project into allocation of adapted social housing

Horizon Housing Association has been awarded a £92,500 grant for an 18 month research project into the allocation of adapted and accessibly designed social housing.

Published 29 May 2017

West Lothian Development Alliance to deliver 12 accessible homes in Stoneyburn

Construction has now started on the West Lothian Development Alliance development of 12 cottage flats for affordable rent in Stoneyburn.

Published 5 April 2017

Minister visits integrated housing development in West Lothian

Cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance, has praised the work that Horizon Housing Association does to increase the supply of suitable homes for older and disabled people across Scotland.

Published 9 March 2017

New funding allows Link to extend project for tenants affected by welfare reform

Link Group has been awarded an additional £40,715 to extend its Welfare Reform project until March 2017.

Published 11 October 2016