Mears Group

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Twenty-two apprentices from across North Lanarkshire are learning a range of trade skills with the council’s strategic housing and repairs partner Mears Scotland. Jim Logue, leader of North Lanarkshire Council welcomed the young people at a recent visit to the council’s civic centre wher

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Mears Group, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, is working to improve the energy efficiency of social housing across Huntly, Inverurie, Kemnay and Turriff, and has installed more than 500 solar panels on homes across these areas. The installation of the panels, which are called photovoltaic

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Mears, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, officially welcomed 23 new apprentices to the business this month, providing young people in the area with outstanding career opportunities in a range of trades and skills. The new hires have been given the opportunity to play a leading role in t

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Mears Group’s Maggie Burns has been nominated for an award by Police Scotland in recognition for her and her team’s support of vulnerable people living in North Lanarkshire communities. Maggie has spearheaded Mears’ Safer Homes initiative - a community service that helps householde

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Housing and care solutions firm Mears is consulting the government, local councils and the public on its first-ever Scottish Responsible Business Charter which lists out its commitments in supporting fairness, equality, opportunity and innovation in everything it does. Mears Group currently employs

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Mears has welcomed the appointment of Steve Smith and Karen Hardwick to its Customer Scrutiny Board. The Scrutiny Board was set up in 2020 to work alongside the Mears PLC Board and provide oversight, challenge and support to improve Mears services.

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Following the report from the independent scrutiny board on Mears’ performance as a housing provider, executive director Alan Long discusses why the housing sector should be taking scrutiny more seriously. Scrutiny is a word which is often bandied about – people say more o

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An independently chaired panel of customer representatives has published its first annual report on the performance of housing provider Mears. The scrutiny board was set up in 2020 to work alongside the Mears PLC Board and provide oversight, challenge and support to improve Mears services. Chaired b

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A team of tradespeople from Safer Homes, a community service for householders living in North Lanarkshire who need additional safety and security measures, has helped 137 families with essential repairs to their homes since the start of the pandemic. Created in October 2012, the service sees dedicat

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Teams of highly skilled tradespeople from Mears Group, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, have worked throughout the pandemic, maintaining and repairing the council’s tenanted properties and 1,200 public buildings, allowing communities to function as best they can during a period o

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The staff of housing services provider Mears have been praised by a prominent leader in the Scottish asylum community after a year in which the company and staff helped fund goods and services worth more than £430,000 to a leading Scottish charity. As a result, more than 160 children from the

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A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at the McLays Guest House in Glasgow. Three others staying at the Guest House are symptomatic and coronavirus tests are being arranged. Residents at McLays Guest House have told Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) that Mears will not test them for COVID-19 unless the

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