Wheatley Group is stepping up its support to help refugees and asylum seekers settle into life in Scotland with the development of a new welcome pack. The pack will help refugees access information and advice on their rights, choices and housing options, including tenancy agreements translated
The 20th anniversary of Scottish Housing News this month has also been marked by Wheatley Group chief executive Martin Armstrong. “Scottish Housing News provides an indispensable daily digital update on developments across the sector. Its essential news service and insightful commentary are a
Glasgow construction firm City Building has appointed a new executive director to drive forward the organisation as it seeks to take a growing share of the renewables sector. Alan Burns, formerly depute director, replaces Dr Graham Paterson, who has retired from the business, along with Sharon McGra
Dunedin Canmore tenant Suayip Yel was unhappy in his job in a restaurant, working long hours for low pay and with few prospects. Then his housing officer told him about Wheatley Group’s Changing Lives training programme – and Suayip hasn’t looked back.
GHA, part of Wheatley Group, is transforming two derelict sites in the southside of Glasgow - bringing 48 new affordable homes to the city. The new homes in Carnwadric and Pollok will all be for social rent.
Wheatley Group is helping young people kick start their career by recruiting more apprentices in May. The group will be recruiting up to 15 school leavers to its award-winning Modern Apprenticeship programme – with more to follow later in the year.
Wheatley Group is searching for up to ten of Scotland’s brightest university leavers to join its graduate training programme. Successful candidates will join Wheatley Group’s two-year Ignite scheme and will receive expert on-the-job training and development, opportunities for further stu
Alastair MacNish is to stand down as chair of Wheatley Group later this year. Mr MacNish, who joined the board of the housing, care and property management group in 2012 and has been chair since 2015, will step down at Wheatley’s AGM in September. H
Wheatley Group has helped tenants access an extra £9.4 million of unclaimed welfare benefits they were due. The group provides a free benefit advice service to ensure all tenants are getting every penny they are entitled to.
International housing expert Professor Paddy Gray and John McCraw, board member of Wheatley Group's newest subsidiary Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), have joined the board of the Wheatley Foundation. The two been appointed directors of Wheatley Foundation.
A major drive is underway to involve young people in Wheatley Group's communities in the arts. Wheatley Foundation, the group’s charitable trust, is looking for artists to run activities ranging from graffiti art to music, dance and drama across central and south Scotland.