Scotland recently commemorated National Housing Day. Wheatley Group Chief Executive, Martin Armstrong, reflects on this year’s theme, “The value of social housing”.
The herculean efforts of staff and the struggles of our customers during coronavirus cannot be allowed to be in vain. We must all learn lessons, writes Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong.
How is it possible, as you get bigger, to remain close to your customers and communities and your social purpose? Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong explains.
Investing in the future of housing leadership will reap rewards for our customers, communities and the sector, writes Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong.
The scale of homelessness in the UK is shocking, but we are determined to act – and the Housing First scheme gives us means to do so, writes Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong.
Wheatley Group’s homelessness lead, Catherine Wilkie, explains how the Housing First partnership is helping the most vulnerable people off the streets.
Investing in housing reaps benefits beyond bricks and mortar, writes Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong.
As Universal Credit continues to roll out across Scotland’s biggest city, Wheatley Chief Executive Martin Armstrong explains how Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group is preparing tenants in Glasgow and beyond for the challenges it presents.
Lorraine McLaren, Director of Wheatley Foundation, explains why Wheatley is determined to offer young people every opportunity in life.
The European Union’s bank has announced it is to invest £185 million in Wheatley. This is good news, writes Chief Executive Martin Armstrong, not just for affordable housing in Scotland, but for Wheatley’s mission in 'Making Homes AND Lives Better' for thousands of people and families across the country.
For social work student and WLHP tenant Leigh-Anne Finnigan, 29, getting a Wheatley Foundation Bursary after her mum died felt like a miracle. Here – in the hope of inspiring others to apply for a bursary – she tells how against the odds she will graduate next year with a degree and great career prospects.
GHA tenant Gemma is on the road to a great career thanks to her housing officer. Discover how a Modern Apprenticeship has changed Gemma's life for the better.
Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong believes regenerating communities gives today's tenants the chance to connect with the past.
Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong asks if Housing First is the silver bullet we are looking for to end homelessness.
Following on from the latest report from the Scottish Government’s independent advisor on poverty and inequality, Wheatley Foundation Director Lorraine McLaren talks about the value of giving all young people access to employment and training as a route out of poverty and disadvantage.
Alex Adrain, of our Community Improvement Partnership (CIP), explains how to tackle doorstep crime.
Bruce McDermott, of the Tenancy Support Service, explains what hoarding is, how it affects tenants – and how Wheatley can help.
As part of National Hoarding Awareness Week, a social housing tenant from the south of Glasgow talks about her experience of hoarding – and how she found a way through.
The sector must renew its commitment to supporting people in hardship, says Wheatley Group Chief Executive Martin Armstrong.
Councillor Matt Kerr believes that by working together we can challenge the stigma of poverty.
Wheatley’s ambitious programme of building thousands of affordable homes across Scotland goes hand in hand with our mission to create jobs and training opportunities for people living in our communities. By Martin Armstrong, Chief Executive of Wheatley Group.
As the Scottish Government publishes its latest figures on homelessness in Scotland, Catherine Wilkie says partnership working and a personalised approach to people’s needs, are the key to solving housing crisis.
I was born at the start of the swinging sixties, just after Prime Minister Harold McMillan declared "most of our people have never had it so good", writes Mary Mulligan who sits on the board of Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group. www.wheatley-group.com
Homelessness in Scotland recently hit the headlines, after Shelter Scotland called the number of people experiencing homelessness a “national badge of shame”, writes Catherine Wilkie, Wheatley Group’s Housing Advice and Letting leader.
Helping youngsters to achieve their potential despite their disadvantages is so rewarding, writes Sharon McIntyre
Regeneration means different things to different people. For some, it’s bringing swathes of neglected land back into use; for others, it’s building attractive buildings for people to live and work in.