About Us

Elderpark Housing Association Limited

Established in 1975 to provide good quality, affordable rented housing, Elderpark Housing Association is a non-profit making organisation and a registered charity.

The Association's mission statement states "Our aim is to improve the quality of life for the people of Greater Govan by providing high quality housing and associated services in a safe and secure environment"

The Association is situated in Govan in the South side of Glasgow and is well placed for shops, underground and motorway access. Amenities within easy reach are Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow West End which houses the Kelvingrove Grove Art Gallery and Museum, the largest Art Gallery in the UK, Braehead Shopping Centre, Southern General Hospital. Glasgow City Centre is a short underground trip away.

Where we came from:

When the Association was established in 1975, a Steering Group was set up and a development officer recruited.  In Autumn 1975 consultants were appointed to acquire and improve properties in the area. In the early 70's, Glasgow District Council had decided to proceed with wholesale purchase and demolition of many tenements in the area. This was a change of policy for the City Council and in 1975 a commissioned a survey was commissioned declaring the city's first Housing Action Area under new legislation. Unfortunately, it was too late to save some of the older tenements in the area and further demolitions continued up to 1980. The steering group ultimately became the Association first Management Committee and a new "Community Based" Housing Association was formed.

Where are we now?

The Association now has £72.5 million of properties, £55 million of which has been funded by Social Housing Grant and a Net Asset position of £9 million. The number of properties the Association own now total 1,230:

General Needs -                 House                           169

                                           Tenement                      988

                                           Four in a block                  8

                                           Other flat/maisonette      53 

                                           Shared Ownership         12

The Association has recently completed a major development at Garmouth Street and remains open to further development should a financially viable opportunity arise.

Elderpark is registered with The Scottish Housing Regulator and Registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 and the Housing Associations Act 1985.

The Association is subject to regular inspections by the Scottish Housing Regulator and at the last inspection, the Inspection Report issued in March 2008 awarded the Association a "B" i.e. a GOOD rating for its overall performance.

We have been working towards attaning Investor in People accreditation since 2008.  We were awarded 'Bronze' status in 2009 and 'Gold' status in 2012.  This is indicative of the value the Association places on having a well trained staff able to meet the growing needs of our service users.

 

 

Staff Member

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