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Oak Tree Housing Association has a track record of developing and managing good quality homes in Inverclyde.  We also continue to run a lead tenancy scheme with the Councils Homeless Service to access private rented sector accommodation.

Oak Tree Housing Association is very performance orientated with Service Delivery its main focus and increasingly involving tenants and residents in its decision-making processes.

The Association owns and manages 1711 houses throughout Inverclyde and provides services for over 1,000 homeowners in Inverclyde.

We started developing in 1989 and since then 59 projects have been or are presently being worked on.  The total investment value of these projects is presently estimated at £137.2m.  The programme has catered for a variety of tenures.  At 78%, social housing is the largest tenure.  However, the programme has also provided accommodation for low cost home ownership and outright sale on a shared equity basis.

Work has involved refurbishment, conversion, newbuild and demolition.  Wider action involvement was also significant in the development of a community centre in the Branchton Social Inclusion Partnership area.  In fact, the regeneration of previously designated Social Inclusion Partnership areas had been the main focus of the Associations development activities in recent years.  Development of these areas placed much emphasis on sustainability, energy efficiency and community involvement and the work that has been carried out in Branchton, Wren Road and Grieve Road is a credit to the Association and our development partners.  This has helped to provide sustainable energy efficient affordable homes for 240 tenants and sharing owners.

Past achievements include the refurbishment of 57 closes in the West Station and Town Centre areas of Greenock.  New build which accounts for 66% of the Associations total development programme has, over the years, provided a healthy mix of flats, and cottages.  In addition, a number of special needs facilities have been provided and these have helped people with learning disabilities to live a healthy life in the local community rather than remain in hospital care.  The Association also built a Woman's Aid Refuge and this has been a great asset for the community in helping to address domestic abuse issues.

Development activity remains closely linked with current local authority and government priorities for housing in Inverclyde.  The last project completed by the Association was a second phase of a 29 unit new build development at Earnhill Gardens in Greenock.  Five additional projects are now being progressed.  These include the development of a gap site between tenements at Shore Street in Gourock and the development of 4 brownfield sites at Garvald Street, Auchmead Road, Killochend and Ravenscraig in Greenock.  Garvald Street has 45 cottages and is due off site in October 2017.  Auchmead Road has 36 cottages and is due to commence on site in January 2018.  Shore Street has 8 flats and is due to start on site in January 2018.  Killochend has 14 cottages and is due to start on site in January 2019.  Ravenscraig is subject to a joint venture with Link Housing Association and a turnkey arrangement.  When completed, this development will deliver 75 cottages for the Association.  The investment attributed to the additional 5 projects is £26.2m.

Communication has been the key to our success and the Association would like to thank all of the stakeholders who have been involved in our projects.  Their commitment is paramount and we will continue to involve them in all aspects of our future development activities.

 

The Association is managed by a Committee of Management of 15 members and operates currently through three sub-committees as follows:

 

  • Finance, Staffing & General Purposes 

  • Housing & Technical Services
  • Joint Audit Committee

 

All Sub Committees meet on a quarterly basis with the Joint Audit Committee (which has representatives from both Oak Tree Housing Association and Cloch) having at least 3 meetings in the year.

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    Oak Tree Housing Association follows a procurement process when purchasing all goods and services. We do this to ensure we provide the highest quality of services to our customers whilst ensuring value for money in all aspects of our business.

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