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Tenants praise brilliant support from wheatley staff

Tenants have praised the ‘brilliant support’ they have received from Wheatley Group’s housing officers in Edinburgh and the Lothians during the pandemic.

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Please know we will do all we can to support you and your family through these extraordinary times.

Staff at Wheatley’s EatWell emergency food delivery service

Wheatley Group has helped hundreds of homeless people put a roof over their heads throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Close cleaning service update

Thanks for your patience as we continue to operate a restricted range of services, in line with government guidance.

Bursary

“It was like magic”: Wheatley Foundation gives people the chance to study at college and university with 80 new bursary awards.

Wheatley Group apprentices

Wheatley Group is doing more than ever to help young people kick start their career.

Liberton tenants move into Dunedin Canmore new-build

Dunedin Canmore is bringing a major boost to affordable housing across Edinburgh – after completing 174 new homes in four communities.

Wheatley homes

Wheatley Group, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property management group, has now provided more than 400 empty homes for local authorities to use as temporary accommodation for the homeless during the pandemic.

Cab Sect Aileen Campbell MSP meets Wheatley on Zoom

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities has seen for herself how Wheatley is supporting thousands of vulnerable people across Scotland combat Covid-19.

Wheatley Ignite graduates from 2019

Wheatley Group is on the lookout for 12 of Scotland’s brightest and best university leavers to join its graduate training programme.

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Are you worried or have questions about Coronavirus? Expert help and advice from health care professionals and the Government is available.

Kevin Stewart

Open letter from Housing Minister Kevin Stewart to Council, Housing Association and Housing Co-operative tenants in Scotland.

Olly the dog helps mark 25000 EatWell parcels

Wheatley Group has delivered more than 25,000 emergency food parcels to people at crisis point as a result of the pandemic.

Scottish Government logo

IF you’re on certain benefits and your child is starting school in August you can get cash help from the Scottish Government.

NETs

Thanks for your patience as we continue to operate a restricted range of services, in line with government guidance.

Bernadette Hewitt

The tenant chair of Scotland’s largest social landlord has renewed calls - as the coronavirus crisis continues - for “urgent and radical” change to Universal Credit (UC).

Alertacall service helps older tenants

Older tenants are getting extra security and peace of mind in their homes during the coronavirus crisis.

Response fund

More than 2000 vulnerable households across Scotland have been helped by an emergency fund set up by Wheatley Group.

Tevhide received a bursary

Wheatley Group is helping make dreams of going to university and college a reality for people across Scotland.

Staff member on phone

Tenants have praised ‘brilliant’ Wheatley Group staff for ‘fighting their corner’ in helping them with benefit claims.

Dunedin Canmore tenant David Ben-Aryeah

A Dunedin Canmore tenant was a key speaker at a national conference on housing.

Man fixing boiler

Shannon Picken from Dunedin Canmore's Safe Homes Team explains what the next steps are if you are due to have your annual gas safety check.

Martin Armstrong

Wheatley Group has announced a significant boost to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.

UNISON praises Wheatley staff

Generous Wheatley contractors and suppliers are doing their bit to support vulnerable people across Scotland during the pandemic.

Wheatley has provided more than 10,000 EatWell emergency food parcels

Wheatley Group has now delivered over 10,000 emergency food parcels to people in need across Scotland through its lifeline EatWell service.

Universal Credit - with you all the way

If you’re on Universal Credit, and claiming housing costs to pay your rent, make sure you let the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) know of changes to your rent.

Wheatley's EatWell service delivers food parcel

Wheatley Group’s lifeline EatWell service has delivered more than 5800 food parcels to vulnerable customers in the past month – and is on course to distribute thousands more.

Wheatley's Emergency Response Fund helped the Schofield family

Vulnerable families across Scotland are receiving extra help to combat the coronavirus crisis by Scotland’s largest housing, care and property-management group.

Social Bite praises Wheatley’s £100,000 emergency food donation

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, property management and care group, is pitching in to provide emergency food to homeless people during the coronavirus crisis.

Staff at Wheatley Group's EatWell service

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property-management group, has delivered more than 1600 emergency food parcels to vulnerable customers in the past two weeks.

100th home handed over to Housing First partnership 2

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property management group, has provided more than 100 empty homes to local authorities as temporary accommodation for homeless people.

River City star backs Stay Safe campaign

A star of Scotland’s favourite soap is helping launch a new campaign to encourage tenants to stay safe at home.

Modern Apprentices at Wheatley Group

School leavers have the chance to become Modern Apprentices with Scotland’s largest housing, property and care organisation.

100th home handed over to Housing First partnership 2

Wheatley Group has handed over its 100th home to Scotland’s Housing First partnership to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.

SmartSpending app

Saving money using MySavings is now even easier – thanks to a new smartphone app.

AGM 2019 keyboard player entertains tenants

The winter issue of Connect – the magazine for Dunedin Canmore tenants – is out soon.

Scottish Gas are making changes to locations where people can top up prepayment cards

The places where people can top up their Scottish Gas key or card are changing.

our environmental teams are hard at work over the winter

Steven Gray, Wheatley Group's neighbourhood services manager, explains what your environmental teams do when the winter sets in.

Tenants have their say at engagement event

November is our Month of Engagement – and we want tenants to get involved.

Tenants can get accredited training with Keep Scotland Beautiful

We want you – yes YOU – to help improve your neighbourhood.

Connect autumn 2019 cover

The latest version of our tenant magazine is available now.

Jamie Hepburn launches Wheatley's graduate programme

Graduates on a new graduate training scheme in housing got to work as the sector celebrated Scottish Housing Day.

Brian Cox is supporting Suicide Prevention Week

Hollywood actor Brian Cox is joining forces with Wheatley Group to help prevent suicide.

Be wary of Universal Credit scam

FRAUDSTERS are targeting people with fake government loans and grants.

Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell helps mark the first year of Wheatley Works

A pioneering programme to tackle unemployment in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas has created nearly 800 jobs and training opportunities in its first year.

Pauline Gilmore and her pet pooch Reggie are loving MySavings

Tenants and their families – and even their pets – are benefiting from MySavings.

AGM 2018

Want to find out more about what we’re doing? Want to have your say?

Warm home discount feet up by an open fire

Are you on a low income and claiming benefits? If you are, you might be eligible for a warm home discount.

Tenants back MySavings scheme

We have launched a new scheme to help its customers make their money go further.

MySavings

Your Connect magazine is out now

Good neighbour award

We're looking for nominations for Dunedin Canmore's Good Neighbour Award

Fraser Court  makeover June2019

Tenants have praised the makeover of an Edinburgh retirement block that has made the building a safer and brighter place to live.

Wheatley news page logo

Wheatley Group has launched a search for 22 graduates to join its new two-year programme – and kickstart a great career in housing.

Hyvots new build event

Residents in an Edinburgh community celebrated the opening of 24 new homes – and the final chapter in a £70million regeneration project.

MySavings letterbox

MySavings will cost you less, every day.

Modern Apprentice Nicole Tait

Wheatley Group is making a last call for young people looking for a Modern Apprenticeship.

Bursaries Thomas Johnstone GHA tenant

Disadvantaged families who can’t afford the costs of studying offered cash support by housing group.

Pension Credit: important changes you need to know about

Think you might be entitled to Pension Credit – the benefit that tops up your pension?

Online services

We’re carrying out an update to our online services from 6pm tonight (Friday) until Sunday at 4pm.

Modern Apprentice Nicole Tait

School leavers have a fantastic opportunity to get their career off to a flying start – thanks to Wheatley Group.

Scottish Housing Regulator panel logo

Would you like to help improve social landlord services in Scotland?

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart visits new Dunedin Canmore homes in Wisp

Loan is biggest to date through Scottish Government’s innovative investment programme.

KSB

Tenants from two housing associations have helped steer their communities to a five-star award.

Our Power

Utilita Energy Limited has been announced as the new energy provider for Our Power customers.

Our Power

Energy provider Our Power Energy and Supply Limited has today announced it has stopped trading.

Aileen Campbell launches new Craigmillar homes

The first phase of a multi-million pound transformation of a community in Edinburgh has taken shape – and residents are delighted with their new homes.

Beaverbank Place Edinburgh

Work has started on two projects which will provide 60 new affordable homes in Edinburgh.

HO and tenant

The winter issue of Connect is out now. Have you checked it out?

Modern Apprentice 2018

School-leavers in Edinburgh and the east looking for a Modern Apprenticeship are being invited to a special recruitment day.

Wheatley engagement event

Lots of tenants got involved – and had fun in the process – during our month of engagement.

Hostel puppies

Homeless Natasha Robins was delighted when Dunedin Canmore gave her and her pet dog a roof over their heads.

Modern Apprentices help us keep communities clean

Young people living in Edinburgh and the east can get their career off to a great start thanks to Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group.

Dunedin Canmore tenants got to hear more about us and have their say at our quarterly Customer Forum.

NETs Edinburgh

Young people from Dunedin Canmore communities are being given a chance to change their lives thanks to new environmental apprenticeships.

Wheatley's Modern Apprentices are getting to work

Young people with disabilities are taking their first step on the career ladder, thanks to a commitment by Wheatley Group to tackle exclusion in its communities.

Wallyford new homes event

THE first phase of a major expansion of an East Lothian village has taken shape – and residents are delighted with their spacious new homes.

Want to find out more about what we’re doing?

Want to have your say?

Housing bosses view Victorian tenement

A Scottish Parliament task force dropped into a Victorian tenement in Edinburgh to learn how a housing association overcame the challenges of carrying out a complex restoration project.

Handyperson service

Tenants know just who to call if they need a helping hand with odd jobs around the home – Wheatley Group’s Handyperson.

Housing Minister backs new employment programme

Scotland’s Housing and Communities Minister Kevin Stewart came face to face in Glasgow with unemployed people being supported to get 'work ready'.

Dunedin Canmore celebrate success

Dunedin Canmore is celebrating success following Quality Scotland’s 2018 Awards.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon backs Wheatley's £185m funding deal

Wheatley Group has unveiled £185 million of new funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help build and improve thousands of affordable homes across Scotland.

We know there are lots of people living in our neighbourhoods who use their time to help others. From helping people with the garden or just popping to the shops for their messages or prescriptions, we hear great stories about our customers helping each other out all the time.

Dunedin Canmore logo

Sorry, but our online services – My DC – won’t be available on Saturday 30 June between 8am-7pm as we’re carrying out upgrades.

Leigh-Anne Finnigan

Young people from some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are being offered life-changing support to help them go to university or college.

Doorstep crime

What does ‘doorstep crime’ mean to you?

Scottish Employability and Training Minister Jamie Hepburn launches Wheatley Works

Wheatley Group is on target to create 2500 new jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities by 2020 for people in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities.

Jeane Freeman My Great Start group

A pioneering service run by Wheatley Group to support new tenants make the most of their new home has helped more than 1500 people in the past year.

Dunedin Canmore marks start of new homes at Greendykes, Craigmillar

A major regeneration project in Edinburgh has taken another step forward with work starting on 70 new affordable homes.

Modern Apprentices

Time is running out to apply for an apprenticeship with Wheatley Group.

Wheatley Group's Eat Well scheme helps people in food poverty

A tenant, 56, from the south side of Glasgow, talks about the support he got from Eat Well, a Wheatley Group service which helps people in food poverty.

Dunedin Canmore logo

Due to the major disruption caused by the bad weather our offices will be closed today (Friday). We’re very sorry for any inconvenience.

Dunedin Canmore logo

Due to the bad weather our offices will not be open today.

Ashleigh and Christopher are celebrating their first Valentine's Day as a married couple

A young couple gained more than a job when they fell in love and got married after meeting on a Modern Apprenticeship programme.

Modern Apprentices

The search is on for bright young talent to join Scotland’s largest housing, property and care organisation.

We are committed to great customer service and exceeding your expectations in everything we do. We aim to deliver excellent services – and we set targets to measure how we’re doing.

Housing Minister visits Dunedin Canmore new homes

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart visited Dunedin Canmore's new homes in Muirhouse and dropped in on some new tenants to wish them Merry Christmas. Watch our video of the visit.

GHA new-build homes at Kingsway Court in Scotstoun

Thank you to everyone who responded to our consultation on how we let our homes.

DC video capture

Dunedin Canmore is all about creating ‘Better homes, better lives’ in Edinburgh.

Fire safety officer and tenant

The Autumn issue of Connect - the magazine for Dunedin Canmore tenants - is out now.

Click & Connect opens in Edinburgh

A new state-of-the-art digital learning centre providing free internet and computer access has opened at Slateford Green Community Centre, Edinburgh.

Volunteering

OUR Volunteer Plus partnership helped young people change their lives – and help others too.

IIP Gold logo

Two more members of Wheatley Group have achieved Investors in People’s prestigious Gold accreditation.

Harbour given top rating by Care Inspectorate

Dunedin Harbour Hostel has been awarded the highest grading of Excellent for the second year in a row following a recent unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate.

New freephone number for customers

The new free phone number 0800 561 0088 means customers can enjoy free calls to their housing officer or our customer service advisors.

Dunedin Canmore Board members joins apprentices

Young people from Dunedin Canmore communities are being given a chance to change their lives thanks to our new apprenticeships.

hoarding

Wheatley Group is highlighting an issue that is more widespread than many people think – hoarding.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Housing estates across central Scotland are being put under the microscope by Keep Scotland Beautiful in a new scheme to make communities great.

Modern apprentices

We’ve launched a last call for applications for this year’s Modern Apprenticeships.

New bursary scheme launched for tenants

We're offering lifeline support to tenants and their families to pursue their dreams of going to university.

wheatley foundation theatre

Children from some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are to get their first experience of the theatre, thanks to a new partnership.

Modern Apprenticeships

Are you aged 16-19? Have you recently left school or planning to leave this summer?

DC workers laying foundations

Work has started on 111 new affordable homes for rent as part of a major regeneration project in an Edinburgh community.

HM Treasury Logo

Wheatley Foundation has been awarded over £470,000 to invest in pioneering projects that will support veterans facing homelessness.

Alan Glasgow

Dunedin Canmore, one of Scotland’s largest housing associations, has appointed Alan Glasgow as its new Housing Director.

School pupils prepare time capsule

Children from Tollcross primary school in Edinburgh are filling a time capsule with mementoes to mark a major restoration project at a pre-1919 tenement.

Launch of the Wheatley Foundation

A new charitable trust targeting poverty and social exclusion in the most deprived communities in Scotland is set to reach up to 7000 people in its first year.

Ewan Fraser

One of the most respected and well-known figures in Edinburgh housing, Ewan Fraser, has retired after 33 years in the sector.

TV weather predicts warm winter for tenants

Scotland’s largest social landlord launches its latest WinterReady initiative.

Hazel Young portrait

Dunedin Canmore, one of Scotland’s largest housing associations, has appointed Hazel Young as its new Managing Director.

David Baptie, Senior Building Surveyor (Planned), Dunedin Canmore and George Donaldson, Managing Director, Insulation Solutions Scotland, celebrate with their award

Edinburgh-based Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group, won ‘Housing Association of the Year’ at the annual National Energy Efficiency Retrofit Awards in Birmingham.

Steph from Edinburgh

When Stephanie Tweed steps out this weekend to represent her country in the Homeless World Cup, it will mark an incredible step on her journey to recovery from drug addiction.

US Housing Expert James Stockard and staff from the SFHA visit Dunedin Canmore’s Earl Grey street project. Left to right: Willie Maben, Karen Wright, Alistair Rankine, Jim Stockard and David Stewart.

A US housing expert saw for himself how Dunedin Canmore is bringing a Victorian building in Edinburgh back to life as part of its drive to make homes warmer and more comfortable.

David Baptie, Senior Building Surveyor (Planned), Dunedin Canmore and George Donaldson, Managing Director, Insulation Solutions Scotland, celebrate with their award

Dunedin Canmore project to tackle fuel poverty wins award.

Councillor Cammy Day with Dunedin Canmore staff

Our EPIC changes are bringing a huge boost to customer services.

DC pledges new homes

Dunedin Canmore pledges to help build 8,000 new homes for the capital.

Housing Minister backs new Wheatley campaign

Thousands of older tenants in some of Scotland's most deprived communities are receiving extra help from their housing association this Christmas.