To round off the Jubilee celebrations, here's something for the children too. We're offering 2 prizes for the best crown in our colouring competition. Download the template from the website or pick up a copy from the office. The winners will get a Jubilee goody bag and Smyth’s gift voucher. closing date for entries is 30th June 2022. Just hand in or send in your entries.
We are always looking out for new Board members to help us achieve the right mix of skills and experience to match our business needs. Skills and knowledge that we would love to see represented on our Board just now are in the areas of HR / Employment / Equalities & Diversity, and members with experience of technical aspects of the Construction Industry.
Equally, we are always very keen to attract people who have had experience of our services as customers and who are committed to help us improve those services.
What is most important to us is that Board members share our core values and objectives, possess an inquiring mind and demonstrate a willingness to challenge.
Collectively, the Board is responsible for exercising scrutiny, establishing organisational strategy and objectives and for monitoring operational performance, and we are currently looking to strengthen our overall governance through the appointment of a number of Board Members.
Following the retirement of Atrium’s long-standing Chief Executive, Stephen Black, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Watson who took up the role from 31 January 2022.
Shannon has extensive experience of housing and has spent the last 11 years in senior management roles with Govanhill Housing Association and before that Albyn Housing Society in the Highlands.
Shannon says “I am delighted to be taking over the reins at Atrium Homes. I look forward to working in Kilmarnock and the surrounding area with the staff team to continue providing an excellent service to our tenants and residents. Housing Associations are facing a few challenges over the coming years and I look forward to navigating through these with the senior management team and the Board.”
Atrium Homes has been successful in securing funding of just over £65,000 to assist its tenants struggling with soaring fuel costs. This means every household will receive a £50 payment towards meeting their fuel bills.
The Social Housing Fuel Support Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed and administered by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). It aims to provide practical support to social landlords’ tenants in order to help them to manage, or reduce, their fuel costs.
Atrium Homes is delighted to have been successful in its funding bid . As Operations Manager Mareta Greig explains “ We appreciate that with rising energy bills people are struggling to heat their homes and we wanted to make sure that we took advantage of the monies available through the Fund to try and support tenants with this”.
The project has to be able to be delivered by 31 March 2022. Payments of £50 will be made directly into tenants’ bank accounts and over the next few weeks staff will be contacting all tenants to obtain the necessary banking information and contact details to allow the payments to be made.
Atrium Homes has recently issued its annual Rent Increase consultation exercise but we are aware of some delays in them being delivered . A copy of the consultation information can be viewed below and when you are ready to express your views, please do so by completing this survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AHrentconsult21