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Recruiting volunteer Board members

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.

Atrium Group Appoints New CEO

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.”

Financial Help Secured for Every Atrium Tenant

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.

Rent Increase Consultation

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

Office Re-Opening to Public

We are pleased to announce that our office will re-open to the public from Tuesday 21 September 2021. Initially, this will be from 10.00am to 3.00pm by pre-arranged appointment only, but we will be assessing the situation as we go and will review the arrangements regularly.

Like all businesses we will be applying sensible precautions. Access will be limited to small numbers at a time and anyone accessing the office will require to wear a mask.

If you want to make an appointment to come into the office and speak to a member of staff you can do so by either phoning us on 01563 528816 or emailing info@atrium-homes.co.uk.

Our telephones continue to be operational during normal office hours (9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 4.00pm Friday).

You can also contact us through the MyAtrium app or by using the Contact Us section of our website https://www.atrium-homes.co.uk/contact/

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