Cloch Housing Association is a registered social landlord operating in Inverclyde, Scotland. The Association was originally formed on the 16th January 1968 as a charitable non-profit making organisation under the name of Christian Action (Greenock) Housing Association Ltd. At this time its objective was to provide suitable and affordable housing for rent to stem the flow of young families leaving the area. 50 years on, we are still a social housing landlord but have widened our activity and the scope of who we house.
Currently, we are working to bring more jobs in to the area. We have a commitment to having two Modern Apprentices at all times and through our contract procurement, we use our buying power to bring in trade apprenticeships and local jobs in landscaping and gardening. We look for opportunities to work with our partner organisation, Oak Tree Housing Association, for example, our Finance and IT teams work for both organisations.
Another arm of the business is Factoring. We factor and offer landscape maintenance services to over 400 properties, mainly in closes where we already own flats. This service includes a responsive repairs service for common repairs and a common Building Insurance Policy offering huge discounts to owners.
Inverclyde Care & Repair
In 2001, we started Inverclyde Care & Repair, a service that provides older and disabled home owners support to put in adaptations to their homes to allow them to stay in their homes. It also provides a Small Repairs Service to do those small jobs that mainstream contractors would not do or their costs may be excessive. We have successfully delivered this contract on behalf of Inverclyde Council since 2001, however in March 2018, there wass notification that the Council are ending the contracted-out service and it is expected that our involvement will cease in April 2019. We are still exploring ways to be involved in providing these vital services within our communities.