This month Police Scotland are running an operation aimed at disrupting County Lines. Click here for more information.
What is County Lines?
County Lines is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas [within the UK], using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move [and store] the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.
Gangs establish a base in a particular location, typically by taking over the homes of local vulnerable adults by force or coercion in a practice referred to as ‘cuckooing’. They then target young people to become involved in selling drugs through a process of grooming. Once the young person is involved it is difficult to escape.
We know that county lines exploitation is widespread, with gangs from big cities including London, Manchester and Liverpool operating throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Gangs are known to target vulnerable children and adults.
If you are suspicious of any activity in any of your properties or you have information you wish to share confidentially you can contact me at this email address or you can contact 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111
We are currently recruiting for a Director of Finance Services. Please click here for more information. Applications should be submitted by Friday 2 October 2020 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020.
COVID-19 - The Highland Council has put a range of measures in place to help those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Click here for more details.
COVID-19 - We will do all we can to support our tenants and their families through these extraordinary times but it is important to understand we are providing a restricted range of services following the latest government guidance on tackling the COVID-19 crisis. Our number one priority will continue to be ensuring all tenants and their families remain safe and secure in their homes, whilst safeguarding the welfare and wellbeing of our staff. Click here for more details.
COVID-19 - SSE STATEMENT - We know that these are very worrying times for everyone. We’re continuing to work hard to ensure that we keep our members and our teams safe. In a fast changing situation, our priority is to protect our most vulnerable members and to support those who are worried about their energy bills. Our teams are here to provide support to try and do everything we can to help. Please click here for more information.
COVID-19 - The Highland Council has issued special COVID-19 guidance to update households on new arrangements on recycling and waste services. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 - Important information for people self-isolating at home or worried about pre-payment or credit payments for electricity - please click here.
Due to COVID-19 coronavirus, the Association offices closed our offices on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice. Please click here for more information.
Following recent television coverage of the problems people have been having with Hotpoint Whirlpool washing machines, the Association would like to reassure all our tenants liviing in flatted properties who have a Hotpoint washer/dryer provided by the Association that these are not part of the recall. For more information about machine which could potentially be dangerous and details of how to contact Whirlpool, click here.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a short guide "How we regulate: A guide for tenants and service users". Click here for more information and for links to relevant websites.
Product Recall Information - to contribute towards the health and safety of our tenants and sharing owners, we would like to share details of the Whirlpool tumble dryer product recall with you. Please click here for more information.
Short-Term Lets - we are writing to our tenants on Skye, warning them against sub-letting their homes to tourists. Tenants are warned that they could be violating their tenancy agreement by using short-term letting websites such as Airbnb. Click here to see the full article on the BBC news page.
The Highland Council will be enforcing on-street waiting and loading restrictions in Portree from 14 May 2019. Click here for more details.
In order for you to be considered for a property in any development or any of our current stock that become vacant, you must ensure that you are on the Highland Housing Register.
New developments are usually allocated 6 weeks before completion.
Please contact our Housing Services Team if you want to check if you have a current application or if you wish to request an application form.
EU Exit – What You Need to Know
You may have questions about what EU exit - or BREXIT - means for you. You might have questions about the availability of medicines or food, or how EU citizens living in Scotland may be affected. Please click here to go to the Scottish Government website for further details.
This site provides information and guidance to help you prepare for EU exit, including a 'no deal' situation. Not all information is available at this time. Regular updates will be made to this site as new information becomes available.
Would you like to help improve social landlord services in Scotland? The National Panel is one of the ways that the Scottish Housing Regulator can hear what people think and make sure they focus on the important things. Click here for more information. The latest National Panel survey is now live and is open to all users of social landlord services.
Our Landlord Report for 2018 has been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator. There is a copy on our Performance page, please click here for more details.
Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, we would like to assure everyone living in a Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association home that we take your safety very seriously. Click here for more information.
Your Privacy and Personal Data - We value your privacy and want you to be clear about the data we collect and store, how we use this and the rights you have to control that information.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Some of our tenants and shared equity owners in the Home Farm, Portree, development have Biomass heating systems installed in their properties. These addresses include:-
Leathad Na Sobhraig Bealach Nan Ciobairean Rathad Na h-Airigh Cearn Romasdail
A guide to the Biomass heating system guide has been developed to help you to use your heating effectively. Please click here to see a copy of the Biomass R+ V4 handbook.
You can telephone us on 01478 612035 or use the online form if you need further assistance.