Enter the House Exchange crossword competition and win a Google Home Hub!

For registered users of the House Exchange mutual exchange website. For more information about House Exchange, see our previous post.

It’s easy to enter

Solve the crossword clues and fill in the blanks.

Please email your answers to houseexchangehelp@clarionhg.com

Make sure you put House Exchange Crossword as the subject.

House Exchange can accept entries in any of these ways:

  • photo of your finished crossword
  • list of the answers
  • completed crossword attached

Don’t forget to include your name and House Exchange number.

Closing date 19 December 2019.


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You can also download the crossword from HERE


Warm Home Discount Scheme and Other Energy Efficiency News from SCARF

For the latest news from SCARF see their October newsletter

Amongst the highlights:

Cancel you carbon footprintRenewalbes revolutionGetting ready for winter

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Under the scheme, low-income households, or those in receipt of benefits can receive £140 towards their electricity bill and, through the free in-home, in-depth advice service, Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT) can help households with the eligibility criteria and application process.

You can contact the Home Energy Advice Team on Freephone 0808 129 0888, on their website , or on social media on Facebook and Twitter.

For more details on the Warm Home Discount Scheme see the additional leaflet from SCARF

Our Housing Performance Report 2018 – 19

We have produced a Report Card which lets you know how our Housing services performed last year against the standards set by the Scottish Housing Regulator in the Scottish Social Housing Charter.


The Report Card was prepared after consultation with our Tenants Steering Group to ensure we have reported the performance our tenants think is most important.

The Report Card is available on the our website now.

Hard Work of Tenants and Staff on the Tenant Participation Strategy Recognised at a Celebratory Event in Arbroath

Tenants and staff were thanked for their hard work in preparing the new Tenant and Community Engagement Strategy 2019 – 2022 at an event recently held at Dundee and Angus College in Arbroath. The new strategy will set out the vision and action plan for tenant involvement and engagement for the next three years.


The event was chaired by John Morrow, Housing Service Leader, and Angela Quirie, Housing Policy Officer, gave a presentation detailing how the strategy was developed.



The strategy will be formally launched at an event at a later date.

Green-Fingered Montrose Residents Transform Overgrown Garden Area

A group of residents in Traill Terrace, Montrose  contacted with their local housing officer to find out how to go about bringing an overgrown untidy area at the back of their flats back into use. The area had become significantly overgrown and residents did not have the necessary tools to tackle the job on their own.

Bill Takhar, Housing Officer, contacted Sandra Livingston, Communities Officer and they arranged a meeting with the residents to discuss what might be done. Everyone put their heads together and came up with 2 plans: 

 Plan A – Sandra would seek assistance from the Community Payback Officer to start the ball rolling with a clean-up of the area and residents made a firm commitment to keeping the area tidy and,

Plan B – if the Community Payback Officer couldn’t help, residents would do the clean-up with support from Bill who help residents get the waste to the recycling centre by bringing in the Community Housing Assistants and their van.

The Community Payback team were unable to help, but the residents carried out Plan B. The clean-up of the area went ahead and residents are very pleased at the results of their efforts and are committed to keeping the area tidy in future. A small community vegetable plot has also taken root! The before and after pictures tell a great story.






New Bathroom Roadshow is a Go-Go!

Our 7-year Bathroom Replacement Programme is starting in the Brechin and Montrose area, and we continue to work closely with our main contractor MPS Housing Ltd. 


MPS Housing Ltd. is holding drop-in sessions to give our tenants an opportunity to meet the team, see the products and ask any questions.  Details of this event are below;

Where – The Crickety, Caldhame Place, Brechin, DD9 7EB

When – Tuesday 15 October 2019

Times – 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm

Even if you have not been notified of a bathroom replacement in your area please  come along and see what will be available in the future.

We look forward to seeing you there.