Free English classes (ESOL) available in Angus

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme is for those who want to learn and improve their English skills.

We run classes suitable for Beginners and Intermediate.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus situation, we are only running classes online. These take place weekday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm.

We are working to hold ‘face-to-face’ classes again, but this may not be possible until the start of 2021.

If you are interested in joining our classes or registering an interest in joining our face-to-face classes in the future or have any questions please contact Neil Paterson email

For more information see the Angus Council website

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Reminder: Private Landlords Survey – we want to hear from private landlords in Angus

There’s still time to complete our Private Landlord survey.

We’d like you to tell us what we could do to encourage and incentivise more landlords to work with us, to provide more homes for people who desperately need them and work together to reduce tenancy problems like arrears and neighbour nuisance.

Your responses will be collated and analysed by the national homelessness charity Crisis. The charity is working with us to improve housing options and support in the private rented sector.

If you have any questions or comments on this survey, please contact Lucie at Crisis:

Please help by completing the survey by 31 August.

Housing Planned Maintenance – COVID-19 Update

In line with the Scottish Government’s guidance on easing of lockdown restrictions, we have been working closely with contractors to make sure a measured approach has been taken to restarting planned maintenance work for tenants in our properties. The following planned maintenance contracts will restart over the coming weeks:

  • Bathroom Replacements
  • Kitchen Replacements
  • Energy Efficiency Works
  • Window Replacements
  • Electrical Testing
  • Electric Heating Upgrades

We will contact tenants affected and work with the relevant contractor to confirm dates and advise of new processes which we have put in place for everyone’s safety.

As we have done throughout the lockdown period, we will continue to carry out annual servicing of gas heating systems as we are required to do by law.

We will keep our approach under regular review and provide updates as the guidance from the Scottish Government develops.  Please keep an eye on the Housing Blog and our website for further updates.

You can find NHS advice on the NHS Coronavirus COVID 19 website –– the main symptoms of the coronavirus include; 

  • A new, continuous, dry cough                                                                                       
  • A high temperature
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

We appreciate your co-operation at this time and hope you find this information useful, but if you have any queries about this post, please contact us by emailing