Dundee International Women’s Centre (DIWC) has an exciting online ESOL programme for 2021! These classes will increase your confidence in English and are free for DIWC members (membership costs just £6 for a year).
Classes are by email and Zoom. All you need is a mobile, tablet or computer with microphone, camera and internet connection, plus a working email address. Don’t worry if you’re new to Zoom, they will show you what to do – you don’t need to have lots of IT skills!
Tuesdays 1-2, from 12 January. For Pre-Intermediate students
A relaxed opportunity to practice and develop your speaking and listening skills while meeting new people and having fun too. Each week they’ll look at a different topic to do with living in Scotland. Bring your lunch!
Tuesdays 10-12, from 12 January. For Elementary students
Improve all aspects of your English – reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation – in this very friendly and welcoming class. All learning materials provided.
Our Communities Committee today approved a 2% rent increase for our tenants, so that the we can continue to invest in existing homes, as well as build new affordable housing for Angus.
In the consultation with all tenants, three rent increase options were proposed by the Tenants Steering Group, and a majority of tenants who responded supported the 2% option. This will increase the average weekly rent to £72.28 per week and mean that our rents will remain as some of the most affordable in the country.
Our Communities Convenor, Cllr Mark Salmond said, “The importance of having good quality affordable homes has been brought into sharp focus in the last year by the COVID-19 emergency. We have all spent much longer periods in our homes than usual, so the improvements delivered in recent years through our Housing Capital Programme have helped mitigate some of the negative aspects. This rent increase helps us achieve a balance between maintaining rents at an affordable level, whilst also being able to continue significant investment in stock improvements and continue increasing new supply housing. And although our customer satisfaction ratings strongly indicate that our tenants agree with this approach, unfortunately we know that some of our householders still struggle with fuel bills.”
This is why our particular priority going forward is on improving the energy efficiency of our housing stock still further, not only so that we can achieve zero carbon targets, and help address the climate emergency, but so that we can combat fuel poverty and child poverty. If tenants do need help with household finances, they shouldn’t hesitate to seek Energy Advice and Welfare Rights support, both of which are available.
Advisors can identify ways to make your home more energy efficient as well as assess your home for damp and condensation problems. They also provide general energy saving advice that can have you saving energy and money in no time
We can continue to allocate properties as home moves will carry on unless the Scottish Government guidance changes or staffing levels are severely affected. To prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to suspend Mutual Exchanges at this time.
During the coronavirus pandemic, customer and staff safety continues to be our top priority. To follow the Scottish Government guidelines during the allocation and letting process, we are using safety measures as follows:
If your bid for a property is successful, we will be as flexible as we can be in agreeing a move in date with you that takes account of your individual circumstances.
‘Face to face’ lets are still happening but with social distancing and face covering.
A ‘contactless’ letting process is in place and it includes communication by phone or online and using photos.
Correspondence with housing applicants is by email, so if you are applying for our or another social landlord’s property, we strongly encourage you to ensure that your contact details are kept up to date on your application.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will update the website to reflect any changes arising from the level that we are in.
Our Montrose Community Housing Team have this 3 bedroom property available for rent.
Property address: 36 INCH TERRACE, MONTROSE
Weekly Rent: £73.24
Large 3 bedroom first floor flat in popular residential area on the outskirts of Montrose but within walking distance to main town centre and shops, with a good bus connection to town and other areas. Children’s play park and large shared garden areas. Property benefits from gas central heating, double glazing and a newly fitted bathroom suite.
If you are interested in this property, or want to see our full range of vacancies, you can bid on our Angus Homefinder site.