When we process your application, we will tell you whether your household type is BID or MATCH. This lets you know whether you can bid on properties or will be matched to a property.
Applicants who need supported or fully adapted housing will be MATCH applicants and will be matched to a property without the need to bid.
Applications from people in an institution (e.g. hospital, prison or care facility), who cannot bid will be matched to suitable accommodation when this becomes available.
We know that our allocation policy doesn’t cover everyone’s circumstances. The policy allows for exceptional circumstances and discretion to be applied where you need to move or be housed urgently. In some cases, you may be matched to a property if we need to offer you housing quickly and a suitable property becomes available.
All other applicants are BID applicants and will have to bid for available properties.
Please be aware that you will be asked to provide details about yourself, your household, your property and your energy supplier, so you will need to have these readily available for application.
Please note that if your application is successful, you will be notified by email. Please check your spam/junk inbox as there may be instances where it lands there. Once you have received notification of a successful application it may take up to 10 days for the payment to reach your energy supplier account.
To find out about other financial support that may be available to you, please call Home Energy Scotland at SCARF on freephone 0808 808 2282
In January, we updated our housing privacy notice to include contact specifically with tenants of new build properties around one year after they have moved into their new home to complete a survey. The surveys are a requirement by the Scottish Government for all council and Registered Social Landlord new builds.
See below copy of the notice with a new paragraph included.
To view the full Housing Privacy Notice see our website.
We will continually review and update this privacy notice to reflect changes in our services and feedback from service users, as well as to comply with changes in the law.
The law on fire alarms has changed which means that all Scottish homes need to have interlinked alarms. Interlinked means if one goes off, they all go off, giving people more time to escape and call emergency services.
Angus Care & Repair have some funding available to help home owners with the costs of the new alarms. To be eligible for support from Care & Repair Scotland, you must live in and own your home that has a Council Tax banding of A-C. You must also either be of state pension age and in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit or have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance.
Scotland’s Census is the official count of every person and household in the country. The answers people give to census questions help build up a picture of the population, and government and other service providers rely on census data to make important decisions. Scotland’s next census will be held on Sunday 20 March 2022.
To ensure everyone is counted in Angus our Communities Team along with the Vibrant Communities department will become a ‘census partner’ with core responsibility to let citizens know how, when, and where to complete the census questionnaire.
To maximise response the Communities Team will be working with partners who have contact with 12 target groups identified by the Scottish Government including people who are digitally excluded, minority ethnic, veterans, disabled, and LGBTQ+.
Along with the national multimedia, news, letters, and postcards going out to every household between 14 February and 20 March the Communities Team will support through local engagement for those targeted groups:
Letting people know that the census is coming.
Explaining what the census is and what the benefits are.
Letting everyone know when they need to complete the census.
Ensuring people know where they can find help and support when completing the census
The guest rooms at our sheltered and retirement units remain closed. We don’t have the resources to manage the change-over and cleaning requirements to the safety standards now needed as a result of the pandemic.
We will be reviewing the provision of guest rooms in the near future. This means that in the meantime, family members or relatives will regrettably have to make their own arrangements in local hospitality venues, as happens in some other neighbouring local authorities.
With the rise in energy bills, many people will find themselves in fuel poverty this year. That’s why the Scottish Government has launched a £3 million Home Heating Support Fund . Debt, money or energy advice agencies can refer individuals in need of financial assistance.