Archive for the ‘PHA’ Category

Friday Night Film Club

25 June 2019

Partick Housing Association are pleased to support the Friday Night Film Club as part of Annexe Communities Connects2 Project.

The Film Club is normally held on the last Friday of each month at the Annexe on Stewartville Street. The club is not only an opportunity to enjoy a good film and tuck into some popcorn – it brings together local people to tackle social isolation and loneliness.

One participant said, “I’m quite active during the day but usually spend my evenings alone. It’s great to have the Film Club to look forward to each month. A big thank you to the Annexe and PHA”.

For info on what film is showing each month, follow Connects2 on Facebook HERE or look out for their posters around Partick.

Volunteers’ Week 2019

5 June 2019

It’s Volunteers’ Week from 1 to 7 June, and we’re taking this opportunity to say thank you to all the volunteers involved with PHA and PWL.

From our Board Members, to our Scrutiny Panel and everyone involved with local community projects. Your dedication drives our success.

Thank you!

Housing Stock Survey

10 April 2019

The Association has asked Jones Lang La Salle (JLL) to carry out property inspections to our stock for our insurance purposes. Those carrying out the survey will have their own photographic I.D card and you should ask to see this before allowing anyone access to your home.

This will be a visual survey and will cause no disruption to your property. This is completely voluntary and you are under no obligation to allow access to your home if that is your preference.

If you have any questions about the inspections, please do not hesitate to contact the office and staff will be happy to deal with any questions that you may have.

From One Familiar Face to Another

4 April 2019

Keen observers among our customers will have noticed a familiar face returned to our Repairs team at the end of last year. Gerry Lafferty, who had retired over two years ago after more than 30 years of service answered our call for a Maintenance Officer to fill a short term vacancy.

Gerry was originally a Maintenance Officer at Meadowside and Thornwood Housing Association before the amalgamation with PHA in 2001, and his face is well known across the area.

Customers and staff alike were happy to see Gerry return to the fold at Partick. He slotted back into the old routine as if he’d never been away – although he did mention that he forgot how much walking Maintenance Officers have to do.

All good things come to an end however, and Gerry has now re-retired, off back to his well-earned free time and Grandad duties.

His replacement, Dorando Mulholland, starts this month and is another well-known face in Partick and Thornwood. Dorando has been working in partnership with PHA for some years as Maintenance Manager for our contractors; initially Carillion and latterly MITIE. He’s now jumped over the fence and will be a welcome addition to the team at PHA.

We wish both Gerry and Dorando every success going forward.

[Pictured: Dorando Mulholland and Gerry Lafferty]

First Aid Training for the Community

28 March 2019

Partick Housing Association works closely with a number of local community projects and organisations. Recently we supported several of these organisations with the delivery of free Emergency First Aid Training from St Andrew’s First Aid.

We had a full house, with fourteen attendees with representatives from Partick Community Growing Project, Sandy Road Community Garden, Centurion Way Growers, Partick Action on Litter, Thornwood Tidy Up Club and Annexe Communities to name a few!

The Emergency First Aid course is designed for those who wish to have some knowledge of first aid that will enable them to assist if someone is injured or becomes ill suddenly – with guidance on how to look after a casualty while waiting for an ambulance.

Mark Hughes, Community Projects Officer said, “All those who attended the course work or volunteer with local organisations and regularly engage with the wider community through their activities. We hope that they’ll never need to use their new skills but are pleased to be able to support the community in this way”.

One attendee said; “Thank you to Partick Housing Association for the provision of the Emergency First Aid course held at your premises. We sincerely appreciated the invitation to attend and participate in the course, learning both skills and the confidence to perform Emergency First Aid if required”.

Mother’s Day Competition

28 February 2019

Win a Mum-umental Treat this Mother’s Day!

Have you got a budding artist in your family? They could win a bunch of flowers to say thanks to mum this Mother’s Day.

To be in with a chance of winning, send in a picture of your child’s Mother’s Day themed art work.

Send your entries along with your name, contact info, child’s name and age to community@partickha.org.uk by 5pm on Sunday 31 March. Paper entries can be dropped off at our office.

Winners will be selected from a draw on Monday 1 April.

Terms and conditions apply.


Terms & Conditions of Competition

Entrants must be or be a direct relative of a PHA tenant or PWL factoring customer.

Entrants must live in Partick, Thornwood or the nearby surrounding area.

Competition open to all ages.

Entrants consent to their name(s) and entry being used and displayed on the PHA website, social media and other digital channels, as well as on any other future marketing materials including newsletters.

Closing date for the competition is 5pm on Sunday 31 March.

The prize is non-refundable and non–exchangeable and cannot be sold on for financial gain. No cash alternative.

Competition excludes employees and Board Members of PHA and PWL, and their families.

Gas Upgrade Works at Hyndland Street

25 February 2019

Partick Housing Association has received notification that essential gas upgrade works will be commencing on Hyndland Street on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

We have received the below information from SGN.



SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. They also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

SGN will shortly be re-starting their £130,000 project to upgrade the gas network in Hyndland Street, Glasgow. This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

Following discussions with Glasgow City Council, the project will start on Wednesday 27 February and last approximately five weeks.

Phase 1 – approximately 3 weeks

From Wednesday 27 February, SGN will be working in Dumbarton Road at its junction with Hyndland Street. During this time, a road closure will be required on Hyndland Street with local diversions in place. However, local access will be maintained to Hyndland Street from Chancellor Street.

To ensure everyone’s safety, SGN will install temporary three-way traffic lights on Dumbarton Road at its junction with Keith Street.

Phase 2 – approximately 2 weeks

From Wednesday 20 March, SGN will be working outside number 86 Hyndland Street. There will be no traffic management in place for this phase.

SGN will be posting regular updates at https://roadworks.org/?107846190 and using social media and traffic bulletins to keep residents and motorists informed.

February Fun Fest

20 February 2019

Throughout the February mid-term break, Partick Housing Association delivered February Fun Fest, a free programme of activities for children with lunch included. Three sessions were held daily from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 February and were available for children of primary school age to attend.

We worked with the Language Hub and Print Clan, with experienced teachers of French, Drama and Screen Printing to deliver February Fun Fest. The children were able to try a different activity each day, learning new skills whilst enjoying themselves and making new friends. After the children worked up their appetites, the Language Hub served up delicious healthy lunches.

Viki McCormick, Community Development Officer at PHA said “We were granted funding by Impact Funding Partners (formerly Voluntary Action Fund) and Glasgow City Council to deliver the sessions. Initially we offered 14 places for the programme, but these were booked up in just 24 hours. We were able to work with our funders and those supporting the delivery of the programme to accommodate an additional 10 children. We were delighted when all 24 places were booked up, and would like to thank everyone involved in making February Fun Fest happen”.

Feedback from the parents and children who attended has been very positive and we are considering ways to deliver similar projects in the school holidays throughout 2019. One of the participants said “I really enjoyed February Fun Fest. I wish it was on every week!”

 

Publicly Accessible Defibrillator in Partick

14 February 2019

Partick South Parish Church has recently installed Partick’s first, 24 hour, publicly accessible defibrillator. There are a huge number of statistics that show the risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and why defibrillators are so important and should be available in public buildings, leisure centres, workplaces and schools across the country.

There are many factors which can lead to a SCA, such as having high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, high cholesterol levels, congenital heart disease and diabetes. After a SCA, without immediate treatment, 90-95% of SCA victims will die. If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, their chance of survival increases from 6% to 74%. The main reason so few people survive SCA is due to defibrillation not being provided quickly enough after they have collapsed.

Partick South Parish Church Minister, Rev Andy McIntyre said: We were surprised to learn that there are few defibrillators in Partick, and none which were publicly accessible 24 hours per day. The Church is delighted to host Partick’s first fully public accessible defibrillator. We hope people don’t need to use it but it may save lives if required”.

The defibrillator is located in the yellow box on the wall outside Partick South Parish Church. If you ever need to access it, you should dial 999 in the first instance and the emergency services will inform you on how to proceed.

 

Bogus Callers

4 February 2019

We have recently been made aware of bogus callers operating in the area.

We’d like to remind our customers to always check the identification of any callers to your home, and never let unidentified callers in to your home.

All of our staff and contractors carry photographic identification badges. Each badge has the Partick Housing Association logo or our contractor’s logo, the staff member’s name and photograph.

If you’re suspicious, call our office on 0141 357 3773 and we will be able to confirm if someone is visiting from or on behalf of Partick Housing Association. A genuine visitor will not be offended if you ask them to wait outside whilst you do this.

In an emergency contact the police by dialling 999 (or 101 for non-emergency calls).

Click here for some useful information from Police Scotland about keeping yourself safe against doorstep crime.