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We know many of you share our commitment to making local communities GREAT places to live and there are lots of ways you can get involved and contribute.
Meetings aren’t for everyone and whether you’d prefer a community walkabout with your Neighbourhood Officer or to be an armchair critic from the comfort of your own home, we have options!
No matter your age, background or where you live - if you have something to offer we want to hear fom you. We’ll provide any support, equipment or training you might need.
How can I get involved?
There are a number of ways you can get involved – from something as simple as sending in a satisfaction survey after a repairs visit, all the way through to joining our Management Committee.
We want you to feel comfortable about getting involved, which is why we have a number of options for you to choose from...
Taking part in an estate walkabout is a great way for you to help our Neighbourhood Officers understand the needs and priorities of your area.
Our Neighbourhood Officers are out and about in our communities regularly, so why not take the opportunity to chat with them and share your thoughts or ideas. If you aren’t able to catch up with your Neighbourhood Officer while they are in your area, you can still get in touch with them directly to organise a date and time that suits you.
Throughout the year we conduct a variety of consultations and surveys - these are a quick and easy way for you to get involved and share your views. Some examples are:
- Rent Consultation
Each year we conduct a mandatory Rent Consultation where we seek the views of our tenants on the rent proposals for the new financial year. This is a great way for you to learn about what our plans are for spending on improvements, new services, planned maintenance and what any new proposed rent level may be.
- Repairs satisfaction survey
You can have a say on our repairs service by completing the text message survey we send to you after your repairs appointment. Your feedback will help us to manage the repairs service more effectively.
The feedback from these surveys really does help us to make improvements and let us know what is working well. Don’t forget you can always let us know your thoughts on anything at anytime by using our online contact form, chat with us via Live Chat, or by sending us a direct message via social media.
You can get involved with what goes on at Loreburn simply by liking, sharing and commenting our our social media posts - it really can be that easy!
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linkedin to keep up to date with our latest news and to find out what is going on in your local community.
Our E-news feed and Loreburn Living newsletters help you to keep up to date with what is going on here at Loreburn.
They include news about changes to services, details about our housing developments, information on planned improvements, our performance information and much more. Our E-newsfeed can be seen by clicking here and all available editions of our newsletter can be downloaded in our resource library.
We hold engagement events across the region and throughout the year. They're a great opportunity for you to access guidance and support from Loreburn staff, or external agencies, and to share your views with us.
In the past we've hosted coffee mornings, had competitive bingo afternoons, tried our hand at pumpkin carving... If you have an idea for a GREAT event in your area, please contact your Neighbourhood Officer or get in touch.
Whether you’re a Loreburn tenant or simply live in Dumfries & Galloway and have an interest in housing, you can become a member of Loreburn Housing Association.
For just £1, you can have an active role in influencing what goes on at Loreburn and have a say in the decisions that affect the community you live in.
As a member of Loreburn, you will:
- Receive a Share Certificate, a copy of the Association’s Rules, Annual Report and Accounts
- Be able to vote at the Annual General Meeting
- Be able to seek election to the Management Committee
- Be able to influence key decisions
Our Management Committee plays an important role in ensuring that all decisions, new policies, procedures or changes to existing ones, have our customers at the heart of them. They meet regularly throughout the year to consider all aspects of strategy, performance and compliance.
They provide strong, focussed, governance to our organisation and bring a breadth of experience and specialist knowledge that helps shape our success. They also set our direction and associated strategies, monitor our performance and oversee risk and audit to ensure Loreburn are well-positioned to deliver GREAT outcomes for tenants.
Help us be the best we can be!
We want to make sure that you are at the heart of decision making at Loreburn. We’re looking to refresh our Tenant Group, so now’s the perfect time to get involved.
More information coming soon!
Aged between 14 and 25?
Be a part of something new! Whether you live on your own or with others, are working or studying, the Panel will give you the platform to have your say in the issues that matter to you.
More information coming soon!