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Loreburn Housing Association contribute to The Parliamentary Review

An indispensable guide to best practice across the public and private sectors, The Parliamentary Review releases once more this March, with commentary from ministers, business leaders and policymakers alike. Theresa May and Professor Ted Baker, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals, appear alongside a small number of relevant individuals and organisations and this year Loreburn H A’s CEO, Lorraine Usher was invited to contribute to The Review.  

Founded in 1982, Loreburn Housing Association provides housing across Dumfries and Galloway in the southwest of Scotland and has a portfolio of almost 2,500 properties. CEO Lorraine Usher discusses in this year's Review her ambitions for the association going forward and she explains how they are investing in their future through staff development and training. Lorraine Usher said “Loreburn is led by an innovative and forward thinking Management Committee and we are all delighted our approach to leadership, the social purpose of our organisation and our investment in the future through staff development has been recognised. We employ a fabulous team of experienced and talented people at Loreburn H A who have helped us created some really great places to live. It’s great to receive this recognition as we are about to welcome another 26 staff to the team in April. Those staff will join our maintenance service as we work to strengthen our commitment to the provision of high quality housing for local people across the region”. To celebrate the launch of The Review, Lorraine has been invited to represent Loreburn HA at an event at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster on 20th March 2019.  Brian Pattinson, Loreburn H A’s Convener said We are all delighted that Loreburn’s progress over recent years has been recognized at National level.

Our successful and innovative approach to social housing owes much to our motivated staff and the inspirational leadership of our Chief Executive Lorraine Usher, who drives forward our Vision –“Creating Great Places to Live”, and her invitation to contribute to the Parliamentary Review is further proof of Loreburn’s success.

Daniel Yossman, executive director of The Parliamentary Review, has praised this year's Review as one not to be missed. "With representatives from across the country coming together to raise standards and share best practice, this year's Review provides some of the most shrewd reading for politicians, educators, and business leaders alike."

Writing in The Review, the prime minister says that "British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review."

Loreburn Housing Association's article can be viewed here: