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Please know we will do all we can to support you and your family through these extraordinary times.

Cab Sect Aileen Campbell MSP meets Wheatley on Zoom

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities has seen for herself how Wheatley is supporting thousands of vulnerable people across Scotland combat Covid-19.

Wheatley Ignite graduates from 2019

Wheatley Group is on the lookout for 12 of Scotland’s brightest and best university leavers to join its graduate training programme.

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Are you worried or have questions about Coronavirus? Expert help and advice from health care professionals and the Government is available.

Olly the dog helps mark 25000 EatWell parcels

Wheatley Group has delivered more than 25,000 emergency food parcels to people at crisis point as a result of the pandemic.

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IF you’re on certain benefits and your child is starting school in August you can get cash help from the Scottish Government.

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Thanks for your patience as we continue to operate a restricted range of services, in line with government guidance.

Bernadette Hewitt

The tenant chair of Scotland’s largest social landlord has renewed calls - as the coronavirus crisis continues - for “urgent and radical” change to Universal Credit (UC).

Response fund

More than 2000 vulnerable households across Scotland have been helped by an emergency fund set up by Wheatley Group.

Tevhide received a bursary

Wheatley Group is helping make dreams of going to university and college a reality for people across Scotland.

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Tenants have praised ‘brilliant’ Wheatley Group staff for ‘fighting their corner’ in helping them with benefit claims.

Martin Armstrong

Wheatley Group has announced a significant boost to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.

UNISON praises Wheatley staff

Generous Wheatley contractors and suppliers are doing their bit to support vulnerable people across Scotland during the pandemic.

Wheatley has provided more than 10,000 EatWell emergency food parcels

Wheatley Group has now delivered over 10,000 emergency food parcels to people in need across Scotland through its lifeline EatWell service.

Universal Credit - with you all of the way

If you’re on Universal Credit, and claiming housing costs to pay your rent, make sure you let the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) know of changes to your rent.

Wheatley's EatWell service delivers food parcel

Wheatley Group’s lifeline EatWell service has delivered more than 5800 food parcels to vulnerable customers in the past month – and is on course to distribute thousands more.

Wheatley's Emergency Response Fund helped the Schofield family

Vulnerable families across Scotland are receiving extra help to combat the coronavirus crisis by Scotland’s largest housing, care and property-management group.

Social Bite praises Wheatley’s £100,000 emergency food donation

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, property management and care group, is pitching in to provide emergency food to homeless people during the coronavirus crisis.

Staff at Wheatley Group's EatWell service

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property-management group, has delivered more than 1600 emergency food parcels to vulnerable customers in the past two weeks.

100th home handed over to Housing First partnership 2

Wheatley, Scotland’s largest housing, care and property management group, has provided more than 100 empty homes to local authorities as temporary accommodation for homeless people.

Modern Apprentices at Wheatley Group

School leavers have the chance to become Modern Apprentices with Scotland’s largest housing, property and care organisation.

100th home handed over to Housing First partnership 2

Wheatley Group has handed over its 100th home to Scotland’s Housing First partnership to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.

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Barony tenants have voted in favour of plans to formally join two sister organisations in Wheatley Group.

SmartSpending app

Saving money using MySavings is now even easier – thanks to a new smartphone app.

Scottish Gas are making changes to locations where people can top up prepayment cards

The places where people can top up their Scottish Gas key or card are changing.

Barony Community Connections at Pyothall Court

The winter issue of Barony Bulletin – the magazine for Barony tenants – is out now.

our environmental teams are hard at work over the winter

Steven Gray, Wheatley Group's neighbourhood services manager, explains what your environmental teams do when the winter sets in.

Tenants have their say at engagement event

November is our Month of Engagement – and we want tenants to get involved.

Tenants can get accredited training with Keep Scotland Beautiful

We want you – yes YOU – to help improve your neighbourhood.

Contact Point Fife celebrates 25th birthday

Barony’s Contact Point Buckhaven hit the right note when it marked its 25th birthday.

Jamie Hepburn launches Wheatley's graduate programme

Graduates on a new graduate training scheme in housing got to work as the sector celebrated Scottish Housing Day.

Be wary of Universal Credit scam

FRAUDSTERS are targeting people with fake government loans and grants.

Brian Cox is supporting Suicide Prevention Week

Hollywood actor Brian Cox is joining forces with Wheatley Group to help prevent suicide.

Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell helps mark the first year of Wheatley Works

A pioneering programme to tackle unemployment in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas has created nearly 800 jobs and training opportunities in its first year.

Ian McMonigle with his artwork

Contact Point were one of the winners at the Kingdom FM Local Heroes Awards.

Pauline Gilmore and her pet pooch Reggie are loving MySavings

Tenants and their families – and even their pets – are benefiting from MySavings.

Art exhibition painting of horse in a field

A community arts group hopes to expand thanks to a £3,000 cash boost from the National Lottery.

Warm home discount feet up by an open fire

Are you on a low income and claiming benefits? If you are, you might be eligible for a warm home discount.

Tenants back MySavings scheme

We have launched a new scheme to help its customers make their money go further.

Community engagement event in street

Join us at Barony's Community Connections event at Butteries View and Woodhead Grove in Armadale, on 17 July (6pm-7.30pm).

Community engagement event in street

Join us at Barony's Community Connections event at Pyothall Court, Broxburn, on 26 June (6pm-7.30pm).

Wheatley's Home Comforts provides free furniture to tenants

If you’re keen to get rid of unwanted furniture, help keep communities clean and support your fellow tenants – why not donate to Home Comforts?

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Wheatley Group has launched a search for 22 graduates to join its new two-year programme – and kickstart a great career in housing.

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MySavings will cost you less, every day.

Modern Apprentice Nicole Tait

Wheatley Group is making a last call for young people looking for a Modern Apprenticeship.

Bursaries Thomas Johnstone GHA tenant

Disadvantaged families who can’t afford the costs of studying offered cash support by housing group.

Online services

We’re carrying out an update to our online services from 6pm tonight (Friday) until Sunday at 4pm.

Pension Credits are changing

Think you might be entitled to Pension Credit – the benefit that tops up your pension?

Modern Apprentice Nicole Tait

School leavers have a fantastic opportunity to get their career off to a flying start – thanks to Wheatley Group.

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Would you like to help improve social landlord services in Scotland?

Our Power

Utilita Energy Limited has been announced as the new energy provider for Our Power customers.

Our Power

Energy provider Our Power Energy and Supply Limited has today announced it has stopped trading.

Daniel Duke joins us at Contact Point in Edinburgh

The Voice singing star Daniel Duke popped into Edinburgh’s Contact Point to help celebrate the service.

Trauma teddies knitted by Barony tenants and staff

Tenants in West Lothian got down to the knitty-gritty by making teddy bears to help children in need.

Modern Apprentice 2018

School-leavers in Edinburgh and the east looking for a Modern Apprenticeship are being invited to a special recruitment day.

Wheatley engagement event

Lots of tenants got involved – and had fun in the process – during our month of engagement.

Modern Apprentices help us keep communities clean

Young people living in Edinburgh and the east can get their career off to a great start thanks to Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group.

Barony Bulletin - Autumn 2018

The autumn issue of the Bulletin is out and packed with all the news from across Barony.

Wheatley's Modern Apprentices are getting to work

Young people with disabilities are taking their first step on the career ladder, thanks to a commitment by Wheatley Group to tackle exclusion in its communities.

St Johnstone footballer Blair Alston shares his tips on healthy eating

Scottish Premiership footballer Blair Alston returned to his home town of Kirkcaldy to help vulnerable people meet their health and fitness goals.

Cheryl tells how Barony helped her handle Universal Credit

Barony tenant Cheryl McWhirter tells how Barony helped her feel in control when she moved to Universal Credit.

Handyperson service

Tenants know just who to call if they need a helping hand with odd jobs around the home – Wheatley Group’s Handyperson.

Housing Minister backs new employment programme

Scotland’s Housing and Communities Minister Kevin Stewart came face to face in Glasgow with unemployed people being supported to get 'work ready'.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon backs Wheatley's £185m funding deal

Wheatley Group has unveiled £185 million of new funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help build and improve thousands of affordable homes across Scotland.

We were out and about in your area this summer

Find out what's been happening across Barony in the latest issue of the Bulletin.

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Sorry, but our online services – My Barony – won’t be available on Saturday 30 June between 8am-7pm as we’re carrying out upgrades.

Leigh-Anne Finnigan

Young people from some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are being offered life-changing support to help them go to university or college.

Doorstep crime

What does ‘doorstep crime’ mean to you?

Universal Credit: We spell out what it means

The UK Government is making important changes to the benefits system – and we can help you work your way through them.

Scottish Employability and Training Minister Jamie Hepburn launches Wheatley Works

Wheatley Group is on target to create 2500 new jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities by 2020 for people in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities.

The latest issue of the Barony Bulletin is out now

The latest issue of the Barony Bulletin is out now and it tells you what you need to know about Universal Credit and how we can help you with changes to your benefits.

Jeane Freeman My Great Start group

A pioneering service run by Wheatley Group to support new tenants make the most of their new home has helped more than 1500 people in the past year.

Karla and Gail are on hand to help in your community

You might have noticed a new face in your community after our frontline housing officers changed.

Ian McMonigle with his artwork

The Roads to Success annual art exhibition is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer.

David Thom

Customers from across Barony are signing up for online services.

Rap star Mickey

Barony tenant Mikey Davies is proving that music really does have the power to heal.

Modern Apprentices

Time is running out to apply for an apprenticeship with Wheatley Group.

Wheatley Group's Eat Well scheme helps people in food poverty

A tenant, 56, from the south side of Glasgow, talks about the support he got from Eat Well, a Wheatley Group service which helps people in food poverty.

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Due to the major disruption caused by the bad weather our offices will be closed today (Friday). We’re very sorry for any inconvenience.

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Due to the bad weather our offices will not be open today.

Ashleigh and Christopher are celebrating their first Valentine's Day as a married couple

A young couple gained more than a job when they fell in love and got married after meeting on a Modern Apprenticeship programme.

Modern Apprentices

The search is on for bright young talent to join Scotland’s largest housing, property and care organisation.

Barbara Dickson joins in with the art club at Contact Point

The Winter 2017 issue of the Barony Bulletin is out now.

Tenants are keeping warm this winter thanks to new central heating

All of Linda Cunningham’s family – even her two kittens - will be warm and cosy this winter thanks to her new gas central heating system.

Barbara Dickson

Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed Contact Point, our pioneering mental health service, as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary in Fife.

GHA new-build homes at Kingsway Court in Scotstoun

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our consultation on how we let our homes.

Volunteering

If you want to find a new career, improve your confidence and help make a difference to other people, then volunteering could be for you.

GHA tenant Funmi Komolafe found work after signing up for Routes into Care.

The Routes into Care training course helped tenants increase their skills, land a job – and make a difference to other people’s lives.

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Two more members of Wheatley Group have achieved Investors in People’s prestigious Gold accreditation.

hoarding

Wheatley Group is highlighting an issue that is more widespread than many people think – hoarding.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Housing estates across central Scotland are being put under the microscope by Keep Scotland Beautiful in a new scheme to make communities great.

Modern apprentices

We’ve launched a last call for applications for this year’s Modern Apprenticeships.

New bursary scheme launched for tenants

We're offering lifeline support to tenants and their families to pursue their dreams of going to university.

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Children from some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities are to get their first experience of the theatre, thanks to a new partnership.

Modern Apprenticeships

Are you aged 16-19? Have you recently left school or planning to leave this summer?

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Wheatley Foundation has been awarded over £470,000 to invest in pioneering projects that will support veterans facing homelessness.

Launch of the Wheatley Foundation

A charitable trust targeting poverty and social exclusion in the most deprived communities in Scotland is set to reach up to 7000 people in its first year.

TV weather predicts warm winter for tenants

Scotland’s largest social landlord launches its latest WinterReady initiative.

41 young people sign up for apprentice programme

Scotland’s largest housing, care and property management group has doubled this year its number of Modern Apprentices.

Environmental Modern Apprentices recruitment

Wheatley Group is looking for 45 young people who like working outdoors to become its latest apprentices.

Apprenticeship scheme gives teenager hope

A Glasgow teenager has told how knowing she had a place on an apprenticeship scheme gave her hope after being diagnosed with cancer.

Barony Housing Association has joined Wheatley Group – with tenants already benefiting from new and improved services.

Housing Minister backs new Wheatley campaign

Thousands of older tenants in some of Scotland's most deprived communities are receiving extra help from their housing association this Christmas.