|River Clyde Homes||River Clyde Homes is a Registered Social Landlord who currently manage over 6000 homes and provide factoring services to 2250 homes in the Inverclyde area. River Clyde Homes was formed in 2007 following the stock transfer of homes from Inverclyde Council. River Clyde Homes aim to be dynamic and forward thinking and put customers at the heart of everything they do.
River Clyde Homes offer many additional services to their customers including Welfare Benefit Advice, tenancy support and a factoring service. Further information can be found on the website.
|Cloch Housing Association||Cloch Housing Association are a Registered Social Landlord who provide rented and shared ownership accommodation in the Inverclyde area. Cloch HASS are currently based in Greenock and have recently celebrated 40 years of service. They currently own and manage around 1800 houses and have an intention to continue growth in the local area. High quality maintenance and management is a key focus of the organisation. Cloch are part of the Inverclyde Common Housing Register.
Cloch Housing Association currently house the Inverclyde Housing Support Service, supported by the Mungo Foundation. More information and a referral form is available on the website
|Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction||Inverclyde Council’s Benefits service is responsible for processing claims for both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction for residents of Inverclyde. The website includes more information about how to claim, what affects your entitlement and how to contact the service.|
|Larkfield Housing Association||Larkfield Housing Association is a Greenock based Registered Social Landlord, formed in 1996, following a stock transfer of homes from Scottish Homes. Larkfield currently owns and manages a stock of 394 properties and provides management services to an additional 566 owners in, Larkfield, Inverclyde.
Larkfield became a subsidiary of the Link Group in 2006 and now provides management services on Link’s behalf to over 230 tenants and 900 owners in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde.
Larkfield supports tenants’ access to a number of tenancy support and financial advice services within Inverclyde including the Inverclyde Housing Support Service.
Further information can be found on the Larkfield website.
|Link Housing Association||Link Housing Association Ltd. is one of the largest organisations of its kind in Scotland. It has a presence in East, Central and West Scotland, and the Highlands. It manages and maintains a stock of 6.500 in social rented accommodation – both general needs and sheltered houses. It provides property management / factoring services to 4,500 in its mixed tenure estates.
Link owns and manages a stock of over 230 properties within Port Glasgow, Inverclyde and provides management services to an additional 900 owners.
Link’s Customer Service Centre deals with customer enquiries, repair requests, billing and income collection services. Link Housing also provide first class advice services that combat poverty by means of assistance and advocacy.
|Legal Services Agency||LSA's Inverclyde Housing Rights Project provides legal advice and representation on all housing problems for Inverclyde residents. This includes assisting homeless applicants wishing to review/appeal decisions of the local authority, defending eviction actions at Greenock Sheriff Court, assisting with housing benefit issues, defending repossession actions at Greenock Sheriff Court, advice on mortgage and rent arrears, housing disrepair and landlord/tenant matters and criminal injuries compensation claims.|
|Oak Tree Housing Association||Oak Tree Housing Association is a Registered Social Landlord who currently own and manage around 1725 houses throughout Inverclyde. They also provide a factoring service to around 250 owners and 1000 landscaping customers. They are a founding member of the Inverclyde Common Housing Register and the Inverclyde Housing Associations’ Forum. In addition to these core services OTHA has 2 subsidiaries, Cloch Housing Association and Oak Tree Housing Initiatives.|
|Scottish Welfare Fund||The Scottish Welfare Fund is a national scheme which is run by Inverclyde Council to offer grants in certain situations. The Scottish Welfare Fund can provide both Community Care Grants and Crisis Grants. Community Care Grants can provide furniture and household items to enable independent living or continued independent living, preventing the need for institutional care. Crisis Grants are available for essential living expenses in an emergency or disaster. To apply for a grant contact the team Monday-Friday 9am-3pm on 01475 714444.|
|Starter Packs||Starter Packs Inverclyde is a voluntary organisation who provide essential household items to people setting up a home after a period of homelessness. The organisation was launched in September 2002 as a direct response to the problems faces by homeless people who are offered a tenancy. There are many different packs available including the Towel Pack, Bedding Pack and Cleaning Pack. More information regarding the packs can be found on the website.|