We are a national provider of housing, support and care services, offering over 3,600 homes and a range of support services. And we’re very proud of the Trust story.
The Trust story
Originally called Kirk Care, we were set up in 1973 by members of the Church of Scotland as part of a philanthropic movement, opening our first scheme in Bearsden.
For more than 40 years, we’ve continued to deliver excellent customer service and care for people, growing into a modern, forward thinking and nationally respected organisation.
Trust is a not-for-profit registered social landlord, regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator, Care Inspectorate and Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR). We are a national organisation and one of the largest housing, support and care providers in Scotland offering a range of housing and support services across the length and breadth of the country. Trust was established in 1973 and has now grown to over 3,600 homes.
Our primary social rented offer includes general needs housing for households of all ages and housing for older people. In addition, we provide some mid-market homes and shared ownership. We also act as a property manager for homeowners and sharing owners in areas where we have an interest.
Our wide range of services- from landlord only- to care and support- are flexible and tailored to the needs of individuals. This allows our customers to live independently with an enhanced quality of life, and their families to have peace of mind. We are innovators in the sector and developed the nationally recognised housing with care model of service delivery and Happy to Translate service.
From 1st December 2019, Wishaw & District Housing Association ceased to exist as an independent housing association and became part of Trust following a tenant ballot earlier in 2019. Trust Housing Association provides the homes and services previously provided by Wishaw & District Housing Association. Services continue to be provided by the local staff team from the office in Wishaw, branded as ‘Wishaw and District Housing’.
Wishaw & District Housing manages just under 1000 general needs rented homes with a further 40 co-owned homes and a factoring service provided to almost 400 households. The housing stock is spread tightly across North Lanarkshire with over half the stock in and around Wishaw with other stock within the areas of Pather, Craigneuk, Flemington, Muirhouse, Newmains, Shotts and Harthill.
Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and our services are very people focussed. As such, we’re a large employer with over 580 full and part-time staff based across Scotland. Our main office is in Edinburgh, with offices in Glasgow, Wishaw and Arran.
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