ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

Visiting the new Social Security Agency in Dundee

  Last month, myself and three other City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) tenants (Barbara Stark, Christine and big Jim Galloway (who was the driver) were invited to visit the new Social Security Scotland Agency headquarters in Dundee.  The purpose of the trip was to find out a bit more about the work of the Agency […]

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Visit to Repairs Direct Contact Centre

I was on a visit to the Repairs Direct Contact Centre at Waverley Court last month. I was met by Willie Crawford, Operations Manager, Housing Property, City of Edinburgh Council.  I also met Michelle Moore, Team Leader, Repairs Direct who gave me a brief introduction of the Contact Centre and pointed out the different areas […]

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Update from ETF Housing Student Placement

  My name is Cath O’Shea and I was a Housing Studies student from Stirling University who recently finished a placement with ETF.  I would like to share with you some of my experiences and issues that I have encountered during my time at Stirling University and whilst on placement with ETF. In June, along […]

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Getting Rid of Technology’s Fear Factor and Connectivity for All

ETF has been collaborating with People Know How (PKH) on their Re: Connect project that sees the charity supporting people’s digital literacy by helping them to get the most out of their digital devices. Volunteers from PKH offer digital drop-in sessions for anyone interested, and so far the charity has set up eleven regular drop-ins […]

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Tower Blocks UK

Let’s make sure tenants voices are heard-to make a difference Back in the 1980/90s, a group of us campaigned for safety in Tower Blocks resulting in the demolition of nine Large Panel System (LPS) post war blocks in Londons’ Docklands.  This also led to a movement to connect tower block tenants across the country which […]

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My First Deputation

My name is Sharon Robertson and I am a City of Edinburgh Council tenant who’s an avid tenant participator in all things. This blog is the first one I have ever written. It’s about my experience of giving a deputation to councillors earlier this year about rents. I and two other people, Christine Hudson and […]

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