The Govan HOME Team will play an integral role in delivering a range of repair, maintenance and environmental services for Govan Housing Association and hopefully a number of other organisations over the years ahead. One of the main aims behind our ambitions to set up the HOME Team was to develop a contractor with a shared vision and ethos about customer service and a belief in the proud heritage and community spirit that Govan possesses. We are delighted that many members of staff in the HOME Team are from Govan and we hope that this continues to grow as we develop and expand as a business.
The Govan HOME Team went live in May 2017 and will aim to deliver a high quality repairs, maintenance and environmental service to the residents of Govan and further afield as the service and business grows and develops. The team will be carrying out a range of works, including:
- Reactive and void property repairs;
- General building maintenance;
- Kitchen and bathroom installations;
- Electrical installations and re-wires;
- Cyclical paintwork and common close repairs;
- Landscaping; and
- Estate Maintenance.
Some other key factors behind the setup of the subsidiary from the Housing Association’s perspective were around cost savings and tax efficiencies which could be achieved by carrying out work in-house rather than outsourcing to external contractors. This is particularly relevant across our planned maintenance programme where substantial savings will be made on kitchen and bathroom replacements over the years ahead. It is these savings that we will endeavour to invest back into the Govan community through community projects, initiatives and enhancements to our housing properties.
Through surpluses generated by the HOME Team we will endeavour to invest in community projects to ensure that our people and communities thrive and develop in an environment where their aspirations are nurtured, they are encouraged to achieve the unexpected and they respect the Govan area as their home.
We are serious about turning our vision into reality and providing excellent quality repairs, maintenance and environmental services that make a positive impact on people and communities. This focus really signals the future direction of the Govan Housing Association Group, one that is genuine about customer service, which is committed to ensuring that residents get the best possible deal, the highest quality products and most importantly ensures that we provide an exceptional service that puts our residents and the wider community central to everything that we do.