Ayrshire Housing was formed in April 2003 when Carrick Housing Association and South Ayrshire Homes came together. Ayrshire Housing’s governance structure is based on a partnership of its tenants, South Ayrshire Council and the communities. The tenants and communities constituencies have 5 places each on the Board. They are augmented by 3 Councillors. It is registered in Scotland as a company limited by guarantee (no: 185652) and is a Scottish charity (no: SC 027906). The association is also a Registered Social Landlord (no: 304) and as such its performance is monitored by the Scottish Housing Regulator. Our Articles of Association are our rule book.
Community members receive regular newsletters and invites to all our events. They are entitled, if they wish, to seek election to the Board. Membership is free of charge. Board members play a full part in developing our work. Here you can see the then Chair Paul Torrance (left) with Joe Cassidy (centre) of Scottish Churches Housing Action and Canadian visitor Dale Perkins. Dale was on a study tour to see how Scotland’s churches and housing associations are working to create new housing opportunities. He was much impressed by Ayrshire Housing’s partnership with the Kingcase Parish Church. The Board normally meets in the evening of the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to attend one or to see Board minutes and papers, just contact us. Ayrshire Housing is committed to equal opportunities.