Terrie Alafat to head new independent scrutiny board at Mears

Housing and social care provider Mears Group has launched an independent scrutiny board to be chaired by former Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) CEO, Terrie Alafat.

Published 7 February 2020

Mears to deliver housing development for North Lanarkshire Council

Development specialist Mears New Homes has won a new contract with North Lanarkshire Council.

Published 28 November 2019

North Lanarkshire Council hosts tenants' conference events

Tenants and residents from across North Lanarkshire came together for North Lanarkshire Council's annual tenants' events earlier this month, held at Clyde Valley High School, Wishaw and Coatbridge High School.

Published 26 November 2019

Mears will not perform lock-change evictions for asylum seekers

Mears has promised that it will not subject Glasgow-based asylum seekers who are waiting to receive a decision on their right to stay in the UK to lock-change evictions.

Published 17 September 2019

Ardenglen Housing Association invigorates Castlemilk memorial garden

Castlemilk’s memorial garden has been given a fresh new paint makeover thanks to Ardenglen Housing Association.

Published 5 September 2019

New Gorbals pledges to reverse lock-changes on its properties

New Gorbals Housing Association has promised to reverse any attempt by Serco to change locks on its properties as part of efforts to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Published 19 July 2019

Glasgow housing associations urged to take action against asylum seekers accommodation providers

Housing associations have responded to calls for them to take action against the private housing contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Published 11 July 2019

Tenants’ union to go ‘on the offensive’ to stop Serco evictions

Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has called for “mass public resistance” to stop the 300 lock changes to be rolled out by Serco in Glasgow.

Published 18 June 2019

Tea dance held to celebrate 40 years at Thenue

Senior citizen tenants got their dancing shoes on this week to celebrate 40 years of Thenue Housing.

Published 31 May 2019

Glasgow to pilot changes to asylum process

Glasgow could become the first city in the UK to pilot changes to the asylum process after a multi-agency taskforce recommended a number of proposed reforms.

Published 6 March 2019

Serco loses government’s asylum accommodation contract in Scotland

The private housing provider at the centre of controversy over its plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has lost its asylum accommodation contract for Scotland.

Published 9 January 2019

Mitie’s social housing business acquired by Mears

Mears Group has agreed to buy Mitie’s social housing repairs and maintenance business for £35 million.

Published 19 November 2018

Mears hub visit for North Lanarkshire Tenants’ Federation

North Lanarkshire Federation of Tenants and Residents (NLF) visited the Mears repair service to see its North Lanarkshire wide operation in action.

Published 8 March 2017

North Lanarkshire Council leader cleared over links to repairs firm

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council, who was reported to a watchdog for not declaring his friendship with executives at a company at the heart of a multi-million-pound council housing repairs deal, has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Published 22 October 2015