A dozen housing associations in Glasgow are in talks with Mears for the future provision of accommodation for asylum seekers who were moved into hotels at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.
Published 25 June 2020
Housing services provider and maintenance group Mears has reported a pre-tax loss of £62 million in 2019 as it continues its exit from the domiciliary care business.
Published 28 May 2020
Charities have reacted with alarm at reports that more than 300 men and women seeking asylum in Glasgow have been moved out of apartments and into hotels where they are worried that they can’t practice social distancing.
Published 23 April 2020
A coalition of charities has called on Mears, Serco and the Home Office requesting an end to evictions from asylum accommodation during the COVID-19 crisis.
Published 26 March 2020
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
Development specialist Mears New Homes has won a new contract with North Lanarkshire Council.
Published 28 November 2019
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 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
Castlemilk’s memorial garden has been given a fresh new paint makeover thanks to Ardenglen Housing Association.
Published 5 September 2019
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
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
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
Senior citizen tenants got their dancing shoes on this week to celebrate 40 years of Thenue Housing.
Published 31 May 2019
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
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