Office Closed – Public Holiday

The office will be closed from 4.45 pm on Thursday, 16th July 2020. It will re-open for telephone calls at 9.15 am on Tuesday, 21st July 2020.

Tenants who need to report an emergency repair can contact Concierge via their handsets or by telephoning 0141 646 1924.

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Open Letter from Kevin Stewart, MSP

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, has written to all Council, Housing Association and Housing Co-operative tenants in Scotland.

A copy of his letter is available to read here.

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Louise Wilson

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative has been deeply shocked at the loss of Committee member Louise Wilson, who passed away on Friday, 19th June 2020.

Louise had been a member of WWHC since 2010 and was a well known and well respected member of the community. Louise was also a Committee member of Whitcomm Communications Co-operative.

Paul Farrell, Director of WWHC said, “Louise was a warm, kind, compassionate person, who was very popular with our Committee and staff. Louise contributed an enormous amount to WWHC over the years. Always thoughtful and considerate with a bright, friendly personality. Louise will be badly missed.”

Anne Anderson, Chairperson of WWHC said “ We are all stunned by Louise’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Louise’s family at this very sad time. Louise brought great wisdom and caring to our Committee and always had time for people. Louise will be a great loss to WWHC and our community.”

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Muriel Alcorn

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative deeply saddened by the passing of Muriel Alcorn

WWHC has been deeply saddened by the passing of Muriel Alcorn, peacefully at her home in West Whitlawburn on 2nd June 2020.

Muriel, an original founder member of WWHC back in 1989, has been a stalwart and a cornerstone of WWHC for over 3 decades, serving as treasurer for much of that time.

Muriel will be badly missed. Muriel was also well known for her work with Employers in Voluntary Housing and with other voluntary groups in the Cambuslang area, and won a number of awards for her voluntary work.

Anne Anderson, Chair of WWHC said ” Muriel’s voluntary contribution to WWHC and the wider voluntary housing movement is second to none. In over 30 years Muriel hardly missed a meeting, showing quite incredible committment in being a significant part of a transformational movement. Muriel was also heavily involved in many other local community groups over the years, and showed amazing drive and passion to improve the local community. WWHC will not be the same without Muriel.”

Muriel previously worked as a Nursing Sister, having started nursing training when she was 44 in 1976. Muriel worked in TB units in Ruchilll and Stobhill hospitals until her retirement in 1992, Muriel reached the grand age of 88 in May this year, Muriel is survived by her 3 children, daughters Muriel, Linda, and son Paul.

WWHC is currently considering the most appropriate way to mark Muriel’s outstanding devotion and dedication and will make an announcement in due course.

Muriel’s awards and achievements:

  • 1989 joins WWHC’s original Management Committee
  • 1993 elected WWHC Treasurer
  • 1999 elected Treasurer of EVH (Employers in Voluntary Housing)
  • 2001 elected Chair of EVH Education and Training sub Committee
  • 2005 Awarded the South Lanarkshire Council Civic award for Voluntary Service
  • 2011 Awarded The Robina Goodlad Award
  • 2015 Awarded the EVH Long Service award
  • 2019 Awarded the EVH Award for Special Service
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Community Wellbeing Line

A new helpline is now available for individuals living in South Lanarkshire who are self-isolating/vulnerable and whose usual support network is no longer available.   

The helpline will help people to access food and other essential supplies.  The Community Engagement Team within South Lanarkshire Council have been working  along with VASLAN to collate activity which is happening within communities, and to make contact with new groups and networks which are developing in response to the current situation. 

Community volunteers are playing a key role in supporting the people around them.  This includes helping transport essential goods such as food to people who cannot leave their home, carrying out welfare checks where there was a concern expressed about the wellbeing of someone, and offering telephone befriending to those who are isolated. 

The helpline number is 0303 123 1009 and the opening hours are as follows:-

Monday to Thursday 8.45 – 4.45
Friday 8.45 – 4.15
Saturday and Sunday 8.45 – 4.45

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