News & events

Keep up to date with all the latest news and events throughout the Hillcrest Group of Companies
  • Constructive Site Visit for D and A College Students

    Posted: 31st October 2018

    A group of Dundee and Angus College construction students recently had the opportunity to see a development in action, with a site visit to Hillcrest’s Eliza Street construction project. The students were from the NPA Award in Construction (Multi-Trade) class, which teaches skills in a range of trades including joinery,…

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  • Gowrie Care services get together to raise money for cancer charity

    Posted: 30th October 2018

    Two Gowrie Care services recently held a coffee morning in Dundee to raise over £200 for Maggie’s Dundee. Service users from Gowrie Care’s Milton Street and Canning Place services invited their families to the get-together where they enjoyed hot beverages, home baking and a good catch up. They managed to…

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  • Job success for Hillcrest apprentice joiners

    Posted: 25th October 2018

    (From left to right: Tom Young, HMS operations manager; Ross Grant, HMS joiner; Jackson Couper, HMS joiner; Bob Jack, HMS operations manager) Two young apprentices have secured full time employment with Hillcrest Maintenance Services (HMS) after completing modern apprenticeships. Ross Grant and Jackson Couper both achieved SVQ Level 3 in…

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  • Customer service team notice

    Posted: 24th October 2018

    On the last Thursday of every month our Customer Service team will be attending staff training from 2pm onwards so will be unable to answer your calls in the afternoon. You can email your enquiries to and we shall respond the following day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.…

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  • Hillcrest shortlisted for the Excellence in Innovation Award

    Posted: 22nd October 2018

    Hillcrest’s Energy Advice Team has been shortlisted for the CIH  Scotland 2018 Excellence in Housing Innovation Award for our energy top-up scheme. The scheme, which has received funding from Energy Action Scotland, allows tenants who are struggling financially to receive a discretionary top-up on their prepay meters. The project is…

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  • Friday 12th October: IT and Phone Systems Down for Maintenance

    Posted: 11th October 2018

    Due to our IT systems being down on Friday the 12th of October from 1300, our customer service team will unfortunately be unable to answer your calls. An out of hours emergency repairs service will still be available by calling 08000 324 888. If your query is not an emergency…

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  • Local MP supports Gowrie Care’s campaign to tackle drug deaths in Dundee

    Posted: 1st October 2018

    Stewart Hosie MP (SNP) visited Gowrie Care’s harm reduction service in Dundee last week to find out more about the charity’s overdose awareness campaign. ODnotMe aims to combat drug-related fatalities in the city by breaking down stigma surrounding drug overdose and dispelling the myths associated with it. Gowrie Care’s area…

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  • Housing Minister Visit on Scottish Housing Day

    Posted: 19th September 2018

    Hillcrest Housing Association and Bield Housing & Care celebrated Scottish Housing day with a visit from Kevin Stewart MSP today.   Scotland’s Housing Minister was welcomed to the old Eastern General site in Edinburgh which provides 231 affordable homes for the city. As well as a tour of the Hillcrest…

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  • Chief Exec Has Her Say on Scottish Housing Day

    Posted: 19th September 2018

    Scottish Housing Day is a chance to reflect on what the housing sector, alongside the Scottish Government, councils, funders, lenders and other voluntary organisations, has achieved. A house which people can call a home is not a god given right but it should be.  A home that people can afford…

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  • Ogilvie and Hillcrest showcase Clepington Primary art

    Posted: 12th September 2018

    Ogilvie Construction and Hillcrest Housing Association are showcasing the artistic talents of the children at Clepington Primary School in Dundee who drew pictures of their dream house for the nearby new build project in Eliza Street. Children at the school sent in the drawings in a competition run by the…

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  • Gowrie Care Perth Recruitment Event

    Posted: 5th September 2018

    We have lots of opportunities for people looking for a career in care. We provide active support to enable individuals to achieve and manage their health and social care needs through a holistic and person-centred approach. Due to a large area of growth in the organisation we have a number of…

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  • Alan Russell takes the helm at Hillcrest

    Posted: 29th August 2018

    After five years as Hillcrest’s Chairperson, Val Howard recently stepped down in accordance with governance rules. Angela Linton, Hillcrest Group chief executive commented that “It has been a pleasure working with Val over the last five years and I look forward to her continuing to make a meaningful contribution to…

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  • 50 Faces of Hillcrest

    50 Faces… is now live!

    Posted: 2nd August 2018

    Head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date with the latest releases! 50 Faces of Hillcrest is a film project commemorating Hillcrest’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the main focus of our business – people. People who have contributed to our business, delivered key milestones, live…

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  • Gowrie Care Recruitment Days

    Posted: 17th July 2018

    We have lots of opportunities for people looking for a career in care. We provide active support to enable individuals to achieve and manage their health and social care needs through a holistic and person-centred approach. Due to a large area of growth in the organisation we have a number of…

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  • Tenant Participation Focus Week

    Posted: 6th July 2018

    Next week our Tenant Participation team and HART (Hillcrest Action Residents and Tenants) are going on tour! We will be visiting Dundee, Perthshire, Fife, Edinburgh and Arbroath to talk and listen to tenants about how we can improve our services, as well as letting you know more about getting involved…

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  • Redevelopment plans submitted for Dundee housing estate

    Posted: 5th July 2018

    A planning application for the redevelopment of Ellengowan estate in Dundee was submitted last week. Plans which focus on good quality design and landscaping, include 130 properties offering a mix of houses, cottage flats, amenity flats and flats. The proposed homes will be available for mid-market rent managed by Northern…

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  • 18 affordable homes delivered in Lochee

    Posted: 4th July 2018

    The Lochee area of Dundee received a much-needed injection of affordable housing when 18 new homes were handed over to tenants last week. The social rental properties at St Ann Lane, constructed by George Martin Builders, are the latest homes to be delivered by Hillcrest Housing Association as part of…

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  • Tenant feedback welcomed

    Posted: 31st May 2018

    We have recently reviewed and redrafted the Unacceptable Actions Policy and Procedure. We would like your feedback on these documents. You can read thed Unacceptable Actions Policy and Procedure drafts by clicking on the links below: DRAFT – Unacceptable Actions Policy DRAFT – Unacceptable Actions Procedure Please send your feedback…

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  • The Hillcrest Group celebrates living wage commitment

    Posted: 23rd May 2018

    Living Wage Scotland is pleased to announce Hillcrest Housing Association and Hillcrest Maintenance Services are now accredited as Living Wage employers. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Hillcrest Housing Association and Hillcrest Maintenance Services receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. This rate is significantly higher than…

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  • Good Governance Gowrie

    Posted: 18th May 2018

    Gowrie Care, part of the Hillcrest Group, was one of four charities recognised at the first Good Governance Award ceremony during an event held in Dundee’s city chambers earlier this week. Achieving the Good Governance accreditation highlights Gowrie’s commitment to continually reviewing policies and procedures to ensure we are a…

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  • Hillcrest signs up for streamlined services with VWS

    Posted: 14th May 2018

    In a move that will streamline their business and create new jobs, the Hillcrest Group of Companies has appointed fire, safety and security contractor Video Watchman Systems Ltd (VWS) to manage multiple services. VWS now provides servicing and reactive works for a number of Hillcrest’s components including fire alarm detection,…

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  • Join Hillcrest’s list of approved suppliers!

    Posted: 4th May 2018

    Packs to apply to be a supplier for the Hillcrest Group are available now. Suppliers can download an application pack by clicking the link below: Supplier of Services Pack Alternatively you can request a pack by emailing Please read the guidance and complete the form as outlined. Forms completely incorrectly…

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  • Businesses open doors for Stobswell street art project

    Posted: 30th April 2018

    20 unloved doors in Dundee’s Stobswell area have received a creative lick of paint this month as part of unique street art project. Following the success of the Open/Close Dundee, and with the support of Hillcrest and Dulux, volunteer organiser Russell Pepper is launching Open/Close Stobswell. Russell said: “I’m extremely…

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  • New homes for Hilltown

    Posted: 23rd April 2018

    Demolition works are soon to start which will enable work to get underway on a site in Dundee which will transform the look of the Hilltown. Robertson Partnership Homes have this month started work on a development at Derby Street that will bring 163 new homes to the city. The…

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  • Hillcrest Helps Prince’s Trust Placements to Get into Electrical

    Posted: 5th April 2018

    An inspiring electrician received an insight into his trade of choice with a Dundee-based maintenance company as part of a national employment initiative this week. Dale Cartmill has been shadowing Hillcrest Maintenance Services (HMS) electricians for a week’s hands on training as part of the Prince’s Trust Get into Electrical…

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  • Gender Pay Gap

    Posted: 3rd April 2018

    The Gender Pay Gap is the difference in average earnings between men and women, irrespective of the position they hold within our organisation. The findings have been prepared in line with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Fap information) Regulations 2017, which requires employers with 250 or more employees to…

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  • Getting down to business

    Posted: 28th March 2018

    An Abertay University 3rd year BA (Hons) Management student has just completed a 10 week placement with Gowrie Care. Alex Auld was tasked with supporting the development of a business plan to improve the services Gowrie Care provides through their Hubs facility. Clare McNally, Gowrie Care’s fundraising and grants officer…

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  • Senior staff raise the stakes in new Dundee charity shop

    Posted: 16th March 2018

    Friendly competition took hold of a newly-opened charity shop in Dundee on Thursday as members of the senior team from one the city’s biggest charities tried to sell the most stock during their shift. As part of the shop’s grand opening Hillcrest Group CEO, Angela Linton, Gowrie Care managing director,…

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  • Hillcrest Supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week

    Posted: 9th March 2018

    The Hillcrest Group is one of the many companies providing apprenticeship opportunities setting young people up for success in their careers. During Scottish Apprenticeship Week Lesley Pert Hillcrest HR manager commented that “At Hillcrest we recognise that our greatest asset is our staff, so we do all that we can…

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  • Reporting repairs

    Posted: 1st March 2018

    Our housing customer service team will be available today from 10am – 4pm. Our repairs service is limited and calls are being handled by our out of hours team at present so please call 08000 324 888 to report any emergency repairs. For non urgent repairs you can email or click here to…

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  • Office closure

    Posted: 28th February 2018

    Due to the extreme weather conditions we have decided to close our offices at 3.00pm this afternoon. Customers should only call our repairs service on 08000 324 888 in the case of an emergency. We would appreciate if calls concerning non-emergency repairs could be reported after 8.00am on Thursday morning.

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  • Pedalling employment success in Dundee

    Posted: 27th February 2018

    An employment adviser has gone the extra mile to ensure the breaks were not put on a Dundee man’s efforts to get back into work this week. Sean Patrick Lynch, an Employment Adviser for Gowrie Care, pulled out all the stops to ensure Michael Drummond did not miss out on a…

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  • Hillcrest Approved Contractors

    Posted: 26th February 2018

    Packs to apply to be an Approved Contractor for the Hillcrest Group are available now. Contractors can download a pack by clicking the links below: 49921 Code of Conduct Right to Repair timescale for reactive repairs sample invoice The deadline for completed packs to be returned is 5pm, Friday 16…

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