Riverside Scotland has been housing and supporting people in local communities across South West Scotland for 28 years.
Since it was founded in 1993, Riverside Scotland, formerly Irvine Housing Association, has grown into one of the most ambitious, innovative and community-minded housing associations in the west of Scotland.
Our approach to delivering great outcomes for our customers and communities combines commercial acumen with our social purpose – we are a business with a charitable heart.
We now have more than 2,300 properties housing thousands of people across North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and most recently expanding into South Ayrshire.
In 2011, Riverside Scotland became part of The Riverside Group, one of the UK’s oldest and largest housing associations with 56,000 properties across 160 different local authorities.
Since then, we have continued our desire to grow and develop our services, through ambitious new-build programmes and further improvements and support for our existing customers.
People are at the heart of Riverside Scotland – the people who we provide homes to, the people we support in the communities we serve, and our skilled and experienced team of employees.
We are committed to doing better, for our customers and our people. We are also focused on playing our part to tackle homelessness and help the people who need us most.
Together with The Riverside Group, we provide support for around 12,000 homeless people every year across the UK.
Locally, we are proud to have strong partnerships with charities supporting this work, and we currently allocate 35% of our vacant properties to people affected by homelessness.
Over the next three years we aim to build 300 new homes, invest over £2m each year in improving our existing homes, continue our move towards greater digitalisation of services, provide new services aimed at tackling homelessness and helping customers sustain their tenancies, and support place-making in the communities we serve.