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Vacancies

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Useful Contacts

Fife Council

Social Work Services Fife (Child Protection)
Rothesay House
Rothesay Place
Glenrothes, KY7 5PQ
Tel: 01383 441177 / Out-of-hours: 03451 55 00 99

Anti Social Behaviour
Fife Council
New City House
1 Edgar Street
Dunfermline, KY12 7EP
Tel: 03451 55 00 33

Environmental Health (including Noise Pollution, Littering, Dog Fouling, Pest Control, Animal Welfare, Dog Warden and Rubbish Services)
Fife House
North Street
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT
Tel: 03451 55 00 22


Police

Police Scotland
In an emergency always dial 999
Non-emergency - 101

Crimestoppers
Tel: 0800 555 111

Anti-Terrorist Hotline
Tel: 0800 789 321


Domestic Abuse

Fife Women's Aid
Suite 1
First Floor
Saltire House
Pentland Park
Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
Tel: 0808 802 5555

Abused Men In Scotland
Unit 1F6 Eric Liddell Centre
15 Morningside Road
Edinburgh, EH10 4DP
Tel: 0808 800 0024

Scottish Domestic Abuse Hotline
Tel: 0800 027 1234

 

Legal Help and Debt Advice

Fife Law Centre
Ore Valley Business Centre
93 Main Street
Lochgelly, KY5 9AF
Tel: 01592 786710

Citizens Advice & Rights Fife
10-12 Pentland Court
Glenrothes, KY6 2DA
Tel: 0345 1400 095

Step Change
33 Bothwell Street
Glasgow, G2 6NL
Tel: 0800 138 1111


LGBT Services

LGBT Youth
40 Commercial Street
Leith
Edinburgh, EH6 6JD
Tel: 0131 555 3940

Fife Flags
Tel: 01383 738517

LGBT Health
9 Howe Street
Edinburgh, EH3 6TE
Tel: 0300 123 2523


Homelessness

Homeless Advice and Prevention
Fife Council
Fife House
North Street
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT
Tel: 0800 028 6231

Frontline Fife
Head Office
57-59 Viewforth Street
Kirkcaldy, KY1 3DJ
Tel: 01592 800430

Trust in Fife
Craig House
Ellon Road
Kirkcaldy, KY2 6FB
Tel: 01592 201849

Shelter Scotland
6 South Charlotte Street
Edinburgh, EH2 4AW
Tel: 0808 800 4444

 
Addiction Services

Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership
Brunton House
High Street
Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QU
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 61 54

Fife Intensive Rehabilitation and Substance Misuse Team (FIRST)
3 South Fergus Place
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1YA
Tel: 01592 585960

Addaction
8 Hanover Court
Glenrothes
Fife, KY7 5SB
Tel: 01592 619090 / 0800 917 9211

 

Mental Health Services

Mood Café
Promoting Mental Health in Fife
Various resources available

Penumbra
Norton Park
57 Albion Road
Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Tel: 01592 201 872 (Young people aged 12-21)
Tel: 01383 728 467 (Supported living services for adults)
Tel: 01383 747 788 (Self harm services)


Mediation Services

SACRO Mediation Services
24 Hill Street
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1HX
Tel: 01592 593100 / 01592 641618 (Community Mediation)

 

Ethnic Minority Services

Fairness Race Awareness & Equality (FRAE) Fife
1 Victoria Road
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY1 1DT

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Tel: 01592 204005

Fife Arabic Society
7 William Street
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY1 1TW
Tel: 01592 267 647

 

Disability Support

Disabled Persons Housing Service Fife
West Shop
Law's Close
339 High Street
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1JN
Tel: 01592 803280

Capability Scotland
Fife Community Living Services
64 Hospital Hill
Dunfermline, KY11 3AT
Tel: 01383 720613

Fife Sensory Impairment Centre
13 Wilson Avenue
Kirkcaldy, KY2 5EF
Tel: 01592 644 979


Counselling Services

Relationships Scotland
15 Tolbooth Street
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1RW
Tel: 01592 597444

Charis Foundation
232 High Street
Leslie, KY6 3DB
Tel: 01592 744632

Talk Matters
16 New Row
Dunfermline, KY12 7EF
Tel: 01383 626064

 

Wider Role Projects

Part of the Alliance is to develop new projects and strengthen, complement and enhance existing projects with the aim of regenerating community spirit and improving our communities. We call this Wider Role. We promise to secure funding to continue to grow the range of projects we will deliver, maintain existing partnerships and develop new collaborative relationships which contribute to our key objectives. Below are our Wider Role themes and aims.

 

Tenant, Resident and Community Projects

Aims: To support activities which benefit our tenants, residents and their communities

How we will achieve this:
• Consulting with tenants on a range of issues;
• Providing advice and assistance to tenants, across a range of issues, such as energy advice, welfare and money advice, and other areas which will contribute to their well being;
• Consulting with local communities to identify priorities;
• Working in partnership with local groups to develop projects;
• Encouraging self help and capacity building.

 

Energy Efficiency and The Environment

Aims: To make a significant contribution to sustainability by promoting energy efficiency, encouraging use of renewable sources of energy / sustainable materials and protecting the environment.

How we will achieve this:

• Improving the awareness of and ability of tenants to use energy in the home in a way that minimises their fuel bills;
• Keeping housing stock in good condition;
• Being proactive in providing tenants with homes that they can afford to heat;
• Improving energy efficiency of housing stock;
• Increasing contribution to fuel needs from renewable energy and locally generated energy;
• Encouraging recycling and re-using of resources.

 

Training and Employment

Aims: To work with partners to coordinate a range of training interventions, creating a more effective employability pathway, which will help move a larger number of workless people towards suitable employment. 

How we will achieve this:
• More effectively linking opportunity and need;
• Helping to tackle worklessness by assisting unemployed people into employment and training opportunities;
• Focussing initially on construction jobs in major capital projects;
• Investigating opportunities in various occupational sectors and social enterprises;
• Working in partnership with Fife’s employability partners.

 

Education and School Initiatives

Aims: To develop business partnerships with schools as part of their curriculum, to promote an integrated, educated and inclusive society.

How we will achieve this:
• Providing positive links between schools, colleges and local businesses which may support career education;
• Establishing mutually beneficial partnerships, with pupils and students being the main beneficiaries;
• Developing a range of activities, such as a site visits, play parks, renewable energy projects, eco-schools, recycling, social enterprise and health projects;
• Initiatives with colleges and universities which provides educational training and placements for students.

 

Public Art Strategy

Aims: To use public art to make an important contribution to the lives of those who live and work in the communities where we operate.

How we will achieve this:
• Undertaking community consultation for all artwork projects;
• Encouraging a public art ‘culture’ so that public art is automatically considered as a vital component of any housing development/project;
• Meeting the challenge of new and exciting arts media, practitioners & audiences;
• Providing employment opportunities for artists and creative industries.

 

About Us

Our Vision

"For everyone to have the opportunity to lead healthy fulfilling lives"

 

Our Mission

"Working to provide good quality homes and support communities"

 

Who Are We?

We are primarily a social landlord, providing low-cost rented accommodation for individuals and families across Fife. 


Our History

In 1991 a group of residents in Cardenden came together as part of a voluntary committee and registered what was then known as Auchterderran Housing Association. Their main aim was to secure the transfer of housing stock from Scottish Homes and improve their community. They successfully achieved the transfer of 131 properties in 1995 with a further 211 properties secured in 1997.

In 1999, we felt that the name of Auchterderran Housing Association no longer sufficiently represented us as an organisation, due to our extending area of operation and it was agreed that we would become Ore Valley Housing Association.

 

Today

As the brand has grown we have gained several subsidiary companies along the way. We have changed the name for the overarching organisation to Ore Valley Group, with the individual subsidiaries sitting underneath.  

Ore Valley Housing Association

Provides over 650 homes around central Fife, along with six retail units located in Lochgelly.

Ore Valley Enterprises

Provides affordable Mid-Market Rent properties across 5 developments within Fife.

Ore Valley Community Initiatives

Previously known as Fife HARCA, OVCI manages the Lochgelly Miners' Institute and the Ore Valley Business Centre

CHAP (Cardenden Heating and Power)

Within CHAP are two further subsidiaries: Ore Valley Energy Ltd. which manages the wind turbine at Dundonald, and Ore Valley Heating Ltd. which helped fund the boiler replacement programme for Ore Valley Housing Association.

 

Our Values

These values underpin the way we behave and work. In pursuing our vision, the following values are at the heart of everything we do:

  • We will be a responsible and caring landlord and employer

  • We will be open and accountable for everything we do

  • We will be pro-active and innovative in dealing with opportunities and problems

  • We will be honest, approachable and reliable

  • We will be respectful and give fair treatment to everyone

  • We will listen to and learn from our customers and other networks

 


View our Meet The Board pages to find out how we are managed.