Capital investment from Skye and Raasay for social housing improvements

Highland Council is to invest £288,000 in making improvements to its housing stock in Skye and Raasay over the next 12 months.

At today’s Skye and Raasay Area Committee meeting (Monday 21 February), members agreed to a one-year investment program for the Housing Income Account which will see 176,000 £ spent on general projects to improve social housing in Skye and Raasay in 2022/23. On top of this funding, a further £67,000 will be allocated to provide aids and adaptations to help tenants who need extra support to continue living in their homes.

The Council is responsible for maintaining 367 homes across Skye and Raasay. In Skye there are 365 residential properties and in Raasay there are 2.

Skye and Raasay Area Committee Chairman Cllr John Gordon said: ‘The Skye and Raasay Housing Income Account (HSA) for 2022/23 is a proportionate share of the Income Account Capital Scheme of Highland housing. By harnessing feedback from tenants, other Councilors and the Council’s maintenance teams, we can begin to identify priorities and plan the work program for the coming year.

“Funding to carry out specific works to help tenants adapt their homes as their individual needs change is vitally important to the communities of Skye and Raasay. Sometimes small adaptations bring big changes and can allow people to expand their ability to live independently and at home in Skye and Raasay.

Updates on the HRA Capital Program will continue to be provided through ward briefings and at future local committees as requested by local members, in addition to reporting to the housing committee and goods.

February 21, 2022