Caledonia plays host to top politicians

Caledonia plays host to top politicians

Date Posted: 26th of April 2013

Caledonia Housing Association has played host to two of Dundee's top politicians.

Lord Provost Bob Duncan, who was shown around Caledonia’s newly established integrated Housing with Care scheme, in Dickson Avenue said: “As a registered charity that owns and manages around 4,000 properties Caledonia touches the lives of many different people providing quality homes for rent and a range of care and support services.

“The dedication and enthusiasm of the staff that I met during my visit was first class with a real focus on customer service.”

Caledonia’s chief executive Julie Cosgrove said: “We cater for many diverse needs, offering mainstream housing for families, couples and single people, as well as supported accommodation, for older people and those with disabilities.

“We are grateful for the opportunity and financial support from Dundee City Council in developing new models of service delivery for older people in the city, such as the Housing with Care service, which has created six new jobs.

“In addition, we have recently won the Dundee Volunteer Friendly Award for our support of volunteers and for demonstrating excellent volunteer management practice, funded by the Reshaping Care programme in Dundee.”

Lord Provost Duncan was joined by Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee and the visit was hosted by Julie Cosgrove, chief executive and vice chair of Caledonia board Bill Roberton.

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