Published on: 21 Mar 2018 11:56

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Maryhill Housing has delivered a Wifi Boost to residents at a Retirement Housing Complex in yet another helping hand for the community.

And to make sure they get online, residents have also been given two brand new iPads free of charge. 

The Housing Association has installed Wifi at the Retirement Housing Complex in Shiskine Place, Maryhill.

Now the residents' lounge - which is widely used - is fully equipped so any residents can have access to the internet using the new tablets. 

The cost of the iPads has been met from Maryhill's popular Community Fund which earlier this month handed out £20,000 to other worthy causes in a single afternoon. 

The fund aims to help community organisations which inspire others and undertake good work in the community. 

It has caught the imagination of the tenants and local residents with a flood of applications seeking funds. 

Maryhill Housing said it was keen to see tenants in later life, like the residents of Shiskine Place, embrace as many digital skills as they can. Older web users are often reffered to as "Silver Surfers".

Dawn Burns of Maryhill Housing said: "There is no doubt that picking up digital skills isn't just something for young people. It is important that older people aren't left out as the benefits of getting online are immense. We are delighted to be helping the residents of Shiskine Place do just that. The two new iPads will make it even easier."

The Glenavon flats have been the subject of a multi-million pound make over since Maryhill took over ownership from Glasgow Housing Association in the successful stock transfer ballot. This fulfilled a promise made to tenants that there would be an ongoing programme of improvements. 

A transformation in their external appearance to deliver warmer homes, new kits, better security and a thriving residents' organisation have greatly improved the estate.