We are a group of award-winning social enterprise companies serving more than 15,000 customers – making us one of the largest social landlords in Scotland.
We work together to provide affordable housing, property management, regeneration, advice, financial inclusion and employability services. Since Link was established in 1962, we have become a leader in developing and delivering innovative homes and services for those in need.
Within our group structure are companies which share our aim of improving the lives of more people.
The Link group are:
- Link Group
As the parent company, Link Group Ltd owns most of our housing stock and other assets.
It provides core functions for the whole group including:
- Asset Management
- Business Support
- Business Development
- Community Regeneration
- Corporate Services
- Health & Safety
- Human Resources
- Information Systems
- Technical Services
- Link Housing Association
Link Housing Association is one of the largest organisations of its kind in Scotland.
It provides quality housing management services to more than 6,500 tenants in social rented accommodation - both general needs and sheltered housing.
Its Customer Service Centre manages customer enquiries, rent arrears, billing and income collection services.
Its Commercial Services team provides property management and factoring services to 4,500 people in its mixed tenure estates. The team leases our mid market rent properties and helps customers buy and sell properties for Shared Ownership. It also administers the Scottish Government’s Shared Equity and Help to Buy schemes.
Link Housing also manages the City of Edinburgh Council’s Private Sector Leasing scheme and provides accredited advice services which help customers with a range of benefit, welfare and money issues.
- Link Property
Link Property is the governing subsidiary for Link’s in-house trades team.
It is non-charitable and provides property maintenance services to Link Group Ltd, Horizon Housing Association and Larkfield Housing Association.
Link Property also provides support to Linkscape, our environmental engagement project.
LinkLiving provides person-centred care and support services to people who have a wide range of reasons for needing support, including mental health issues, homelessness, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and vulnerabilities associated with older age.
It also supports people who are experiencing significant transitions in their lives such as young people leaving care or people who are at risk of homelessness.
Service provision includes care at home and housing support services comprising accommodation-based and outreach support ranging from a few hours per week to 24/7 intensive support arrangements.
LinkLiving’s service portfolio includes awardwinning volunteer and employability services in Falkirk, Fife and Edinburgh which have a proven track record in supporting people to develop their skills and confidence.
The recent launch of the Link Academy provides a focus for the further development of our employability support.
Find out more about LinkLiving.
- Larkfield Housing Association
Larkfield is a community-based Registered Social Landlord based in Greenock.
Formed in 1997, it owns and manages over 1,000 properties, including Link Group’s tenancies in Inverclyde.
Larkfield is committed to providing quality affordable homes and services that meet local needs and support the regeneration of its communities.
Find out more about Larkfield.
- Horizon Housing Association
Horizon promotes and provides affordable housing and services that enable people, irrespective of impairment, to live full independent lives in the community of their choice.
It owns or manages 878 properties in 12 local authority areas across the central belt, integrating housing to meet the specific needs of wheelchair users.
Horizon also delivers factoring services and Care and Repair services on behalf of West Lothian and North Lanarkshire Councils, providing advice and assistance to more than 4,000 older and disabled home owners annually.
Find out more about Horizon.
- Lintel Trust
Lintel Trust works with voluntary organisations and local communities throughout Scotland. It is the only charity in Scotland with a focus on the provision of small grants to help social housing and communitybased projects.
It supports projects encouraging and enabling people disadvantaged by ill health, age, disability or financial hardship to live as independent a life as possible and play an active role in their communities.
It also provides a fund management service to organisations wishing to make a difference.
Find out more about Lintel Trust.
- West Highland Housing Association
West Highland Housing Association operates in Lorn and the Inner Hebridean Islands where it owns or manages 787 houses.
West Highland is committed to providing and maintaining high quality, affordable housing that meets local needs and supports and helps fragile communities in the Argyll and Bute area. Working in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council, the Scottish Government, Link Group and others to continue to contribute to broader aims of developing sustainable rural communities.
Find out more about West Highland.