Who we are

Castle Rock Edinvar is one of Scotland's leading housing associations and a Scottish Charity. We are the fifth largest housing association in Scotland and operate across nine local authority areas.

Based in Craigmillar, one of Edinburgh's main urban regeneration areas, we're a modern, progressive organisation, committed to the long-term success of our neighbourhoods.

  • We own and manage 8,000 homes across Scotland
  • We are a not-for-profit business
  • We are part of the Places for People Group
  • Our head office is in Edinburgh

We work closely with a subsidiary company to achieve our vision. Places for People Scotland is an established property management company based in Edinburgh and they manage commercial and office space for lease.

Places for People Scotland has a separate board of management.

Our vision

Our vision is to provide aspirational homes and inspirational places. This is underpinned by six strategic pillars which together contribute to delivering our social purpose. These are:

  • Placemaking - places that work for everyone
  • Innovating - creatively finding the right solutions
  • Partnering - working together for shared success
  • Investing - sustaining places and people
  • Respecting - creating a sense of belonging
  • Wellbeing - enabling people and communities to live their lives equitably
  • Regulation - performance and financial reports

History

Castle Rock Edinvar is created from three organisations - Edinvar Housing Association, Castle Rock Housing Association and Capital City Homes.

1968 Castle Rock formed
1973 Edinvar formed
2001 Capital City Homes formed as a subsidiary for Places for People 
2001 Edinvar joined the Places for People Group as as subsidiary 
2005 Castle Rock transferred to Edinvar and the name changed to Castle Rock Edinvar

Awards

Our EastHeat project with Sunamp won the Residential Energy Management Project award at the October 2016 Solar Power Portal Awards.

In July, Tudsbury Court picked up a commendation at the 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards for Landscaping in Housing.

Our Fortune Place development won the Development of the Year (Age Exclusive) award at the Scottish Home Awards in June 2016.

Fortune Place also won the Best Healthcare Scheme award and a special commendation for Scotland at the planning and Placemaking Awards in June 2016.

In May 2016 Fortune Place received a special commendation for Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the Homes for Scotland Awards.

Regulation, performance and financial reports

We're regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR). You can access all the information they hold on us, such as the new landlord reports, our full Charter return and how our performance compares to others.

The Scottish Housing Regulator has a guide on How we regulate: A guide for tenants and service users. They also have videos about who we are and what we do and how to raise a concern about a social landlord.

Our videos


Performance report 2018 - 2019

"The Scottish Social Housing Charter sets out a number of outcomes that the Scottish Housing Regulator expects us to achieve. They also want to make sure that tenants are involved in checking that we meet them. My thanks go to the volunteers on the Scrutiny Focus Panel for their work on this.

I am pleased to present this report produced in collaboration with the Scrutiny Focus Panel which sets out our performance and how we have achieved the outcomes for April 2018 to March 2019. Read about our performance on the Scottish Housing Regulator's site including their reports on our own performance; how we compare with others; our full Charter return; and our audited accounts. I hope you find the information useful and please get in touch if you have any questions or want more information on our performance. Click on the image to get the report."

Richard Jennings, Managing Director of Castle Rock Edinvar

CRE Managing Director, Richard Jennings

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Meeting the Scottish Social Housing Charter

Management team

Our management team run the business on behalf of our Board.

Meet the board

We're directed by a Board of Management and work to the Scottish Housing Regulator's code of governance.