Glasgow City Council is the local authority body that provides services for more than 500,000 residents and those who visit, work and do business in the city. These services include education, social work, roads, cleansing, and leisure and recreation. With nearly 40,000 employees and an annual budget of more than £2 billion, it is Scotland’s largest local authority body and the lead partner in the Laurieston Local Development Strategy. Glasgow City Council’s key objectives are as follows:
New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA) was established in 1989 and has grown through new build development and a series of stock transfers to owning and managing over 3,000 homes for affordable rent, as well as providing a factoring service to over 1,600 homes. It is a not-for-profit, charitable Community Controlled Housing Association registered as a Social Landlord with the Scottish Housing Regulator. The Association aims to provide the highest possible quality housing, environment and services and to maximize its contribution to the overall regeneration of the Gorbals, addressing, wherever possible, the needs of the most disadvantaged in the community. New Gorbals Housing Association only operates in the Gorbals and is controlled by an elected, volunteer Management Committee of Gorbals residents. The Association has invested over £100m in the Gorbals and has won numerous design awards including 6 Saltire, 4 Glasgow Institute of Architects, 1 Scottish Design, 1 Civic Trust and the RTPI Award for New Neighbourhoods.