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Housing Specialist Bield Bolsters Leadership Team Following £225m Pledge

A Scottish housing provider has appointed a new Director of Assets in a bid to meet the housing needs of future generations of older people.

Bield Housing and Care has appointed Drew Moore to lead its Strategic Asset Management Strategy (SAMS) – in which it commits to investing £225m in the next decade to support healthy ageing at home.

With significant experience in the sector, Drew will oversee the charity’s investment programme, which includes targets to develop 400 new homes, improve the energy efficiency and cost of heating their existing homes as well as modernise the repairs and property management service to increase customer satisfaction.

Hailing from Peebles, Drew joins from Fife Housing Group, where he served as Asset Manager, responsible for delivering the asset management strategy including capital projects, planned and cyclical maintenance, new build housing, and procurement activities.

Drew said: “Bield’s commitment to working with its tenants to support the older generation and its ambitious vision and innovative solutions are seriously inspiring.

“It’s a really exciting time for me to be joining the team and I’m hoping to use my expertise to drive the innovative new asset management strategy by adding much-needed housing to the sector while improving our current offering.

“Bield’s vision is something that instantly resonated with me and I’m hoping I can support that drive to create a Scotland where people of all ages are respected, can make their own choices and are able to lead independent and fulfilling lives.”

Bield’s Chief Executive, Dr Lynne Douglas, said: “Drew’s appointment will further support us to play a leading role in meeting the housing needs of future generations of older people.

“We have a dedicated and experienced leadership team at Bield who are absolutely crucial to the positive strides we are making as a housing provider. Drew is going to add further fresh thinking and knowledge to that.

“The continuous investment in our team is vital to support healthy ageing at home in safe, warm and affordable homes throughout our communities.”





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