New Tenants Plugged into net


28th June 2016

More than 20 \"innovative\" homes have been built on Dens Road, at the junction with Alexander Street, on the former Dens Metals site.

As part of the development - a partnership between Hillcrest Housing Association, Northern Housing Company, Dundee City Council and property developer Cullross Limited - residents will be offered free web access and a  free device in an effort to ensure they can access vital online resources.

David Zwirlein, director of development and new business with Hillcrest, said: \"Dens Road is a truly innovative development which explores the potential of what social housing can achieve. Our tenants at Dens Road have the option to be part of a pilot project to investigate the merits of free internet as a means to promote digital inclusion. The new approach to internet provision hopefully marks early steps towards ensuring no one is left behind as an increasing number of vital services move exclusively online\".

The Dens Road Digital Exchange pilot will last for 12 months. In exchange for the free tablet and broadband, Hillcrest says it will encourage its customers to use its online tenants\' portal.

Hillcrest Homes

Hillcrest Housing Association was established in 1967 and is one of Scotland’s largest Housing Associations. They provide housing and support in Dundee, Edinburgh, Angus, Perthshire and Fife, with over 5500 good quality, well maintained homes at affordable rents. In each area of operation there are local offices with housing advice teams who can provide an immediate response to the customers.

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