Our Board and Membership

Argyll And Bute Care And Repair is governed by a volunteer board representing a variety of public and private sector organisations and public office within Argyll and Bute. They all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and collectively, through the manager, ensure the effective and ongoing operation of the service. The board meet every 3 months to review organisational performance, funding and development matters.

Our current Board is comprised as follows:

  • Anthony Davey BEM – Chair (Dunbritton Housing Association Board Member)
  • Colin Renfrew – Treasurer (Chief Executive, Fyne Homes)
  • Colette Benham – Deputy Chair (Director HR & Corporate Services, ACHA)
  • Helen Kessell – (Ex Chair and retired NHS Occ. Therapist)
  • Lesley McInnes – (Chief Executive Officer, West Highland Housing Association)
  • Sephton MacQuire – (Vice Chair, Dunbritton Housing Association)
  • Councillor Robin Currie
  • Councillor Elaine Robertson
  • Councillor Anne Horn

• Brian Barker – Advisor (Home Energy Scotland)
• Rebecca Barker – Advisor (Carr Gomm)
• Bill Halliday – Advisor (Housing Operations Manager, Argyll And Bute Council)
• Robert Tourish – Advisor (Watch Manager, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service)
• Iain Webster – Advisor (Chtd Accts, Practice Manager, Wm. Duncan (Argyll) Ltd)

Becoming a member of Argyll And Bute Care and Repair

and we will send you our membership form for completion.  

Members have the right to attend the annual general meeting (and any extraordinary general meeting) and have important powers under the articles of association and the Act; in particular, the members elect people to serve as directors and take decisions in relation to changes to the articles themselves.

Qualifications for membership

  • Membership is open to any individual aged 16 or over, residing in Argyll & Bute who is either;  an elected member of Argyll & Bute Council, or representatives of statutory or government agencies which share the objects of the charity; or representatives of voluntary groups. charities and agencies which share the objects of the charity; or individuals who have an interest living in Argyll & Bute and share the objects of the charity
  • Employees of the company are not be eligible for membership.

 Application for membership

  • Any person who wishes to become a member must sign, and lodge with the company, a written application for membership.
  • The directors may, at their discretion, refuse to admit any person to membership.
  • The directors shall consider each application for membership at the first directors’ meeting which is held after receipt of the application; the directors shall, within a reasonable time after the meeting, notify the applicant of their decision on the application.

 Membership subscription

  • No membership subscription is payable.



Due to the current coronavirus situation we have had to change some of the ways we work.

At present, our Housing Support Officers will continue to support Occupational Therapy, Telecare and Social Work to install critical and urgent minor aids and adaptations, technology enabled care equipment and safety and security items in vulnerable clients homes.  Our Handyperson small repairs service has also been reintroduced following the relaxing of lockdown measures in July.

Our Care And Repair Officers, dealing with grant approvals work for major adaptations, continue to assist and support clients by phone and online and are also able to carry out client home visits following the relaxation of lockdown measures.

Any visits carried out by our officers will follow our strict protocols and health and safety procedures and you will be fully informed of these prior to any visit taking place.  Our procedures require us to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), maintain social distancing while in your home and following sanitising procedures for handwashing and disposing of PPE used during the visit.

 Our office staff are working remotely, but the Care And Repair Manager and Office Administrator can be contacted on 01631 567780 or on enquiries@abcarerepair.co.uk at any time 09.00 till 17.00, Mon to Fri. If you have a specific need, or particular requirement to visit our office then you should contact either one to make an appointment.

Care and Repair staff are trying to support our health and social care partners and community efforts in any way we can throughout the Covid pandemic. Please feel free to contact us to discuss anything you believe may be able to assist you with.

In the meantime, stay safe and well,

 Steven Clarkson,

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