Blog: Create a ‘Better Future’ for housing support today

Yvette Burgess, unit director at the Housing Support Enabling Unit, blogs on the Better Futures framework, a pioneering initiative with two simple aims: to help improve the quality of life of people using housing support services across Scotland and to enable organisations to plan and measure the impact they have on people’s lives.

Published 21 July 2016

Blog: Older Persons' Walkable Neighbourhood

Lesley Palmer, chief architect at Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, considers the importance of the ‘Older Persons' Walkable Neighbourhood’ when considering Housing Land Audits and the allocation of development sites for older people housing.

Published 20 July 2016

Blog: What next for charities after Brexit?

Gavin McEwan, partner and head of charities at Turcan Connell, writes about the changes charities will see after Brexit.

Published 19 July 2016

LinkLiving relaunches in Kirkcaldy

LinkLiving Ltd (part of the Link group of social enterprises) re-launched its multi- purpose building at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy on Friday following an extensive refurbishment.

Published 18 July 2016

Blog: Calling BME groups in Glasgow for a new private renting project

Community Intern, with Shelter Scotland, Chidem Enkeshafi writes about his time with the charity examining private renting in Scotland and the common issues surrounding private renting in Scotland. 

Published 18 July 2016

Blog: We’re hacking housing – join us!

By Conrad Rossouw, digital manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 14 July 2016

Blog: It’s complicated: How we could do better for people with complex needs

By Emma Dore, senior policy officer at Shelter Scotland

Published 11 July 2016

Blog: From Postcards to Postings – dodgy digital ‘To Rent’ ads are here

By Bryan Powell, private landlord support officer at Shelter Scotland

Published 8 July 2016

Blog: Viewpoint’s Dementia Tour experience

On Wednesday 29 June, Viewpoint managers Anne and Julia took part in the Virtual Dementia Tour at Cameron Toll - here’s what they thought.

Published 5 July 2016

Blog: Time to ensure that life at the hard end does not get worse

By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland

Published 5 July 2016

New public artwork unveiled for the Gorbals and Laurieston

A new permanent public artwork by artist Liz Peden of Gorbals Arts Project was unveiled last week in the Gorbals.

Published 27 June 2016

Anti-vandalism artwork spreads across the city

Castle Rock Edinvar’s community art project with Edinburgh College of Art’s Graphic Design department has completed three further installations. This initiative will see four vandalism hotspots and a neglected area of grass across Castle Rock Edinvar sites transformed with new artwork.

Published 24 June 2016

Blog: If the housing need is to be met, priorities have to be set

Bryan Finlayson outlines the consensus seen in Holyrood, that social housing has a large role to play in lifting Scotland out of the housing "crisis". 

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Energy Plans

Danny Lafferty highlights the problems arising from the complexity for landlords of new carbon and energy performance regulations to be introduced this year.

Published 22 June 2016

Blog: Major changes to the private rented sector

James Jack, Associate at law firm Burness Paull has produced a detailed briefing note on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.

Published 17 June 2016