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Wales: Floating homes plan mooted for Swansea Bay

A floating island with up to 10,000 homes and shops forms part of an idea to revive a tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay.

Published 23 May 2019

655-home Edinburgh development approved

Plans to build more than 650 new homes near Edinburgh Airport have been approved by councillors.

Published 23 May 2019

Wheatley Group’s financial outlook revised upward to ‘stable’

International ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has announced an upgraded outlook on Wheatley Group’s credit rating.

Published 23 May 2019

Government consults on temporary homeless accommodation time limits and more consistent quality standards

The time people facing homelessness spend in unsuitable temporary housing including B&Bs could be limited under plans set out in a new consultation.

Published 23 May 2019

Report presents options for national street homelessness data and monitoring system

A report has been launched which outlines the options available for a new system which aims to track every person who is street homeless in Scotland.

Published 23 May 2019

Call for action as number of people with disabilities on housing waiting lists soars

The Scottish Government has been urged to set a target for new disabled housing after research found that the number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years.

Published 23 May 2019

Kieran Findlay: Managing the ‘disruptive’ transition towards Housing First

Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay interviews communities secretary Aileen Campbell and reflects on his day at the Housing First Scotland Annual Conference.

Published 23 May 2019

West Dunbartonshire introduces Help to Rent scheme

A new scheme to help residents gain access to private property rentals has been launched by West Dunbartonshire Council.

Published 23 May 2019

Housing ‘performing well’ at North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council is in a good position to meet future challenges due to its strong financial planning and management, according to a report by the local authority watchdog.

Published 23 May 2019

Eildon nominated twice for prestigious award

Eildon Housing Association’s efforts to promote inclusive growth, address housing need and invest in Borders’ communities has been recognised with two new build developments being shortlisted as finalists at the Scottish Home Awards 2019 for the ‘Housing Development of the Year (social rent)’ category.

Published 23 May 2019

Stornoway community benefits from HHP development

A childcare centre in Stornoway gained a new addition to its play area as part of the recent completion of new homes for Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP).

Published 23 May 2019

Bield tenant celebrates a life well lived at 101

More than a century’s worth of wisdom and experience has been imparted to the friends and family of a Kirriemuir tenant who recently celebrated his 101st birthday.

Published 23 May 2019

England: Housing association buys housebuilder to boost development plans

Hampshire-based housing association Vivid has acquired a local housebuilder as it looks to ramp up its development plans.

Published 23 May 2019

Putting people first: health and home

This event is brought to you by Eydent, the alliance of Ayrshire housing associations – Shire Housing Association, Ayrshire Housing Association, ANCHO and Atrium Homes.

Published 23 May 2019

CAS warns UN on ‘digital divide’ in Universal Credit

As many as one in three people seeking help with Universal Credit don’t have access to the internet to make their claim, according to new figures from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 23 May 2019