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Homes in Scottish cities ‘becoming less affordable’

The average price for a city home in Scotland has increased 7 per cent on last year, according to the Bank of Scotland Affordable Cities Review. 

Published 26 March 2015

£20,000 donation for Calton Heritage and Learning Centre

Calton’s Heritage and Learning Centre has received a welcome cash boost from Clyde Gateway.

Published 26 March 2015

197 projects share £12.6m to tackle inequalities across Scotland

Projects as diverse as money advice, healthy eating clubs and grow your own gardens will receive funding to tackle poverty and inequalities.

Published 26 March 2015

Young adults most likely to experience poverty in Scotland

Young adults are the most likely group to experience poverty in Scotland, with those renting privately at greatest risk, a new report has said.

Published 26 March 2015

UK: Welfare reforms failing to move social housing tenants into work

The coalition government’s welfare reforms have resulted in very few social housing tenants being able to find jobs despite their aim of moving people dependent on benefits into work, according to a new report by the London School of Economics (LSE).

Published 26 March 2015

Lack of social care the biggest cause of delayed discharge, warn nurses

Two thirds of Scotland’s nurses (66 per cent) believe a lack of social care is the biggest cause of delays in discharging patients from hospitals, a new review has found.

Published 26 March 2015

Drew McPhail steps down as chair of Horizon’s board

Chairperson of Horizon Housing Association’s board Drew McPhail has handed the reins over to vice-chair Frances Wood after almost five years in the role.

Published 26 March 2015

Blackwood offers pet therapy for residents

Housing and care provider Blackwood has continued its winning streak for innovation by providing its residents with a unique form of therapy.

Published 26 March 2015

Bield tenants go to top of class with charity effort

Tenants of a retirement housing development in Dunbar have been doing their bit for charity by donating gifts to underprivileged children in Malawi.

Published 26 March 2015

TIS want to hear your Scrutiny Story

Do you have a Scrutiny Story to tell? TIS are producing a publication to share scrutiny good practice with social landlord and tenant organisations across Scotland.

Published 25 March 2015

Prospect signs up to CIH Equality and Diversity Charter

Prospect Community Housing has demonstrated its commitment to equality and diversity by signing up to the CIH Equality and Diversity Charter.

Published 25 March 2015

Housing associations team up to help people find a job

A course that uses the game of Rugby to teach participants crucial life lessons and core values is helping unemployed people find work in two of Scotland’s largest cities.

Published 25 March 2015

Record number of Scots children in working households

Scotland has the highest proportion of people living in working households across the UK according to new figures.

Published 25 March 2015

Most RSLs managing resources to ensure financial well-being

Most registered social landlords are continuing to manage their resources to ensure their financial well-being despite economic challenges, the Scottish Housing Regulator has found.

Published 25 March 2015

Housing minister launches Toryglen affordable housing development

The first phase of 55 affordable private homes for sale at Cruden Homes’ King’s View Development in Glasgow’s South Side was launched yesterday by housing minister Margaret Burgess MSP.

Published 25 March 2015