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Bield fundraiser helps give tenant more freedom

Staff at a very sheltered housing development in Edinburgh have raised more than £1000 to provide an oxygen concentrator for a tenant to enable him to keep his freedom.

Published 6 July 2015

Britain’s biggest town regeneration challenge launches

A regeneration challenge for towns from all corners of the UK and Ireland will get underway this month, helping to create a new wave of responsible young entrepreneurs, lower unemployment and simultaneously boost local regeneration.

Published 6 July 2015

Housing benefit cuts considered as part of £12bn welfare savings

UK ministers are considering forcing all housing benefit recipients to contribute towards their rent as part of efforts to save billions from the welfare bill, according to reports.

Published 3 July 2015

Council tax reform ‘should encourage PRS investment’

A commission looking at alternatives to the council tax should tackle “flaws” in the system to encourage more investment in the private rented sector, according to representatives of landlords.

Published 3 July 2015

Angus Housing Association reveals ‘most successful year’ in history

Angus Housing Association chairman, Sheena Welsh, has described the 2014/15 financial year as “probably, in overall terms, the most successful in the more than 40 years of our history.”

Published 3 July 2015

Blog: Fresh thinking on travellers

Fresh thinking, a change in attitude and a frank discussion. This is what is required if we are to seriously change the way in which local authorities deal with the travelling community and the associated public outcry, Councillor John Alexander tells Scottish Housing News.

Published 3 July 2015

Church of Scotland calls for urgent review of benefit sanctions

The Church of Scotland has joined with other churches and charities calling on the UK government to set up a full, independent review of the benefits sanctions system.

Published 3 July 2015

RICS puts housing on emergency budget wish list for Scotland

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Scotland has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his upcoming emergency budget to ensure stability and growth in the Scottish property sector.

Published 3 July 2015

Blog: Scottish Homelessness Statistics: Assembling the puzzle

By Emma Dore at Shelter Scotland

Published 3 July 2015

Fife pupil power will cut fuel bills of the future

Fife school pupils are taking part in a ground-breaking energy efficiency project that enables them to learn how to conserve energy, protect the environment and cut the fuel bills of the future.

Published 3 July 2015

John Swinney opens new Blairgowrie Credit Union service

A new Perth and Kinross Credit Union (PKCU) service in Blairgowrie was officially opened today by deputy first minister and MSP for Perthshire North John Swinney.

Published 3 July 2015

Iain Duncan Smith to abolish Child Poverty Act targets

The UK government has announced plans to scrap the target to eliminate child poverty by 2020.

Published 2 July 2015

Leadership ‘improving’ at Aberdeen City Council, says watchdog

Aberdeen City Council has improved how it is run in recent years and has plans for further changes but a great deal more work is needed to deliver these, according to the Accounts Commission.

Published 2 July 2015

Strategy to boost digital inclusion for Fife tenants

Fife housing associations have held an event to develop a strategy to ensure that tenants are able to access the internet and benefit from support and training to make the most of information technology.

Published 2 July 2015

Housing pilot changing lives of homeless people in Renfrewshire

A pilot project has been hailed a success for helping homeless people to turn their lives around and find homes that meets their needs.

Published 2 July 2015