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Bield tenants get tech savvy thanks to Livingston pupils

Tenants of a Bield retirement home in Livingston have partnered with local high school students to stay ‘up-to-the-minute’ with the latest technology.

Published 2 June 2015

Craigdale bids fond farewell and warm welcome to directors

Craigdale Housing Association director Liz McGinniss has tendered her resignation and left the association after 26 years.

Published 1 June 2015

West Dunbartonshire Council meets SHQS target after £81m investment

West Dunbartonshire Council has achieved the national housing standard for more than 9,400 of its homes after a successful £81 million investment.

Published 1 June 2015

Proposal to build affordable homes at derelict Blairgowrie school

Developers have won planning permission to transform an ageing Perthshire Catholic school into council flats.

Published 1 June 2015

UK government urged to improve welfare reform implementation

The UK government’s spending watchdog has criticised the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) for its failure to anticipate problems in its implementation of welfare reform.

Published 1 June 2015

Scots ‘living in constant fear’ of further welfare cuts

Many people accessing benefits are living in constant fear that further cuts will push them into "crisis situations", a new study has found.

Published 1 June 2015

Legal challenge to benefit cap’s impact on disabled people and carers

The High Court has ordered that a judicial review challenge to the benefit cap and its impact upon disabled people and their carers should proceed to a full hearing, and that this hearing must take place urgently.

Published 1 June 2015

Scottish Government funded national scrutiny learning programme enters final year

Tenant scrutiny is increasingly a ‘talking point’ for housing in Scotland with the country having its own unique history in respect of the development of tenant engagement, tenant involvement and tenant participation.

Published 1 June 2015

River Clyde Homes welcomes family into new home

A Port Glasgow family has moved into their new River Clyde Homes property after 10 months of watching it being built from the window of their old house.

Published 1 June 2015

Aberdeen house prices could be used to predict the price of oil

House prices in Aberdeen could hold the key to predicting the future price of oil, according to academics at the University of Aberdeen.

Published 1 June 2015

Dundee appoints new chief officer for integrated health and social care partnership

A Dundee community health boss has been appointed to the new chief officer role with the city’s integrated health and social care partnership.

Published 1 June 2015

40 jobs lost as Sustainable Energy Scotland calls in administrators

Dundee energy contractor Sustainable Energy Scotland (SES) has called in administrators after mounting debt and market volatility.

Published 29 May 2015

Rural areas ‘suffer most’ from energy affordability crisis

A survey of consumers who have joined the Big Energy Switch has revealed that rural regions are being hit hardest by the energy affordability crisis in Scotland.

Published 29 May 2015

Work starts on Dalmore affordable homes for Albyn Housing Society

Work has started on the first phase of a much-anticipated affordable housing development which is set to bring 37 quality new homes to the Alness community by May next year.

Published 29 May 2015

Blog: The UK government can cut less than £12bn from benefits – and still meet its welfare target

By Adam van Lohuizen, senior economic analyst at Shelter

Published 29 May 2015