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Independent Living Fund appoints first chief executive

Peter Scott has been appointed as the first chief executive of the new Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland).

Published 1 April 2015

Bield searching for enthusiastic volunteer in West Lothian

Bield Housing and Care is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help support the social activities offered to tenants at St Andrews Court retirement development in Uphall, West Lothian.

Published 1 April 2015

SFHA praises social landlords for meeting Scottish Housing Quality Standard

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today hailed the achievement of Scottish housing associations and co-operatives investing in their homes in order to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS).

Published 1 April 2015

New debt law enacted to help financially vulnerable families

New legislation comes into force today which the Scottish Government believes will introduce one of the most modern systems of debt advice and debt management in the world.

Published 1 April 2015

New Scottish property transaction tax comes into effect

A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases has come into effect in Scotland today.

Published 1 April 2015

Regulator completes annual RSL risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator will have a low level of engagement with almost two thirds of RSLs, its annual regulatory assessment has revealed.

Published 31 March 2015

Rise in children in temporary accommodation as homelessness applications fall

The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland fell by five per cent last year although the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 31 March 2015

Cunninghame chief executive named Third Sector Director of the Year

Cunninghame Housing Association’s chief executive, Frank Sweeney, became the first housing association chief executive to be awarded Third Sector Director of the Year at the prestigious Institute of Directors Scotland Awards last week.

Published 31 March 2015

School pupils attend Orkney Housing Association turf cutting ceremony

Pupils of Stenness Primary School and Nursery turned out to help Orkney Housing Association mark the start on-site of a new housing project in their village.

Published 31 March 2015

UK: Over 80 per cent of large housing associations pay board members

More than eight out of ten of the top 60 housing associations in England pay their board members, with the average chair paid just under £18,000, a new study has found.

Published 31 March 2015

Disability group launches online resource

Members of the Disabled Persons Housing Service in Fife have launched a national resource which they helped develop.

Published 31 March 2015

Everyone’s a winner at Partick fun run

Partick Housing Association held a fun run at Thornwood Primary School and made sure that everyone who took part had a great time and were rewarded with a “Challenge Hero” medal.

Published 31 March 2015

Plans to protect tenants from eviction and unjustified rent increases

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into a reform of the laws in the private rented sector which it hopes will remove the fear of eviction and help tenants to assert their rights.

Published 31 March 2015

Crown could take £1m of unclaimed rent deposits by 2018

SafeDeposits Scotland has called for an overhaul to a government scheme designed to protect tenants’ cash from unscrupulous landlords amid concerns the Crown will receive £1 million in unclaimed deposits by 2018.

Published 31 March 2015

SFHA to begin housing hustings series in Gordon

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is organising four housing hustings debates during the general election campaign to allow people to put their questions to candidates in their area.

Published 31 March 2015