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Kevin Stewart: Changing lives and transforming communities - Five years of Warmer Homes Scotland

Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government and housing, has written a guest blog to mark five years of Warmer Homes Scotland and the key milestone of assisting 20,000 customers.

Published 22 October 2020

Scottish Government to seek delay to fire alarm regulations until 2022

Legislation which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be delayed by 12 months following criticism of the timing of implementation due to the impact of coronavirus.

Published 21 October 2020

Sabir Zazai: Everyone Home Collective's second route map is a bold statement of intent to eradicate destitution in Scotland

The Everyone Home Collective launches its second route map, 'Scotland’s Ambition to End Destitution and Protect Human Rights' at Homeless Network Scotland’s ‘Safe As Houses’ conference this week. Sabir Zazai, chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, discusses the urgency and spirit of collaboration driving the project.

Published 21 October 2020

Ofgem strengthens protections for vulnerable energy customers this winter

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed plans to strengthen protections for customers who are struggling to pay their bills this winter with the introduction of new licence rules for suppliers.

Published 21 October 2020

Elderpark teams up with Glasgow business to provide employment boost for young workers

Elderpark Housing and a long-established Govan-based business have come together to deliver a jobs boost for young workers.

Published 21 October 2020

UK: Housing association orders immediate evacuation of estate over building safety fears

One of London’s largest housing associations is to undertake a comprehensive safety review across a six-block residential development following expert advice that the construction of the buildings may be putting around 1,000 residents at risk.

Published 21 October 2020

Tenants move into Scotland's first community-owned Passivhaus development

Three families have moved into Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus homes which have been developed by Nith Valley LEAF Trust (NVLT) in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT).

Published 21 October 2020

Dundee City Council to consider proposals for rent consultations

Proposals to consult with Dundee City Council housing tenants on rent levels for 2021/22 will be considered by the council’s neighbourhood services committee next week.

Published 21 October 2020

Scottish Government announces £30m COVID-19 hardship fund

A £30 million package of funding from the Scottish Government is being made available to local authorities to support people facing financial hardship as a result of coronavirus, including money to provide free school meals over the school holidays.

Published 21 October 2020

West Lothian Council service manager Elaine Nisbet appointed MBE

Elaine Nisbet, West Lothian Council's service manager, has been appointed as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her team's excellent work to help the West Lothian community.

Published 21 October 2020

City Region Deal provides help for family support services across South East Scotland

Intensive family support services across South East Scotland are receiving a boost from the City Region Deal.

Published 21 October 2020

Benefit for young carers in Scotland enters second year

Young carers are being encouraged to check if they are entitled to further awards as the Young Carer Grant marks it’s second anniversary.

Published 21 October 2020

Perth and Kinross Council approves plans to renovate Victorian building overlooking city hall

Perth and Kinross Council planners have agreed a proposal to convert the four-storey building at the rear of Cafe Biba in Perth city centre into seven flats.

Published 21 October 2020

Conversion work begins to return Kingdom Housing Association’s former offices to residential use

Kingdom Housing Association has started work to convert its vacant office building at Natal Place in Cowdenbeath back to its original residential use.

Published 20 October 2020

Woman denied social housing because she was not an Orthodox Jew fails in Supreme Court appeal

A woman who was unable to obtain social housing because she was not a member of the Orthodox Jewish community has failed in her appeal to the Supreme Court, made on the basis she suffered unlawful direct discrimination on grounds of race or religion or ethnic origin.

Published 20 October 2020