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City of Edinburgh Council unveils plan for ending poverty by 2030

Just under two months since becoming the first UK local authority to set a target date for ending poverty, the City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled a ten-year delivery plan outlining the actions it will take to help eradicate poverty in the capital by 2030.

Published 27 November 2020

Acceleration of Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal funding announced

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that funding for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal will be accelerated as the UK Government reconfirmed its commitment to the deal.

Published 27 November 2020

Social Bite launches Festival of Kindness appeal

Social Bite has announced the launch of its Festival of Kindness appeal to support those in need over Christmas and the winter months.

Published 27 November 2020

Scotland captain Andy Robertson launches charity to support children and young people

Scotland captain Andy Robertson has launched his own charity to give young people across the country an equal start in life through football-themed projects and opportunities to support socially deprived and critically ill children.

Published 27 November 2020

Big Issue Invest support Scottish social ventures with nearly £1m of funding

Big Issue Invest's Power Up programme has supported 19 social businesses to date with a total of £870,000 investment, according to its 2020 Impact Report.

Published 26 November 2020

Regulator defends statutory intervention process to Holyrood committee

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) told MSPs yesterday that it does not have an agenda against smaller registered social landlords and that it is a "myth" to suggest that there is any rush for the organisation to commence statutory intervention within an RSL.

Published 26 November 2020

Parkhead Housing Association appoints Aileen Maguire as new chief executive

Parkhead Housing Association has appointed Aileen Maguire as its new chief executive.

Published 26 November 2020

SFHA: Significant programme of house building required during next parliament 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021–2022 to 2025–2026 by welcoming its proposed capital funding increase.

Published 26 November 2020

LAR Housing Trust announces two promotions

Two key members of LAR Housing Trust's staff have been promoted in recognition of their roles in the housing charity’s impressive growth and ambitious plans for the future.

Published 26 November 2020

Linthouse unveils £10.2m project to transform Govan school into new homes

New high quality homes for rent are coming to Govan in a £10.2m housing boost from Linthouse Housing Association.

Published 26 November 2020

Success for Kingdom at TIS National Excellence awards 2020

Kingdom Housing Association is celebrating a double win after lifting two awards at the Tenant Information Service (TIS) National Excellence Awards.

Published 26 November 2020

Spending Review: Universal Credit cut would plunge people into an income crisis

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has expressed disappointment that Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to confirm whether the temporary £20-per-week increase to Universal Credit will be made permanent beyond March 2021.

Published 26 November 2020

North Lanarkshire Council outlines housing investment progress

Progress on North Lanarkshire Council's ambitious plans to deliver 5,000 new council homes were outlined at its Housing and Regeneration Committee, together with details of how this investment supports the local economy, regenerates communities and transforms town centres.

Published 26 November 2020

Hazel Davies: Urban or suburban – the eternal dilemma

We often think of flight to the suburbs as a modern phenomenon, but a conflict has raged for centuries between urban and suburban living. Cruden Homes’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, explores this eternal dilemma.

Published 26 November 2020

More social housing needed to help survivors of domestic abuse, says Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland is calling for more social housing to be created in Scotland amid persistent concerns that the lack of it stops people leaving an abusive partner.

Published 26 November 2020