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Ardenglen in running for Housing Association of the Year award

Ardenglen Housing Association has been named as a finalist in a top category for the Scottish Home Awards.

Published 23 March 2020

Redpath awarded role on Canongate housing energy efficiency project

Redpath Construction has started work on a project to improve the energy efficiency of the Canongate housing development in Edinburgh.

Published 23 March 2020

Children’s charity frontline workers warn families fear ‘going under’ during coronavirus outbreak

Vulnerable families across the UK fear they won’t be able to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis, a new investigation by Action for Children revealed today – as the charity launched an emergency appeal to prevent desperate families from reaching breaking point. 

Published 23 March 2020

Wales: £10m emergency support for rough sleepers

The Welsh Government is making £10 million available to councils in Wales to help them to take immediate and direct action to protect the homeless and rough sleepers in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 March 2020

Flats planned at former Inverness homeless charity shop

Ark Estates has revealed plans to knock down the former shop of a homeless charity in Inverness to make way for a new four-storey block of flats. 

Published 23 March 2020

Information posters launched to improve fire safety in high-rise properties

Posters encouraging residents of high-rise properties to keep common areas clear of anything that could be a fire risk are being issued to building managers across the country.

Published 23 March 2020

Udny Community Trust awarded £100k for community centre

The Udny Community Trust has been awarded £100,000 from the Scottish Land Fund to buy the disused Linsmohr Hotel with plans to convert it into a community centre.

Published 23 March 2020

Editorial: Proud to be on the side of Scotland's housing professionals

The weeks ahead will be the most challenging we have ever faced. Social housing professionals have a critical role to play in providing advice and support to thousands of worried and frightened tenants, some of them in sheltered housing and others in supported living units or care homes.

Published 23 March 2020

Scottish Government issues new COVID-19 guidance for social landlords

New guidance has been issued by the Scottish Government on how all social landlords should respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 March 2020

Universal Credit claimants suspected of £150m advances fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has identified nearly 100,000 Universal Credit claimants that it suspects may have claimed an advance fraudulently, the National Audit Office (NAO) said today.

Published 20 March 2020

Social landlords warned against evicting tenants during coronavirus crisis

The Scottish Government has warned it will take action against social landlords if they attempt to evict people over rent arrears during the coronavirus pandemic but stopped short of a complete ban against evictions for all renters.

Published 20 March 2020

Social Bite re-purposes 'entire business' to feed Scotland's most vulnerable

Social Bite has launched a bid to feed thousands of vulnerable people and families in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 March 2020

Citizens Advice Scotland outlines emergency measures to Chancellor to protect household incomes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, outlining a series of emergency measures the Treasury could take to protect household incomes during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 20 March 2020

Sally Thomas: Together, as a sector, we will get through these challenging times

SFHA chief executive Sally Thomas has written the following message outlining the organisation’s latest coronavirus response plan.

Published 20 March 2020

Housing and Property Chamber cases postponed

The Housing and Property Chamber has postponed scheduled hearings and case management discussions (CMDs) from 18 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 20 March 2020