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Royal College of Occupational Therapists publishes guidance to improve access to housing adaptations

A new guide launched by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has identified how to improve access to housing adaptations, ensuring patients can live well at home.

Published 14 June 2019

Citizens Advice voices concern over 7,000 drop in number of households with Council Tax Reduction

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has voiced concerns over a drop by more than 7,000 of the number households in Scotland which received a Council Tax reduction in the past year.

Published 14 June 2019

Housing charities and experts meet in Edinburgh to find solutions to housing crisis

Local charities and housing experts have come together in Edinburgh to discuss the housing challenges faced by people living in Scotland and look at potential practical solutions.

Published 14 June 2019

Serco to resume lock change evictions against Glasgow asylum seekers

Private housing provider Serco has announced it will resume lock change evictions against asylum seekers in Glasgow next week.

Published 13 June 2019

Scottish Government appoints Indigo House to research short-term lets

The Scottish Government has commissioned consultancy firm Indigo House to undertake research into the positive and negative impacts of short-term lets.

Published 13 June 2019

Social landlords to receive £3.5m in extra funding for energy efficiency

The Scottish Government has announced funding of £3.5 million for social landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

Published 13 June 2019

Hanover staff take part in virtual reality training session to better understand dementia

Staff at Hanover Scotland have taken part in a virtual reality training session to better understand how residents with dementia see the world and how to use that insight to provide better, more effective care.

Published 13 June 2019

Scottish Government urged to 'fully commit' to housing co-ops

The Scottish Government should "fully commit" to housing co-operatives to help tackle Scotland's housing crisis, opposition MSPs have said.

Published 13 June 2019

Anderson Bell + Christie transitions to employee ownership

Glasgow-based architectural practice Anderson Bell + Christie has become the latest Scottish business to announce its transition to employee ownership.

Published 13 June 2019

2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards now open for applications

The 2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards, which recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the breadth of the sector in Scotland, are now open for applications.

Published 13 June 2019

Bield volunteers recognised in West Dunbartonshire

Volunteers at a Bield development in West Dunbartonshire have been acknowledged for their hard work and dedication to improving the lives of older people in their area.

Published 13 June 2019

Large affordable homes increases put government on track to hit target by 2021

The Scottish Government is on track to hit its ambitious target of 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 after new figures revealed a large increase in the total number of affordable and social rented homes.

Published 12 June 2019

Plans submitted for technology-enabled homes and care hub in Blantyre

South Lanarkshire Council has lodged detailed plans for 45 new council homes and a new Care Hub.

Published 12 June 2019

Linthouse HA begins £1.1 million remodelling project in Govan

Linthouse Housing Association has started a £1.1 million project to extensively remodel a building that formerly housed a very sheltered housing complex in Govan.

Published 12 June 2019

More than 1,000 empty homes brought back in record-breaking year

A record number of privately-owned empty homes in Scotland were brought back into use with help from local councils last year.

Published 12 June 2019