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DM Hall video outlines five steps to a safe home survey

As the COVID-19 restrictions on Scotland’s housing market begin to ease, independent chartered surveying firm DM Hall has prepared a video setting the five steps for a safe survey.

Published 26 June 2020

Scottish Government issues care home visiting guidance

The Scottish Government has released guidance related to the phased reintroduction of family visiting and communal activities for residents in care homes.

Published 26 June 2020

New design guidance published to support physical distancing implementation

Sustrans Scotland has published new design guidance, aimed at supporting organisations implementing temporary walking and cycling infrastructure to enable physical distancing during COVID-19.

Published 26 June 2020

Winchburgh Wombles are pick of the community

The Winchburgh Community Growing Group has today launched a new initiative to help keep Winchburgh looking at its best.

Published 26 June 2020

Mears in talks with housing associations over future accommodation for asylum seekers

A dozen housing associations in Glasgow are in talks with Mears for the future provision of accommodation for asylum seekers who were moved into hotels at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 25 June 2020

Jon Sparkes: HARSAG – what next?

Jon Sparkes provides a summary of progress from the latest Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) meeting last Thursday. Proposals for how to end homelessness in response to the coronavirus pandemic are now currently with the Scottish Government for consideration.

Published 25 June 2020

Everyone Home Collective publishes first route map to guide homelessness sector out of lockdown

Night shelters and hotel rooms as a response to homelessness will be actively designed out over the next phase according to plans published today by a collective of 21 leading charities and academic sector organisations.

Published 25 June 2020

Martin Gavin: Ending the need for night shelters in Scotland

Today, 21 third sector organisations that care about ending homelessness in Scotland, known collectively as Everyone Home, (SHN 21/05/20) publish their first route-map to help guide the sector out of lockdown and the emergency measures put in place during March to accommodate people sleeping outside. Homeless Network Scotland’s head of external relations, Martin Gavin, explains more.

Published 25 June 2020

North Edinburgh & Leith organisations benefit from £150k coronavirus support funding

Charities and community organisations with practical solutions to tackle the urgent social and economic effects of the coronavirus crisis in Leith and north Edinburgh, have shared additional financial support worth £150,000.

Published 25 June 2020

Govan Housing Association distributes devices and data to tenants and community organisation

Govan Housing Association has been distributing devices and data to tenants and community organisations to help close the digital divide in Scotland.

Published 25 June 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association's tenant volunteer chair George Pickering announces retirement

After more than 13 years of service to Berwickshire Housing Association's (BHA) tenant volunteers and scrutiny panel, volunteer chair George Pickering has announced his retirement.

Published 25 June 2020

Councillors approve new housing developments in Macmerry, Dunbar and Blindwells

East Lothian Council has granted planning permission in principle plans for 142 new homes to the northwest of Macmerry

Published 25 June 2020

October date announced for 2020 Scottish Home Awards

Organisers of the Scottish Home Awards have set a new date for the annual dinner which was scheduled to take place in Glasgow this month. 

Published 25 June 2020

New COO among raft of appointments and promotions at Springfield Properties

Springfield Properties has added new faces to its senior management team with a number of key appointments and promotions, which have seen Martin Egan take on the position of chief operating officer.

Published 25 June 2020

New bill seeks recognition of right to food in Scots law

Scottish Labour MSP Elaine Smith has this week launched a public consultation on a proposal for a bill that seeks to enshrine the human right to food, as recognised by the United Nations, into Scots law.

Published 25 June 2020