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Cash boost for WSHA’s Gateway to Health and Opportunity project

A partnership programme involving West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA), Clyde Gateway and the Celtic FC Foundation is set to expand thanks to a grant award of £450,000 from the Big Lottery Fund that will help ensure its delivery over the next three years.

Published 1 April 2015

Joint Delivery Plan aims to boost delivery of new homes

The Scottish Government is to publish a plan to support the delivery of new homes as new figures revealed the average time to process major housing developments was at its slowest yet.

Published 1 April 2015

ANCHO keeping tenants happy with affordable rents

ANCHO has managed to keep its rents among the lowest housing association rents in Ayrshire, despite an increase of 2.8 per cent being applied to its base rent for the coming year.

Published 1 April 2015

Wheatley recognised for helping young people in the workplace

Wheatley Group has become one of the first housing, care and property management organisations in Scotland to achieve a new award for supporting young people in the workplace.

Published 1 April 2015

New Perth flats aim to make city centre living more attractive

The housing association behind a social housing development above a former Perth restaurant believe the £1 million project could attract people into the city centre.

Published 1 April 2015

Independent Living Fund appoints first chief executive

Peter Scott has been appointed as the first chief executive of the new Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland).

Published 1 April 2015

Bield searching for enthusiastic volunteer in West Lothian

Bield Housing and Care is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help support the social activities offered to tenants at St Andrews Court retirement development in Uphall, West Lothian.

Published 1 April 2015

SFHA praises social landlords for meeting Scottish Housing Quality Standard

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today hailed the achievement of Scottish housing associations and co-operatives investing in their homes in order to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS).

Published 1 April 2015

New debt law enacted to help financially vulnerable families

New legislation comes into force today which the Scottish Government believes will introduce one of the most modern systems of debt advice and debt management in the world.

Published 1 April 2015

New Scottish property transaction tax comes into effect

A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases has come into effect in Scotland today.

Published 1 April 2015

Regulator completes annual RSL risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator will have a low level of engagement with almost two thirds of RSLs, its annual regulatory assessment has revealed.

Published 31 March 2015

Rise in children in temporary accommodation as homelessness applications fall

The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland fell by five per cent last year although the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 31 March 2015

Cunninghame chief executive named Third Sector Director of the Year

Cunninghame Housing Association’s chief executive, Frank Sweeney, became the first housing association chief executive to be awarded Third Sector Director of the Year at the prestigious Institute of Directors Scotland Awards last week.

Published 31 March 2015

School pupils attend Orkney Housing Association turf cutting ceremony

Pupils of Stenness Primary School and Nursery turned out to help Orkney Housing Association mark the start on-site of a new housing project in their village.

Published 31 March 2015

UK: Over 80 per cent of large housing associations pay board members

More than eight out of ten of the top 60 housing associations in England pay their board members, with the average chair paid just under £18,000, a new study has found.

Published 31 March 2015