Social housing and COP26 feature launched with new podcast

Today we launch our COP26 feature showcasing the efforts of Scotland’s dynamic affordable housing sector with the first episode of our new Scottish Housing News Podcast - a scene-setting round table discussion featuring David Bookbinder, director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF), Teresa Bray from the Existing Homes Alliance and chief executive of ChangeWorks, former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black along with Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay.

Published 1 November 2021

Scottish Housing Day report shows high level of public awareness towards climate emergency but less certainty about housing

The Scottish Housing Day partners have commissioned research with the support of Aico to find out more about public awareness and attitudes towards housing and the climate emergency in Scotland.

Published 15 September 2021

Scotland’s Housing Network to host Scottish Housing Day zero carbon event

Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) is working with Changeworks and Collective Architecture to deliver a zero carbon event in support of Scottish Housing Day as it publishes a report on the progress made by the social housing sector to meet the first EESSH target of December 2020.

Published 15 September 2021

SFHA launches new Energy Forum in partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has launched a new Energy Forum in partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks.

Published 16 July 2021

New EESSH2 standards will cost housing associations £2bn, SFHA research finds

A new energy efficiency standard for social homes would only reduce fuel poverty by 24% despite costing housing associations an estimated £2 billion by 2032, a new report released today by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has found.

Published 6 July 2021

SFHA forms strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has formed a strategic partnership with Changeworks and Warmworks to provide its members with increased expertise and support on improving energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty.

Published 9 June 2021

Katy Syme: Meeting the challenges of fuel poverty and climate change

In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Katy Syme talks about how Changeworks is supporting the housing sector to deliver on challenging targets and juggle competing priorities.

Published 21 January 2021

Another £2m awarded to charities through Ofgem's energy redress scheme

Ten charities have been successful in securing over £2 million of funding in the latest round of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, the Energy Saving Trust announced today.

Published 12 January 2021

Warm Home Discount scheme 'not reaching all the people it needs to', says CAS

The UK Government's Warm Home Discount scheme (WHD) is seen as vital by those who receive it but it is failing to help significant numbers of people in Scotland who are in fuel poverty, according to new research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Changeworks.

Published 7 August 2020

Government planning proposals ‘at odds’ with announcement on generating growth and supporting jobs

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government plans to “generate significant economic growth, combined with a focus on supporting jobs, skills and training” but warned that new proposals on planning contradicted such intentions.

Published 6 August 2020

Edinburgh to boost tenement recycling with communal bin enhancement project

Councillors in Edinburgh have considered a proposal which would give residents living in tenements greater access to a wider range of communal recycling facilities with more frequent collections.

Published 28 February 2020

Ecodan visits Scottish Borders Housing Assoication

A mobile exhibition unit showcasing the advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) paid a visit to Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) last week.

Published 10 February 2020

Peebles to benefit from new project to reduce energy costs

Peebles householders, businesses and community groups can benefit from a new energy cost reduction project that has been launched in the town.

Published 31 January 2018

Households given expert advice in bid to be energy smart

Scores of residents in and around Edinburgh are set to benefit from free insight and advice on their energy use, as part of a smart technology research initiative.

Published 10 October 2017

Manor Estates completes third phase of insulation projects

Manor Estates Housing Association has completed the third phase of its external wall insulation programme on houses and flatted properties.

Published 2 August 2017