COSLA



Jennifer Jack: Knocking on the door of the empty homes conundrum at COSLA conference

Harper Macleod’s Jennifer Jack discusses the COSLA conference taking place in St Andrews this week and the powers local authorities have to get empty homes back into use.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Government announces £3m action plan to tackle challenges in Gypsy/Traveller community

The Scottish Government has launched a £3 million action plan to tackle the discrimination and challenges faced by the Gypsy/Traveller community.

Published 10 October 2019

100 formerly homeless people have their own home with Housing First Scotland

A ground-breaking response to homelessness in Scotland has reached a milestone with more than 100 people having a home of their own along with appropriate support.

Published 23 August 2019

Rapid Rehousing funding increased by £9m

An additional £9 million of funding will be provided to local authorities to prevent homelessness and help people into more permanent accommodation.

Published 18 July 2019

Review finds strong support for community devolution of powers

New powers across areas of health, environment and leisure services could be given to local communities after initial findings from a review into the devolution of local powers show that people overwhelmingly want more say about how public services are run in their area.

Published 21 May 2019

Collaborative workshops launched to explore offsite construction of affordable homes

The first of a series of collaborative workshops to explore ways to increase offsite construction of affordable homes has been launched at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) by housing minister Kevin Stewart.

Published 3 May 2019

Extra £80m funding to help councils deliver affordable homes

The Scottish Government has made an additional £80 million available over the next two years to help councils deliver affordable homes.

Published 1 May 2019

Councils urged to make ‘fundamental changes’ to address demand and funding gap

“Fundamental change” is required to ensure Scotland’s councils deliver services in the face of ever decreasing funding, according to the local authority watchdog.

Published 21 March 2019

Councils urged to make ‘fundamental changes’ to address demand and funding gap

“Fundamental change” is required to ensure Scotland’s councils deliver services in the face of ever decreasing funding, according to the local authority watchdog.

Published 21 March 2019

Glasgow to pilot changes to asylum process

Glasgow could become the first city in the UK to pilot changes to the asylum process after a multi-agency taskforce recommended a number of proposed reforms.

Published 6 March 2019

New £50m town centres fund could support high street homes

The Scottish Government has launched a £50 million fund to help boost town centres.

Published 4 March 2019

COSLA issues guidance on rights of migrants to local authority services

Local government body COSLA has issued new guidance on the rights of migrants to services provided by local authorities in Scotland.

Published 28 February 2019

Scottish Government puts ‘rapid rehousing’ at centre of new homelessness action plan

Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 28 November 2018

Better collaboration needed to deliver health and social care integration, warns auditor

Integration authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real long term benefits of an integrated health and social care system, according to the Accounts Commission.

Published 15 November 2018

Housing initiative for young care leavers shortlisted for award

An innovative housing scheme to support young people as they leave care has been nominated for an award.

Published 3 September 2018