COSLA



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

New strategy to address isolation, loneliness and improve access to housing

A refreshed joint strategy has been launched between the Scottish Government and COSLA which champions independent living for older people within their community.

Published 31 August 2018

Scottish Government accepts recommendations on temporary accommodation standards

Recommendations to transform temporary accommodation, including getting the right support in place from day one and giving more power to front-line workers, have been accepted by the Scottish Government.

Published 30 May 2018

Regeneration capital grant fund open for applications

The joint COSLA and Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is once again open for applications.

Published 17 May 2018

First Minister announces fuel poverty and energy efficiency allocation of £54.5m

Funding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Published 2 May 2018

COSLA calls for ‘holistic approach’ to fire safety

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has highlighted a number of difficulties surrounding plans to install sprinklers into all social housing residences and instead called for a holistic approach to be taken to fire safety.

Published 18 April 2018