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Cairn Housing Association to join Community Enterprise in Scotland innovation webinar

Do you have an innovative idea to address a social or environmental problem and need help to develop it?

Published 11 October 2021

Demonstrator home to showcase Scottish homegrown timber at COP26

A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.

Published 17 September 2021

World-first e-cigarette trial to help homeless people quit smoking

A new trial that aims to find out whether e-cigarettes could help people experiencing homelessness to quit smoking has been awarded a £1.7 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Published 28 June 2021

Simon Community Scotland to purchase permanent homes thanks to £5m investment

Simon Community Scotland, a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland, has received £5 million of social investment from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to purchase homes to help vulnerable people move away from homelessness.

Published 2 June 2021

Charity launches digital service for homeless people and wider community in Edinburgh

A digital service to add to the support available for people in Edinburgh who are homeless has been developed by researchers and community partners, including leading Scottish homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland.

Published 25 January 2021

Poverty linked to higher risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe COVID-19 – and to die from the disease – than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Published 15 December 2020

University of Edinburgh to measure COVID-19’s effect on rural lives

How COVID-19 has affected people living in rural communities in Scotland is to be captured in a new survey conducted by the University of Edinburgh.

Published 14 October 2020

Edinburgh BioQuarter consults on Health Innovation District

An online community consultation has been launched today with the intention of developing a new mixed-use neighbourhood, as part of plans by Edinburgh BioQuarter to create a new Health Innovation District.

Published 18 June 2020

Edinburgh community project receive University of Edinburgh funding

Projects supporting those most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh.

Published 14 May 2020

Expert advice for Edinburgh care home staff

Care home workers in Edinburgh are being offered specialist support as they deal with unusually high death rates prompted by COVID-19.

Published 27 April 2020

Southside Housing Association tenements set for greener future thanks to funding package

The Scottish Funding Council has awarded £250,000 to a University of Glasgow-led project which will transform an old tenement building in Govanhill to reduce emissions and become more sustainable.

Published 6 March 2020

Clinic for homeless people’s pets boosted by community fund

Student vets who provide free treatment to homeless people’s pets are among those benefitting from a University of Edinburgh initiative that supports community ventures.

Published 6 March 2020

Future housing exhibition wraps up with visit to Galashiels

An exhibition which invited people from across Scotland to contribute their views on the future of housing finished with a workshop and exhibition in Galashiels this week.

Published 18 December 2019

Edinburgh Council releases road map for carbon neutrality by 2030

The City of Edinburgh Council has revealed its road map for achieving its target to establish the capital as carbon neutral by 2030.

Published 23 October 2019

New travelling exhibition seeks Scottish people's views on housing

The new Present Voices - Future Lives travelling exhibition will reach 12 locations across Scotland to hear directly from local communities on how they think our homes and communities should look and feel in the future.

Published 18 October 2019