A striking new artwork celebrating life in Govan has been unveiled to mark the 50th anniversary of Govan Housing Association. The eye-catching tenement artwork by celebrated street artist Sam Bates – better known as “smug” – encapsulates the vibrancy of this iconic community
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Margaret Corrigan from Cunninghame Housing Association's Lemon Aid Fuel Poverty & Advisory Service provides some detail on the issue of low carbon heating systems vs affordability for tenants. Energy prices have risen at unprecedented rates in the past year, and it is estimated that a further 80
Almost half (47%) of UK adults s are not confident in their ability to pay energy bills throughout 2022 without falling into debt or arrears, according to a new survey commissioned by ZIPZERO. ZIPZERO is an app-based platform that funnels digital marketing expenditure from brands and retailers towar
The UK Government should immediately update its package of support to help households with soaring energy bills before the cost-of-living crisis grips even harder following October’s energy price cap increase, according to a new report by a group of MPs.
Blairtummock Housing Association, Gardeen Housing Association and Provanhall Housing Association have appointed Lisa Slavin as an energy advisor. Working in partnership with Connect Community Trust, the three associations were successful in securing funding from Energy Savings Trust.
Experienced homelessness sector leader Jack Rillie will begin a new role this month after taking the position of director at the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness. Before joining the Alliance last month, Mr Rillie most recently held a position as director of operations at youth hom
More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending the summer holidays in temporary accommodation in England amid a national shortage of affordable housing, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Latest figures for England show there are 119,840 children livin
The manager of Right There’s supported accommodation for young people in Maryhill has made it to the final of the Scottish Social Services Awards 2022. Alice Vaughan has been shortlisted for the ‘Social Care Worker of the Year’ category, due to her exceptional work with young peopl
A Perth and Kinross project that helps homeless young people settle into permanent accommodation has had a successful 12 months by helping almost 100 people keep their tenancy, according to a new report. Youth Boost, commissioned by Perth & Kinross Council and delivered by the charity Rock Trust
From 1 October, the Coronavirus Recovery and Reform Act abolishes mandatory grounds for repossession and the First Tier Tribunal will only evict where the members believe it to be reasonable in the circumstances. Given these significant changes, Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay interviewe
A property technology company has announced plans to invest £1 billion to buy and retrofit 3,000 private rented sector homes. Backed by institutional investors, IMMO uses artificial intelligence and other technology to identify homes that offer ‘value-add’ opportunities, in this ca
Hadrian Real Estate has secured a £1.8 million loan from Broadwood Capital to help deliver its latest residential development at Lenzie in Glasgow. The development concerns a converted and extended former primary school in the centre of Lenzie.
Perth and Kinross Council (PKC) is exploring the possibility of introducing a short-term let control area in Highland Perthshire. In February, the City of Edinburgh Council became the first council to implement such a control zone.
Edinburgh family business At Home In Edinburgh is celebrating after being named Residential Lettings Team of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards, which recognise excellence in the Scottish housing and house-building industry. This is the first time that At Home in Edinburgh’s small team of ju
Automatic repayments to the UK Government and others owed by people claiming benefits should be put on hold to help households struggling with huge financial pressures during the cost of living crisis, MPs have said. With inflation set to peak at its highest level for 40 years, the report from the c
Investment of up to £300,000 will help support money and welfare advice services in some of Scotland’s most remote locations.
People in Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeen, Fife, Moray, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire are now able to apply for Adult Disability Payment. This means Adult Disability Payment is now available in 13 council areas ahead of opening nationwide on 29 August. It is the twelfth and most
Over 7.2 million payments of £326, worth a total of £2.4 billion, have already been made to help households in the first week of the UK Government’s Cost of Living support rollout.
A record investment of almost £8.5 billion was committed to support low-income households between 2018-22, with almost £3.3 billion benefitting children, a new report on child poverty has revealed. The fourth annual progress report on child poverty, published yesterday, shows that all of