Kingdom Support & Care has appointed Paul White as executive director. Founded as a Community Interest Company in April 2017, Kingdom Support & Care is a subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association and supports over 300 people throughout Fife and the Forth Valley helping them live independent
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A new report by Consumer Scotland has found 43% of consumers cannot heat their homes to a comfortable level because of financial concerns.
The Iona Heat Network has been unveiled as the winner of the Social Innovation Challenge 2022. Using an existing technology - ground source heat network – in an innovative way will allow residents of this remote Hebridean island to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels and address the prob
Langstane Housing Association is to work in partnership with three established local organisations in a bid to help communities and support their tenants through these challenging times including the cost of living and energy crisis. Langstane has partnered with Scarf to spearhead its efforts in dis
Energy regulator Ofgem has identified weaknesses in how 17 of the biggest domestic energy suppliers are helping vulnerable customers.
Glasgow City Mission is to open its Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) on November 30th.
An estimated 250 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2021, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland. The figure is at a similar level to last year.
When Ella Couper invited her pals to her 7th birthday party this year, she asked them to bring a donation for Aberdeen Cyrenians instead of a birthday present. The young philanthropists’ selfless request has helped raise £250 for local charity Aberdeen Cyrenians.
Black people are three and a half times as likely to experience statutory homelessness as White British people, according to a new report authored by Heriot-Watt University.
Proposals to transform Dalian House in Glasgow into 92 flats for private rent have been granted planning permission.
The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has ruled that the First-tier Tribunal erred in questioning the validity of a guarantee agreement between a private landlord and the parent of her tenant in an undefended action by the landlord for payment.
Tenants' union Living Rent has launched a petition in response to the City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on holiday lets in Edinburgh calling on the council’s Planning Committee to massively reduce the number of homes converted into short-term lets. The tenants union said that the
Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has introduced a Rent Deposit Fund, which will offer non-returnable deposits to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to assist them in moving into the private rented sector (PRS). The scheme has joined forces with Scottish y
The number of new tenants wanting to register on letting agents’ books has increased by 88% since February from 78 to a new peak in September of 147, according to the newest report from professional estate agent body Propertymark. Whilst the number of tenants home hunting keeps
Link is providing advice at a series of free pop-up events offering money management, health and well-being support, and advice about connecting digitally. The latest of these pop-up events is taking place in Clydebank. Link tenants and the wider community are invited to attend.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the UK Government to increase benefits in line with inflation after its members reported that more working tenants are being affected by the cost of living crisis, with some struggling to afford commuting expenses. The findings of
A new annual publication with estimated take-up rates of Scottish social security benefits has been published for the first time. The report will help track progress against the Scottish Government’s Benefit Take-up Strategy which is a requirement of the 2018 Social Security (Scotland) Act.
Wheatley Group has helped tenants claim back more than £5 million in benefits they were entitled to in the past six months. The group’s 24 welfare benefits advisors have helped more than 3600 tenants of Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Wheatley Homes East, Wheatley Homes South and Loretto Housing