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Thenue Housing has appointed Gary Naylor, currently Thenue's head of community housing, as its new chief executive officer. Mr Naylor will take up his new position in the spring and succeeds Charles Turner who is retiring.

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Drugs policy minister Angela Constance has appointed former Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Professor Fiona McQueen as vice-chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce. Professor McQueen has experience across a range of clinical areas and is a former Executive Nurse Director at NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Ayrshire &

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The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has appointed Helen Shaw as director of regulation. Ms Shaw is currently an assistant director with the Regulator and will take over the role of director from Ian Brennan who announced in November that he is leaving the Regulator.

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Daniel Thompson is to replace Stacy Angus at Osprey Housing Group’s new director of housing following her appointment as the north east social landlord’s chief executive. Daniel joins Osprey — which currently owns and manages more than 1,800 properties across Aberdeenshire, Aberdee

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Housebuilder Persimmon has appointed Jason Windsor as its new chief financial officer as the firm noted a return to near pre-pandemic levels. Mr Windsor is expected to join in the summer and will become an executive director on the board at that time. He will succeed Mike Killoran, who announced in

Fuel Poverty

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A £3 million support fund has been launched to help Scots struggling with their energy bills amid a growing cost-of-living crisis. The Scottish Government scheme, which is administered by national advice service Advice Direct Scotland, is designed to prevent households falling into fuel povert

Homelessness

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Homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians has launched a new Peer Support Programme. With over 50 years experience providing care and support for vulnerable people in the North East, Aberdeen Cyrenians walks alongside people facing crisis.

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A detailed new report into veterans’ homelessness in Scotland is recommending that every local authority housing department should have an armed forces lead officer, social landlords should prioritise ex-Service personnel and more support should be provided for tenancy sustainment in the priva

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The Homelessness Impact Forum is to take place online on January 27 and will feature a diverse lineup of speakers including Andy Burnham, Shona Robison MSP, Julie James MS, Josh Littlejohn MBE and lived experience experts, journalists, artists and homelessness sector practitioners.

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Where help to access food is needed, this should be provided indoors in a way that maximises dignity, choice and reduces future need, according to a joint response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ending the need for food banks from 36 organisations working in partnership to preven

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The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has imposed fines against Mastercard, allpay, Advanced Payment Solutions, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion after concluding that the five parties infringed competition law by agreeing not to compete or poach each other’s customers in the prepaid cards m

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The introduction of Adult Disability Payment and extension of Scottish Child Payment to children under 16 will see a major increase in the number of people eligible to receive Sottish benefits in 2022. The Scottish Child Payment will increase to £20 from April, giving increased support to 111,

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Wheatley Group has launched a new campaign to help customers claim all the welfare benefits and tax credits they’re entitled to as new figures revealed it helped tenants claw back over £11 million in unclaimed benefits in the past year. The new benefits take-up campaign will in