Warm Home Discount scheme 'not reaching all the people it needs to', says CAS

The UK Government's Warm Home Discount scheme (WHD) is seen as vital by those who receive it but it is failing to help significant numbers of people in Scotland who are in fuel poverty, according to new research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Changeworks.

Published 7 August 2020

Caledonia awarded £1m contract to deliver Care & Repair services for two local authorities

Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council have appointed Caledonia Housing Association to deliver Care & Repair services to residents in a three-year joint contract.  

Published 7 August 2020

Nixon joins ng homes framework

Glasgow-based company NIXON has been appointed to join ng homes’ framework for the next four years.

Published 7 August 2020

Kingdom extends Heriot-Watt University partnership

Mike Hargreaves and Kirsty Stott from Kingdom Housing Association are about to embark on a BSc in Construction and The Built Environment - due to their previous qualifications and experience.

Published 7 August 2020

Cabinet secretary meets Wheatley Foundation team

Aileen Campbell MSP, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for local government and communities, has seen for herself how Wheatley Group is supporting thousands of vulnerable people across Scotland combat the coronavirus.

Published 7 August 2020

Almond contractor helps West Lothian charity in run up to new school year

Almond Housing Association's new contractor Turners Property Services has helped with the installation of some new shelving units for the Association's long-standing partner The School Bank West Lothian.

Published 7 August 2020

Benefit cap hit 76% more Scottish households over lockdown

The number of Scottish households hit by the benefit cap increased by 76% in the first two months of lockdown, according to new statistics released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government yesterday.

Published 7 August 2020

Report highlights implications of COVID-19 for right to housing

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has issued a new policy briefing which details how COVID-19 has impacted the human right to adequate housing in Scotland.

Published 7 August 2020

Guide to Restarting Services updated by Social Housing Resilience Group

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has updated its Guide to Restarting Services to reflect the Scottish Government’s most recent announcements on easing coronavirus restrictions.

Published 7 August 2020

Midlothian Council to host online housing consultation sessions

Midlothian Council is due to hold an online consultation session on a draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) to cover the period 2020-2025.

Published 7 August 2020

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