Highland Council prepares to mark Scottish Housing Day

Highland Council prepares to mark Scottish Housing Day

The theme of this year is 'Sustainability'

The Highland Council Housing Tenant Participation Team is hosting a public event to celebrate Scottish Housing Day on Wednesday 14 September.

Scottish Housing Day is about celebrating the positive impact that housing makes to the lives of people and communities across the country, as well as communicating to people about their housing options.

The theme of this year is ‘Sustainability’. The six indicators that the Scottish Housing Day working group established are: affordability, net zero, space standards, accessibility, resource use and health and wellbeing.

This drop-in event will be held at the Spectrum Centre, Inverness between 1:00pm and 6:00pm. Tea and coffee will be available and a face painter to keep the children entertained.

The Scottish Housing Day event at the Spectrum Centre, Inverness will be attended by advisors from Housing and Property, Welfare Support, Trading Standards, Energy Advisors, NHS Health/Wellbeing specialists, Cairn Housing Care and Repair, Communities Housing Trust and ALIenergy will all be on hand to talk about housing support, challenges of meeting Net Zero and sustainability, housing options, energy advise to support people on how to keep energy bills down this winter and health specialists to chat over how to care for your health and wellbeing. Highland tenants will also talk about their work with the Scottish Regional Networks and the Highland Disability Panel.

Cllr Glynis Sinclair, Housing and Property chair, said: “Scottish Housing Day allows the Council’s Housing team and partners to reach out to communities and raise awareness of the housing options available to people across Highland. The event also highlights the work being carried out by housing providers and partner agencies to support tenants and customers to sustain their tenancies.

“We are living in very challenging times and the work that the tenant participation team will be focussing on over the coming months is to reach out to as many tenants as possible, to signpost those who need help to appropriate sources of support. This will be done through the tenant newsletter and a series of online webinars.”

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