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Maggie Brunjes, chief executive of Homeless Network Scotland, on why we must commit to making it easier to end homelessness in Scotland.

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With a variety of social issues highlighted by adverts over the festive period, Homes for Scotland chief executive Jane Wood considers why now, more than ever, we should reflect on the role housing has in our society. Supporting everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living and enshrined

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Homes for Scotland's Liz Hamilton looks ahead to the National Planning Framework 4 and outlines what it means for the Scottish economy. Scotland needs more homes. With a shortfall now approaching 100,000 houses since 2007, this is beyond doubt and we require a robust and ambitious plan to put this r

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Chris Bennett-Taylor, chief executive at homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians reflects on another year of significantly increased demand for its services. The beginning of 2022 seemed to offer a glimmer of hope as we started to ease out further from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, for some of the

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Employment lawyer Pauline Hughes outlines the implications of changes to flexible working laws. The Scottish Government has recently announced that they will soon be passing new legislation around flexible working, updating the current rules to, ironically, make the scheme more flexible for emp

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Changes to local connection legislation, which come into force today, that suspends the power of Scottish local authorities to refer people who present as homeless to another area is a long time coming, says Lisa Borthwick at Shelter Scotland. Tuesday 29 November is a momentous day for housing and h

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Anthony Morrow and Kevin Carr at Sanctuary Scotland’s Community Investment Team speak about Sanctuary's approach to homelessness through better connectivity with those in tenancies as well as within the organisation. Sanctuary’s Perspective, Anthony Morrow (Community Connector Manager)

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Steph Elliot continues the SFHA's monthly TECH column with a call for organisations to sign up to the TEC in Housing Charter. The reach of the housing sector extends across Scotland and services millions of people in every community. Individually and as a collective we have the potent

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Following up on a previous blog in Scottish Housing News regarding market volatility, Ross Barty provides an update on what has changed in the last six months and what housing associations and councils in Scotland should be mindful of now and over the next few months. A new market dynamic is impacti

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