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Steven Simpson from Cruden Homes (East) examines what lies ahead for the housing market, the challenges faced and meeting changing customer needs. Just last month Cruden Homes was amongst the winners at the annual Homes for Scotland Awards. Awards are always welcome, but they mean even more during t

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Investment in social housing targets poverty, homelessness, net-zero and education and employment, argues Homeless Action Scotland (HAS) CEO Gavin Yates. The Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review has been well picked over. Launched on June 1, it attempted to square the circle of keepi

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John Blackwood from the Scottish Association of Landlords considers the Covid Recovery Bill amendments and wider housing issues including the increase of landlords leaving the private rented sector. “We have had enough of experts” has become the mantra for poor policy decisions and

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Ross Barty from PfH Scotland offers tips on how to deal with the volatile market conditions that are now having a very real impact on Scottish housing providers. Volatile market conditions are now having a very real impact on Scottish housing providers. Materials costs are climbing sharply, driven b

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Jimmy Black reflects on the recent Holyrood launch of the Scottish Housing with Care Taskforce report. The challenge of housing our older people was the main focus of a recent reception in Holyrood, sponsored by Paul McLennan MSP. Some at the event, however, took a broader view of the meaning of Hou

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Following CIH Scotland's response to a consultation on revised draft guidance on from the Scottish Government, Ashley Campbell reiterates its call for more resources to deliver home adaptations. The right home, whether designed or adapted to meet specific needs, can support good

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Simon Community Scotland's Megan Thomson details the sad loss of someone the charity's Intensive Outreach Support Team had been supporting for more than 10 years. We are always looking for good news stories and good outcomes to highlight the amazing work we do. Sadly today was not the day for t

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With a perfect storm of supply chain issues impacting repairs, Caledonia Housing Association's director of assets Andrew Kilpatrick reveals why expertise, approach, and ways of working are as key as the price when selecting a contractor partner. As we embrace post-pandemic life, social landlords as

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Caroline Heenan, The Eric Liddell Community day service manager, discusses the need for dementia-friendly societies in the UK. There are an estimated 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland. Around 3,000 of these people will be under the age of sixty-five. Dementia Awareness Week can signific

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