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Scottish Government accepts HARSAG recommendations in principle

The Scottish Government has accepted the full set of recommendations by the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) in principle, housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP has announced.

Published 15 July 2020

Shire Housing's head of customer services Lynn Miller to step down

Shire Housing Association’s long-serving head of customer services Lynn Miller has announced she is stepping down from the role on July 16.

Published 15 July 2020

Green light for Angus Housing Association development at Dundee school site

Dundee City Council has approved plans by Angus Housing Association to build 21 homes on the site of a former primary school.

Published 15 July 2020

New guidance on Section 11 processes issued by SFHA and Scotland’s Housing Network

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Scotland’s Housing Network have published guidance on Section 11 processes to help minimise tenancy failure and prevent homelessness.

Published 15 July 2020

Barrhead Housing Association secures National Lottery Funding

Barrhead Housing Association (BHA) has received a £99,985 award from The National Lottery Community Fund to take the popular DIY Dunterlie model forward and expand into Auchenback and continue in Dunterlie.

Published 15 July 2020

Castlemilk food hub keeps local community fed

A food hub operated in Castlemilk has excelled in its task in keeping one community fed on healthy food.

Published 15 July 2020

Scottish Greens call for asylum housing to be taken out of private hands

Scottish Greens councillor Kim Long has launched a new campaign for asylum seeker housing to be operated by the local authority and the third sector.

Published 15 July 2020

Meadowbank residential and student accommodation plans unveiled

Artisan Real Estate UK and Unite Students have progressed plans for a mixed development of housing and student accommodation in the Meadowbank area of Edinburgh.

Published 15 July 2020

Maddy Moore: Landmark court ruling declares housing benefit discrimination is unlawful 

Maddy Moore responds to Shelter’s successful court case against blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit.

Published 15 July 2020

Age Scotland offers benefit checks for over 75s

Age Scotland is offering free benefit checks for over 75s to help people find out if they are eligible for Pension Credit.

Published 15 July 2020

Concerns raised over future support for homeless people subject to immigration control

Scottish Government ministers have again demanded that the UK Government suspend its restrictions in order to prevent homelessness and destitution among people who have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) amid concerns that they will not be provided with post-COVID financial support.

Published 14 July 2020

Scottish Land Commission calls for new models of rural housing delivery

The business model used by most large UK private housebuilders cannot deliver the necessary level of rural housing in Scotland, according to a new report.

Published 14 July 2020

England: ‘No DSS’ letting policy found to be unlawful in ‘momentous ruling’

Blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit are unlawful and discriminatory, a judge in England has ruled.

Published 14 July 2020

Cassiltoun gains support for digital inclusion project and youth-led community chest fund

Cassiltoun Housing Association has received £61,240 from the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund toward its wide-scale Digital Inclusion Project and Youth-Led Community Chest Fund.

Published 14 July 2020

Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme makes £13m available for charities to support vulnerable consumers and households

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) reopened its eighth funding round for applications last week with £13 million available to charities in Great Britain.

Published 14 July 2020