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Staff vacancies in Scotland’s care sector on the rise

More than half of adult care homes and care at home services in Scotland have staff vacancies which are significantly above the national average, according to a new report.

Published 16 January 2019

Ballater school affordable housing plans revised

Fresh plans by Grampian Housing Association to deliver affordable homes on the site of a former Deeside school have been lodged.

Published 16 January 2019

Link secures green light for mid-market rent homes at former Govanhill bus depot

Glasgow City Council has approved plans to build 186 affordable homes on the former site of a bus depot in Govanhill.

Published 16 January 2019

Horizon extends North Lanarkshire care and repair deal until 2020

Horizon Housing Association will continue to provide North Lanarkshire Council’s care and repair service until March 2020, it was announced this week.

Published 16 January 2019

Bield CEO Brian Logan to step down

Brian Logan is to leave his position as chief executive of Bield to take up a new position at Capability Scotland.

Published 16 January 2019

Report calls for overhaul of Scottish tenement maintenance legislation

Regular inspection, ownership associations and sinking funds are required to improve and protect tenement buildings across Scotland, according to a new report.

Published 16 January 2019

Councillor cuts sod for new ACHA homes in Kilmartin

Councillor Donnie MacMillan BEM cut the turf to start Argyll Community Housing Association’s new build development in the village of Kilmartin in Mid Argyll.

Published 16 January 2019

Last call for free procurement support for housing associations – Regulator encourages participation

The free procurement support programme funded by the Scottish Government has so far helped more than 40 associations to improve how they procure with a further 30 in the pipeline.

Published 16 January 2019

Funding approved for Argyll and Bute energy efficiency improvements

Argyll and Bute Council has been awarded funding to help residents make energy efficiency improvements to their properties, such as external/internal wall insulation, underfloor insulation, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.

Published 16 January 2019

Housing plan at former Corstorphine Hospital given green light

A 78-home redevelopment of Corstorphine Hospital near Edinburgh Zoo has been granted planning permission despite concerns over the lack of affordable homes and the welfare of the zoo’s giant pandas.

Published 16 January 2019

New study links housing tenure to levels of stress using biomarker data

Stress and inflammation levels can be directly linked to housing type and tenure, according to a new UK study.

Published 16 January 2019

Martyn Evans to leave Carnegie UK Trust after 10 years

The chief executive of one of the UK’s largest charitable trusts is to move on.

Published 16 January 2019

Flats and offices planned for 'People make Glasgow' tower

A former City of Glasgow College building could be transformed into office space and serviced apartments after the city landmark was sold for redevelopment.

Published 16 January 2019

Average Scottish house prices up 2.9% on previous year

The average price of a property in Scotland in November 2018 was £150,638 – an increase of 2.9% on November in the previous year and a decrease of 0.7% when compared to the previous month.

Published 16 January 2019

Deregulation measures to come into force in March

Registered social landlords (RSLs) will not need regulatory consents regarding disposals of land or assets as well as constitutional and organisational changes from March.

Published 15 January 2019