Ideas, advice, skills and knowledge were openly shared at TPAS Scotland’s Housing Professionals Conference at the Apex Hotel in Dundee. More housing professionals than ever include engaging customers in their activities and this year the focus was reaching the people that many struggle to engage w
River Clyde Homes is committed to involving customers in the monitoring and improvement of its services. The housing association has commissioned an independent research company, with 20 years’ experience, called Research Resource, to carry out a sample survey of residents’ views. The aim of the
Phil Salina in his garden at Hanover Scotland’s Baillie Court development in Motherwell A 75-year-old man who transformed a small disused patio area at his North Lanarkshire sheltered housing complex into a garden has been awarded funding from Gardening for Disabled Trust.
A bid will be made this week for a legal review of a centre piece of the UK government’s immigration policy. The Right to Rent scheme is a flagship part of the ‘hostile environment’ strategy for illegal immigrants introduced by the Prime Minister whilst she was at the Home Office.
CCG representatives and leader of Glasgow City Council Cllr Susan Aitken Construction and manufacturing company CCG (Scotland) Ltd has returned to the private housing sector with a new contemporary housing development in Glasgow’s south side.
Kinning Park Complex SCIO celebrates the funding boost Community groups in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and Stirling are set to take ownership of local land and buildings, following a significant funding boost from the Scottish Land Fund.
The number of homeless households in hostel accommodation in Scotland has increased by 43% since 2010, a new report has found. The study into local authorities’ use of temporary accommodation revealed that close to a third of homeless households are temporarily housed in either B&B or hostel a
Viewpoint resident John Baillie tries his hand at the Tovertafel 'magic table' Housing and care provider Viewpoint has today launched its “ground-breaking” new dementia strategy which harnesses the power of technology and innovation to revolutionise the way it cares for residents with dementia.
Campaigners have demanded that ministers order an official state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent scandal’ amid claims thousands of women are being targeted by predatory landlords, The Sunday Herald has reported. According to campaigners, rogue property owners are demanding sexual favours i
Proposals for more than 300 homes on four different sites across Raploch have been approved by councillors. Members of Stirling Council’s planning and regulations panel backed plans by Robertson Group to build homes on land owned by the council.
Kevin Stewart Companies removing combustible cladding from their buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy should have their VAT waived by the UK government, Scottish Ministers have said.
West Dunbartonshire Council has become the first social landlord in Scotland to introduce a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse within its properties. The local authority has introduced measures which will ensure victims have immediate access to practical help and specialist legal assistance and
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Multi-disciplinary construction company Crummock has gone into receivership with the loss of 287 jobs. Employees at the firm, based near Bonnyrigg in Midlothian, were informed on Friday that cash flow problems had led to claims from creditors.
More homeowners will be able to carry out energy efficiency work and improvements on their properties as a pilot scheme expands. The HEEPS (Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland) scheme lets homeowners on low incomes borrow up to £40,000 for energy efficiency improvements and essential repairs,