Neil Cooney Teachers, nurses and police officers in Aberdeen could be given the chance to jump the council house waiting list in a new initiative aimed at tackling the city’s public sector staff crisis.
The Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with Poverty Alliance, has announced that Waverley Housing has been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually and is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum I
Chancellor George Osborne has been urged to specify exactly how he plans to cut £12 billion from welfare spending by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Responding to this week’s budget, Paul Johnson, director of the independent forecaster, said only £2bn of these £12bn cuts have been outli
A service which helps young runaways and their families has had a funding boost of over £645,000 from to the Big Lottery Fund. The Dundee-based service, run by Shelter Scotland and Relationships Scotland, helped over 180 young people and their families since its launch in 2011.
People living in a Motherwell sheltered housing complex are feeling much brighter thanks to a new range of energy efficient lights.The project at Kerr Grieve Court is part of a drive by North Lanarkshire Council to make council homes and communal areas more energy efficient.
A day care centre in Milngavie has cooked up an innovative service that allows people with any form of memory impairment to have an enjoyable dining experience with their friends and family. Oakburn Park Day Care, run by care and housing provider Bield, has seen huge demand for ‘Wee Betty’s Bist
The Supreme Court has criticised the UK government’s benefit cap for breaching international law on the rights of children but has declined to overturn the controversial policy. Judges at the UK’s most senior court declared that the benefit cap, which restricts unemployed claimants to £500 a we
Philip Hogg Scotland’s home building industry has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s introduction of a new Help to Buy ISA to assist those saving for their first property but warned it would be of little use north of the border unless there is help to build the homes that are needed in the fir
Atrium Homes has started work on a brand new office base in the heart of Shortlees, its largest community. The Kilmarnock-based registered social landlord anticipates construction of the new office will be complete by the end of 2015, ready for occupation and marking the beginning of a new phase in
North Lanarkshire Council’s energy team has been recognised as one of the best in Britain.The Local Homes team who provide heating solutions, repairs and energy saving tips for council tenants has been shortlisted for the Maintaining High Quality Homes award by the Chartered Institute of Housing (
Wheatley Group tenants can get online help to manage their money and avoid costly pay-day loans. The housing group already provides a range of budgeting and benefits advice services for tenants, including access to Welfare Benefits Advisors and Money Advisors.
A Dundee city councillor has visited an £3.5 million energy efficiency project being delivered by SSE in the city’s Woodside area.John Alexander, convener of Dundee City Council’s housing committee, met homeowners David and Anne Keen, who live in Woodside Terrace, and whose house has benefitted
Scottish house prices have hit record levels as average prices soared to nearly £167,000 in January, according to a report. The figure was more than £1,200 higher than the previous peak reached in May 2008, during the last housing boom.