The number of fuel poverty cases recorded by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has increased by 130 per cent since 2011, according to new figures. Two reports published by the charity show not just the sharp increase in case numbers but also the reasons behind this – which include austerity policies,
Tenants and residents who were evacuated from their homes when the Red Road flats were demolished recently were able to call on ng homes housing operations staff who were on duty from 7am until after 8pm on the big day. Staff worked closely with Safedem and Glasgow Housing Association offering assis
A joint campaign from Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on Scottish residents to swot up on switching energy supplier and, where possible, help an older relative or neighbour find a better deal. As people prepare for winter, Big Ener
Council tenants in North Ayrshire are being urged to have their say on proposed rent charges for next year. The council understands that many people are feeling the pressures of the current economic climate and the UK government’s Welfare Reform changes.
Queens Cross Housing Association vice chair Marilyn Clewes (left) signing the Stick Your Labels pledge with chief executive Shona Stephen Three Glasgow housing associations are working together to write a new Charter for Challenging Poverty.
Over 1,000 full-time jobs are at risk at North Lanarkshire Council as the local authority bids to save £68.3 million over the next two financial years. Councillors will be asked next week to accept measures to save £22.7m, a move which will result in 23 post reductions.
A Highland housing association has confirmed its intention to build over 700 affordable homes over the next five years. Albyn Housing Society will build 500 social rented, 100 mid-market rent and 125 new LIFT shared equity homes by 2020, growing its social rented estate by 20 per cent. It will also
Jim McCabe The leader of North Lanarkshire Council, who was reported to a watchdog for not declaring his friendship with executives at a company at the heart of a multi-million-pound council housing repairs deal, has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
Philip Hogg Trade body Homes for Scotland has announced that chief executive Philip Hogg is to leave the organisation in the coming months to become managing director of Bancon Group's homes business.
A new poll published by a Scottish charity seeking to challenge public perceptions of those in need has found that more than a quarter of Scots believe poverty is a result of laziness. Commissioned by Cyrenians, the survey found that 28 per cent believed poverty was a result of laziness on the part
Ellie Hutchinson By Ellie Hutchinson at Shelter Scotland
Housing association tenants across the Stirling Council area will get the chance to improve their computer skills through a new lottery funded project. Connecting Stirling has been awarded £250,000 over three years by the Big Lottery fund, to provide training for tenants of Forth and Rural Stirling
Scotland’s construction industry is facing its greatest skills challenge as workloads continue to outpace availability of skilled professionals, a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed. Almost two-thirds of respondents (63 per cent) to the latest RICS UK Constr
Select Property Group has secured planning permission for a new £41 million student accommodation development at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh. Operating under the developer’s Vita Student brand, the residence will comprise of 261 self-contained studios, a 5,000 square foot social hub area includin
Cube chair Liz Ruine with, from left, Nina Chapman, Angie Davis and Suzanne Lavelle of the Vale of Leven Autism and Asperger’s Forum A support group for families with autistic children is celebrating a lifeline from Cube Housing Association.