Bield is highlighting the important role that volunteers can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives. Campsie Gardens in Cumbernauld is looking to recruit befrienders to get to know and socialise with tenants helping to broaden their horizons while, in Airdrie, volunteers a
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Christine Macleod A major report by the Scottish Housing Regulator has found that social landlords need to give an equal standard of service to Gypsy/Travellers and housing tenants.
Funding for a Scottish Government scheme which helps people get on the housing ladder is being increased by £10 million, social justice secretary Alex Neil has confirmed. Investment in the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme (OMSE), which helps eligible first-time buyers on low to moderate incomes buy
Philip Hogg Scotland need to build at 100,000 homes of all tenures by the end of the next Scottish Parliament in order to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis, the home building industry will highlight today.
Tenants, housing staff, elected members and board members came together last week to share their scrutiny stories at a conference organised by TIS. As part of the national TIS Scrutiny ‘Making It Happen’ Programme, the day showcased a range of innovative scrutiny stories which have made a differ
HouseMark has published an independent research report into Social Value Today. The report, by Professor Richard Tomlins, examines UK, European and global trends in thinking on social value and its measurement.
Rev Sally Foster-Fulton The Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church have warned that the UK government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill will fail to get people into work and will instead increase poverty.
Greg Roger (left) and Neil Clapperton, chief executive of Grampian Housing Association A quantity surveying graduate has been named as the second winner of a prize in memory of a former chairman of Grampian Housing Association (GHA).
Gary Higgins of Lothian Electrical and Data Solutions A rallying call has been issued for local businesses to grab themselves a role on a new affordable housing development, which is the first of its kind in East Lothian.
Planning officials have given the green light for a student accommodation development with 221 rooms in Aberdeen. Crucible Alba will develop the Michael Laird Architects-designed facility on the site of McConechy’s Garage on Willowbank Road.
Chester-based housing association Muir Group has blamed rent reductions imposed by the UK government after announcing staff redundancies. In a statement from its chief executive, Catherine Dixson, the organisation said that eight positions currently vacant will be axed, while staff are to be consult
Ed Monaghan An ongoing focus on growing income from external markets through each of its divisions has paid dividends for Mactaggart & Mickel Group with profits increasing by 21 per cent.
Housebuilder Persimmon has continued it positive momentum with a 12 per cent growth in revenues during the first six months of the year to reach £1.34 billion. In a trading update covering the period from July 1 to November 3, 2015, the company said customer activity strengthened in line with the t
Margaret Burgess Housing minister Margaret Burgess has reaffirmed to landlords that anti-social behaviour (ASB) is grounds for eviction under the new Private Tenancies Bill.