A think tank has unveiled radical plans which would give local authorities the power to scrap council tax and business rates and replace them with a range of other levies. Reform Scotland has called for local authorities to have complete control over the local taxes of council tax and non-domestic r
Associates from the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) facilitated two workshops of 50 delegates about the integration of health and social care at the TIS conference on June 6. The workshops, facilitated by Simon Carr and Jill Pritchard of the JIT, invited delegates to consider integration from the persp
Councillor Sam Love Thousands of people struggling from the affects of welfare reform received over £29 million worth of help, thanks to North Lanarkshire Council's housing and social work team.
A new £5 million extra care housing complex for adults with learning disabilities was officially opened last week by Aberdeenshire Provost Hamish Vernal. The building situated on St James’s Place, Inverurie, just across from Inverurie Hospital, incorporates 24 self-contained apartments with assoc
The sun had its hat on for Williamsburgh Housing Association’s summer gala day, held recently at the Seedhill Community Sports Ground in Paisley. Attractions on the day included fun for the kids, with bouncy castle, giant slide, gladiator duel, face painting and animal man.
Max Scotto Kingdom Housing Association has created two new posts to improve customer involvement and to enhance corporate governance in the organisation.
Alison Johnstone Scotland could create 200,000 jobs over the next 20 years by pursuing a new economy built on strengths such as renewables, home insulation and forestry, according to a major research paper from Scottish Green MSPs.
John Swinney MSP Finance ministers from all three Devolved Administrations have issued a joint warning that UK austerity plans “present unnecessary risks to our public services”.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon visiting Mr and Mrs Birnie in their new home at Catalina Avenue in Oban Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) welcomed first minister Nicola Sturgeon to its offices at Menzies House, Oban where she met tenants, staff and the Association’s chair, Mike Brown.
East Lothian Council’s new £1.8 million development of 16 flats in Dunbar have been officially opened by housing and environment spokesperson Councillor Norman Hampshire. The Rotary Court development was built by local firm Hart Builders under a contract to purchase the completed houses worth. Me
A hydro power scheme which could produce enough power for over 800 homes each year has been officially opened by deputy first minister John Swinney. The jointly owned £3.5 million project in Glen Fyne, Argyll is now connected to the national grid, and it is estimated it will produce around 3.2 mill
East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) has published its latest annual report to tenants about the Association’s performance over the past year. The 2015 How We’re Doing report takes the theme of what the Association is about to do next, namely the launch of the next generation of digital servi
Margaret Burgess A consultation is underway to gather opinions on a new code of practice for letting agents and the requirement for letting agents to undergo training before they can be added to a register.
Milnbank Housing Association depute director Lindi Sichi, Elaine Reed, Drew McPhail, Clydesdale Bank's Gordon Calvert and resident and board member Rose Tinney Milnbank Housing Association is embarking on a £3 million maintenance programme that will benefit thousands of tenants in Glasgow, after ag
Fanchea Kelly Housing and care provider Blackwood has secured new housing support contracts with South Ayrshire Council.