Care and housing provider Bield is celebrating news that their 24 hour emergency alarm receiving centre - has received its 10th annual accreditation from a leading telecare body. The Telecare Services Association (TSA) has awarded Bield Response 24, also known as ‘BR24’, with the accreditation a
Fife Council has selected Kingdom Housing Association as its Delivery Partner for a major redevelopment scheme in Inverkeithing that will see the demolition of existing flats and the construction of up to 200 new homes over the next four years at an estimated cost of around £15 million. The council
Sheltered housing tenants of ng homes took part in a hearing aid maintenance clinic recently run by Action on Hearing Loss at Barloch Street in Possilpark. At the clinic, tenants were provided with new batteries and replacement tubing for their hearing aids. Tuning and volume controls were also chec
Consultancy Dunfermline Housing Finance (DHF) has reminded RSLs that 31 March is an important date relating to claims for fixed rate overcharges or even mis-selling of interest rate swaps. A Financial Conduct Authority-led initiative requires many RSLs to submit a request for a review of arrangement
(left to right) Stirling Council’s housing manager John Macmillan, Stirling Council leader Cllr Johannna Boyd, Derek Cramb of Hadden Construction Ltd and Stirling Council’s housing convenor, Cllr Violet Weir Stirling Council is to build ten new council homes in Balfron to meet the demand for soc
Ferguslie Park Housing Association (FPHA) hosted a community event which saw the association continue its excellent long standing working relationship with Police Scotland. The Choices for Life Event held at The Tannahill Centre in Paisley, which is managed by FPHA, focussed on the variety of good w
The average price for a city home in Scotland has increased 7 per cent on last year, according to the Bank of Scotland Affordable Cities Review. The deterioration of home affordability for city dwellers in Scotland means the average price (£175,962) stands at 5.24 times gross annual average earnin
Calton Heritage & Learning Centre Calton’s Heritage and Learning Centre has received a welcome cash boost from Clyde Gateway.
Alex Neil Projects as diverse as money advice, healthy eating clubs and grow your own gardens will receive funding to tackle poverty and inequalities.
Julia Unwin Young adults are the most likely group to experience poverty in Scotland, with those renting privately at greatest risk, a new report has said.
Anne Power The coalition government’s welfare reforms have resulted in very few social housing tenants being able to find jobs despite their aim of moving people dependent on benefits into work, according to a new report by the London School of Economics (LSE).
Two thirds of Scotland’s nurses (66 per cent) believe a lack of social care is the biggest cause of delays in discharging patients from hospitals, a new review has found. A study into the pressures currently faced by NHS nurses in Scotland from older people’s charity the Royal Voluntary Service
Frances Wood Chairperson of Horizon Housing Association’s board Drew McPhail has handed the reins over to vice-chair Frances Wood after almost five years in the role.
Housing and care provider Blackwood has continued its winning streak for innovation by providing its residents with a unique form of therapy. The Maclehose court development, in Greenock, recently introduced 10 chicks to the home as part of a two week project set up by educational company, Living Eg
Tenants of a retirement housing development in Dunbar have been doing their bit for charity by donating gifts to underprivileged children in Malawi. The Southfield Court development, managed by care and housing provider Bield, began their charity work after hearing of ‘Mary’s Meals’, a charity