By Adam Lang, head of communications & policy at Shelter Scotland Shelter Scotland believes that the proposed reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenancy that the Scottish Government is due to bring forward later this year represent a positive and progressive step forward and are sorely n
This year is proving to be one of Irvine-based ANCHO’s most successful in its 15 years as a community-based housing association. Among its achievements so far in 2015 are:
North Ayrshire Council’s housing services has retained its Investors in People gold accreditation. The accreditation was first awarded in 2012 and its renewal follows a series of staff interviews with assessors who were extremely complimentary about the great team of staff and the improvement mind
All Perth & Kinross Council’s housing tenants are invited to attend their annual Tenants’ Conference 2015 on Wednesday 24th June. The event will be held at Perth’s Salutation Hotel between 6pm-8.30pm.
A new strategy has been launched which sets out how the Highland Council seeks to improve information and provide opportunities for tenants to get involved in services The ‘Getting involved’ strategy was developed by a review group consisting of volunteer tenants and housing staff over the past
(left to right) Rebecca Callander, Deborah Cross, Ruth Moodycliffe, Kirsten Rowe, Rebecca Renton and Neil Patterson A team of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) staff, friends and colleagues took part in the recent Dumfries Lions Club Raft Race to raise money for a local cause.
LHC has launched a new website and refreshed its brand as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016. One of the key drivers is to make it easier for clients and members to identify and understand the frameworks LHC offers which can help them procure efficiently and quickly.
Over 20,000 Scottish households have signed up to the Big Energy Switch campaign, reaching its original target set when the campaign launched four weeks ago. The consumer led national campaign run by Scotland’s newest consumer network One Big Switch aims to use people power to drive competition in
Scottish Housing News is now available to follow on Facebook. The move gives even more reach for our advertisers and comes as our Twitter following nears the 2,000 mark.
Margaret Burgess Housing minister Margaret Burgess has decided to retire from the Scottish Parliament at the end of this parliamentary term.
A green cashback scheme which offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures is to reopen after a £5 million investment pledge by the Scottish Government. The HEEPS: Cashback - Social Landlords Scheme forms part of the Scottish Government’s
Christine Macleod Landlords show a strong commitment to accurate performance reporting and are responding to the challenges of reporting on the Charter, according to a new report by the Scottish Housing Regulator.
North Ayrshire Council has pledged to invest over £1.6 million to help accommodate hundreds of new homes in Montgomerie Park. Councillors heard this week that there remains scope for another 550 houses to be built at the site in Irvine, in addition to the 350 private and affordable homes already co
East Dunbartonshire Council risks the long-term sustainability of its services if it does not close the gap between the council’s ambitions and delivering these on the ground, the local government spending watchdog has warned. In a report published today, the Accounts Commission says the council d
The Scottish Government’s Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group has developed a five-year action plan to ensure that all people in Scotland live in high quality sustainable homes that they can afford and that meet their needs. Published yesterday, the Joint Delivery Plan captures a crucial set o