The Scottish Government has made £25 million available through a social investment charity to provide unsecured medium-term loans for housing associations. Allia, which won the charitable bond programme delivery contract following a public procurement exercise, will provide loans exclusively for RS
Mark Donnelly The Scottish Government's Bill to reform the private rental sector (PRS) could usher in a wave of investment in housing from a new breed of funds targeting 'generation rent' with high quality flats and apartments, according to Colliers International.
The United Nations is to review the UK government’s £12bn welfare cuts to see if they “disproportionately affect” the rights of the disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The review, which will also look into the UK’s equal rights policies, is part of a regular cycle of examinations and will
Castle Rock Edinvar’s Financial Inclusion Team has won the Welfare Wise category at the 24 Housing Awards. The pioneering financial inclusion service has supported over 10,000 tenants in the last 14 years, reacting to customer demand and a complex welfare system. In 2014-15 for every £1 spent £1
(from left) Gordon McDonald MSP, Alex Neil, cabinet secretary for social justice, communities and pensioners’ rights and Graham Harper, chief executive of Care and Repair Edinburgh An Edinburgh based charity dedicated to assisting older people and the disabled to live in their own homes and commun
The Highland Council is appealing to private landlords or people who own vacant houses who may be able to offer a house for rent to Syrian refugees. The council is expecting to take around 25 to 30 families from Syrian refugee camps early in the New Year as part of the UK Refugee Resettlement Progra
Tony warming up with a free cup of tea during the Rough Sleeper Centre Crisis at Christmas From hairdressers to caterers, performers to podiatrists, dedicated volunteers are needed to help bring Crisis’ temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.
Scotland’s population is projected to continue to increase into the future. Statistics published yesterday by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show the population of Scotland is projected to rise from 5.35 million in 2014 to 5.51 million over the next ten years, and then to continue to rise
Several rural housing associations have partnered on an innovative energy renewables initiative which has generated free electricity for tenants and reduced fuel poverty levels. East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) and Berwickshire Housing Association worked in partnership with Edison Energy to i
Hillcrest Group’s annual Green Champions’ away day took place at the organisation’s Dundee HQ yesterday. Committed to promoting sustainability and energy efficiency, the day was an opportunity for staff from across the Group, and from throughout Scotland, to get together and hear about all thi