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Edinburgh completes first new affordable homes since lockdown

The City of Edinburgh Council and its contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd have completed the first new affordable homes in Edinburgh since lockdown.

Published 10 August 2020

Community groups in Govan receive £200,000 funding boost to fight coronavirus

Community groups in Govan have revealed a bumper cash boost of £200,000 from the Scottish Government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 10 August 2020

Local authorities invited to join community committed to ending homelessness with data and evidence

The Centre for Homelessness Impact is recruiting local authorities to join its What Works Community: Local Government initiative which will focus on evidence-led methods of ending and preventing homelessness.

Published 10 August 2020

Former IBM Greenock site cleared ahead of potential £100m rejuvenation

Groundwork to prepare the historic IBM Greenock site for a potential £100 million residential and commercial transformation has begun in earnest.

Published 10 August 2020

Apartment block bid at former Midlothian petrol station

Gilberts Architects and CM Roofing and Building have submitted plans to turn a former petrol station on Biggar Road in Midlothian into an apartment block. 

Published 10 August 2020

Flats planned for Glasgow commercial site

Plans to build 42 flats and two shops have been submitted a Calton site currently occupied by a shop, a takeaway, the Wee Mans Bar and an old engineering workshop of butcher equipment suppliers MacNaughton & Watson.

Published 10 August 2020

Additional funding for third sector social care projects

Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional £2.9 million of Scottish Government backing.

Published 10 August 2020

Glasgow facilities management firm wins 15-year social housing deal in England

Glasgow-based Saltire Facilities Management has commenced work on a 15-year servicing, maintenance, and installations contract for Stonewater, a social housing provider who manage over 32,000 properties across England.

Published 10 August 2020

Integrated approach to repopulating remote areas planned

International initiatives leading to the repopulation of islands and remote rural communities could be replicated across Scotland so long as adequate financial backing was provided.

Published 10 August 2020

Local authorities asked to use discretion on charging or waiving building warrant fees

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has urged local authorities to consider waiving fees accrued as a result of building warrant extensions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 7 August 2020

SFHA: Achieving HARSAG ambitions dependent on delivering enough affordable homes

The recommendations of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) will only be met if Scotland has enough affordable homes, according to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 7 August 2020

£1.5m Homelessness Prevention Fund to open for applications

A new £1.5 million fund open to housing associations and co-operatives to support initiatives to prevent homelessness will open for applications shortly.

Published 7 August 2020

Warm Home Discount scheme 'not reaching all the people it needs to', says CAS

The UK Government's Warm Home Discount scheme (WHD) is seen as vital by those who receive it but it is failing to help significant numbers of people in Scotland who are in fuel poverty, according to new research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Changeworks.

Published 7 August 2020

Caledonia awarded £1m contract to deliver Care & Repair services for two local authorities

Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council have appointed Caledonia Housing Association to deliver Care & Repair services to residents in a three-year joint contract.  

Published 7 August 2020

Nixon joins ng homes framework

Glasgow-based company NIXON has been appointed to join ng homes’ framework for the next four years.

Published 7 August 2020