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Fantastic five complete apprenticeships with Waverley

The old adage that ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ has never been truer than for an excellent crop of young apprentices who joined Waverley Housing in 2015 on the first step toward their chosen careers.

Published 15 August 2019

Young people take lead in drive to create youth hub in Linwood

Young people are taking the lead in a pioneering project to create a community space for them to use in Linwood.

Published 15 August 2019

Rain didn’t stop play at Linthouse and Elderpark fun day

Two housing associations sprang into action to make sure families enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon after a run was cancelled due to heavy rain.

Published 15 August 2019

North East landlords ‘among Scotland’s best’ for deposit protection

Landlords of rented properties in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire are being praised for renting responsibly after SafeDeposits Scotland researched rates of landlords failing to protect tenants’ deposits.

Published 15 August 2019

Ofgem to revoke licence of electricity supplier

URE Energy’s licence to supply electricity is to be revoked after the supplier failed to meet its Renewables Obligation for 2017-2018.

Published 15 August 2019

Scotland's population continues to increase as life expectancy rises

Life expectancy in Scotland has increased over the past three decades but has stalled in recent years, according to a new report.

Published 15 August 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes proposals to improve temporary accommodation standards

Proposals to improve standards of accommodation and ensure that no homeless household spends long periods of time in unsuitable accommodation are to be supported but the Scottish Government must provide adequate support, resources and time for local authorities to meet new obligations, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 14 August 2019

Membership milestone at Scotland’s Housing Network

Another milestone has been reached at Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) as the RSL membership now totals 100 thanks to six new members joining in recent months.

Published 14 August 2019

New 369-home council development begins as Aberdeen appoints contractor

Aberdeen City Council has selected Chap Group to deliver a major new development of council homes.

Published 14 August 2019

Eildon strikes double ‘Gold’ with Investors in People accreditations

Eildon Housing Association is celebrating the impressive achievement of reaching the Gold standard through the internationally recognised Investors in People framework.

Published 14 August 2019

Community hub officially opens in Maryhill

Maryhill Housing staff and customers have celebrated the opening of a brand new community space.  

Published 14 August 2019

Berwickshire Housing Association funds youth centre makeover

Duns Youth Centre has been given a makeover thanks to Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) and its Community Benefits Fund.

Published 14 August 2019

One homeless person dies every 19 hours in the UK

An investigation by a campaign group has found that one homeless person dies every 19 hours on average.

Published 14 August 2019

Disability benefits applications made easier in Scotland

People with disabilities will have more choice in how they apply for benefits when the Scottish Government takes responsibility for Disability Assistance next year. 

Published 14 August 2019

Housing association aims to be first in UK to build plastic-free homes

A West Midlands housing association is aiming to become the first in the UK to build virtually plastic-free houses in its attempts to reduce the amount of plastic used during construction.

Published 14 August 2019