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Blackwood awarded £430,000 funding to improve lives of vulnerable people

Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded £430,000 which will enable it to adapt homes and directly improve the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as possible.

Published 26 October 2020

Kingdom Housing Association awarded carer positive accreditation

Kingdom Housing Association has been recognised as a Carer Positive Employer by Carers Scotland.

Published 26 October 2020

Wheatley Group plans for homes in Glasgow's West End rejected

Glasgow City Council has rejected plans submitted by Wheatley Group to demolish 12 lock-up garages and build seven mews-style homes in the city's West End.

Published 26 October 2020

Former housing professional Evelyn Tweed launches bid to become MSP

Councillor Evelyn Tweed has announced her candidacy bid to succeed Bruce Crawford MSP as the standing party representative in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021.

Published 26 October 2020

Persimmon to deliver 86 homes on former Wishaw hospital site following appeal

Persimmon is to start work on 86 new homes on the grounds of the former Cleland Hospital in Wishaw in the coming weeks after it completed the purchase of the site from NHS Lanarkshire.

Published 26 October 2020

Andy Robertson named Street Soccer Scotland ambassador

Homelessness charity Street Soccer Scotland has today announced Scotland captain Andy Robertson as an official ambassador.

Published 26 October 2020

South Lanarkshire Council launches consultation for council house rent setting

South Lanarkshire Council has launched an online consultation concerning the setting of council house rent. 

Published 26 October 2020

New homes planned for Kilmarnock

Clowes Developments (Scotland) has submitted plans to build 73 new homes next to the former BMK carpet factory in Kilmarnock.

Published 26 October 2020

Angus Council welcomes SURF recognition for housing regeneration

Angus Council has been shortlisted in the Housing and Regeneration Category of the SURF Awards.

Published 26 October 2020

Shirley-Anne Somerville: Designing a benefit service with those who will use it

As the Scottish Government share details of what its new disability benefits will look and feel like for those who interact with the new benefit system, cabinet secretary for social security and older people Shirley-Anne Somerville explains how a series of policy position papers will set out the journey from application right through to the appeal process.

Published 26 October 2020

Call for social care staff to by added to Scotland's Shortage Occupation List

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has urged the Home Office to include social care workers on a list of under-filled jobs in its new points-based immigration system.

Published 26 October 2020

SFHA welcomes clarification on Scottish Government’s infrastructure investment

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has received clarification from the Scottish Government regarding the detail of funding announced in its £24 billion Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP) 2021–26.

Published 23 October 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group to consider need for further guidance for housing providers

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has agreed to consider the need for further communication or guidance for housing providers on service delivery, in light of recent announcements from the First Minister. 

Published 23 October 2020

Charities criticise 'cruel' Home Office plans to deport non-UK national rough sleepers

New immigration rules from the Home Office outlining that non-UK nationals rough sleeping could face deportation from January 1 next year have been branded as "cruel" and a “huge step backwards” by homelessness charities.

Published 23 October 2020

Regulator updates Cadder engagement plan

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a revised engagement plan for Cadder Housing Association following its appointment of an interim senior officer.

Published 23 October 2020