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Scottish Welfare Fund helps nearly 135,000 households

The Scottish Welfare Fund has helped nearly 135,000 households since the scheme began in April 2013, according to new statistics.

Published 29 April 2015

More affordable housing investment agreed for Fife

Fife Council is to continue beyond its current commitment of 2,700 new homes by 2017 after agreeing a two-year extension of its Affordable Housing Programme.

Published 29 April 2015

Deal signed to bring 550 new homes to Dalmarnock Power Station site

The latest stage on the ongoing transformation of the Glasgow’s East End will see 550 homes constructed on the site of the former Dalmarnock Power Station, it was revealed yesterday.

Published 29 April 2015

Edinburgh approves prescription boilers scheme

Edinburgh Council has approved a ‘boiler on prescription’ scheme to improve residents’ health and reduce emergency NHS admissions.

Published 29 April 2015

Tender opens for new Heating Services Framework in Scotland

LHC Scotland would like to hear from contractors experienced in providing heating services for social landlords and other public sector bodies.

Published 29 April 2015

Cupar County Buildings housing transformation underway

A project to convert unused office space at Cupar County Buildings into social housing is now underway.

Published 29 April 2015

Pilot which offers homes to short-term prisoners extended

A pilot project which reduces reoffending and supports around 750 prisoners and ex-offenders every year will be extended to March 2017 thanks to an additional £200,000 funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 29 April 2015

Social Investment Scotland launches new third sector fund

UK investors are being targeted by a new pioneering Scottish third sector fund which aims to provide a social as well as financial return.

Published 29 April 2015

Scottish house prices up 13.3 per cent

House prices rose 13.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014-15 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to official statistics published by Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Published 29 April 2015

Scottish Housing Regulator promotes protection for whistleblowers

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published factsheets on whistleblowing which explain the protection for whistleblowers who report public interest disclosures to the regulator.

Published 28 April 2015

Glasgow Credit Union makes £10m pledge to first-time buyers

Glasgow Credit Union has pledged to make £10 million available to help first time buyers onto the property ladder this year from as little as £1000 deposit.

Published 28 April 2015

Housing targets threatened by skill shortages, warns FMB

Plans to alleviate Scotland’s housing crisis could be threatened by increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Published 28 April 2015

Work starts on new Alexandria affordable housing

The start of a new development of affordable housing in central Alexandria was marked by a ‘sod cutting’ ceremony last week.

Published 28 April 2015

GE2015: SNP calls for 100,000 affordable UK homes per year

The SNP has called on the UK government to increase housing investment to enable 100,000 affordable homes to be built in the UK every year.

Published 28 April 2015

East Renfrewshire landlords set to get expert advice at special event

Landlords who own properties in East Renfrewshire are set to get some expert advice on letting and related topics including tenancy deposit schemes and the Trusted Trader scheme at a special event tonight.

Published 28 April 2015