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Blog: A budget for homes?

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 21 December 2015

Three cheers for Bield volunteers

An event to highlight the importance of volunteers to care and housing provider Bield has been hosted at a retirement housing development.

Published 21 December 2015

Government protects support for social enterprises

The third sector’s crucial role in creating a fairer and more inclusive Scotland has been recognised by the Scottish Government with its protection of £24.5 million support in 2016/17.

Published 21 December 2015

Volunteers needed to give lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh this 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.

Published 21 December 2015

Cordale delights young residents with gifts from Clyde Cash for Kids grant

Cordale Housing Association is delighted to have received a grant of over £7,000 from Clyde Cash for Kids following a successful application again this year.

Published 21 December 2015

Dunedin Canmore staff cash boost helps Christmas kids’ campaign

Thousands of Edinburgh kids living in poverty are guaranteed a visit from Santa this Christmas thanks to Dunedin Canmore and Radio Forth.

Published 21 December 2015

Partick staff show their generosity

Partick Housing Association staff and board showed their generosity this festive season by donating food and useful household items to the North West Area Foodbank.

Published 21 December 2015

Tributes follow death of Aberdeenshire Council head of housing Douglas Edwardson

The Scottish social housing sector has paid tribute to Aberdeenshire Council’s head of housing Douglas Edwardson who died following a crash earlier this month.

Published 18 December 2015

Aberdeen City Council approves £48.8m housing budget proposals

Budget proposals for Aberdeen City Council’s 2016/17 Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and Housing Capital Account have been approved by councillors.

Published 18 December 2015

Official study reveals ‘bedroom tax’ is driving people into hunger and debt

The ‘bedroom tax’ is forcing people to cut back on food and essential items while burdening them with large personal debts, an official government study has revealed.

Published 18 December 2015

‘Time to build on improved planning performance momentum’

Industry body Homes for Scotland has welcomed latest Scottish Government planning performance statistics which indicate a reduction in the time taken to decide major housing developments for Q2 2015/16 – from 64 to 34.4 weeks since the last quarter.

Published 18 December 2015

Outdoor classroom helps young people build better futures

Almost 150 young people in Edinburgh have improved their health, wellbeing and job prospects thanks to a Dunedin Canmore project and the great outdoors.

Published 18 December 2015

Final opportunity to comment on North Lanarkshire housing plan

North Lanarkshire Council is to publish its Consultative Draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) following a series of Local Housing Strategy engagement opportunities.

Published 18 December 2015

‘Duke of Edinburgh for over 50s’ helps Glenview Court keep active

Tenants at a Bield retirement housing development in Motherwell have embarked on a mission to stay active by taking part in a global initiative for the over 50s.

Published 18 December 2015