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Muslim community raises over £5,000 for Aberdeen’s homeless

A Muslim community group in Aberdeen helped soften the blow of the freezing temperatures over the festive period by funding 1,000 meals which were handed out to the city’s homeless.

Published 8 January 2016

Innovative energy efficiency and repairs project to transform 700 Glasgow homes

Glasgow City Council and Thistle Housing Association have signed up to an £8.5 million project to transform 700 homes in Toryglen, delivering reduced energy bills and improved building fabric between now and late 2016.

Published 7 January 2016

Councillors asked to approve contract to provide 120 new Dundee homes

Up to 120 new homes on the site of former multi storey blocks in Dundee could come a step closer next week.

Published 7 January 2016

Kingdom grows its Tree of Knowledge

An annual staff study day that has become an integral part of Kingdom Housing Association's business planning and service improvement process was attended by over 150 enthusiastic staff.

Published 7 January 2016

DGHP’s Dumfries office re-opens following flood

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership’s main Dumfries office reopened yesterday following severe flooding brought in by the recent Storm Frank.

Published 7 January 2016

Regeneration of deprived communities given £56m boost

Disadvantaged communities across Scotland will benefit from more than £56 million of additional investment in regeneration projects from the Scottish Government bringing the total to more than £428m since 2007.

Published 7 January 2016

Dundee’s ‘bedroom tax’ mitigation fund could top £2m

More than £2 million could be available to tenants in Dundee in the next financial year to offset reductions in their housing benefit caused by the ‘bedroom tax’.

Published 7 January 2016

Scotland’s war heroes urged to get the help they need

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is urging people in Scotland’s military community to make use of its specialist Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP) in 2016.

Published 7 January 2016

Refugees receive food and warm clothing packages from Social Bite

A convoy of Social Bite vans came to the aid of tens of thousands of refugees living in desperate conditions across Europe with a delivery of donated food and warm clothing to camps in Calais, Serbia and the Greek island of Lesbos.

Published 7 January 2016

Submissions sought for Scottish homeless spotlight

Scottish Housing News is to continue its special homeless series to highlight the important and innovative work carried out every day by charities across the country.

Published 6 January 2016

Mixed response to Labour’s first time buyer plan

Scottish Labour’s pledge to give first time buyers £3,000 towards the purchase of a property have been welcomed by the home building industry while the SNP has warned it may push up house prices.

Published 6 January 2016

Bield’s chief executive urges government to value older people

The head of one of Scotland’s largest providers of housing, care and support services is encouraging staff and customers to help create a new five-year plan that will allow it to continue its fantastic success as it turns 50 years old.

Published 6 January 2016

Charity to extend successful ‘spare room for homeless’ scheme in Scotland

An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow.

Published 6 January 2016

Record numbers turn to Glasgow City Mission’s winter homeless shelter

A temporary winter homeless shelter in Glasgow has had a “shocking” rise in the number of people using it this year.

Published 6 January 2016

Record year for community renewables projects

Over £10 million was generated from community renewables projects across Scotland last year, in a record return for the sector.

Published 6 January 2016