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Councils to share £14m of energy efficiency funding

A new £14 million fund has been introduced which will allow councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient.

Published 25 January 2016

Labour housebuilding plan ‘would sustain almost 50,000 jobs a year’

Scottish Labour’s pledge to build 60,000 new affordable homes over the course of the next parliament would support almost 50,000 jobs a year and help thousands of first-time buyers, the party has claimed.

Published 25 January 2016

Private Tenancies Bill ‘lacks grounds to provide homes for employees’

Housing minister Margaret Burgess has been urged to think again over a lack of grounds to provide homes for employees in the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 25 January 2016

Elderpark Housing Association retains Investors in People Gold Accreditation

Elderpark Housing Association has successfully retained the prestigious Gold Accreditation from Investors in People (IIP), the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK.

Published 25 January 2016

Welfare advice project generates £1.2m for ACHA tenants

A major milestone has been reached by an advice project run in partnership with Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA).

Published 25 January 2016

North Glasgow residents realise potential on Activate course

A further 26 people have successfully completed the community development Activate courses supported by ng homes and delivered by the University of Glasgow.

Published 25 January 2016

Research highlights importance of ‘future proofing’ new homes

Homes of the future will need to be properly hard-wired as technology plays a greater role in looking after the health and wellbeing of owners, new research by the NHBC Foundation has found.

Published 25 January 2016

Half of Scots aged over 65 ‘under-occupy their homes’

Around 50 per cent of the homes inhabited by people aged over 65 in Scotland are under-occupied, according to new research.

Published 25 January 2016

New crowdfunding platform to help first time buyers raise deposit

Property crowdfunding specialists Propnology have announced they are developing a new social enterprise platform aimed at helping first time buyers raise money towards a deposit for their first home.

Published 25 January 2016

Dunbritton Housing Association to host charity race night

A charity race night is being held on Friday 4th March in aid of the nominated charities of Dunbritton Housing Association.

Published 25 January 2016

The Life of PIE

In the first installment of this year's Homeless Spotlight feature, Ypeople, the trading name of YMCA Glasgow, showcases its ground breaking Pathways service in South Lanarkshire, which supports people with highly complex needs and is the first service in Scotland to be based on the principle of a psychologically informed environment.

Published 25 January 2016

Housing sector raises serious concerns regarding UK Immigration Bill

Senior figures from across the housing sector have united in opposition to proposals in the UK Immigration Bill which they fear risk “significant harm” to “deeply vulnerable people”.

Published 22 January 2016

MSPs vote in favour of Private Tenancies Bill

MSPs yesterday agreed the general principles of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill during a Stage 1 debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Published 22 January 2016

Edinburgh Council approves annual budget to tackle £126m shortfall

Frontline services for Edinburgh’s vulnerable, older and younger residents will be prioritised in the City of Edinburgh Council’s 2016/17 budget which was unveiled yesterday as the authority attempts to address a £126 million budget shortfall over the next four years.

Published 22 January 2016

First minister urges David Cameron to sign £2.9bn Aberdeen City Deal as ‘matter of urgency’

A multi-million pound city deal to support more affordable homes in Aberdeen’s should be agreed as a matter of urgency, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has told prime minister David Cameron.

Published 22 January 2016