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Dundee care home scoops award for compassion

A Dundee care home which developed a pioneering ‘village’ to enable those living with dementia to reconnect with old memories has won a well respected UK-wide award for the quality of its care.

Published 13 November 2015

Mitsubishi praises Kingdom's Housing Innovation Showcase

Kingdom Housing Association met with representatives from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Heriot Watt University keen to learn more about the Housing Innovation Showcase at Dunlin Drive, Dunfermline.

Published 13 November 2015

George Clooney backs Edinburgh homeless charity

Hollywood icon and humanitarian George Clooney arrived in Scotland today and visited a social enterprise sandwich shop that trains, employs and feeds local homeless people.

Published 13 November 2015

Glasgow top for bedroom tax cases -- SFHA says: new powers could consign ‘bedroom tax’ to history

Commenting on the DWP’s Housing Benefit caseload statistics which show that the City of Glasgow Area has the highest number of ‘bedroom tax’ cases in the UK at 12,443, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that it hoped the new powers offered in the Scotland Bill to vary the level of the ‘bedroom tax’ to zero will, once enacted, be used by the Scottish Parliament to consign it to history.

Published 13 November 2015

Scotland's poorest the 'most likely' to be victims of crime

Scotland's poorest people are more likely to be victims of crime while the clear-up rates of police have not helped the worst hit areas of the country according to two new studies.

Published 13 November 2015

Keepmoat launch Homes Division in Scotland

English regeneration giant Keepmoat has announced the launch of a Homes division in Scotland, following a series of contract wins.

Published 12 November 2015

Electricity safety first for Glasgow HA tenants

With almost two thirds of fires in Scottish homes are linked to electricity, campaigning charity Electrical Safety First is delighted Scotland’s largest provider of social housing will give its tenants the same protection from electrical risk already in place for private tenants.

Published 12 November 2015

Youngest MP Mhairi Black backs youth housing research project

New research into the future of housing has revealed that young people want access to good quality homes and to feel safe in their communities.

Published 12 November 2015

Rics: shortage of housing pushing up Scottish prices

The latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey has determined that Scottish house prices expected to rise by 4.2% per annum, over the next five years (a cumulative increase of around 25%).

Published 12 November 2015

Landlords raise tenancy concerns at Scottish Parliament committee

Organisations representing private landlords and investors yesterday appeared before the Scottish Parliament to continue to urge the Infrastructure and Capital Investment committee to work with the private rented sector to create the policies that will protect both tenants and landlords as well as urging reconsideration of parts of the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill.

Published 12 November 2015

Cyrenians to expand in Scotland and launches 'Tell Your Story' campaign

Over the next five years, Cyrenians aims to increase the number of people they support from 4400 to 6000 per year, in a major expansion of their work in Scotland as they respond to a rise in demand from those who feel excluded from family, home, work or community.

Published 12 November 2015

Debt Arrangement Scheme hailed as 'real success'

New figures from the  Accountant in Bankruptcy figures show that more than 2,100 people have now completed debt payment programmes set up by the scheme, helping to prevent them from becoming bankrupt.

Published 12 November 2015

ng homes building, bridging and bonding

Residents from Viewpoint and Balgrayhill Multi-storey flats have been enjoying their new community spaces  with activities

Published 12 November 2015

Monifieth development could take ten years to complete

A major development of 332 homes in Monifieth could take up to ten years to complete, according to developers Taylor Wimpey.

Published 11 November 2015