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Deadline looms for councils to accept government funding deal

Councils have until the end of today to decide whether to accept a funding deal from the Scottish Government.

Published 9 February 2016

Glasgow project joins ‘exemplary’ shortlist for top UK planning award

The Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area has been named as one of six housing projects across the UK to compete for the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) prestigious planning awards this year.

Published 9 February 2016

Scotland’s wind power output got ‘off to a flying start’ in January

Wind power alone provided almost half of Scotland’s total electricity needs in January, according to new data.

Published 9 February 2016

Scottish Borders Safe Housing Options reaches referral milestone

A specialist service which supports domestic abuse victims with housing issues in the Scottish Borders has reached its 100th referral.

Published 9 February 2016

Midlothian Council Secures £3.4m LEADER Funding

Midlothian Council has secured a £3.4 million grant allocation to boost local communities.

Published 9 February 2016

Three cheers for 35 years at Blackwood’s Laura Fergusson Court

They say life begins at 30, but housing and care provider Blackwood chose to commemorate its Laura Fergusson Court development’s 35th anniversary in style, with the unveiling of a sleek, newly revamped lounge.

Published 9 February 2016

You’ve got a friend in Bield

Housing and care provider Bield is highlighting the important role that friendship can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives.

Published 9 February 2016

Councils to be empowered to inspect PRS homes and challenge landlords

New powers are to be introduced to enable local authorities to take action against private landlords who do not maintain homes to proper living standards.

Published 8 February 2016

Minister seeks clarity on impact of housing benefit cuts on supported accommodation tenants

Social justice secretary Alex Neil has called for “urgent clarification” from the UK government around the proposal to restrict housing benefit for tenants in supported and women’s aid refuge accommodation.

Published 8 February 2016

Scottish Borders Council plans to cut 130 posts

Scottish Borders Council has estimated that 130 posts may be reduced as part of making efficiencies in the coming financial year, though it has ensured that this will not result in the loss of any staff.

Published 8 February 2016

Blog: Scaling up and minding the gaps

By Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national manager Kristen Hubert

Published 8 February 2016

City of Edinburgh Council on target to meet planned £49m savings

The City of Edinburgh Council is on target to meet its planned savings of £49 million for the current financial year after making “considerable progress” in addressing its financial challenges.

Published 8 February 2016

Kingdom comes for long-term job seeker Archie

A local man's 10 year search for a job has ended with success thanks to new Kingdom Housing Association developments in Kirkcaldy and Lower Largo.

Published 8 February 2016

Melville makes grand donation to Sick Kids Friends Foundation

Melville Housing Association has donated £1,000 to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, thanks to a competition organised by boiler specialists Vaillant Group UK Ltd.

Published 8 February 2016

Harvesting happiness at Bield

Tenants and volunteers at a retirement housing development in Edinburgh have chipped in and grown their first crop of potatoes for everyone to dig in to.

Published 8 February 2016