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Full plans for Dundee Western Gateway approved

Springfield Properties has received full approval for its bid to bring 595 new homes to Dundee after councillors previously blocked one half of its planned development.

Published 21 April 2015

SNP manifesto backs annual target of 100,000 UK affordable homes

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon delivered her party’s election manifesto yesterday, promising to end austerity and deliver 100,000 affordable homes in the UK.

Published 21 April 2015

Launch of materials framework for Scottish social housing sector

A procurement consortium of nearly 50 Scottish housing organisations has launched a large-scale housing materials framework specifically designed to support the Scottish housing sector.

Published 21 April 2015

Half of parents think children will never own a home without inheritance

A new survey has revealed that 49 per cent of parents in Britain whose children haven't bought a home, fear that they will never do so without inheritance.

Published 21 April 2015

Public invited to question Dundee West candidates at housing hustings

The candidates for the five main parties in Dundee West will gather for a public debate on social housing and related issues next week in an event co-hosted by Angus Housing Association and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 21 April 2015

Link helps put Falkirk athlete on track to success

Falkirk athlete Grant Plenderleith is on track to make it as a future Olympian thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Link Group Ltd.

Published 21 April 2015

Young volunteers launch survey for frontline housing staff

A group of young people who are volunteering with the Poverty Alliance and Children in Scotland have compiled a survey designed to explore the views of housing staff about housing and communities.

Published 21 April 2015

Forfar housing development recommended for approval

Angus councillors will be asked to approve the building of 300 houses on the outskirts of Forfar.

Published 21 April 2015

Glasgow law centre in private rental reform bid

Govan Law Centre has launched a campaign which it hopes will give a voice to people in the private rent sector and lead to reforms.

Published 20 April 2015

North Glasgow community clean-up a big success

A community clean up to pave the way for allotments in North Glasgow is off to a flying start – thanks to a group of volunteers.

Published 20 April 2015

Project to improve standards in Dundee’s private rented sector

A new project which would work with private landlords to improve standards could be launched in Dundee later this year.

Published 20 April 2015

Eight out of ten social housing tenants see no sign of improving finances

Around 86 per cent of low income social housing tenants have seen no sign of their financial situation improving despite a recovering economy, a new survey commissioned by UK charity Turn2us has found.

Published 20 April 2015

Almost one million Brits using food banks says Trussell Trust

The number of British people relying on food banks is expected to reach one million, according to figures from the Trussell Trust, the UK's biggest provider of emergency food aid.

Published 20 April 2015

Advertorial: ACS celebrates 20 years in RSL Health & Safety

ACS is proud to have been providing Health & Safety management and support services to the Scottish housing sector for 20 years. In 1994 the first Health & Safety Control Manual was developed for Employers in Voluntary Housing (EVH) and we have been working with EVH and its members since 1995.

Published 20 April 2015

Stirling Council prepares to support new Universal Credit claimants

Stirling Council is to launch a range of measures to assist benefit claimants affected by the introduction of Universal Credit.

Published 20 April 2015