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Campbell & Kennedy joins I-FLAIR social housing framework

Multi-sector firm Campbell & Kennedy (C&K) has been selected by the Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde housing association consortium I-FLAIR to join its social housing property maintenance framework.

Published 19 May 2016

Blog: What is mid market rent anyway?

Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland, blogs about newly commissioned research on mid-market rent, in partnership with Wheatley Group.

Published 19 May 2016

Midlothian Council amends housing allocation policies

Midlothian Council is to make a number of changes to its housing allocation policy in order to make best use of its stock.

Published 19 May 2016

Thenue Housing introduces ‘starter packs’ for new tenancies

Tenants taking on their first tenancy with Thenue Housing are to be given a helping hand.

Published 19 May 2016

Positive rating for tenancy support in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council’s tenancy support service in Bellshill and Viewpark has received a very positive rating from the Care Inspectorate for providing support to help people stay in their homes and avoid homelessness.

Published 19 May 2016

Aberdeen sustainability project achievements celebrated

An event has been held to mark a year into a project which helps residents in the Donside area of Aberdeen reduce their carbon emissions and live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

Published 19 May 2016

Blog: A date with data – 31 May 2016

Many in the Scottish housing community will be looking forward to the 31st May with a combination of apprehension and anticipation. As many will be all too well aware, that is the deadline for landlords to submit their Annual Return on the Charter (ARC) submissions to the Scottish Housing Regulator. Providing sound data will ensure that the Regulator can make the most accurate assessment of performance and risk.

Published 19 May 2016

Funding gives former homeless chance to volunteer at Homeless World Cup

A new initiative offering formerly homeless people the chance to volunteer at the 2016 Homeless World Cup has scored a Big Lottery Fund grant of £343,353.

Published 19 May 2016

Birthday tradition a big hit at Bield

A Bield resident has brought in her 104th birthday in style by continuing a tradition which she started four years ago.

Published 19 May 2016

Church leader urges governments to do more to tackle ‘damning indictment’ of homelessness in Scotland

The scale of homelessness in Scotland is a “damning indictment” on modern society and politicians must do much more to tackle the problem, a Church leader has said.

Published 18 May 2016

Coveted award nod for Blackwood

Blackwood Housing and Care is celebrating after being recognised at the highest possible level with a nomination for a prestigious award.

Published 18 May 2016

Local heroes to be honoured by Queens Cross Housing Association

Local heroes in North West Glasgow will be honoured this year in special community awards held by Queens Cross Housing Association.

Published 18 May 2016

House prices rise over five times faster than wages

Average house prices across the UK have increased 5.1 times faster than average weekly earnings over the last five years, new figures have revealed.

Published 18 May 2016

Blog: The impact of welfare changes for single young people

In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Janice Blenkinsopp talks about her research into the housing options for the often overlooked demographic of low-income adults aged 25-34 following recent welfare changes and the potential implications for our understanding of what it means to be an adult in modern day Scotland.

Published 18 May 2016

Impending ‘second homes tax’ sparks house sales surge

The number of house sales across Scotland has increased by more than a fifth in a month as landlords rushed to buy up property ahead of changes to the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

Published 18 May 2016