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Affordable house building boosts turnover at Springfield

Elgin-based housebuilder Springfield Properties has announced a 14 per cent increase in turnover to £84 million following a “significant increase” in affordable house building in the central belt.

Published 23 November 2015

Moray councillors approve plans for over 260 homes

Plans for a 261-house development in Lossiemouth have narrowly been given the go-ahead with restriction placed on construction traffic.

Published 23 November 2015

Parliamentary housing debate ‘painted incomplete picture’

A continuing focus on publicly subsidised affordable housing in a Scottish Parliament debate painted an “incomplete picture” of the country’s housing requirements, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 23 November 2015

Blog: Homes: Let’s raise the debate

A second Scottish Parliament debate on housing in the space of 3 months shows just how much housing is working its way up the political agenda.

Published 23 November 2015

Dundee care team receives speech and language therapy award

The care and support team from Gowrie Care’s Tullideph service received an award from NHS Tayside for meeting the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ five communication standards in Dundee.

Published 23 November 2015

Scottish Government launches land use consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the future of land use in the country.

Published 23 November 2015

Blog: Remembering Mary Barbour and the Glasgow Rent Strikes

The 17th November saw the 100th anniversary of the Glasgow Rent Strikes.  In this blog, Shelter Scotland’s Housing Adviser, Jenny Love, tells us about the woman behind it – housing campaigner, Mary Barbour.

Published 23 November 2015

Top awards for West Dunbartonshire health and social care services

West Dunbartonshire residents are receiving some of the best health and social care in Scotland, with the team picking up four national awards in as many months.

Published 23 November 2015

Marco Biagi MSP Launches Community Empowerment Act workshop series

Marco Biagi MSP joined the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) yesterday in Livingston to launch their event series 'Asset Transfer: Communities at the Centre'.

Published 20 November 2015

Sanctions causing shocking destitution

New figures on emergency payments to benefit claimants reveal  the UK government is creating horrific levels of destitution, according to an academic.

Published 20 November 2015

Linthouse encourages support for Mary Barbour memorial

Linthouse Housing Association’s CEO Irene Campbell is encouraging other social housing senior officers to donate some of their hard earned cash for the Remember Mary Barbour Association (RMBA) campaign.  Linthouse fully supports the campaign and the dedicated volunteers of the RMBA as they strive to raise funds for a statue in memory of Mrs Mary Barbour.

Published 20 November 2015

50,000 new homes target is official – focus is now on sector’s capacity to deliver, says GWSF

The Scottish Government’s new target for social and affordable housing supply for the next five years means the focus will now turn quickly to the sector’s capacity to deliver, says the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations.

Published 20 November 2015

17 per cent rise in calls to Shelter Scotland homeless helpline

The number of calls handled by Shelter Scotland’s free national helpline rose again this year as the housing charity revealed that every 18 minutes a household in Scotland is assessed as homeless - 81 a day.

Published 19 November 2015

Tenants matter at award-winning Blackwood

Team Blackwood has been praised for having the Best Practice In Developing Tenant Scrutiny at the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Scotland Awards.

Published 19 November 2015