Approximately 10,000 people fleeing war in Ukraine have been safely received through Edinburgh’s Welcome Hub – seven months since the centre opened to coordinate the city’s refugee support. As families settle and integrate into their new home, one place which has provided a social
Up to 500 empty council properties are to be renovated to help house people fleeing global conflict. Aberdeen City Council is to spend £6.15 million bringing buildings back into use as part of a nationwide effort to accommodate people displaced by war in Ukraine.
Displaced people from Ukraine will be supported to make choices about their future while living in Scotland. Following a review of the Scottish Government’s Super Sponsor Scheme, which was paused in July, a paper has been published giving details of the work undertaken by the review.
North Ayrshire Council has been awarded funding through the Scottish Government’s Ukraine Longer-Term Resettlement Fund to refurbish properties to be used on an interim basis by people who have fled the conflict in Ukraine. Through the fund, up to £50 million has been made available to c
Delighted new tenants are moving into 22 redeveloped homes in Greenock – after Blackwood transformed a failing care home. The revamped MacLehose Court building on Eldon Road includes much-needed new accessible properties which will enable people with a range of mobility issues to live more ind
Councils and Registered Social Landlords will be able to apply for Scottish Government funding to bring properties into use and increase the supply of housing for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Through the Ukraine Longer Term Resettlement Fund, up to £50 million of funding will be made
Six months since the beginning of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, Robina Qureshi, CEO of Positive Action in Housing, a refugee homelessness charity which began the Room for Refugees Network in 2002, argues that the initiative has corrupted the concept of refugee hosting. The Homes for Ukrain
MP for Edinburgh East Tommy Sheppard met with the Craigmillar Syrian Men’s Group this week to learn more about how they’re settling into life in Edinburgh. A peer support group for men from the community, the Syrian Men’s Group provides opportunities for local people to meet, have
A Scottish housing charity has urged the UK Government to consider proposals to double the £350 payment for hosting Ukrainians amid concerns the growing cost of living could drive thousands of people fleeing the conflict into homelessness. Positive Action in Housing, which has been r
The Scottish Government’s Super Sponsor Scheme has now offered sanctuary to 10,056 displaced people from Ukraine to travel to safety in Scotland, the latest published data has revealed. The total number of people from Ukraine offered a place in Scotland through the Super Sponsor Scheme and the
South Ayrshire Council has all but ruled out following the lead of another local authority to use tower blocks designated for demolition as temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. North Lanarkshire Council announced last week it would temporarily reinstate two of the tower blocks it had moot
Wheatley Group has pledged to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion by offering 300 available homes to local authorities across Scotland. The group will make the offer of homes to strategic housing partners at councils in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, West Lothian, Ren
More than 5,000 refugees fleeing war in Ukraine have arrived in Edinburgh, the City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed. Of those who have come to or through the city, 2,222 were warmly received by council officers and volunteers at Edinburgh’s Welcome Hub – where volunteers have clocked