The Church of Scotland has revealed plans to convert abandoned Aberdeen buildings into homes. The church hopes to knock down Northfield Parish Church to make space for 16 flats while plans have also been submitted to demolish Summerhill Parish Church and build 14 homes.
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The community purchase of the Lochinver Glebe from the Church of Scotland has now gone through with the Assynt Development Trust planning to use the land for affordable housing.
More than 40 of Scotland’s leading children's charities, faith groups, trade unions, community groups and anti-poverty organisations have joined civic organisations from across the UK to call on the Chancellor to increase child benefit by £10 a week per child to help families through the
The Church of Scotland has been awarded £130,000 in EU funding as part of an ambitious project to support refugee integration in Scotland. Through the multi-faith network, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAR), and with partners the Scottish Refugee Council, WEA Scotland, The Bridges Programme
The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.
Sally Thomas The continued roll-out of Universal Credit will have “catastrophic consequences” for some of the most vulnerable in society as well as undermine the sustainability of housing associations, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
A Church of Scotland minister has called for two new towns to be built in the Highlands that will house refugees. The Rev Dr Rory MacLeod said that two new settlements in the Highlands taking 100,000 refugees each would help tackle the region’s depopulation problems.
Homelessness ‘a stain on Scotland’s character and consciousness’, says former Church of Scotland moderator
Outgoing moderator Very Rev Russell Barr – image by Andrew O’Brien A former moderator of the Church of Scotland has said the scale of homelessness in Scotland continues to be a “stain” on the nation’s character and consciousness.
Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland In an open letter to cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance, twelve of Scotland lea
Dr Barr at Fresh Start The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has issued a fresh challenge to end the “continuing scandal” of homelessness.
Rev Dr Richard Frazer The Church of Scotland has attacked a new cap on benefits which will limit the amount UK families can receive in benefits to £20,000 from Monday onwards.
Rev Dr Russell Barr The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland described homelessness as ‘Scotland’s shame’ when he addressed the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh this morning.
Rev Dr Russell Barr The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP will both address the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh on Friday 7 October.
Church leader urges governments to do more to tackle ‘damning indictment’ of homelessness in Scotland
Rev Dr Russell Barr 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.
The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations. The call by CPAG Scotland, RCN Scotland, SCDI and the Existing Homes Alliance follows