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Housing minister Kevin Stewart has called on social landlords to remain vigilant in their quest to keep their staff and tenants safe during the ever-changing landscape of coronavirus protection procedures. In a joint letter to RSLs with COSLA community wellbeing spokesperson Councillor Kelly Pa

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A guide for Scotland’s 32 local authorities has been published today summarising more than 100 recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) after it was reconvened by the Scottish Government in response to the pandemic. The guide has been developed by Crisis a

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Night shelters across Scotland will be replaced with rapid rehousing welcome centres for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough this winter, in the Scottish Government's updated plans for tackling homelessness. The centres will provide emergency accommodation for people who have no other optio

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People on low incomes will be eligible to receive a new £500 grant from the Scottish Government if asked to self-isolate. The new Self-Isolation Support Grant will help those who would lose income if they needed to self-isolate, such as those unable to carry out their work from home.

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Business groups, trades unions and leaders from local government and the third sector have committed to putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery. As Scotland continues to ease lockdown restrictions, organisations including the Institute of Directors (IoD), SCDI, STUC, COS

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Councils across Scotland are to receive a share of £257.6 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government. The funding for vital local services, such as food provision for those in need, education and social care, has been approved by the Scottish Parliament.

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A letter has been issued to the housing sector on the importance of bringing empty properties back into use and support for victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish Government has announced.

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Social care staff are to receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from April 1. Health secretary Jeane Freeman made the promise during a coronavirus briefing last week, saying that social care employee’s work “is always hugely valued, and never more so than now.”

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People most at risk from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak are to receive further support following emergency investment in crucial services and £30 million of new investment from the Scottish Government Food Fund. Charities Simon Community, Social Bite, Glasgow Night Shelter and other k

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An evaluation of the Scottish Government's Regeneration Capital Grant Fund has found that the projects which received support from the fund have had a positive impact on Scottish communities. According to the analysis, projects benefitting from over £138 million of funding have the potential t

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