Integration authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real long term benefits of an integrated health and social care system, according to the Accounts Commission.
Published 15 November 2018
An innovative housing scheme to support young people as they leave care has been nominated for an award.
Published 3 September 2018
A refreshed joint strategy has been launched between the Scottish Government and COSLA which champions independent living for older people within their community.
Published 31 August 2018
Recommendations to transform temporary accommodation, including getting the right support in place from day one and giving more power to front-line workers, have been accepted by the Scottish Government.
Published 30 May 2018
The joint COSLA and Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is once again open for applications.
Published 17 May 2018
Funding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Published 2 May 2018
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has highlighted a number of difficulties surrounding plans to install sprinklers into all social housing residences and instead called for a holistic approach to be taken to fire safety.
Published 18 April 2018
New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government.
Published 7 March 2018
Scottish Labour has urged the Scottish Government to take steps to introduce a tourist tax in Scotland after COSLA unanimously backed the plans.
Published 27 February 2018
Scotland’s councils have pledged to full press the Scottish Government to make sure that additional resources for local government are built into future budgets.
Published 19 February 2018
Scotland’s local authorities continue to perform well for their communities in terms of service delivery despite a sharp reduction in their finances, according to a new report.
Published 13 February 2018
Councils in Scotland are failing in their legal obligation to accommodation for people who are at risk of homelessness with many people being unlawfully turned away, according to an investigation by BBC Scotland.
Published 9 February 2018
Extra money to insulate homes and a real terms increase in revenue investment for local authorities were amongst the amendments made to the Scottish budget yesterday as finance secretary Derek Mackay reached an agreement that will see the financial plan passed at all stages by the Scottish Parliament.
Published 1 February 2018
A new strategy has been developed with the help of more than 700 asylum seekers and refugees to help them settle into communities across Scotland.
Published 10 January 2018
Legislation to set up a Scottish social security agency passed its first hurdle at the Scottish Parliament yesterday as MSPs unanimously agreed the general principles of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill.
Published 20 December 2017