COVID-19



Aberdeenshire pupils lift spirits of residents in sheltered housing

Primary 5 and 6 pupils from St Fergus School in Aberdeenshire have brought cheer to residents of a sheltered housing scheme during the coronavirus lockdown. The school children have written to residents who migh

Published 9 June 2020

Dundee charity sees fourfold increase in food deliveries

Food charity FareShare Tayside and Fife has praised the “extraordinary” efforts of its supporters and volunteers during the coronavirus crisis having delivered 350% more food to frontline charities supporting vulnerable people in the region since lockdown measures began.

Published 9 June 2020

GHA tenant chair calls for ‘urgent and radical’ welfare action

The tenant chair of Glasgow Housing Association has renewed calls for “urgent and radical” change to Universal Credit as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Published 8 June 2020

CAS calls on government to put housing at heart of post-COVID economic recovery

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has put energy efficient housing investment and the Warm Home Discount at the heart of its proposals for Scotland’s post-COVID economic recovery.

Published 8 June 2020

Cyrenians delivers over one million meals during COVID-19 outbreak

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has quadrupled the output at its FareShare depot due to increased demand during the coronavirus crisis, delivering over 419 tonnes of food since March.

Published 8 June 2020

Still Game star backs Age Scotland Friendship Campaign to tackle loneliness

Still Game star Greg Hemphill has said he is proud to support Age Scotland's national Friendship Campaign to help tens of thousands of older people who are feeling increasingly isolated and lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 8 June 2020

Ten more charities receive aid from Aberdeen coronavirus fund

A further ten charities are set to receive a total of £41,074 from the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Aberdeen COVID-19 Hardship Fund.

Published 8 June 2020

Zero Waste Scotland launches new net-zero plan for businesses

A new net-zero plan launched by Zero Waste Scotland aims to show public, private and third sector organisations how to rebuild after coronavirus and meet their vital obligations on ending the climate emergency at the same time.

Published 8 June 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group working on restarting services guide for landlords

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) is working on a response on behalf of the sector to the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Framework for Decision Making proposals and route map, including a restarting services guide for landlords, an online space for sharing practice and ideas, and focussed discussions on key priorities including lettings and financial support for tenants.

Published 5 June 2020

Wheatley provides extra peace of mind to older tenants during pandemic

Older tenants of Wheatley Group are getting extra security and peace of mind in their homes during the coronavirus crisis as the association is introducing a further 200 elderly tenants in mainstream homes to the Housing Proactive service.

Published 5 June 2020

Thenue helps florist access vital COVID-19 funding

Thenue Housing has helped a florist secure vital funding for her struggling business.

Published 5 June 2020

MSPs seek commitments on support for domestic abuse victims during lockdown

A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to set out the steps it is taking to ensure women and children at increased risk of domestic abuse during lockdown have access to the support services they need to escape violence.

Published 5 June 2020

Financial support schemes ‘having an impact’ but third of Scots still concerned about incomes

A third of people in Scotland are concerned about their incomes during COVID-19 while a similar number have less money in their current accounts since the lockdown came into effect, two new pieces of research have revealed.

Published 5 June 2020

Scottish Government announces £1.6m fund to help tackle food insecurity

People most at risk from food insecurity due to the coronavirus outbreak are to receive further support from the Scottish Government’s £70 million Food Fund.

Published 5 June 2020

Scottish Building Society extends ban on repossessions to June 2021

The Scottish Building Society (SBS) has pledged that none of its customers will be at risk of losing their home over the next 12 months as it announced an emergency support package for customers in financial difficulty due to COVID-19.

Published 4 June 2020