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.
The tenant chair of Glasgow Housing Association has renewed calls for “urgent and radical” change to Universal Credit as the coronavirus crisis continues. Bernadette Hewitt today called on the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to take immediate action on five fronts, including ending
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. In its submission to the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group for Economic Recovery, the charity outlines a ser
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. Making use of FareShare produce, the charity’s Community Cook School has been converted into a production kitch
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. The charity is encouraging anyone who is feeling alon
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. Zero Waste Scotland has published its plan setting out five key steps fo
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 i
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.
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. In a letter to the minister for older people and equalities,
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.
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. FareShare, a national network of charitable food distributors, has distributed over 1,440 tonnes of food - the equivalent of almos
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. As well as banning repossessions, the society is extending the c