Wheatley Group’s lifeline EatWell service has delivered more than 5800 food parcels to vulnerable customers in the past month – and is on course to distribute thousands more. Cube’s Jordan McGhee makes food deliveries in Wyndford, Glasgow
Elderpark Housing and the charity Aberlour have joined forces to deliver food and shopping to vulnerable and isolated members of the local community in Govan. It has been such a success that meals are being prepared and delivered by volunteers with 150 being delivered in a single day.
A Queens Cross Housing Association manager has praised both staff and service users for their response to COVID-19. The Wellbeing service for people age 60+ helps around 425 older people in North-West Glasgow manage their Association tenancy, keeping in regular contact with them and,
Scotland’s £18 billion housing market will experience two waves of bounceback when the country emerges from lockdown, Scottish Building Society chief executive Paul Denton has forecast. Mr Denton said the sector has been hit by government stay-at-home measures for agents, surveyors
Jasper Maciver, age 6, from Edinburgh has raised over £500 for homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust by running a 5K in his back garden. Fundraising hero Jasper completed his fundraising challenge for Bethany just days before the charity’s launch of its 2.
A new COVID-19 Housing and Employment Taskforce has launched, bringing key leaders from the housing and employment sectors together to work with government and policy makers, to ensure that the sectors - and the people and communities they serve - are best supported during the COVID-19 epidemic
A University of Dundee student has organised a community-based response to coronavirus in one of the city’s most deprived areas. As well as studying for an MSc Community Learning and Development degree at the University, Neil Campbell is also the founder and director of RockSoli
Angus Council’s online benefits calculator has helped residents to identify and confirm benefits totalling £3.4 million in the first critical week of the coronavirus lockdown. The calculator continues to be used to help families across Angus, identify b
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefings on health & safety and care & support. The respective briefings include updates on advice on gas safety, communal areas, close cleaning, and fire safety, as well as new information on protecti
Following news that the economic impact of efforts to tackle coronavirus could see Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fall by around a third, industry body Homes for Scotland has said it is working on a recovery plan to kick-start the home building sector as soon as possible. The latest S
Household claims for Universal Credit in Scotland have increased from an average of 20,000 per month in 2019 to over 110,000 between 1 March and 7 April, highlighting the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on people’s finances.