COVID-19



Another £100,000 to aid Govan community’s fight against effects of coronavirus

More community groups in Govan have been given a cash lifeline of £100,000 to help deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Published 21 July 2020

Regulator consults on temporary changes to its regulatory framework

The Scottish Housing Regulator is consulting on temporary changes to its regulatory framework to enable it to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 20 July 2020

Bield tenants take up new hobbies during lockdown

Tenants at a Bield housing development in Edinburgh have been kept busy with a new hobby during lockdown, creating a ‘Garden of Hope’ to bring fellow tenants together while remaining socially distant.

Published 20 July 2020

Scottish Government announces £100m fund for employment support and training

The Scottish Government has announced that people looking for work or those at risk of redundancy will benefit from £100 million of additional assistance to move into work or retrain.

Published 17 July 2020

Social Investment Scotland helps social enterprises to recover from effects of coronavirus

Finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched a programme of support for Scotland’s social enterprise community with Baillie Gifford which aims to help organisations recover from the impact of COVID-19 and develop strategies for future growth.

Published 17 July 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group revises restarting services guide as lockdown eases

Following the move to Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s routemap out of lockdown, the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has revised its Guide to Restarting Services to reflect the changes.

Published 16 July 2020

SFHA updates health & safety and practical governance advice briefings

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has updated its COVID-19 briefings on health & safety and practical governance advice.

Published 16 July 2020

Construction moves to next stage of COVID-19 restart after PPE supply assurances

Close working can now take place on construction sites as the sector commences Phase 4 of its restart plan, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 16 July 2020

Concerns raised over future support for homeless people subject to immigration control

Scottish Government ministers have again demanded that the UK Government suspend its restrictions in order to prevent homelessness and destitution among people who have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) amid concerns that they will not be provided with post-COVID financial support.

Published 14 July 2020

More Aberdeen charities receive hardship funding

Aberdeen Cyrenians is among 12 charities set to receive a total of £48,400 in the third and final round of funding from the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Aberdeen COVID-19 Hardship Fund.

Published 14 July 2020

Cycling Scotland supports Glasgow's homeless during lockdown

Cycling Scotland staff have been getting on their bikes in lockdown to support homeless people in Glasgow.

Published 14 July 2020

Government confirms continued emergency support for homeless people in hotels

Emergency funding to provide hotel accommodation so people who are homeless could safely isolate themselves throughout the coronavirus crisis will remain in place until they can be moved into suitable homes, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 13 July 2020

New report outlines eight point plan for Scotland’s green recovery

Retrofitting buildings is one of a number of key actions the Scottish Government should undertake to ensure Scotland’s post-COVID-19 sets a path to net zero, according to a group of civic and business leaders.

Published 13 July 2020

Sturgeon urged to 'pivot to social enterprises' in COVID-19 recovery

A coalition of economists, charities, think tanks and businesses have called on the Scottish Government to make a "nationwide pivot towards community-led social enterprises" as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19.

Published 13 July 2020

Hillcrest and Abertay awarded £175k to support local community through COVID challenges

Hillcrest Homes and Abertay Housing Association have been awarded £175k to help support the local communities along with key partners Dundee City Council through challenges that have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 10 July 2020