COVID-19



Forgewood and Garrion People’s reach 5,000 meals milestone

Forgewood Housing Cooperative and Garrion People’s Housing Cooperative provided their 5000th meal this week as part of their response to COVID-19.

Published 2 July 2020

Dundee City Council awarded additional funding for discretionary housing payments

Dundee City Council has been awarded an additional £200,000 by the Scottish Government to support tenants who are under financial pressure due to coronavirus.

Published 2 July 2020

Convenience store to help vulnerable Glasgow residents

Glasgow City Council and One O One Convenience Stores have launched a new food supply and delivery service to help the city's most vulnerable and shielding citizens with the aid of Community Transport Glasgow.

Published 2 July 2020

Highland Council energy efficiency work to start

Following Scottish Government guidance on returning to construction sites across Scotland, The Highland Council has announced works will be restarting work on the Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme across the highlands.

Published 1 July 2020

Ofgem to strengthen package of support for prepayment and struggling customers

Ofgem is consulting on plans to strengthen support for prepayment customers and for all customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

Published 30 June 2020

Inverclyde Common Housing Register landlords to resume property advertisements

Landlords on the Inverclyde Common Housing Register (ICHR) can start to advertise their available properties again as the coronavirus lockdown measures have been eased in Scotland. 

Published 29 June 2020

Scottish residential property market set to re-open ‘with a bang’

Estates agents are preparing for growing interest from buyers as Scotland’s housing market reopens today.

Published 29 June 2020

MSPs launch inquiry into Scotland's green recovery from COVID-19

Holyrood’s environment, climate change and land reform committee has launched an inquiry into how Scotland can ensure that a green, just and resilient recovery is central in its response to the social and economic challenges of the coronavirus health crisis.

Published 29 June 2020

Scottish Government set to clarify position on fire safety and electrical testing deadlines

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has collected evidence regarding the ability of landlords to meet deadlines with regards to fire safety, electrical testing, and EESSH; and fed into a communication which will be sent to social landlords from the housing minister, in the near future, to clarify the Scottish Government's position.

Published 26 June 2020

Linstone helps Paisley radio station secure funding

Linstone Housing Association has facilitated the granting of a funding package to local radio station Paisley FM to ensure community groups can communicate what they have to say.

Published 26 June 2020

Aberdeenshire Council outlines new strategy to respond to financial crisis

Aberdeenshire Council has set up a new strategy to respond to the financial crisis it is facing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  Councillors have heard that the impact of COVID-19 will

Published 26 June 2020

Highland Council sets out priorities for recovery in new action plan

The Highland Council has approved a Recovery Action Plan with 11 key priority areas including economic and financial recovery, digital transformation and the reopening of schools. The coronavirus pan

Published 26 June 2020

Almost a million meals provided in Dundee during pandemic

Almost a million meals have been provided so far to support some of the most vulnerable people in Dundee during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 26 June 2020

DM Hall video outlines five steps to a safe home survey

As the COVID-19 restrictions on Scotland’s housing market begin to ease, independent chartered surveying firm DM Hall has prepared a video setting the five steps for a safe survey.

Published 26 June 2020

Scottish Government issues care home visiting guidance

The Scottish Government has released guidance related to the phased reintroduction of family visiting and communal activities for residents in care homes.

Published 26 June 2020