Jon Sparkes provides a summary of progress from the latest Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) meeting last Thursday. Proposals for how to end homelessness in response to the coronavirus pandemic are now currently with the Scottish Government for consideration. Last week the Homele
Night shelters and hotel rooms as a response to homelessness will be actively designed out over the next phase according to plans published today by a collective of 21 leading charities and academic sector organisations. This is the first in a series of Route Maps from the Everyone Home Collective t
Finance secretary Kate Forbes has formally requested new powers to help Scotland meet “the significant economic and fiscal challenges” of coronavirus. Writing to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, she details the temporary changes being sought by the Scottish Government.
The number of affordable housing approvals and starts in Scotland has increased compared to a year ago while affordable home completions have fallen, new figures have shown. There have been substantial increases in annual Affordable Housing Supply Programme approvals, starts and completions since 20
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has secured £78,000 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund to support small community-based groups deliver activities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Supporting Communities Fund has been established as part of t
Derek Logie details the needs of Scotland's rural locations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “The Highlands have been subject to steady de-population for the last half-century and have been treated like a dying patient to whom people have been handing out hot gruel, etc., with the
Councils across Scotland are to receive a share of £257.6 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government. The funding for vital local services, such as food provision for those in need, education and social care, has been approved by the Scottish Parliament.
New figures released today by Scottish Renewables show the economic boost available if the government uses renewable energy to pursue a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Every gigawatt of renewable power installed in Scotland creates 1,500 jobs and adds £133 million of GVA to our e
The Scottish Government has announced that staff who work in specialist cancer services, or provide long-term care for the elderly, as well as staff working in residential mental health, will be offered weekly coronavirus testing from July 8.