COVID-19



Post-COVID economic advisory group advocates accelerated investment in affordable housing

The Scottish Government should accelerate investment in affordable housing and introduce a Scottish jobs guarantee in partnership with business as part of its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 June 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group updates guide on restarting services

The Social Housing Resilience Group's Guide to Restarting Services has been updated to reflect recent Scottish Government announcements and guidance regarding the construction industry and workplaces.

Published 23 June 2020

SFHA updates COVID-19 briefing note on FOI

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on freedom of information (FOI).

Published 23 June 2020

Staff survey to help Caledonia develop flexible ways of working

Caledonia Housing Association (CHA) has carried out a comprehensive staff survey to review the impact of new working arrangements during lockdown and ensure staff are provided with the support to adapt to new practices and maintain key services for tenants.

Published 23 June 2020

Hebridean Housing Partnership secures Scottish Government funding

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has secured funding from the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund thanks to Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Published 23 June 2020

Highland Council reaches out to accommodation providers to help tackle COVID-19 homelessness

The Highland Council is inviting private landlords and providers of short-term lets, including Airbnb hosts, who may be interested in leasing their property to the council to get in touch in an effort to tackle homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. Housing staff are interested in speaking to landlords and owners who have a self-contained property, without

Published 23 June 2020

Scottish Borders Council warns of slow coronavirus recovery amid £15m loss

Scottish Borders Council has warned of a "very long and difficult" recovery process following the coronavirus pandemic after it estimated that the pandemic had cost it more than £15 million.

Published 23 June 2020

Social landlord rent arrears increase by £8.5m in one month

Rent owed to Scottish social landlords rose by 5.8% during May while the number of households living in temporary accommodation also increased, according to new data from the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

Published 22 June 2020

Clydebank Housing Association receives £53k to support community during pandemic

Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) has been awarded £52,900 from the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund to enhance the services they have been providing to residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 22 June 2020

Govan orchestra boosts community spirits

Govan’s own orchestra known as The Glasgow Barons has been running hugely-popular music sessions to entertain shoppers and passers-by at Govan Cross each Wednesday.

Published 22 June 2020

Estate agency gears up for viewings as waiting list grows

In line with government guidance and Scotland moving into phase two of the road map, Thorntons Estate Agency is preparing for face to face appointments from June 29 and tackle its list of 1300 viewing appointments and over 220 market appraisals.  

Published 22 June 2020

Construction sector given green light to move to Phase 3 of restart plan

Scotland's construction sector can move into the next phase of its restart plan from Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 19 June 2020

SFHA provides weekly Social Housing Resilience Group update

The reconvened Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) was the subject of the latest meeting of the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) this week.

Published 19 June 2020

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative reaches food parcel milestone

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) has delivered more than 1500 food parcels and hot meals to vulnerable tenant/members of the housing co-operative and their families in Cambuslang since the start of the pandemic.

Published 19 June 2020

Young bagpiper entertains customers at Bield's Linlithgow development

Euan Crawford, a young bagpiper from Linlithgow Academy, has delighted customers at Bield's West Port development in Linlithgow by playing a special ‘outdoors’ lockdown concert.

Published 19 June 2020