COVID-19



Govan organisations receive £100,000 to help local people through coronavirus issues

Organisations working hard to help the Govan community fight coronavirus have now received a total of £100,000 to turbo-charge their efforts to deliver assistance to local people.

Published 15 June 2020

Kieran Tait: A week in the life of an office-based corporate services assistant

Kieran Tait is one of two staff members at Hillhead Housing Association working in the office whilst it remains closed. Here he shares how he has worked to keep vital systems going, help tenants with rents & repairs, and to support the rest of the staff who are all working from home.

Published 15 June 2020

Highland Council welcomes resumption of house building programme

Works will be restarting on council house build projects throughout the Highlands following Scottish Government guidance on returning to construction sites in Scotland, the local authority has confirmed.

Published 15 June 2020

Scottish Labour calls for human rights probe into care homes

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Human Rights Commission to launch an investigation into the Scottish Government's treatment of care home residents. 

Published 15 June 2020

Barmulloch Community Development Company praised for ongoing support to vulnerable community members

Barmulloch Community Development Company (BCDC), a local community development charity, has received praise for their ongoing support to at-risk and vulnerable community members, and other community-focused businesses and groups during lockdown.

Published 15 June 2020

Fund helps Applecross community address impacts of coronavirus

The Applecross community in Wester Ross has been working together to deliver essential services to residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 June 2020

Help to Buy scheme extended as construction given all clear for gradual return to sites

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has signalled a return to construction work on sites in Scotland and a 12-month extension to the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.

Published 12 June 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group launches online collaborative learning platform

As part of its ongoing work to support social landlords through the COVID-19 crisis, the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has launched an online platform to facilitate collaborative learning and problem solving.

Published 12 June 2020

Service delivery briefing note updated by SFHA

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

Published 12 June 2020

Alison Watson: Coronavirus crisis is no time for compromises

Scotland has some of the most progressive housing legislation in the world, but structural, political and financial failures have meant we've yet to change the reality for most homeless people, says Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson.

Published 12 June 2020

Landlords outline concerns over energy efficiency improvement works backlog

Landlords of private rented homes and their agents are urging the Scottish Government to consider the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on Scotland’s ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s private rented homes.

Published 11 June 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group issues guide on restarting services

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has created a guide to help social landlords restart services that have been paused due to COVID-19.

Published 11 June 2020

16 local organisations benefit from £140,000 funding to Oak Tree Housing Association

Oak Tree Housing Association has been awarded £140,000 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund, which will benefit 16 grassroots and community-controlled organisations that have been busy coordinating vital responses to the coronavirus crisis across Inverclyde.

Published 11 June 2020

RICS: New buyers looking for green spaces as Scottish property market prepares to open

Following the reopening of the housing market in England May 13, the May 2020 RICS Residential Market Survey unsurprisingly saw a slight improvement in the outlook for sales over the coming twelve months across the UK as a whole.

Published 11 June 2020