Horizon Housing Association has appointed Paralympian curling champion Aileen Neilson as an ambassador to help campaign for action to address a critical shortage of affordable accessible homes in Scotland. Aileen Neilson is a distinguished athlete who represented Team GB in wheelchair curling at the
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In the context of a steadily ageing society and the continuing impetus to expand appropriate residential solutions in the community for older people, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is pursuing a series of interlocked projects that consider different aspects of housing adap
As the world marks 2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Lorna Cameron, CEO of Horizon Housing Association, argues that Scotland must intensify efforts to tackle a critical accessible housing shortage that has left thousands of disabled people trapped in unsuitable homes. Slow progres
A new digital event aiming to move accessible housing up the national agenda is taking place in March, it was announced this week.
Horizon Housing Association is to introduce a new rent structure which aims to deliver rents that are fairer, more transparent and easier for tenants to understand. The new structure will also make adaptations more affordable for tenants by sharing the costs across the total housing stock, Horizon s
Horizon Housing Association has appointed Bob McDougall as chairperson of its board of management and Lorna Cameron as its chief executive. Mr McDougall replaces Frances Wood, who announced she was stepping down at Horizon’s AGM in September.
Professor Isobel Anderson: Inappropriate housing causing disabled people physical and emotional distress
The Match Me research project explores the effectiveness of allocations and lettings practice for accessible and adapted social housing in Scotland. Here, Professor Isobel Anderson from the University of Stirling discusses findings from the project’s final report, together with recommendations
Lack of suitable housing has detrimental impact on mental health of disabled home-seekers, report finds
Disabled home-seekers are experiencing significant emotional distress due to a lack of suitable housing, according to leading housing experts.
Horizon Housing Association will continue to provide North Lanarkshire Council’s care and repair service until March 2020, it was announced this week. The service provides practical help to residents in the region (who are of pensionable age or are disabled) with small repairs and tasks around
Fife Housing Register partners A new website to help people searching for social housing in Fife has been launched this month by Fife Housing Register partners.
Over 17,200 wheelchair users in Scotland do not have a suitable home and this unmet need is set to increase by 80% by 2024, according to new research. A major new report published by Horizon Housing Association and North Star Consulting and Research estimates that there are 87,340 wheelchair users i
Older and disabled residents in North Lanarkshire will continue to receive help with small repairs and tasks around the home after the council extended the contract for its Care and Repair handyperson service until April 2019. Link Group Ltd, in association with its subsidiary, Horizon Housing Assoc
Construction is now completed on the West Lothian Development Alliance development of 12 accessible cottage flats for affordable rent on Foulshiels Road in Stoneyburn. Almond Housing Association developed the homes on behalf of the Alliance and ownership of the properties has now been transferred to
Horizon Housing Association has published a University of Stirling research report on a pilot study of effectiveness in letting adapted social housing. The study successfully designed and tested a research method for evaluating the effectiveness of letting procedures for adapted housing, using a co-
Tenants of Horizon Housing Association have given their seal of approval to its revised repairs and maintenance policy, with satisfaction levels rising to 91% in a recent survey, from 73% in 2015. Horizon commissioned an independent survey to ask its tenants what they thought of its repairs service,