Housing Options Scotland (HOS) has launched its report on how Scottish housing allocations policies support service leavers and veterans. Gina Wilson, volunteer development worker for the Military Matters service at HOS, undertook the research to find out what provision housing policies make for vet
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Housing Options Scotland’s Military Matters (MM) service has been helping veterans to find their right home in the right place for 10 years.
The chief executive of the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD), Charlie McMillan, has discussed the challenges people with learning disabilities face in Scotland in terms of housing and accommodation in the latest Equality in Housing podcast hosted by Pedro Cameron from
Equality in Housing is a new podcast series launched by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and Housing Options Scotland. The aim of the podcast is to offer insights and experiences that highlight the work taking place around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in housing in &lsqu
Housing Options Scotland and CaCHE have come together to produce a series of 'In Conversation' blogs and short videos which tell stories about why accessible and inclusive housing, and housing-related services, are key to people’s lives.
The Military Matters team at Housing Options Scotland (HOS) is looking back on another successful year and a decade of work for the service. At the halfway point of this financial year, the service had been approached by 144 new veterans for help with their housing options and the number of veterans
Housing Options Scotland and the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) have come together to produce a series of 'In Conversation' blogs and podcast-style recordings which tell stories about why accessible and inclusive housing, and housing-related services, are key to people’s
The latest guests on the Scottish Housing News Podcast are gathering stories about the way Scotland’s housing services handle people with protected characteristics. Podcast co-host Jimmy Black says “we only have laws against discrimination because some people do it”. Read on ...
Housing Options Scotland (HOS) welcomed Shona Robison MSP, cabinet secretary for social justice, housing and local government, volunteers, staff and guests to a 25th anniversary event at the V&A in Dundee to celebrate 25 years of the organisation.
Housing charity Housing Options Scotland has announced an event to mark its 25-year anniversary. On 11th November the eye-catching and inspiring design of the V&A in Dundee will be the venue for Scotland’s housing advice charity - Housing Options Scotland - to celebrate 25 years as a chari
A new report on alternative models of rent control for Scotland has been launched by the Cross Party Group on Housing launched at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. During the meeting, Professor Ken Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), presented th
In a guest blog for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Pedro Cameron from Housing Options Scotland highlights the link between homelessness and inequality, and explains why it’s crucial for local authorities to embed Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility (IDEA
Moira Bayne: Are social housing allocation processes accessible for people with learning disabilities?
In a guest blog for the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities, Moira Bayne discusses the accessibility of social housing allocation processes used by councils across Scotland, and the impact on people with learning disabilities. Housing is an important issue for many pe
Housing Options Scotland is marking a year since the launch of its Homeless Housing Options (HHO) service by reflecting on what it has learned.
Housing Options Scotland has joined Everyone Home, bringing the number of organisations in the collective to 37. In 2022 Housing Options Scotland is celebrating 25 years of providing housing information, support and advice across Scotland.