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Scottish Housing Regulator board member Marieke Dwarshuis shares the deatils from the latest meeting of its urban landlord group. We meet regularly with three standing groups of senior people from Registered Social Landlords to discuss important and topical issues in social housing in Scotland. Take

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Kieran Sexton, commercial director at AS Homes (Scotland) and Briar Homes Ltd, highlights the importance of embracing work experience in the construction sector. Scottish Housing Day takes place next week, with the theme of "celebrating housing as a career". I have been commercial director at Scotti

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In the lead-up to Scottish Housing Day on Wednesday, September 13, Link Group’s community investment officer Lyndsey Murphy shares how growing up in social housing improved her and her parents’ lives. From growing up in social housing to working for a social landlord

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In the lead-up to Scottish Housing Day on Wednesday, September 13, Link Group's Jayne Butler explains the skills you need to be a housing officer. What does a housing officer do?

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In the lead-up to Scottish Housing Day 2023, procurement officer Neve Beaton shares how her career path took her to Wheatley Group and how she is making a difference.

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In the lead-up to Scottish Housing Day 2023, Wheatley Group’s Alan Glasgow shares how his career in housing has taken him from a youth trainee at 16 to his latest role as managing director for Wheatley Homes South. From an early age, I knew housing was for me.

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As the General Register of Sasines approaches the end of its 400-year reign, big decisions lie ahead for property and land owners, writes Amanda Cameron. Scotland’s General Register of Sasines is the oldest national land register of property interests in the world, having been established

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Lorraine McGrath, CEO of homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland, responds to today's latest Scottish Drug Death figures, which found that 1,051 people died due to drug misuse in 2022, a decrease of 279 deaths (21%) compared with 2021 and the lowest annual total since 2017. The annual announce

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Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder introduces a new discussion paper regarding annual rent increase consultations. Social landlords’ duty to consult on the annual rent increase is here to stay. But is the process sometimes made out to be

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In a blog for the Housing Studies Association, Fiona Powell reminds us of the importance of ethics in research with vulnerable groups and, specifically, estranged students experiencing housing precarity. The ethical approval application is sometimes seen as unavoidable on the path to field

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As the Centre for Homelessness Impact shares the 4th edition of its Implementation Issues Evidence + Gap Map in partnership with The Campbell Collaboration, this blog examines the factors which help/hinder the successful implementation of homelessness interventions.

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I refer to the article in Scottish Housing News on 11th August 2023 which outlined how housebuilder Persimmon is to put pressure on suppliers and subcontractors to find savings as part of new measures to curb falling sales and profits. It resonated with an item in The Guardian on the

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