Scottish Government

Child Winter Heating Assistance benefit announced by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government yesterday laid legislation to enable the delivery of the new Child Winter Heating Assistance.

Published 1 September 2020

Scottish Government voices immigration concerns for social care staff

The new immigration system being proposed by the UK Government would leave Scotland’s vital social care sector critically short of staff, according to a new report.

Published 1 September 2020

Free debt advice expanded thanks to funding from Scottish Government

More people will be able to benefit from free debt advice following over £2.4 million of investment from the Scottish Government.

Published 31 August 2020

Third Allia C&C loan agreed for Ayrshire Housing

Ayrshire Housing has received a loan of £8 million through a charitable bond arranged by Allia C&C to build another 118 homes for affordable rent over the next two years.

Published 28 August 2020

Work steps up on 146 affordable homes for Queens Quay project

Almost 150 new affordable homes for social rent are taking shape as part of the Queens Quay regeneration project in Clydebank.

Published 28 August 2020

Dundee City Council announces further wall insulation investment

The latest £2.2 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee will provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at more than 270 properties, the council's neighbourhood services committee will hear today. 

Published 24 August 2020

Child payment benefit to start in February

Low-income families in Scotland with a child under six will be able to apply for £10 per child, per week to assist with living costs from November, with payments to start from the end of February.

Published 21 August 2020

Face-to-face advice services to resume from next week

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday that from Monday, face to face advice provision can resume for welfare, debt and income maximisation purposes as Scotland remains in Phase 3 of its coronavirus lockdown.

Published 21 August 2020

£15m fund to help 23,000 more households get online

Around 23,000 low income households without proper internet access will be helped to get online with the assistance of £15 million of Scottish Government funding.

Published 19 August 2020

New resource to improve awareness of domestic abuse

A new online resource is being made available to help support people experiencing or at risk of, domestic abuse in Scotland.

Published 17 August 2020

New benefit to help young people into work

A new benefit to support 16 to 24-year-olds into work if they have been unemployed for six months will open for applications today.

Published 17 August 2020

Scottish Government commissions new care home monitoring tool

A new web-based tool, commissioned by the Scottish Government, will allow care homes to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) trends and identify risks quicker.

Published 14 August 2020

Scottish Government announces £60m investment in Youth Guarantee programme

The Scottish Government has announced that it will be investing £60 million in a Youth Guarantee to give all young people access to work, training or education.

Published 13 August 2020

Scottish Government 'falls short' of providing clarity and reassurance to tenants, says Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland has said that the Scottish Government's decision to extend some but not all of the provisions of the emergency coronavirus legislation does not provide clarity and reassurance to tenants.

Published 12 August 2020

Renfrewshire music instrument library kept alive thanks to vital funding

Vital funding of £6,304 distributed by Linstone Housing on behalf of the Scottish Government has kept the music playing for Renfrewshire borrowers at Scotland’s 'musical instrument library'.

Published 11 August 2020