Veterans Housing Scotland (VHS) has been selected as one of the recipients of funding from the Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA), in support of the Reducing Veterans Homelessness (RVH) programme being managed via the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund. VHS is an Edinburgh-based charity which helps disa
Veterans Housing Scotland tenant Dorothy Steel will this month celebrate her 70th anniversary as a tenant of the organisation. To celebrate, the Edinburgh-based charity has confirmed that she will no longer be required to pay any rent.
Kevin Gray, chief executive of Veterans Housing Scotland (VHS), has become a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. The Fellowship award is aimed at highly experienced leaders and managers who wish to share their knowledge to support the community.
Veterans Housing Scotland tenants are amongst the first participants of the newly launched Defence Gardens Scheme programme at Linburn Walled Gardens near Edinburgh. Linburn is the latest venue to join a nationwide network of gardens that host the bespoke and evidence-based DGS 10-week nature-based
The first family to qualify for a home thanks to a new partnership between Midlothian Council and the charity Veterans Housing Scotland will move in before Christmas. Craig Pugh said the two-bedroom house in Penicuik will make a “massive difference” to him and his wife, Yvonne.
Midlothian Council has become the first housing organisation in Scotland to sign up as a partner agency of Veterans Housing Scotland in support of its new campaign to provide 25 more homes for disabled veterans across the country. The council will allocate and maintain two properties a year for nomi
Veterans Housing Scotland has launched a campaign to secure 25 more homes for veterans in Scotland by 2025. The Edinburgh charity, which provides homes for disabled veterans in Scotland, currently has more than 650 homes across the country helping around 1,000 veterans and their families.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Callander LVO OBE TD, immediate past-chairman of Veterans Housing Scotland, joined chairman Group Captain Bob Kemp CBE QVRM AE DL to plant a tree celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. Richard Callander is also Lord-Lieutenant for Midlothian and was thrilled to be invited
Hillcrest's £6 million affordable housing development on Edinburgh’s Warriston Road has formally opened, adding a further 45 affordable homes to the city’s affordable housing provision. To mark the opening, delegates from City of Edinburgh Council visited the Canonmills Garden deve
Veterans Housing Scotland has appointed Alison Moodie OBE QVRM AE RGN RM as a trustee. Established in 1915, formerly Scottish Veterans Garden City Association, Edinburgh-based Veterans Housing Scotland aims to provide affordable rented housing for military veterans in Scotland who are disabled.
A detailed new report into veterans’ homelessness in Scotland is recommending that every local authority housing department should have an armed forces lead officer, social landlords should prioritise ex-Service personnel and more support should be provided for tenancy sustainment in the priva
A group of veterans have moved into brand new properties specially created for Armed Forces personnel at Osborne Terrace in Cockenzie, East Lothian. The site is the former East Lothian Council Groundcare depot, which now provides a two-storey flatted block, with six two-bedroom flats including three
Group Captain Robert Kemp CBE QVRM AE DL has been appointed chairman of Veterans Housing Scotland, succeeding Lieutenant Colonel Richard Callander LVO OBE TD who retired following ten years as chairman. Established in 1915, formerly Scottish Veterans Garden City Association, Edinburgh-based Vet