A new approach to ensure homeless people in West Dunbartonshire are fast-tracked to settled accommodation has been approved by councillors. The Rapid Rehousing Transition Programme – titled Home at the Heart – will ensure that minimal time is spent in temporary homes.
West Dunbartonshire Council is running a series of events to help residents become more involved in their communities. The workshops will encourage participants to share their ideas on what can be done to make it easier for people to get involved in improving their local community. Residents will al
West Dunbartonshire Council’s innovative housing scheme to support care leavers into accommodation has been nominated for an award. The Leaving Care Housing Protocol ensures young people who were previously looked-after have support to achieve independence and stability in the community.
West Dunbartonshire Council’s homelessness service will be working around the clock this Christmas to ensure nobody is left out in the cold. As well as their usual office hours, the teams will provide 24-hour assistance, advice and support to anybody who finds themselves homeless over the fest
Work to construct West Dunbartonshire Council’s new high-tech heating system in Clydebank has officially begun. The £15 million project, which is part of the regeneration of the former John Brown Shipyard, will see the area’s homes, businesses and some public buildings heated by water taken fro
Work on West Dunbartonshire Council’s new multi-million pound care home in Clydebank has officially begun. The £14 million project – part of the Queens Quay development – will provide accommodation for 84 people, and up to 50 more at a day care centre.
Community groups are being invited to bid for up to £5,000 to help transform their local area as part of West Dunbartonshire Council’s Community Budgeting initiative. There has already been significant investment in a broad range of community-led projects across West Dunbartonshire as part of thr
The housing development team at West Dunbartonshire Council have been nominated for three awards for the work they are doing in the area. The team’s commitment to involving tenants and service users has been highlighted for the third year in a row at the TPAS (Scotland) National Good Practice Awar
West Dunbartonshire residents are being urged to use a range of council supports to make sure they are prepared for the arrival of Universal Credit next month. The new system, brought in by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), means housing benefit, income support, income-based job seekers al
(from left) Karen Shaw (business development manager at CCG), John Kerr (West Dunbartonshire Council’s housing development and homeless manager), Cllr Diane Docherty, convener of housing and communities, Calum Murray (director at CCG), and Cllr Caroline McAllister, vice convener of housing and com
Staff at a homeless project have been praised for helping residents recover from drug and alcohol addictions and get back on their feet. Officers from the Care Inspectorate carried out an unannounced inspection at the block in Ashton View, Dumbarton last month.
Scotland’s public spending watchdog has highlighted the strong performance and significant progress made by West Dunbartonshire Council. A representative from Audit Scotland spoke at a council meeting last week where the results of the Accounts Commission’s Best Value audit of the local authorit
An innovative housing scheme to support young people as they leave care has been nominated for an award. The Leaving Care Housing Protocol scheme means youngsters who have been looked after by West Dunbartonshire Council are provided with additional support and secure tenancies when they become old