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£224m fuel poverty scheme for Scotland

23/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The Scottish government is set to launch a £224m national scheme aimed at making properties easier and cheaper to heat for fuel-poor households.

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Housing project 'saves NHS £1.7m'

17/04/2015 | By Jess McCabe

Social landlords in Wales claim they will save the local NHS £1.7m in the next financial year, through a project that cares for patients with mental illness or learning disabilities in affordable housing rather than hospital or

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17/04/2015 | By Jess McCabe

A project in Wales could pave the way for housing to save the NHS millions. Jess McCabe reports

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Benefit sanctions 'linked to food bank use'

09/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Higher levels of benefit sanctions are directly associated with a ‘significant increase’ in food bank use, an academic report has found. 

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Landlords call on ministers to review sex offender strategy

24/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A group of 15 housing associations is calling on Scottish ministers to carry out a ‘fundamental’ review of the government’s strategy for housing sex offenders.

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Councils' out-of-area placements breaking the law

23/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Councils in London have broken the law by placing more than 8,000 homeless families in other areas over two years without properly notifying the receiving local authority.

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Councils' strategies to avoid homeless duties 'shameful'

17/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Two London councils acted ‘shamefully’ in their attempts to avoid taking legal responsibility for a vulnerable homeless family, a High Court judge has found.

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Council plans rough sleeping ban

10/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Council leaders are seeking to use powers gained under new legislation to ban rough sleeping in a city centre.

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Interview with Dame Clare Tickell

24/03/2015 | By Stuart Macdonald

Stuart Macdonald talks health and housing with Dame Clare Tickell

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Landlords call on ministers to review sex offender strategy

24/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A group of 15 housing associations is calling on Scottish ministers to carry out a ‘fundamental’ review of the government’s strategy for housing sex offenders.

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Profit and purpose

24/04/2015 | By David Jepson

Profits are important, but we must not take our eyes off building homes for the poor, says David Jepson

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£224m fuel poverty scheme for Scotland

23/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The Scottish government is set to launch a £224m national scheme aimed at making properties easier and cheaper to heat for fuel-poor households.

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Elder abuse

22/04/2015 | By Michelle Meldrum

It’s a common misconception domestic abuse doesn’t happen to older people. Michelle Meldrum busts that myth and explains ways to combat the issue

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Councils breaking law on adaptations

21/04/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Nearly two thirds of councils are breaking the law by taking too long to adapt disabled people’s homes, research has found.

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