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Preston Pantry Celebrates First Birthday

A monthly bistro at a very sheltered housing development in East Lothian has celebrated its first birthday after raising a phenomenal £4,500 in its inaugural year. Preston Pantry was set up at Bield’s Johnny Moat Place to give tenants, their friends and families, the chance to enjoy a restaurant style meal in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The monthly dementia-friendly ... Read More »

Scouts can now be prepared for camping

SCOUTS who are disabled can now ‘be prepared’ to enjoy going camping thanks to a donation from the intu Braehead Community Fund. The shopping and leisure destination has given £500 to the 98th Renfrewshire Corseford Scouts to help buy a mobile hoist, which would allow disabled young people attend Scout camps. The Corseford Scouts have 14 members, both boys and ... Read More »

Bield Take Steps to Better Access

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility. Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift. Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my capacity as the Equalities & Diversity Champion ... Read More »

Ambitious Charity Unveils Progress of Innovative New Housing

THE CONSTRUCTION of six pioneering homes set to transform the lives of those with disabilities is well underway in Dundee. Designed and created by Blackwood, one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers, the hugely innovative houses will set a new standard of accessibility by combining technology, modern construction and engagement to meet customers’ changing needs. Since it built its ... Read More »

Bield Staff Complete Fearless Feat for Charity

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity. Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a wonderful year of fundraising for Chest ... Read More »

Scotland to lead international action on the inclusion and rights of disabled people

The countdown has begun to the Rehabilitation International (RI) World Congress opening ceremony in Edinburgh. This conference will be a unique opportunity to advocate the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people across the world. RI member organisations from over 100 countries will meet and debate issues with leaders from across the academic world, multi-national organisations and senior politicians from a ... Read More »

Blue Triangle Housing Association Creates A Better Future For Service Users

  People using a Glasgow housing support project are being given the chance to take more control to change their lives, thanks to the introduction of a pioneering initiative. Blue Triangle (Glasgow) Housing Association (BTHA) – The Lanark Project provides temporary accommodation to people experiencing a period of homelessness, and has been using the Better Futures framework to track the ... Read More »

Create A Better Future For Housing Support Today

A pioneering initiative to measure the vital impact of housing support services in Scotland has surpassed a milestone after it was revealed more than 12,000 people have used the service. The Better Futures framework has won wide praise as an innovative system that helps to improve the quality of life of people using housing support, as well as enabling organisations ... Read More »

Murrayfield Abseil

Fancy yourself a daredevil? Your inner adrenaline junkie bursting to get out? Well this could be your chance. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September the Stroke Association, with the help of BT, are offering one of their most daring challenges yet. A 135ft abseil from the home of Scottish Rugby, BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.  This is your opportunity ... Read More »

Rent arrears rise predicted by housing associations

The vast majority of Scotland’s housing associations are predicting that rent arrears will rise next year because of changes to benefits. A survey of Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) members said many were worried about the introduction of the “bedroom tax”. Read More »

Big Lottery Fund Scotland awards £5.5m to charities

Charities across Scotland are to claim a share of more than £5.5m from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Awards are being made to 11 schemes as part of the fund’s Investing in Communities programme. Read More »