Ensuring homes for generations

‘As a government, we have a clear and defining reason for making housing a priority – providing good quality, warm, and affordable homes is vital to create a fairer Scotland, secure economic growth, and support and create jobs. At the heart of that sits our commitment to deliver at least 50,000 affordable homes over the course of this Parliament, with 35,000 of these for social rent’, writes Kevin Stewart.

A modern approach, true to founding principles

An innovative approach to supported living for people, including the older group, is being pioneered in Scotland. Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity highly-regarded for its work supporting older people, has created Crandeen, a subsidiary which will offer a menu of services designed to complement independent living. The premium lifestyle company aims to ensure a quality and consistency of services, at the same time as giving users more say, choice, and flexibility in the way they are delivered.

Bridgewater Housing Association celebrating 21st anniversary

“It’s been a privilege to be the Chief Executive of Bridgewater Housing Association over the past 21 years,” said Ian. “The association is still pretty much an infant in housing association terms, but the scope and reach of its work during the past two decades has undoubtedly made a difference to so many people’s lives in Erskine and elsewhere in Renfrewshire. I’m immensely proud of the work that the Board and staff team have achieved, working with the community during this time.”

Plus …

Sally Thomas, chief executive of The Scottish Housing Federation;

Stephen Good, chief executive, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre;

Karen Campbell, director of policy and operations, Homes for Scotland;

Tony Cain, policy manager at ALACHO (Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers);

David McAllister, PAS;

Shona Glenn, head of policy and research (land), Scottish Land Commission.