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Housing as a human right for people with learning disabilities

On Scottish Housing Day, Lorne Berkley of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability blogs about the housing landscape for people with learning disabilities. A generation of people with learning disabilities have grown up since Scotland’s largest long-stay hospital finally closed its doors in 2002. Lennox Castle Hospital, on the outskirts of Glasgow, housed almost 1700 …

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Hub of hope

Glasgow City Council’s s Private Rented Sector Hub is a unique service to help families in the city’s private rented sector housing and aims to prevent homelessness and tackle child poverty. The team at Glasgow City Council’s Private Rented Sector Support Hub – unique in Scotland – are part of the council’s wider housing team, …

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All about values

ARK Housing Chief Executive, Bobby Duffy, explains how clear organisational values set the standard for enabling tenants to claim their housing rights. ARK is described as a values-based organisation and this is correct.  Our organisational Values are what guide our behaviours and expectations of the relationships we hold in ARK and this is true of …

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What ‘Home’ means

Home Group director, Sandra Brydon, blogs on housing as a human right and the work the organisation is doing with Shelter Scotland to understand it better. With Scottish Housing Day fast approaching, the team at Home Group in Scotland have been looking closely at this year’s theme; housing as a human right. As a provider …

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Are you with us?

Are you with us? The campaign for housing rights in Scotland – a blog from Shelter Scotland This week, Shelter Scotland launched a new campaign for housing rights in Scotland, including the launch of a public petition to embed the human right to housing fully in Scottish law. There has been a lot of talk …

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Aspirations for community

Sandra Brydon of Home Group Housing explains the launch of its Aspirations Project A lot has changed in Scotland over the last 40 years when Home Group’s history began. Technology has taken us to a point where we can communicate with friends across the globe at the touch of a button and chat to countless people …

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Housing is a human right – but what does this mean in Scotland?

Shelter Scotland blogs on housing as a human right In December 2018, the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership recommended a new Act of the Scottish Parliament on human rights. This Act could provide a legal right to adequate housing for everyone.The potential behind this recommendation is, quite frankly, huge. In 1948, when the world was …

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Supporting Young People

Fife-based Campion Homes explains the important role of new-build developers in helping young people on the path towards home ownership – and how it can support their careers in the construction industry. As 2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland, it is fitting that young people are the focus of this year’s Scottish …

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