housing

children, housing

Rise in number of children living in temporary accomodation

Recent figures obtained through Freedom of Information requests have revealed that the number of people living in council-provided temporary accommodation has increased since 2015/16. Scottish local authorities received around 34,100 applications for homelessness assistance during 2016/17, some 2% lower than in the same period in 2015/16.¬†While homelessness applications are falling, the number of people being […]

housing

Council launches rents review consultation

North Ayrshire Council has launched a major consultation with tenants as it strives to make rents fairer. This is the first major review of rent levels for a number of years and looks at the current charging system which is based loosely on size, type of property and the type of heating system installed. This […]