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It’s been a tough year for our Housing Support Service this past year. Our contract was reduced by 5% in line with the Council’s cost saving requirements and in 2014 – 2015 the contract was again reduced by 3%. This resulted in a reduction in...

Starting from Monday 06th July. Positive Steps Housing Support Team will be holding weekly art session. This will help the service users to explore their creative side. Help express their emotions in an artistic way, or lose themselves in drawing or painting. ...

Did you know that our Housing Support Team provides support, to enable someone to manage on a day-to-day basis while living in their own home. We can help you: Help with budgeting and paying bills Planning meals and shopping Emotional support Help to pursue social or leisure interests Don’t struggle on...

Social Firms Scotland (SFS) is Scotland’s support agency for Social Firms, a member organisation, providing a range of information, advice and support to people and organisations who wish to set-up, develop and grow their socially driven business. Social Firms are a distinct type of social enterprise where the social mission is to create employment, work experience, training and volunteering opportunities for people who face significant barriers to employment - in particular, people with a disability (including mental ill health and learning disability) substance abuse issue, a prison record, homeless issues and young people.

Did you know that Positive Steps Initiatives Accommodation Service (PSI) was started in 2013. Since then we have continue to build on this Social Enterprise Service, where we have accessed more tenancies through the private sector. We now have properties from a selection of social...

Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research report looking at how housing associations have responded to changes. 15 May 2014 Based on in-depth interviews with 15 housing associations across England, this report highlights the changes experienced by housing associations since last April. It documents some of the strategic responses, from amending policies and practices, reviewing development plans to mobilising staff from across different departments to face the new challenges. Overall, the associations saw themselves as coping well and felt that they would be able to manage current arrears levels if no further problems arose. However, they did report that some tenants seemed to be facing an ever increasing burden, faced with an accumulation of changes including the bedroom tax, the changes in council tax benefit and rising utility costs.