Communities

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON CLADDING STANDARDS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish local authorities and housing associations have been seeking to reassure our tenants following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

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Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:00

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

"The COSLA position, as articulated to DWP via a letter from David O'Neill back in March, (following Council Leaders endorsement) is that in light of the impacts emerging that the government should abandon the first week when no payment is due (waiting days), and suggested a longer pause in rollout, before the accelerated program due to commence after the summer kicks in, at least until DWP can report on effective actions and improvements to the service."

 

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Mon, 10/07/2017 - 16:00

COSLA RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRY ON SPRINKLERS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS IN SCOTLAND

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Scottish local authorities and housing associations have been working first and foremost to provide reassurance to tenants following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

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Mon, 03/07/2017 - 16:00

COSLA COMMENT SUPPORTING SUBMISSION OF EVIDENCE TO THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ON HOMELESSNESS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “It has been encouraging to see the Committee turn its attention to homelessness and the variety and strength of responses to their inquiry shows that Scotland continues to take the issue seriously. COSLA is clear that tackling homelessness requires a joined-up, preventative approach by a whole range of organisations and services that go beyond housing.

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Wed, 21/06/2017 - 16:00

COSLA RESPONSE TO SCHOOL LIBRARY PROVISION

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “COSLA is aware that school library provision has changed. This is as a result of cuts to local government budgets whilst ringfencing certain national priorities. Many schools are working together within their local authority groups to provide a quality service both within schools and by linking with their community libraries.

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Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:00

£25 MILLION FOR LOCAL REGENERATION

£25 Million For Local Regeneration

Grants to support 29 community projects across country.

Local areas across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of £25 million to help regenerate their communities.

A total of 29 projects will be awarded funding in 2017/18 as part of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF), which supports projects in disadvantaged areas that engage and involve local communities.

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Thu, 09/03/2017 - 10:00

COSLA RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S PLANNING CONSULTATION

Councillor Stephen Hagan, COSLA Development, Economy and Sustainability Spokesperson said:
 

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Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:46

COSLA AND SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AID PUBLISH GOOD PRACTICE GUIDANCE

COSLA and Scottish Women’s Aid published a good practice note on Commissioning Domestic Abuse Services last week, marking the end of this year’s 16 days of activism to end violence against women campaign.

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Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:46

CUTS TO COUNCILS MEAN CUTS TO THE POOREST PEOPLE WITHIN COMMUNITIES

COSLA has today (Monday) warned governments in both Westminster and Holyrood that cuts to councils mean cuts to communities and primarily the poorest people within communities.


Speaking in advance of the UK Chancellor’s budget statement on Wednesday COSLA’s Finance Spokesperson Councillor Kevin Keenan said:


“The decisions taken by the UK Government later this week, and then by Scottish Government Ministers next month, will have a massive bearing on communities in terms of local services and local jobs.

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Mon, 21/11/2016 - 09:48