ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

Overcoming Loneliness

If, like many of us, you are someone living with loneliness, then fret not, there is a solution.  This common condition is symptomatic of today’s insular society, and can affect anyone, of any age or background.  We’ve become a nation that favours engaging with social media over interacting with others, thus, robbing us of an […]

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Why tenants’ groups need volunteers to succeed

My name is Paul Vaughan and I’m currently the Chair of Gateside Tenants and Residents Association (GTRA) in Kirkliston.  Our Registered Tenant Organisation is very active and we work throughout the year.  When we finish one project then it’s the start of another. It’s the same with other RTOs and community groups throughout Edinburgh, but […]

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ETF Blog

ETF’s housing blog features stories, reflections and pictures about what’s hot in housing and the communities world. We are looking for contributors to help tell the story of what’s happening in housing in Edinburgh (…and beyond)  and we need YOUR help. If you’re a tenant, work in housing, interested in community development, or just plain passionate about where […]

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Working Together To Combat Poverty

The Poverty Alliance, a national anti-poverty campaigning charity in Scotland, is conducting research with people living in Edinburgh to hear their experiences about struggling financially and living on a low income in Edinburgh.  We are asking people to share their experiences – we want to understand the issues that are facing individuals and families.  These […]

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Visiting the new Social Security Agency in Dundee

  Last month, myself and three other City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) tenants (Barbara Stark, Christine and big Jim Galloway (who was the driver) were invited to visit the new Social Security Scotland Agency headquarters in Dundee.  The purpose of the trip was to find out a bit more about the work of the Agency […]

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Visit to Repairs Direct Contact Centre

I was on a visit to the Repairs Direct Contact Centre at Waverley Court last month. I was met by Willie Crawford, Operations Manager, Housing Property, City of Edinburgh Council.  I also met Michelle Moore, Team Leader, Repairs Direct who gave me a brief introduction of the Contact Centre and pointed out the different areas […]

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