ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

Staying connected during the Coronavirus outbreak

People Know How have partnered up with Venture Scotland, Change Recruitment Group, the Taranata Group, Edinburgh Palette, the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Remakery to get computers and internet connection to those who need them during the current coronavirus outbreak. #StayHome Over the last few weeks the Coronavirus outbreak has changed lives across the […]

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Feedback from Chartered Institute of Housing Conference

Terry Kirby, Chair, Wharton Square Residents Association attended the Chartered Institute of Housing Conference held in Edinburgh in March. Here he gives his recollection of the main points discussed at the Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference was ‘Homes not Houses’. Home is where you are safe. However what if you are forced to […]

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The Work of Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland have created a consultation and peer-led model called Time for Change, that includes the voices of people experiencing homelessness and housing problems in shaping and designing solutions to local problems. Time for Change Edinburgh began in April 2019 and since then we have: Held local consultations on local problems and solutions, through the […]

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The benefits of kindness

Showing kindness to each other has a feel-good factor all of its own and yet it costs nothing.  The effect it causes is unique and has the ability to make someone’s day.  Something as simple as a smile can have a mutually positive outcome for both parties; the person showing the kindness and the person […]

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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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