ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

Self-Reflection

It has been a great pleasure working as a placement student at Tollcross Community Action Network (TCAN).  TCAN is a community organisation working in partnership with Tollcross Foodbank in Edinburgh.  TCAN provides a wide range of services mainly centred around signposting to other organisations but also including a clothes bank, books and toys.  I am […]

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The Fight for Home starts here!

Shelter Scotland exists to fight for everyone experiencing problems with their housing – whether that’s problems with repairs, a house that doesn’t meet their needs or that they are facing homelessness.  More than one in three adults living in Scotland today are impacted by the housing emergency – this means an estimated 1.5 million people […]

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People Know How

Delivering their 500th device People Know How have delivered their 500th device as part of their Computer Delivery project. Digital exclusion The Scottish charity People Know How began Computer Delivery when lockdown began, refurbishing donated devices and delivering them to people in Edinburgh and East Lothian experiencing digital exclusion, in partnership with Venture Scotland. The […]

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Coping during lockdown

We are certainly living in mysterious times at the moment and I’ve never experienced anything like this before in my lifetime. My name is Mark Henry, Development Worker for Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) and I have been working from home since we went into lockdown at the end of March.  In order to work from […]

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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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