ETF Housing Blog

ETF Housing Blog

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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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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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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