Smaller households, fewer houses built, and more people: how statistics help us understand Scotland’s housing crisis

Statistics can help us better understand the social problems that we face. When we look at housing in Scotland, we tend to focus on the figures that show evidence of a housing crisis, such as that 940,000 households live in relative poverty after housing costs, and that 142,500 applicants are waiting for council housing.  Or, […]

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Guest Blog: Meeting housing demand, raising standards: social landlords and the private rented sector

Weslo were one of the first social landlords in Scotland to venture into the private rented sector market. Ahead of next week’s Shelter Scotland conference on the private rented sector – sponsored by Weslo Housing Management – Mike Bruce, Weslo’s Chief Executive, shares his perspective on this move. Firstly, any social landlord looking to make […]

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