32 - Fit Homes and rural housing with Kirsty Morrison and Ronnie MacRae
As social housing organisations across the country navigate a host of issues from an inadequate number of affordable homes, a cost of living crisis and an ageing population, for those working and living in rural areas, these issues are compounded by a unique set of circumstances such as a lack of local services and an exodus of young families.
Two people coming up with innovative solutions to tackle this are Kirsty Morrison, the chief executive of Albyn Housing Society, and Ronnie MacRae, the chief executive officer at Communities Housing Trust.
Joining Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay, Kirsty shares Albyn’s Fit Homes, which support vulnerable tenants who require support to live independently at home. Ronnie outlines the partnership working of Communities Housing Trust to increase the provision of affordable homes and services in remote areas.
Both have their say on the specific issues impacting people in rural communities, Modern Methods of Construction and put their case to the new housing minister Paul McLennan.
Kieran Findlay is the editor of Scottish Housing News. Jimmy Black is a former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner.
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