Opinion

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Callum Chomczuk, the national director for Scotland at the CIH, looks ahead to the next 12 months in housing and calls on sector professionals to prioritise the dual challenges of housing supply and homelessness services. We ended 2023 with a devastating headline for the sector. We all wanted to see

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Maggie Brünjes, chief executive of Homeless Network Scotland, on the long-term impacts of short-term decisions on housing and what needs to happen now to make 2024 count. Imagine there was enough decent and affordable housing for everyone in Scotland in the places we want to build and live our

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Angela Leitch, member of the Accounts Commission, discusses the Accounts Commission's future reporting on social care. At their best, social care services enable people to not just live the life they choose, but to thrive. The services provided by councils, private and third sector organisations, in

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Duncan Smith, head of energy & sustainability at River Clyde Homes, reflects on an information event on the delivery of heat networks and asks how projects can be scaled up to a city-wide level. Some colleagues from River Clyde Homes and I attended this week's Heat Networks Delivery session

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Kevin Reid looks at why supporting communities is more than a choice for The Cruden Group. With the season of goodwill in full swing, it’s a poignant time to reflect on how important it is for businesses to embed social value at the heart of everything they do. This has certainly become a

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Gavin Smith, chair of the CIH Scotland Board and service manager at Fife Council, reflects on the Autumn Statement and what it means for the private rented sector. On 22 November the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced as part of the UK Government’s Autumn Statement that Local

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Callum Chomczuk, director of CIH Scotland, underlines the importance of housing for domestic abuse victims and survivors, and highlights the current 16 days of activism campaign about gender-based violence. Statistically speaking all of us will likely know someone who has experienced - or is ex

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Helen Raftery, head of data protection complaints at the Information Comissioner's Office (ICO), discusses the importance of data protection in the housing sector, highlighting common issues like inappropriate data disclosures and failures in record-keeping, and offers guidance to housing orga

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Paralympian curling athlete & Accessibility Ambassador for Horizon Housing, Aileen Neilson, reflects on issues raised at the first ever Scottish Parliament for disabled persons last weekend and looks ahead to the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Sunday, December 3rd. It was a

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