CIH Scotland board member Paul Murphy outlines the advantages RSLs can gain by recruiting a blend of experience and raw talent onto their boards. The famous African proverb, "it takes a village to raise a child", also applies to the housing sector.
Given the public nature of many housing association offices, David Bookbinder suggests they should be subject to the same coronavirus restrictions as libraries and community centres. For any type of business or organisation, it goes without saying that navigating through the various ups and downs of
Ten days have now passed with thousands of asylum seekers, including several hundred in Glasgow, being left without working payment cards due to a Home Office contract changeover, writes Robina Qureshi.
In this blog, Adriana Mihaela Soaita from the University of Glasgow looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has augmented the importance of a good neighbourhood and a comfortable home to peoples’ health and wellbeing. They have also brought under the spotlight home’s vulnerabilities, which ta
Andrew Tolmie and Stefanie Johnston outline the current legal landscape in Scotland regarding who pays the remedial works necessary to bring residential buildings into line with new fire safety standards. On 14th June 2017, a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block in west London, causi
Following a report in which Marie Curie calls for more palliative care support for those experiencing homelessness and terminal illness, Ellie Wagstaff outlines the main issues and the charity's recommendations. Homelessness has traditionally been a bleak picture in Scotland over the years. This has
The Covid crisis has shown that Scotland can end homelessness and rough-sleeping in two years, writes Scottish Conservatives' social justice, housing and local government spokesperson Miles Briggs. The Scottish Parliament elections, at the beginning of this month, already feel like a long
Homeless Network Scotland helps grow the policy and system change needed to resolve homelessness in Scotland. It connects people and places, learning from evidence and shared experiences and acting on what works and what matters. Chief executive, Maggie Brünjes, with an open letter to the
Kevin Reid, chief executive of the Cruden Group, looks at meeting the challenges of using more green energy and sustainable building in new homes. Later this year the delayed UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, will take place in Glasgow and it will come at a time when the pandemic has focused atte
Housebuilders have a responsibility to ensure new-build homes are future-proofed, which is challenging given the rapid evolution of digital connectivity. Queensberry Properties’ sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, takes a closer look at the ‘Internet of Things’ and the exci
Ben Christman, Rebecca Morton and Shaun McPhee from the Legal Services Agency outline what they believe to be the main issues regarding the poor enforcement of the law of unlawful evictions in Scotland and make recommendations to the Scottish Government. The law of damages for unlawful eviction
CIH Scotland director Callum Chomczuk on the need for reform of our immigration system to end the hostile environment. In March the Home Office published a new immigration plan it said would improve the fairness and efficacy of the system. However, the reality is these proposals may end up
William Anderson, audit, accounts and charity partner, Meston Reid & Co, highlights the need for responsible governance, transparency, accountability and a professional approach when it comes to charity finances. Few charities will emerge from the pandemic unscathed. Like all organisations, they