Positive Action in Housing chief executive officer Robina Qureshi outlines the charity's emergency support for refugees and its response to the recent House of Lords debate on the Nationality and Borders Bill.
Housing benefit advisor Bill Irvine details a case where DWP had refused to include a 'housing costs element' (HCE) in the award of Universal Credit to a tenant.
As planning minister Tom Arthur prepares to give evidence to the Local Government, Housing & Planning Committee this morning, Homes for Scotland head of local & regional planning Liz Hamilton says the draft NPF4 document fails to recognise the current housing crisis and is likely to fur
Common sense suggests that building houses in factories and screwing them together on site is the most efficient way of creating homes. But generally, that’s not the way we do it. So we brought two pioneers of modular construction together to explain it all on the Scottish Housing News Po
With just 10 years to reach the 2032 EESSH2 deadlines, Stirling-based Chris McGinn from PfH Scotland explores the obstacles and offers practical advice to housing providers on how they can tackle these issues.
Stewart Dalgarno, project director at the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) initiative, discusses how climate targets can be met within the house building industry. The end of the UN’s climate change conference COP26 marked the beginning of the hard work req
The latest episode of the Scottish Housing News Podcast features Ann Leslie of Lar Housing Trust and Matthew Busher of Kingdom Group, both leaders in mid-market renting (MMR). Jimmy Black wonders if MMR could fix a broken housing market… To the Romans, lares domestici were housegods who looke
Professor Kenneth Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and co-lead for the University of Glasgow homelessness initiative, discusses the ways in which these two organisations hope to make a positive impact on those experiencing homelessness. In May 2021 it was an
Jimmy Black gives a taste of the latest episode of The Scottish Housing News Podcast and explains why we should trust our sensors.
Planning minister Tom Arthur offers thoughts on the importance of open space and play areas, and encourages responses to the consultation for Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments. COP26 has reinforced on an international stage, how green spaces, with opportunities to connect with n
Nicola Dibb and Debra Constance, co-founders of Women In Social Housing (WISH), the networking organisation for women across all elements of the social housing sector, are working with key parties in Scotland to bring WISH to the country for the first time.
As Brew Monday approaches on the 17th of January, Laura Brodie from Abbeyfield Scotland Ltd asks everyone to reach out to fellow neighbours for a cuppa. However, it doesn’t just need to be limited to one day. It can be an all-year event!
Duncan Smith of the Passivhaus Trust and the Association for Environment Conscious Building introduces a series of articles for Scottish Housing News that will focus on the importance of retrofitting and new build housing to ensure we end fuel poverty and mitigate the worst effects of climate c
In a guest blog for CaCHE's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion series, Leanna Fairfax, draws on her own personal experience to highlight why we need to do more on gender within housing research and policy to ensure that the needs of women experiencing homelessness are met.
Lucy Malarkey, founder and co-director of Positive About Inclusion, highlights why the housing sector must get better at talking about diversity to stand any chance of positive progression. As highlighted in the recent Inside Housing article, the lack of diversity at the leadership level in the sect