Matt Lowther With only a week to go until the CIH Housing Festival of 2018, Matt Lowther said his NHS Health Scotland colleagues are in full swing as they embrace event planning.
Lynn Richmond The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018 and will change the way organisations within the EU process personal data. The GDPR will be supplemented by a new UK Data Protection Act and will increase the obligations on all organisations using or proce
Aoife Deery and Lisa Glass dissect a Holyrood committee’s report which outlined a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness in Scotland. This week the Local Government and Communities Committee, published its report culminating 11 months of inquiry into homelessness in Scotland.
Shelter Scotland is looking for people in Edinburgh, Dundee, The Borders and Dumfries & Galloway to help the charity by taking part in some focus groups. Shelter Scotland has embarked on research to explore a new way to provide accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness.
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Kelly Sleight By Kelly Sleight, a solicitor in the Housing team at law firm Harper Macleod
Susanne Flynn With the Scottish Government set to produce refreshed guidance on fire safety for providers of certain types of accommodation, CIH Scotland spoke to Susanne Flynn in its policy and practice team to find out what it means and who should take note.
Jon Sparkes The Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group is close to making recommendations on ending rough sleeping for good. Read the latest progress from group chair and Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes.
Andrew Mickel With submissions closing on the Planning Bill consultation last Friday, Andrew Mickel calls on politicians, communities, local authorities and housebuilders to work together to provide the change needed to deliver the homes Scotland needs.
With progress on homelessness slowing according to the latest figures, Aoife Deery looks behind the stats to find out why, and see what can be done. Last month, the Scottish Government released its bi-annual statistics on homelessness and Housing Options in Scotland. The release covered the period b
Paul Kelly Paul Kelly reveals the one change he believes would have a significantly positive effect on helping the Scottish Government reach its 50,000 new homes target.
With the previous target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016 dramatically missed, Shelter Scotland wants to see stronger ambition this time round. Yesterday marked the close of the Scottish Government consultation on a strategy to tackle fuel poverty.
Kevin Stewart A new statutory Code of Practice for letting agents has come into force, which will improve standards and empower tenants, says Kevin Stewart, minister for local government and housing.
Ashley Campbell New rules on allocations and suspensions will require social landlords in Scotland to review their policies and make changes where necessary. CIH Scotland and housing research consultants Craigforth have been appointed by the Scottish Government to prepare practice guidance for landl
Jon Sparkes Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the stakeholder workshop held this week as part of the work of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.
By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government Looking back