From drama school in Exeter to teaching in Borneo, Helen Forsyth’s route to becoming chief executive at Berwickshire Housing Association is a road less travelled. Tell me a bit about your career, and how you got to be where you are today?
Blog: Progress in meeting Scotland’s ambitious affordable housing targets shows that the housing sector can deliver
Written by Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland For decades housing campaigners, including Shelter Scotland, have insisted that a significant increase in the supply of affordable homes was critical to tackling the housing crisis in Scotland.
The Beast from the East has hit hard in Scotland - but how's the energy system coping? Hannah Smith from Scottish Renewables explains. As the Beast from the East makes Glasgow look more like Narnia, team Scottish Renewables are bunkering down and working from home.
Kenny McDonald Chartered surveyor Kenny McDonald outlines the best time for landlords and tenants to get advice on dilapidations claims.
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.
Blog: GDPR: beyond tenants and employees, who do social landlords process personal data for… and what do they need to do about it?
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.