Jon Sparkes Jon Sparkes blogs on the Scottish Government’s approval of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group’s temporary accommodation recommendations and charts progress on final report on ending homelessness for good.
Shelter Scotland’s senior campaigns & policy officer, Lisa Glass, on the health implications of living in a cold home, and what more needs to be done. Thinking about cold homes and fuel poverty might be hard just now given the elusive Scottish summer will soon be upon us, but today 649,000 hou
Following a re-run of day two of its annual Housing Festival, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice officer Susanne Flynn provides a short recap of the highlights. Following an untimely finish in February due to the wintry weather, CIH Scotland was pleased to be able to offer delegates a re-run of da
How can we fund social infrastructure through land value capture? Prof Mark Stephens talks through some of the options from his new research. All advanced economies face challenges of paying for social infrastructure including affordable housing and schools, as well as the challenge of paying for ma
George Walker delivers the latest on the Scottish Housing Regulator’s review of its Regulatory Framework. As you know, we’ve been having an important discussion with our stakeholders on the future of social housing regulation in Scotland. Since January we’ve held a series of roundtable events
Professor Glen Bramley reflects on the interim report of a new study investigating housing supply requirements across Great Britain for low-income households and homeless people, and the key policy challenges facing government and the housing sector. To the greatest extent in more than a generation,
Fanchea Kelly A recent report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) which calls on the Scottish Government to produce a strategy to ensure there’s an adequate supply of housing for people with disabilities is a positive call to action for accessible modern housing, with
Aoife Deery outlines Shelter Scotland’s concerns about the impact welfare reform is having on renters. Last week, the Scottish Government published its third report into the impact of welfare reform, which confirms worries that the private rented sector is increasingly unaffordable for many and es
David Orr A number of organisations have appeared, calling themselves ‘housing associations’ but with business models completely contrary to the core values of housing associations – this is extremely dangerous, writes David Orr.