Ross Barty from PfH Scotland offers tips on how to deal with the volatile market conditions that are now having a very real impact on Scottish housing providers. Volatile market conditions are now having a very real impact on Scottish housing providers. Materials costs are climbing sharply, driven b
Jimmy Black reflects on the recent Holyrood launch of the Scottish Housing with Care Taskforce report. The challenge of housing our older people was the main focus of a recent reception in Holyrood, sponsored by Paul McLennan MSP. Some at the event, however, took a broader view of the meaning of Hou
Following CIH Scotland's response to a consultation on revised draft guidance on from the Scottish Government, Ashley Campbell reiterates its call for more resources to deliver home adaptations. The right home, whether designed or adapted to meet specific needs, can support good
Simon Community Scotland's Megan Thomson details the sad loss of someone the charity's Intensive Outreach Support Team had been supporting for more than 10 years. We are always looking for good news stories and good outcomes to highlight the amazing work we do. Sadly today was not the day for t
As AIMCH, the UK's flagship collaborative R&D project, whose aim has been to develop, trial and scale up industrialised housing techniques ends, Stewart Dalgarno, its project director reflects on its achievements and predicts what’s next for the house building sector.
Derek Lennon from Akela Construction & Ground Engineering looks at the innovative techniques the firm is employing to help tackle the growing housing shortage. There is no silver bullet to the UK’s chronic housing shortage. Compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s an issue with
Mike Staples, chief executive at South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH), and Ronnie MacRae, chief executive at Communities Housing Trust (CHT), who have worked with hundreds of communities across Scotland, facilitating well over 1,000 affordable homes between them, continue their monthly series
Victoria Blair, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, on the benefits of housebuilding and the need for more investment in the sector. On 20th May the housebuilding sector got together for the first time in over two years at the flagship Homes for Scotland lunch. While providing a chance to network and
With a perfect storm of supply chain issues impacting repairs, Caledonia Housing Association's director of assets Andrew Kilpatrick reveals why expertise, approach, and ways of working are as key as the price when selecting a contractor partner. As we embrace post-pandemic life, social landlords as
Caroline Heenan, The Eric Liddell Community day service manager, discusses the need for dementia-friendly societies in the UK. There are an estimated 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland. Around 3,000 of these people will be under the age of sixty-five. Dementia Awareness Week can signific
The delivery of 49 new homes on a former WW1 naval barracks near the Queensferry Crossing will be the biggest challenge undertaken by Lar Housing Trust, chief executive Ann Leslie explains more. Our latest acquisition has a nautical theme to it. And if you’ll forgive the pun, we have now set s
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, CIH Scotland policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell considers the housing sector's role in supporting people to live well with dementia. We don't talk enough about ageing and dementia. Yes, it's a tricky subject, and people can be reluctant to think about how
CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk rounds up the action from the two-day Scotland’s Housing Festival last week. After a two-year hiatus, it was great to be back last week for Scotland’s Housing Festival – our biggest get-together of housing professionals
CaCHE director, Professor Ken Gibb, outlines plans for the next phase of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). We are delighted to announce that the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has been funded for another four years. The funding from ESRC and AHRC will co
Dr Jenny Preece, a research associate at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, outlines the approach to producing a new animation which highlights the experiences of those living through the building safety crisis and the impact that it has had on their everyday life.