Callum Chomczuk, national director of CIH Scotland, gives an update on plans to develop a workforce strategy for the housing sector. Two weeks ago we celebrated Scottish Housing Day and more specifically housing as a career.
In this blog for Scottish Housing Day, CIH Scotland’s national director Callum Chomczuk highlights the contribution that Scotland’s housing professionals make to improving the lives of tenants and communities, as well as the ambition to make housing a career of choice. Today we celebrate
CIH Scotland has published its response to the Scottish Housing Regulator's (SHR) call for views on the regulatory framework with a concern that prioritising regulatory focus could hamper the ability of social landlords to have a flexible approach to meeting the needs of tenants.
Ahead of Scottish Government legislation expected later in this Parliamentary term, CIH Scotland has today published a discussion paper setting out considerations as to the scope and feasibility of a regulator for the private rented sector (PRS). In its report, CIH Scotland notes the Scottish Govern
Ensuring everyone in Scotland has access to adequate housing should be put at the centre of policy-making at every level of government, according to a new call from more than a dozen organisations working across housing, homelessness, local government and the legal sector.
Mike Dougan has joined the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as the engagement manager for Scotland and the north east of England. Mike joins CIH Scotland with over a decade of experience in the third and private sector, leading business growth and maximising the customer journey in membership or
As Scotland marks Dementia Awareness Week, Ashley Campbell reflects on Scotland's new national Dementia Strategy. The Scottish Government has a long-standing commitment to support people to live well at home or in a homely setting for as long as they want to and it’s safe for them to do so.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published the second briefing in the “Putting Safety First” series. Developed by Campbell Tickell on behalf of the SFHA in partnership with the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO) and CIH Scotland, the
England’s housing secretary Michael Gove is making housing qualifications mandatory for 25,000 senior housing managers across England. That throws up some questions for Scotland… principally, should we follow Gove’s lead? Would that help us improve standards and maybe prevent thi
After its research found that most local authorities believe the PRS should play a bigger role in tackling homelessness, CIH Scotland is now looking to develop a PRS Charter and is to commission research into affordability. Policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell explains more. In 2021 CIH carri
CIH Scotland has called for more government support to help the country reach net-zero emissions. The Scottish Government consultation on a draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan closed yesterday. The document sets out a vision for transforming Scotland’s energy system on the journey t
The majority of social landlords in Scotland have not put in place adequate policies to support survivors of domestic abuse facing homelessness, a new report by Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) and CIH Scotland has found. In 2018/19, 73 of the 173 social landlords in Scotland (42%) signed up to