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
Policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell takes a look at what we can expect, and what CIH Scotland would like to see, included in the upcoming Housing Bill.
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
The annual CIH Scotland Housing Awards are now open for entries.
Ashley Campbell: The private rented sector is key to providing housing choice and tackling homelessness
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
CIH Scotland has welcomed Humza Yousaf's commitment to housing after the First Minister published a new policy prospectus which sets out how the government will deliver for Scotland over the next three years. In his first major statement to Parliament, the First Minister said three missions, centred
A major new study into the effect of Universal Credit on social housing tenants has revealed the detrimental impact it is having on lives and how it is driving people into debt and poverty.
CIH Scotland has backed the Scottish Government’s proposed approach of reviewing Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) to remove the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) burden from local authorities acquiring homes 'off the shelf'.
A strategic board to lead progress towards the delivery of Scotland’s 20-year housing plan will meet for the first time today.
In an open letter sent to all three SNP leadership hopefuls, Scotland’s leading housing organisations have called for the next First Minister to urgently prioritise the delivery of social homes.
Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay shares his thoughts on the second day of CIH Scotland's Housing Festival in Glasgow. If delegates ended day one of Scotland’s Housing Festival with a chuckle at some high-profile corporate marketing failures, they were jolted back towards the task at
Local authority progress on homelessness prevention and scaling up of Housing First is at risk if Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) work ends abruptly, according to a set of new reports published by CIH Scotland with support from Fife Council.