CIH Scotland



Craigdale Housing Association shortlisted for CIH Scotland Excellence Award

Craigdale Housing Association has been shortlisted for the CIH Scotland 2019 Award for Excellence in Organisational Change.

Published 11 October 2019

Sharp increase in completions required to meet Scotland’s affordable housing target

Just over 50% of the Scottish Government’s overall affordable housing target had been met by the end of 2018/19 with the figure rising to 61% in terms of approvals, according to the 2019 UK Housing Review Autumn Briefing Paper from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 7 October 2019

Kingdom shortlisted for CIH Excellence Awards

Kingdom Housing Association has been shortlisted in two categories in the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland’s prestigious Excellence Awards.

Published 7 October 2019

Thenue Housing's Beth Reilly shortlisted for CIH Scotland Award

Beth Reilly, a former member of Thenue Housing’s team, has been shortlisted for CIH Scotland’s Excellence Awards in the category of 'Outstanding Contribution to Housing'.

Published 24 September 2019

Ashley Campbell: We need to talk about dementia

The focus of this year’s World Alzheimer’s Day was on breaking the stigma faced by people living with dementia. In this blog, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager, Ashley Campbell, explores how the housing sector can support people to live well with the illness.

Published 23 September 2019

Right to housing must be incorporated in Scots law, according to new report

A new report calling for the incorporation of human rights legislation in Scotland so everyone has access to a safe, affordable home has been published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 18 September 2019

Right to housing must be incorporated in Scots law, according to new report

A new report calling for the incorporation of human rights legislation in Scotland so everyone has access to a safe, affordable home has been published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 18 September 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes new PRS energy efficiency regulations

Proactive communication and robust enforcement are essential if the introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector is to be successful, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 12 September 2019

CIH Scotland appoints Donna Bogdanovic as new board member

CIH Scotland has appointed Donna Bogdanovic from Scottish Borders Council to its board.

Published 11 September 2019

Housing alliance calls for energy efficiency budget to double to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

A report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045 has been published today by the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 5 September 2019

CIH Scotland highlights ‘vital contribution’ of housing sector

In its response to the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee’s call for evidence on the long-term financial sustainability of local government, CIH Scotland has highlighted the vital contribution that the housing sector makes towards achieving all of the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes.

Published 26 August 2019

Ashley Campbell: A new Framework for supporting people living with dementia

CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell, outlines a new framework, developed in partnership with CIH Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub and Alzheimer Scotland, which aims to help housing organisations record the work they are already doing to support people living with dementia and identify areas where they need to do more.

Published 21 August 2019

CIH Scotland interviews Scottish Housing Regulator chair George Walker

In this new interview for CIH Scotland, George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator, offers his thoughts on the new regulatory framework for social housing which came into force in April 2019.

Published 21 August 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes proposals to improve temporary accommodation standards

Proposals to improve standards of accommodation and ensure that no homeless household spends long periods of time in unsuitable accommodation are to be supported but the Scottish Government must provide adequate support, resources and time for local authorities to meet new obligations, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 14 August 2019

Callum Chomczuk: Scottish Housing Day 2019 makes the case for housing as a human right

Ahead of this year's Scottish Housing Day on September 18th, CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk explores the possibilities for creating a human rights based approach to housing in Scotland in this new blog.

Published 7 August 2019