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.
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.
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.
CIH Scotland has appointed Donna Bogdanovic from Scottish Borders Council to its board. Ms Bogdanovic is a qualified planner who began her professional career as a planning and economic development consultant in Glasgow. She is currently the principal officer for housing strategy, policy and develop
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.
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 Scotti
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 peop
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. Q1. Can you explain to our members what you see as the main changes, challenges and opportunitie
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
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. Scottish Housing Day is about celebrating the impact that housing makes to the li
CIH Scotland has welcomed proposals for a flexible regulatory system for short-term lets that would balance the needs of local residents and visitors, but has raised concerns about how a new system would be monitored and enforced. The housing body said the rise of online platforms such as Airbnb in
CIH Scotland has welcomed the publication of revised fire safety guidance for landlords but called for the Scottish Government to ensure that fire safety messages for residents are clear and consistent in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. Responding to the Scottish Government consultation
New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed. Last year the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group recommended changes to homelessne
The establishment of a new public health body and proposals to improve houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) for contract and transient workers have been welcomed by CIH Scotland. The Scottish Government has consulted on whether new categories should be added to the definition of a HMO to protect con
CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Smith to the Scotland board. Currently a service manager at Fife Council with responsibility for homelessness, housing access and service commissioning arrangements, Gavin has worked in various roles in a number of different housing policy areas fo