Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland. The Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan sets out measures for national and local government and the third sector who provide
Hillcrest Group chairperson Alan Russell with Gemma Macgregor and Euan Hird, both of HEAT An energy advice team that aims to reduce fuel poverty and keep housing association tenants warm over winter were delighted to scoop a top industry award.
Members of staff from the council’s housing service receiving the awards from presenter Arlene Stuart (far right) Two of North Lanarkshire Council’s housing projects scooped a double at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards.
Sanctuary's Andrea Campbell and Lindsay Forrest with the CIH Scotland Excellence award Sanctuary’s £60 million transformation of Glasgow’s Anderston has been formally recognised with CIH Scotland’s Excellence In Regeneration award.
The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced at a special awards dinner at the EICC in Edinburgh. A total of fifteen award category winners were announced alongside a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Craig Sanderson in recognition of his services to
CIH Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to be realistic and clear about the resources needed to achieve a new fuel poverty target. The government’s Fuel Poverty Bill sets out proposals for a new statutory target to reduce fuel poverty to no more than 5% of households in Scotland by 2040. It
Ashley Campbell CIH Scotland has welcomed a review of fire safety standards and the need to ensure that recent incidents in Edinburgh, leading to the death of a school pupil, and the Grenfell fire are not repeated.
All the main parties in the Scottish Parliament are backing this year’s annual Scottish Housing Day, which is taking place today. Among the events taking place across the country is a hustings at the Parliament focusing on young people’s housing issues. Panellists will include Councillor Peter B
There is strong public support for the Scottish Government to continue to invest in housing, an exclusive new opinion poll has revealed. Commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day tomorrow, the survey shows that 46% of Scots think that the government is responsible for ensuring everyone has
The misconception that social housing is lower quality than other tenures is still held among many Scots, a new survey has revealed. A poll commissioned for Scottish Housing Day shows that, despite having the most stretching standards of any type of housing, only 13% of Scots think that social housi
CIH senior policy adviser John Perry takes a more detailed look at the background to the recent Serco contract issues in relation to accommodation for asylum seekers. Despite all the fuss about migration levels, the numbers applying for asylum in the UK are at historically low levels. They ran at ov
With just one week to go until Scottish Housing Day, CIH Scotland has provided a short round up of some of the key events that it has got lined up to mark the day. CIH Scotland and partners are gearing up for this year’s Scottish Housing Day which takes place in just one week’s time on Wednesday