CIH Scotland

Date set for ONS housing association classification decision

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is to announce its decision on the classification of housing associations in Scotland on September 29.

Published 21 September 2016

New poll shows big variations in housing preferences and awareness across Scotland

An opinion poll commissioned to coincide with the first official Scottish Housing Day has found the Scottish public knows very little about their housing options beyond the options of buying with a mortgage and private and social renting.

Published 19 September 2016

Blog: My housing story - Ashley Campbell, CIH Scotland

Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland, shares her housing story for Scottish Housing Day.

Published 7 September 2016

Inaugural Scottish Housing Day announced at CIH Scotland new office opening

Housing bodies the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland and HouseMark Scotland have formally relocated from central Edinburgh premises on Princes Street to newly refurbished offices at 160 Dundee Street in the Fountainbridge area of the west end of the city.

Published 29 August 2016

New guidance issued to housing staff working with refugees

A new guide to ensure refugees’ right to quality accommodation is upheld has been issued to housing professionals.

Published 26 August 2016

Bob Allan Young Achiever award opens for entries

CIH Scotland has opened submissions to the Bob Allan Young Achiever in Housing Excellence Award.

Published 10 August 2016

Blog: Dementia … everyone can make a difference!

As CIH Scotland, in association with Arneil Johnston, embarks on the next phase of its dementia programme, project manager Lyn Jardine of Lyn Jardine Consulting shares some of her reflections on dementia care in Scotland and blogs about the value of housing’s role in delivering person-centred approaches for our ageing population.

Published 9 August 2016

CIH Scotland’s Excellence Awards are back

It’s that time of year again for the housing sector to dust off its very best ideas and projects and get applying for CIH Scotland's annual hunt for the best of Scottish housing.

Published 29 July 2016

Blog: Reviewing the Scottish Social Housing Charter

As the Scottish Government looks to review the Scottish Social Housing Charter, CIH Scotland's policy and practice co-ordinator Susanne Webster blogs about the recent series of consultation events and considers what is likely to be included in the new Charter when it comes into force in April 2017.

Published 28 July 2016

Brexit vote ‘puts new housing targets at risk’, finds CIH Scotland survey

Housing professionals in Scotland fear the UK’s recent Brexit vote could put the Scottish Government’s affordable housing targets out of reach, a new survey by CIH Scotland has revealed.

Published 26 July 2016

A new home for CIH Scotland and a visit from the housing minister

CIH Scotland has moved office and can now be found at Suite L2B, 160 Dundee Street Edinburgh EH11 1DQ.

Published 19 July 2016

Letting agents take action to drive rogues out of business

Letting agents from across Scotland will today start signing up to a new programme of compliance with government regulations with the aim of raising standards and driving rogue operators out of the market.

Published 19 May 2016

Blog: What is mid market rent anyway?

Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland, blogs about newly commissioned research on mid-market rent, in partnership with Wheatley Group.

Published 19 May 2016

Blog: Towards a digital nation: the switch to smart meters

As the national rollout of digital smart meters gets underway, Susanne Webster, policy and practice co-ordinator at CIH Scotland blogs about the potential impact and how the new meters can help us all make smarter energy choices.

Published 12 May 2016

CIH Scotland political blogs keep housing centre stage

CIH Scotland is keeping housing centre stage of the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections with the publication of a series of blogs from the five main political parties.

Published 29 April 2016