UK Government welfare reform measures are having a significant impact on private landlords and their tenants according to CIH Scotland. In its evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s social security committee, CIH notes that the erosion of Local Housing Allowance (LHA), the benefit cap and the r
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and CIH Scotland will team up to commission new research on housing supply need in Scotland post-2021. As the Scottish Government’s programme to build 50,000 new homes between 2016 and 2021 continues into its third year,
Housing organisations across Scotland are being asked to show their support for a new Technology Enabled Care in Housing Charter. Launched at the CIH Scotland Housing Festival 2019, the charter aims to help housing providers to understand, from a practical point of view, how to engage with Technolog
The CIH Scotland Housing Festival takes place this week from 12-13 March at Glasgow’s SEC and will bring together around 800 delegates, speakers and exhibitors from across Scotland and beyond for two days of discussion, debate and networking. The theme for this year’s Festival is ‘
Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association will be hosting a charity golf event at Auchterarder Golf Club on May 30. In September 2016, the Association hosted the event and raised just over £5,000 for various charities.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new project to reimagine the way it connects with and supports its members. The Rethinking Membership project will give housing professionals across Scotland the chance to give their views on what the body should do to ensure its offering fully
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced a number of changes to social housing allocations and suspensions to support greater flexibility in the system and allow landlords to tailor policies to meet local needs. Following commencement of Section 2 last year, social landlords will have until May 20
Scotland’s housing sector has called for “radical change” to tackle homelessness after new figures revealed an increase in applications for homelessness assistance and households in temporary accommodation. New statistics from the Scottish Government found that the number of applic
CIH Scotland has taken over the role of secretariat for the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Housing. Cross-Party Groups (CPGs) are open to all and provide an opportunity for members of all parties, outside organisations and members of the public to meet and discuss a shared interest
As the Fuel Poverty Bill continues to make its way through Parliament, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell reflects on the need for cross party commitment to achieve real changes. On 16 October the National Records of Scotland published its annual statistics showing how
In this new blog for CIH Scotland, Linda Moir, former director of customer service at Virgin Atlantic and head of event services at the London 2012 Olympic Games, talks about the importance of delivering excellent customer service in your organisation. Throughout my professional life I have lived an
Ashley Campbell In its response to the Scottish Housing Regulator’s consultation on a new Regulatory Framework, CIH Scotland has welcomed the continued focus on openness and transparency in data collection and sharing.
More than £825 million is to be invested in 2019-20 to deliver on the Scottish Government’s target for 50,000 affordable homes over the course of the Parliament, finance secretary Derek Mackay has announced. Presenting his Scottish Budget 2019/20 to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, Mr Mackay sa
Callum Chomczuk CIH Scotland's national director Callum Chomczuk takes a look at the issue of older people's housing in Scotland and the need for more accessible housing.
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