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.
Craig Sanderson recognised for lifetime of achievement as CIH Scotland names Excellence Award winners
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
CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell takes a look at the role of housing in helping to address poverty for Challenge Poverty Week last week.
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
Callum Chomczuk Callum Chomczuk has been appointed as the new national director for the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland.
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
CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of three new board members. Joining the board are Sandra McLeod of River Clyde Homes, Phillip Morrison-Gale from Hjaltland Housing Association and housing consultant Graeme Hamilton. These appointments take place after the CIH AGM which will be held later t
As CIH Scotland submits evidence to the Scottish Parliament's social security committee, policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell takes a look at some of the current problems with Universal Credit. In 2010 the Coalition Government unveiled plans that would shake the foundations of the welfare sta
CIH: Benefit freeze puts private renting out of reach for low-income tenants and risks fuelling homelessness
Annie Mauger Even the lowest private rents are now out of reach for people on low incomes – putting thousands at increased risk of homelessness, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found.
CIH Scotland has announced that a lifetime achievement award will be included in its Excellence Awards in November. The winner of the new category will be someone who has demonstrated true professionalism and has made a difference to the communities they have served. The lifetime achievement award i