New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government. Set out by the government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, the full recommendations cover actions to prevent rough sleeping; empower front
Representatives of the housing sector from across Scotland will gather in Edinburgh for Scotland’s Housing Festival 2018, the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland, taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February.
Professionals from across Scotland’s housing sector are being encouraged to share their experience on allocations and suspensions to support revised practice guidance currently being prepared by specialist research consultants Craigforth and CIH Scotland.
Susanne Flynn With the Scottish Government set to produce refreshed guidance on fire safety for providers of certain types of accommodation, CIH Scotland spoke to Susanne Flynn in its policy and practice team to find out what it means and who should take note.
A final report on the achievements of a four-year training and learning programme ‘Stepping Up to Scrutiny’ has been published by CIH Scotland. Delivered on behalf of the Scottish Government through a partnership between CIH Scotland and HouseMark Scotland, the scrutiny programme comprised a ser
Ashley Campbell New rules on allocations and suspensions will require social landlords in Scotland to review their policies and make changes where necessary. CIH Scotland and housing research consultants Craigforth have been appointed by the Scottish Government to prepare practice guidance for landl
Housing campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to end fuel poverty. In responses to the government’s consultation, which ends at 5pm today, Shelter Scotland, the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Off
Revised practice guidance is under development to help social landlords prepare for the implementation of new provisions on allocations and suspensions under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 over the next 12 to 18 months.
Derek Mackay A £756 million contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 and an increase of £138.9m for the More Homes Programme were amongst the investment plans set out in the 2018-19 Draft Budget by finance secretary Derek Mackay.