CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on the importance of getting Housing First right in Scotland. Scotland can end homelessness. Every year, thousands of our fellow citizens are forced to make a homelessness application and for many, this crisis is compounded by severe and multip
A report outlining stakeholder views on the wider challenges for housing to 2040 has been welcomed by CIH Scotland. Published by the Scottish Government, Housing to 2040 - Report on stakeholder engagement in 2018 followed an initial phase of stakeholder engagement in autumn 2018.
Financial support must be made available to help local authorities deal with any increase in demand for housing or support services if proposals to tackle homelessness are implemented, according to CIH Scotland. The Scottish Government had called for view on proposals to suspend local authorities&rs
The rapid growth of short-term lets such as Airbnb has been a boon to tourists and landlords, yet it could lead to the misappropriation of housing stock and displacement of long-term residents from their communities if left unregulated, new analysis from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has
In this new opinion piece, CIH Scotland’s national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on some of the Scottish findings from CIH’s UK Housing Review 2019. Wanting a home of your own is the most normal thing is the world. We can all relate to the desire to have a place to feel safe, secure
CIH Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to introduce new legislation to allow social landlords to remove domestic abusers from a domestic setting in a protection situation. In its response to a government consultation on emergency barring orders (EBOs), CIH recommended that if someone is
NHS Health Scotland has published a report on events it hosted which explored the link between good housing and health and well-being. Housing has an important influence on health outcomes through the effects of quality, cost, fuel poverty and the role of housing in community life. In Scotland, many
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