In advance of an Existing Homes Alliance Scotland parliamentary reception on May 29, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell provides an update on the work of the group. CIH Scotland is one of the founding members of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) a coalition of hous
A delivery plan to tackling child poverty in Scotland is a step in the right direction but more effort is needed to ensure every child has an affordable home, according to CIH Scotland. Last week the Scottish Government published its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan which pledged to prioritise i
Over 17,200 wheelchair users in Scotland do not have a suitable home and this unmet need is set to increase by 80% by 2024, according to new research. A major new report published by Horizon Housing Association and North Star Consulting and Research estimates that there are 87,340 wheelchair users i
CIH Scotland has warned that there should be “no room for complacency” about meeting the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 new affordable homes by 2021 as it unveiled key findings from its annual UK Housing Review. On the key issue of housing supply, the report outlines a “mi
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