Youngsters who took part in the 2015 Apprentice Challenge The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today launched an ambitious plan to increase the amount and range of Modern Apprenticeships that are available in the country.
An interim report on the impact of UK government plans to cap housing benefit for social housing tenants aged under 35 has concluded that 21,000 young Scots could face a rent affordability gap of up to £22.6 million annually as a result. Commissioned by the Scottish Government in conjunction with t
Local government and housing minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, with John Blackwood (Scottish Association of Landlords), Elspeth Boyle (Landlord Accreditation Scotland), Mark Reid (CIH Scotland) and first graduates from LETWELL training programme. Photo Credit: Claire Young The first letting agents to hav
CIH Scotland is urging members to take the opportunity to challenge campaigning local council election candidates on their housing priorities over the next few weeks to ensure they have a handle on housing issues specific to their area. With the local elections just a few weeks away, and housing a t
Marian Reid As a new revised Scottish Social Housing Charter comes into force, CIH Scotland's deputy director Marian Reid blogs about the important new emphasis on tenant scrutiny.
Successful reform of Scotland’s planning system will be crucial if the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 new affordable homes by the end of the current Scottish Parliament is to be met, CIH Scotland has said. Submitting its evidence to a Scottish Government consultation on the fu
This year’s official Scottish Housing Day will take place on Thursday September 21, it has been announced. Following a successful launch in September 2016, this will be the second annual Scottish Housing Day and is led by CIH Scotland in partnership with a range of housing sector partners includin
Ashley Campbell By Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland
As the number of individuals diagnosed with dementia is predicted to rise to 19,473 every year by 2020, a new report has concluded that the housing sector has a critical role to play in meeting the needs of people living with the condition. Commissioned by CIH Scotland to give a better understanding
New research into mid-market rent (MMR) has found high satisfaction levels among tenants living in the properties but there is still limited awareness among many people about what mid-market rent is, the potential benefits it offers and whether it might be an option open to them. The research was co
Kevin Stewart launches the tenant scrutiny guide at the Housing Festival 2017 A best practice guide to embedding tenant scrutiny in social housing has been officially launched by Scottish Government minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart.
CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of three new Board members as its annual housing festival got underway at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow yesterday. The new board members were introduced at a member’s lunch hosted by CIH Scotland Board chair Amanda Britain.
The Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) has produced a new practical guide to help improve collaboration between people working within the public health and housing fields. The ScotPHN, which is hosted by NHS Health Scotland and is accountable to the Directors of Public Health, believes that wh
Annie Mauger CIH Scotland has added its voice to growing concerns about the negative social impact and spiralling costs of implementing Universal Credit.
Annie Mauger CIH Scotland has outlined its concerns about the implications of extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).