CIH Scotland

Blog: Asylum seekers in Scotland - what's the background to the Serco contract issues?

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.

Published 14 September 2018

Blog: One week to go until Scottish Housing Day 2018

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.

Published 12 September 2018

Three new board members appointed at CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of three new board members.

Published 11 September 2018

Blog: Universal Credit is not delivering

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.

Published 30 August 2018

CIH: Benefit freeze puts private renting out of reach for low-income tenants and risks fuelling homelessness

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.

Published 29 August 2018

CIH Scotland to honour lifetime of achievement at Excellence Awards

CIH Scotland has announced that a lifetime achievement award will be included in its Excellence Awards in November.

Published 23 August 2018

Blog: Collaborative working key to helping people live well with dementia

CIH Scotland chair Esther Wilson reflects on the important links between housing, health and social care and encourages housing organisations to re-examine their services to ensure that people with dementia are able to live independently at home.

Published 16 August 2018

Blog: Should Scotland worry about the right to rent?

Following the announcement from Serco that it will pause plans to evict asylum seekers from their homes in Glasgow, CIH Scotland's deputy director Callum Chomczuk revisits the issue of 'right to rent' and asks should Scotland be worried?

Published 13 August 2018

CIH Scotland interviews Graham Simpson MSP

CIH Scotland’s deputy director Callum Chomczuk caught up with Conservative MSP for Central Scotland and shadow minister for housing and communities Graham Simpson.

Published 2 August 2018

Opportunity to celebrate excellence in Scottish housing sector

CIH Scotland is looking for exemplary individuals and initiatives in Scotland’s housing sector that deserve to be celebrated at the 2018 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards.

Published 2 August 2018

‘More ambitious approach’ needed to improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty

CIH Scotland has called for all homes to be brought up to a minimum of EPC C by 2030 as a new poll revealed public backing for more investment in warmer homes.

Published 30 July 2018

Blog: Countdown to letting agent registration deadline

CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell reminds members that letting agent applications must be submitted by 1 October 2018.

Published 20 July 2018

Scottish Government sets new fuel poverty target

No more than 5% of households in Scotland should be living in fuel poverty by 2040, under a new target set out in a new bill introduced to parliament.

Published 27 June 2018

Interview: CIH Scotland speaks to Danielle Rowley MP

CIH Scotland’s deputy director Callum Chomczuk caught up with Labour MP for Midlothian Danielle Rowley to find out more about the housing issues facing her constituents, and her top housing priorities as a Scottish MP.

Published 21 June 2018

CIH Scotland Excellence Awards now open for 2018 applications

The 2018 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards, which recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the breadth of the sector in Scotland, are now open for applications.

Published 20 June 2018