CIH Scotland



CIH Scotland calls for holistic approach to fire safety

CIH Scotland has welcomed a review of fire safety standards and the need to ensure that recent incidents in Edinburgh, leading to the death of a school pupil, and the Grenfell fire are not repeated.

Published 26 September 2018

Scottish Housing Day receives cross party support

All the main parties in the Scottish Parliament are backing this year’s annual Scottish Housing Day, which is taking place today.

Published 19 September 2018

Poll reveals strong public support for greater government investment in housing

There is strong public support for the Scottish Government to continue to invest in housing, an exclusive new opinion poll has revealed.

Published 18 September 2018

Callum Chomczuk replaces Annie Mauger as new CIH lead in Scotland

Callum Chomczuk has been appointed as the new national director for the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland.

Published 17 September 2018

13% of Scots believe social housing provides best choice for high quality home

The misconception that social housing is lower quality than other tenures is still held among many Scots, a new survey has revealed.

Published 17 September 2018

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