CIH Scotland

Blog: New fire safety guidance an opportunity to raise awareness

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.

Published 13 February 2018

Scrutiny programme achievements celebrated in new CIH Scotland report

A final report on the achievements of a four-year training and learning programme ‘Stepping Up to Scrutiny’ has been published by CIH Scotland.

Published 12 February 2018

New Board leadership unveiled at CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has begun 2018 with the appointment of a new chair and vice chair to its Board.

Published 1 February 2018

Blog: Scottish social landlords must prepare for new allocations rules

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 landlords on the important change. Ashley Campbell, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager, explains more.

Published 1 February 2018

Fuel poverty campaigners call for more ambitious targets

Housing campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to end fuel poverty.

Published 1 February 2018

Blog: Challenges in 2018 as we look to build the homes we need

Housing delivery, homelessness, standards and much more - as we enter 2018, CIH Scotland policy expert Ashley Campbell explores what to look out for.

Published 18 January 2018

CIH Scotland makes two key appointments

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has started 2018 by making two key appointments to its team in Scotland.

Published 9 January 2018

Budget: Housing investment measures welcomed across the sector

A £756 million contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 and an increase of £138.9m for the More Homes Programme were amongst the investment plans set out in the 2018-19 Draft Budget by finance secretary Derek Mackay.

Published 15 December 2017

Blog: A new PRS in time for Christmas

To mark today’s introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy, Ashley Campbell outlines the ramifications of the new regime.

Published 1 December 2017

Wheatley launches international study into customer engagement

A major international study into how world-class organisations engage with customers is being launched by Wheatley Group.

Published 22 November 2017

New CIH guide makes case for exploring Housing First approach to tackling homelessness

A new publication from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) explores the concept of Housing First and the principles behind it and looks at how it is being put into practice across the UK and Ireland as a one of a range of approaches to tackling homelessness.

Published 21 November 2017

Clackmannanshire Council manager recognised for leadership excellence

Clackmannanshire Council’s housing operations manager, Jennifer Queripel, has been chosen by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland as the 2017 winner of the Excellence in Leadership Award.

Published 9 November 2017

New housing sector practice guide launched to support people with dementia

A new practice guide has been launched to help housing practitioners offer suitable support to people affected by dementia.

Published 6 November 2017

Kingdom’s Morgan Anderson is CIH Apprentice of the Year

Morgan Anderson, a trainee in Kingdom Housing Association’s human resources department, has been selected as the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year for 2017.

Published 6 November 2017