CIH Scotland

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

CIH Scotland interviews Andy Wightman MSP

CIH Scotland deputy director Callum Chomczuk caught up with Scottish Green Party MSP Andy Wightman to get his views on the party's vision for housing, land and planning reform.

Published 7 June 2018

Review of landlord registration application ‘a fantastic opportunity’ to raise awareness, says CIH Scotland

The Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (CIH Scotland) has called for all landlords to make clear they are complying with all of their legal obligations when applying to the landlord register and for meaningful enforcement when standards are not being met.

Published 6 June 2018

Blog: CIH Scotland’s Housing Festival ‘re-run’ a great success

Following a re-run of day two of its annual Housing Festival, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice officer Susanne Flynn provides a short recap of the highlights.

Published 28 May 2018

Save the date for Scottish Housing Day

People and communities across Scotland are being asked to save the date for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which will take place on Wednesday September 19th.

Published 23 May 2018

CIH Scotland re-runs day two of its annual Housing Festival

Representatives from across Scotland’s housing sector will gather at the Wheatley Academy in Edinburgh today to attend a re-run of day two from CIH Scotland’s annual Housing Festival.

Published 21 May 2018

Housing should be at heart of any loneliness and isolation strategy, says CIH Scotland

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called for more innovative policies to address loneliness in Scotland, recommending that the Scottish Government continues to invest in social housing organisations to allow them to provide vital support services to their tenants and communities while keeping rents affordable. 

Published 3 May 2018