Funding announced by the Scottish Government falls short of delivering the required number of affordable homes needed in Scotland and won't effectively tackle fuel poverty, housing charities have warned following yesterday's Scottish Budget.
CIH Scotland's Housing and Dementia Framework has gained Midlothian Council as a new signatory. The framework was developed with support from Alzheimer Scotland and the Place Home and Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Katy Syme talks about how Changeworks is supporting the housing sector to deliver on challenging targets and juggle competing priorities. Changeworks is Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low carbon living – a trusted ex
CIH Scotland has announced the shortlisted nominees for the 2021 Scotland housing awards. In an unprecedented and challenging year, the awards recognise and celebrate the creativity, passion, and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the sector in Scotland, and aim to highlight
Social landlords should use a human rights approach to improve housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, a new report has recommended.
CIH Scotland has welcomed elements of the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill but has stopped short of lending its support to a proposed rent cap. The Scottish Parliament's local government and communities committee has called for evidence on the Bill which aims to increase affordability and create
CIH Scotland has commended the proposed Domestic Abuse (Protection) Bill going through the Scottish Parliament but called on its provisions to be strengthened to improve the housing rights and better protect victims of domestic abuse. The legislation as drafted would allow a court to place a Domesti
Almost nine in ten of Scots believe the government should be responsible for ensuring housing is provided to a decent standard for every citizen, no matter what their income, according to new research from CIH Scotland.
CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and SFHA make joint call for funding increase to build 53,000 social and affordable homes
In a joint response to the draft Infrastructure Investment Plan, CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations have called for the Scottish Government to increase affordable housing supply levels from the current target of 50,000 homes to 53,000 homes i
Kingdom Housing Association graduate trainee Grant McManus writes a guest blog for CIH Scotland where he is currently undertaking work experience. As Scotland’s population continues to age, the number of those living with or directly affected by dementia is expected to rise considerably. With
The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Smith from Fife Council as its new vice chair. He succeeds Gary Dalziel who recently stepped down after serving two terms on the Scotland board
A new series of interactive online workshops is being launched to mark one year since CIH Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland launched the Housing and Dementia Framework. Launched at an event on 30 October 2019, the Framework is designed to support housing
CIH Scotland has appointed Anita Jamieson and Craig Gurney to its board to support its work in Scotland. Anita Jamieson has been executive manager for housing for Shetland Islands Council for the last nine years and brings with her almost 35 years of experience in local authority finance and housing
Suspending local connection referrals could increase demand for housing and homelessness services in some areas, CIH Scotland has warned. Currently, if a person or household presents as homeless in an area where they do not have a local connection they can be referred to another local authority area
Value of housing education highlighted by CIH Scotland as report calls for improved access and uptake
CIH Scotland is calling for employers, colleges, universities, learning centres, the Scottish Government and its agencies to work together to improve access to housing education in Scotland.