CIH Scotland

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

Blog: We must refuse to accept it is ok for someone not to have a home

CIH Scotland chair, Esther Wilson, issues a rallying cry to housing organisations to share best practice and showcase the difference they make to so many people's lives.

Published 30 April 2018

Blog: Why existing homes matter just as much as building new ones

In advance of an Existing Homes Alliance Scotland parliamentary reception on May 29, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell provides an update on the work of the group.

Published 24 April 2018

Child poverty action plan welcome but more affordable homes required, says CIH Scotland

A delivery plan to tackling child poverty in Scotland is a step in the right direction but more effort is needed to ensure every child has an affordable home, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 4 April 2018

Opportunity to meet the Veep

CIH Scotland is delighted to offer members the opportunity to come and meet its vice president Jim Strang.

Published 29 March 2018

Housing provision ‘leaving Scottish wheelchair users behind’

Over 17,200 wheelchair users in Scotland do not have a suitable home and this unmet need is set to increase by 80% by 2024, according to new research.

Published 21 March 2018

CIH Scotland warns against complacency in meeting 50,000 homes target

CIH Scotland has warned that there should be “no room for complacency” about meeting the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 new affordable homes by 2021 as it unveiled key findings from its annual UK Housing Review.

Published 21 March 2018

Blog: Why politicians shouldn’t shy away from the Lobbying Register

As the new Lobbying Act comes into force, CIH Scotland's deputy director Callum Chomczuk explains what it all means and outlines some of the potential impacts on political engagement.

Published 14 March 2018

Scottish Government accepts recommendations to end rough sleeping

New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government.

Published 7 March 2018

Scottish housing sector gathers for Scotland’s Housing Festival 2018

Representatives of the housing sector from across Scotland will gather in Edinburgh for Scotland’s Housing Festival 2018, the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland, taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February.

Published 26 February 2018

Blog: NHS Health Scotland looks ahead to CIH Housing Festival

With only a week to go until the CIH Housing Festival of 2018, Matt Lowther said his NHS Health Scotland colleagues are in full swing as they embrace event planning.

Published 21 February 2018

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