CIH Scotland

Blog: Assessing the impact of LHA caps for young people living in Scotland

By Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland

Published 27 March 2017

Housing ‘has critical role’ in addressing dementia as new Scottish cases forecast to rise by 17%

As the number of individuals diagnosed with dementia is predicted to rise to 19,473 every year by 2020, a new report has concluded that the housing sector has a critical role to play in meeting the needs of people living with the condition.

Published 16 March 2017

Mid-market rent research reveals high tenant satisfaction but limited awareness

New research into mid-market rent (MMR) has found high satisfaction levels among tenants living in the properties but there is still limited awareness among many people about what mid-market rent is, the potential benefits it offers and whether it might be an option open to them.

Published 16 March 2017

Housing minister launches scrutiny guide for social tenants and landlords

A best practice guide to embedding tenant scrutiny in social housing has been officially launched by Scottish Government minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart.

Published 15 March 2017

CIH Scotland appoints three new Board members

CIH Scotland has confirmed the appointment of three new Board members as its annual housing festival got underway at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow yesterday.

Published 15 March 2017

Practical guide aims to reconnect public health and housing professionals

The Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) has produced a new practical guide to help improve collaboration between people working within the public health and housing fields.

Published 14 March 2017

Universal Credit increases risk of homelessness and rent arrears, warns CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has added its voice to growing concerns about the negative social impact and spiralling costs of implementing Universal Credit.

Published 13 March 2017

CIH Scotland reaffirms opposition to extending FOI legislation to RSLs

CIH Scotland has outlined its concerns about the implications of extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

Published 28 February 2017

Blog: Scotland’s Housing Festival 2017

Published 28 February 2017

CIH Scotland welcomes new clarification on registration of letting agents

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has welcomed the publication of new guidance on registration of letting agents ahead of the new code of practice coming into force next year.

Published 27 February 2017

Government publishes comprehensive data on social tenants in Scotland

New research into social tenants and social rented housing in Scotland has confirmed the ongoing trend towards more people living in the private rented sector and a reduction in available social housing stock over the long term.

Published 15 February 2017

New household projections confirm need for more homes, says CIH Scotland

Trends towards an ageing population and more people living alone will place sustained pressure on housing in Scotland and increase the need for an effective health and social care strategy, CIH Scotland has said.

Published 1 February 2017

More affordable housing and closer joint working needed to end homelessness

Scotland’s social housing sector has said that more affordable housing is desperately required to reverse the 17 per cent increase in the number of children living in temporary accommodation.

Published 18 January 2017

Budget broadly welcomed by housing sector but fuel poverty funding ‘falls short’

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its target to build 50,000 affordable homes and pledged more funding to offset the ‘bedroom tax’ though campaigners have criticised the Draft Budget for failing to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland’s inefficient homes.

Published 16 December 2016

CIH charity golf tournament raises £4000 for Crisis

This year’s CIH Scotland charity golf tournament managed to raise £3975.69 for CIH President’s charity for 2016 Crisis.

Published 16 December 2016