The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has convened a group of key organisations in order to respond to the evolving and significant challenges which the social housing sector is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Fife Council hosted its Fuel Poverty Conference this week, bringing partners together to help people who are struggling to pay for heat and power in their homes. Professionals from a range of council services and partners including Cosy Kingdom, Fife NHS, Energy Action Scotland, and the Chartered In
CIH Scotland’s Housing Festival takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre 3 – 4 March. The biggest housing event in Scotland brings together around 1,000 housing professionals, expert speakers and exhibitors to discuss challenges and solutions.
CIH Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to maintain at least current levels of investment in affordable housing supply well beyond the current parliament. The Scottish Government launched a discussion in 2019 on the long-term future of the housing sector, setting out a draft vision and set of
CIH Scotland has released the latest briefing in its Homes not Houses series. In the run-up to next month’s Housing Festival, the Homes not Houses briefing series has been covering the themes of the event, taking an in-depth look at how good quality homes are at the heart of everything the cou
An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed by the sector, though “serious concerns” remain about the lack of financial certainty beyond March 2021.
North Lanarkshire Council's housing services is celebrating its hat-trick of awards for best practice and delivery of innovative projects at the CIH Scotland 2019 Excellence Awards. The three successful projects were: Access to Opportunities, which won the Excellence in Delivering Homelessness Servi
With an estimated 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland, a new practice framework aimed at improving the way that housing organisations can support people those affected was launched at an event in Edinburgh. Housing and dementia: a practice framework for Scotland’s housing sector was
River Clyde Homes has won the Customer Excellence Award at the annual CIH Scotland Excellence Awards in Glasgow. The service provided by the team has become the envy of housing associations across Scotland. Since its introduction, the team has become the trusted face of the RCH Group, with a sk
Urban Union is celebrating after its Laurieston development has won the Excellence in Regeneration Award at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards. The £140 million revitalisation project at Laurieston Living was commended for its informed design process, which took into consideration financi
The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced at a special awards dinner at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Friday, attended by over 400 guests from across the housing sector. Growing each year since its inception, this year’s CIH Excellence Awards recei
Universal Credit could potentially improve the take up of help with housing costs for working age claimants, according to CIH Scotland. According to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics, the take up rate of housing benefit is around 80% by caseload.