CIH Scotland

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

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-op award recognised in Scottish Parliament

James Kelly MSP has lodged a motion with the Scottish Parliament congratulating West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) on wining a top national environment award.

Published 14 December 2016

Glasgow sites made available for housing associations to build 750 homes

Glasgow City Council has approved the disposal of 16 sites across the city to allow for the construction of approximately 750 new social homes.

Published 8 December 2016

Autumn Statement: £800m boost to Scottish Government’s capital budgets

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an £800 million increase in capital spending for Scotland over the next five years.

Published 24 November 2016

‘Team of the Year’ award for North Lanarkshire’s Syrian Resettlement Project

North Lanarkshire Council’s Syrian Resettlement Project Team scooped the ‘Team of the Year’ for excellence in housing by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland.

Published 16 November 2016

Dumfries and Galloway housing development wins national award for excellence

A supported housing development for people with disabilities in the Dumfries & Galloway village of Beeswing has scooped a top national housing award from the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland.

Published 16 November 2016

Winners of CIH Excellence Awards announced

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced on Friday night at an awards dinner sponsored by Utilita at Double Tree by Hilton in Glasgow.

Published 14 November 2016

Blog: Innovation in Housing Options

Home Connections CEO Ninesh Muthiah discusses Housing Options innovations, a topic which will feature at the upcoming CIH Scotland Housing Innovation & Technology Showcase, 27 October, Glasgow

Published 20 October 2016

Blog: The role of housing in dementia support

As CIH Scotland prepares to complete the second phase of its housing and dementia programme at the end of this year, housing consultant Jim Hayton reflects on the recent series of workshops looking at the role of housing professionals in supporting people with dementia.

Published 19 October 2016

Digital Innovation for Social Housing

Digital Innovation will feature at the upcoming CIH Scotland Housing Innovation & Technology Showcase, 27 October, Glasgow 

Published 18 October 2016

Linstone achieves nomination hat-trick for CIH Scotland Excellence Awards

Linstone Housing Association has been shortlisted for the third year in a row for three awards at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland Excellence Awards.

Published 10 October 2016

Date set for ONS housing association classification decision

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is to announce its decision on the classification of housing associations in Scotland on September 29.

Published 21 September 2016

New poll shows big variations in housing preferences and awareness across Scotland

An opinion poll commissioned to coincide with the first official Scottish Housing Day has found the Scottish public knows very little about their housing options beyond the options of buying with a mortgage and private and social renting.

Published 19 September 2016