A charity rounders tournament organised to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s presidential appeal has raised £16k for Women’s Aid.
Published 20 July 2018
Following the launch of the CIH ‘Make a Stand’ campaign on domestic abuse, CIH vice president Jim Strang looks at how the issue is being tackled in Scotland and calls for the Scottish housing sector to sign up to this important campaign.
Published 5 July 2018
A new pledge to tackle domestic abuse in housing has been signed by more than 100 organisations in its first two weeks, including more than half a dozen Scottish housing organisations and councils.
Published 13 June 2018
West Dunbartonshire Council has taken its "No Home for Domestic Abuse" campaign a step further by pledging even more support for victims.
Published 8 June 2018
West Dunbartonshire Council has become the first social landlord in Scotland to introduce a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse within its properties.
Published 4 June 2018
A new pledge which urges housing organisations to help tackle domestic abuse has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
Published 30 May 2018
Housing providers have a vital role to play in helping victims of domestic abuse and holding perpetrators to account, new research by national domestic abuse charity SafeLives and housing association Gentoo has found.
Published 17 April 2018
Just months into his time as CIH vice president Jim Strang has pledged to continue the efforts of current president Alison Inman to tackle domestic abuse when he becomes president in 2018.
Published 29 November 2017
Kelly Henderson, domestic violence business manager at Gentoo, has launched a new research project to inform and encourage the housing sector to embrace its role in tackling domestic abuse.
Published 23 May 2017
Fife Housing Partnership has welcomed recommendations on how to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced homelessness as a result of domestic or sexual abuse.
Published 21 November 2016
Women and children experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland are routinely being made homeless by the services that are meant to help them, according to Scottish Women’s Aid.
Published 9 March 2016
A specialist service which supports domestic abuse victims with housing issues in the Scottish Borders has reached its 100th referral.
Published 9 February 2016
Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.
Published 4 February 2016
The Scottish Government has been urged to scrap plans for a six-month initial tenancy period for private landlords over fears it could force victims of domestic violence to stay in abusive relationships.
Published 4 February 2016
Women’s refuges in Scotland could face closure because planned changes to housing benefit would leave them with shortfalls of tens of thousands of pounds a year, Scottish Women’s Aid has warned.
Published 2 February 2016