Kirsty Wells, head of Housemark Scotland, highlights how social landlords can play a significant part in combating climate change. Climate change is a serious threat to lives, from the very real risk of water shortages and food production becoming difficult, to heat waves, violent storms and downpou
The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has published a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social landlords in Scotland. Using data social landlords provided to the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) each month during 2020/21, the report aims to help build as full a picture as possibl
Kirsty Wells, head of Housemark Scotland, highlights why now is the perfect time for innovation in the housing sector across all of the UK's devolved nations. The world is changing faster than ever. Technological breakthroughs in areas from artificial intelligence to biotechnologies are now heraldin
Housemark Scotland has welcomed Lorraine Usher as chair of its Scotland advisory board (SAB). This appointment comes at an exciting time for Housemark as it launches an innovative new offer to its members and the wider sector.
“I’m thinking about her and about the generations of women – Black women, Asian, white, Latina, and Native American women throughout our nation’s history who have paved the way for this moment tonight.” Kamala Harris, 7 November 2020 The theme of diversity featured thro
Rent arrears for social landlords in Scotland are forecasted to peak in December 2020 at 42% higher than March with the end of the furlough scheme representing a “significant arrears risk” for landlords, a new report has found.
HouseMark Scotland has announced a new partnership with the Disruptive Innovators Network (DIN) to bring a year of inspiration, insight and innovation to the Scottish social housing sector for 2020. Building on the success of a one-day event jointly hosted in Edinburgh last November, the two organis
Scotland’s Housing Network and HouseMark Scotland have joined forces to launch an initiative to develop new Key Performance Indicators to support social landlords to measure compliance and performance in relation to tenant safety. Thinking beyond post-Grenfell fire safety regulations, into bro
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
James McCallum, multiple-business founder and internationally recognised eco-innovator in the energy sector, has been confirmed as a speaker at HouseMark Scotland’s ‘Disruption and Innovation in the Housing Sector’ event. He will be speaking about business efficiency, leadership an
HouseMark Scotland has updated its Scottish Social Housing Charter comparison tool to include new data released last week, writes Kirsty Wells. In a recent blog post, Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) Chief Executive, Michael Cameron, outlined the expectations for landlords getting ready to subm