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In the monthly TECH column from the SFHA, Steph Elliot introduces the Healthier Homes initiative. The Healthier Homes initiative, supported by TECH, is a four-phased project to understand, test and evaluate if the combination of digital technologies, customer engagement, partnership working, an

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Following her first three months as Homes for Scotland CEO, Jane Wood is astounded that there is so much that people don’t know or value about home building. Transitioning into a new sector is always challenging, not only in terms of needing to learn at pace to support your leadership thinking

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Kirsty Wells from Housemark and WISH Scotland marks Scottish Housing Day by explaining why sustainability is so important in the housing sector. We’re now living in a state of emergency with climate change causing long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns across the globe. It’

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With over 65s set to account for a quarter of our population in 20 years, Steven Simpson from Cruden Homes believes we need to plan ahead to shape the future of housing to meet this growing mature market. In just 20 years from now, a quarter of the UK population will be aged 65 or over. That&rs

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I imagine your readers will be aware of my concerns about the conflation of the terms ‘affordable’ and ‘social’ when used to describe housing. Transparency and accuracy in the use of words are essential if we hope to monitor and hold to account developers (including RSLs) and

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David Kidd is an improvement lead with Homeless Network Scotland and a member of the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness’ management team. Here he provides an update on the work being prioritised to ensure that people with diverse and direct experiences of homelessness have an equal decision

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Stephen Llewellyn grew up in a multi. He felt warm, safe and is happy to say that he had a great childhood there. Yet he is leading the demolition of 48 high rise blocks in North Lanarkshire. Stephen acknowledges the contradiction. Speaking on the Scottish Housing News podcast, he spoke with some pr

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Mark Cairney, Glasgow Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team (GHIFT) member and the latest addition to the Leadership Team of the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness, reflects on the opportunity and creativity in the organisation's Frontline Forum. WHEN – Seeing the Workforce as People

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Housing lawyer Derek Hogg discusses Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters and their impact on social housing. Scottish housing associations can hardly have failed to notice the increasing level of debate within the sector in recent times around the themes of sustainability and ESG

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The energy crisis will only worsen unless we offer a balanced smart transition where consumers decide their own energy future, says John Forster from the Forster Group. Energy prices skyrocketing, rising inflation rates and a potential year-long recession, the immediate economic picture for the UK l

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