Blogs



Blog: New EHRC guide for disabled people seeking accessible housing

In a guest blog written for Inclusion Scotland, the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights a new guide for disabled people living in Scotland looking at social housing, the private rented sector and adaptations (for all tenures).

Published 22 October 2018

Blog: Is the homeless sector up for it?

Following on from last week’s Annual Homelessness Conference, Glasgow Homeless Network’s Jim Barclay issues a challenge to the sector to work closer together to end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 19 October 2018

Blog: Technology has potential to revolutionise the way care is provided

Investment in technology has far wider benefits for care providers than purely financial sustainability, providing the industry keeps pace, writes Debbie Collins.

Published 17 October 2018

Blog: How can we tackle housing-related poverty?

To mark Challenge Poverty Week, Jessica Husbands look at three ways in which poverty in Scotland can be addressed in a meaningful way.

Published 5 October 2018

Blog: Universal Credit remains cruel and unfair

As Universal Credit continues to roll out across Scotland’s biggest city, Wheatley chief executive Martin Armstrong explains how the housing, care and property-management group is preparing tenants in Glasgow and beyond for the challenges it presents.

Published 5 October 2018

Blog: Getting Unstuck: Making every door the right door

Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Glasgow Homelessness Network, blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018.

Published 4 October 2018

Blog: The future of social housing regulation in Scotland

As the Scottish Housing Regulator gears up to launch a consultation on its new Regulatory Framework this month, chair George Walker gives a brief update.

Published 1 October 2018

Blog: Reflections: the politics (and politicians) of housing

In another blog marking his time as chief executive of the National Housing Federation, David Orr explores the role politics has played in the story of the housing association sector.

Published 27 September 2018

Blog: Reflections: why housing associations have never lost our social purpose – and never will

In the latest in a series of blogs looking back at his time as chief executive of the National Housing Federation, David Orr writes why he thinks some people say housing associations have lost their social purpose (and why it’s simply not true).

Published 27 September 2018

Blog: Reflections: the changing face of housing associations

In one of a series of blogs looking back at his time as National Housing Federation chief executive, David Orr examines how remarkably resilient and adaptable housing associations are in the face of great change.

Published 26 September 2018

Blog: Demand for help with bad housing and homelessness higher than ever

Last year 21,290 people were helped by Shelter Scotland’s housing advice & support services. Adam Balfour explains that's why the charity needs help now more than ever.

Published 25 September 2018

Blog: We must bridge the gap this Scottish Housing Day for a brighter future

Avant Homes’ David Knight on the issues facing young and first-time buyers in Scotland and the help available to get people onto the property ladder.

Published 20 September 2018

Blog: Time to reflect but not time to stand still

The housing sector has come a long way in its efforts to provide safe, warm and affordable homes but Scottish Housing Day also provides an opportunity to see what more can be achieved, writes Hillcrest chief executive Angela Linton.

Published 19 September 2018

Blog: Social housing: One of Scotland’s best kept secrets?

Sally Thomas, chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, reacts to a poll commissioned for Scottish Housing Day.

Published 19 September 2018