Blogs



Just A Minute with Stephen Herriot from PfH Scotland

Continuing our series of Just A Minute profiles is Stephen Herriot, head of operations at PfH Scotland.

Published 23 November 2016

Blog: The potential for social landlords working in wider rental markets

Housing consultant Anna Evans outlines what can be learned by the work of housing associations in the mid market rent sector.

Published 22 November 2016

Blog: Be a #SocialMediaSanta and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember

With only five Fridays left before the big day, Shelter Scotland national marketing & communications manager, Amanda Collins, turns her attention once again to Social Media Santa.

Published 18 November 2016

Just A Minute with Heather Kiteley at Port of Leith Housing Association

In partnership with our sister publication Scottish Financial News, Scottish Housing News is running a series of Just A Minute profiles of housing association finance directors. We kick off with Heather Kiteley, finance director at Port of Leith Housing Association.

Published 16 November 2016

Blog: RSLs – get your environmental information houses in order now in preparation for FOI

Consultant and solicitor Daradjeet Jagpal dissects the Scottish Information Commissioner's latest decision notice regarding a request for information to Ayrshire Housing and underline the importance of RSL compliance.

Published 10 November 2016

Blog: Ready to celebrate?

With the festive season just around the corner, Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland highlights that over 5,000 children in Scotland will wake up homeless on Christmas morning.

Published 7 November 2016

Blog: We're building for the future so people can afford to live in our incredible city

Councillor Cammy Day explains how the City of Edinburgh Council is tackling the capital's acute housing shortage and lack of affordable homes.

Published 28 October 2016

Blog: Working smarter – not harder – is the key to faster housebuilding

By Ed Monaghan, chair of Construction Scotland and CEO of Mactaggart & Mickel Group

Published 27 October 2016

Blog: Procurement reform – what social landlords need to know

Stephen Herriot from PfH Scotland on the reasons behind the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act and the requirement for social landlords to write a procurement strategy before the impending December 31 deadline.

Published 26 October 2016

Blog: Community Hubs – what are they and why do we need them?

By Angela McLachlan, national services manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 21 October 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

Blog: An innovative and efficient way of tackling fuel poverty among housing association tenants

Earlier this year the Guardian reported that cold homes are a bigger killer across the UK than road accidents, drug abuse or alcohol abuse. The story also highlighted that cold-related illness and hospital admissions will cost the NHS more than £22 billion over the next 15 years. Jason Amos from English housing association Moat said as a landlord with a real social purpose, Moat takes these sorts of figures seriously and does what it can to drive them down wherever possible.

Published 19 October 2016

Blog: A Living Home Standard

Adam Lang at Shelter Scotland outlines the importance of new research which reveals what people in Britain regard as essential attributes for their homes.

Published 18 October 2016

Blog: Energy efficiency deserves a place in any stimulus package

Professor Karen Turner and Dr Fiona Riddoch from the University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy outline why new thinking shows energy efficiency investment can cut costs, improve health and boost the economy.

Published 17 October 2016