Blogs



Blog: Homes and communities top of the agenda

To mark Scottish Housing Day, City of Edinburgh Council housing convenor, Cllr Kate Campbell, discusses the challenges that lie ahead.

Published 19 September 2018

Blog: Discussing proposals of a new regulatory framework

Scottish Housing Regulator chief executive Michael Cameron provides an update on meeting stakeholders to discuss the new regulatory framework.

Published 17 September 2018

Blog: Asylum seekers in Scotland - what's the background to the Serco contract issues?

CIH senior policy adviser John Perry takes a more detailed look at the background to the recent Serco contract issues in relation to accommodation for asylum seekers.

Published 14 September 2018

Blog: Shelter Scotland STILL fighting, 50 years on

Following Shelter Scotland’s reception at the Scottish Parliament this week, Debbie King writes all about the event and explains why the charity is still fighting.

Published 14 September 2018

Blog: Turning the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group’s recommendations into reality

Housing minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the latest meeting of the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group.

Published 13 September 2018

Blog: Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards 2018

By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

Published 13 September 2018

Blog: One week to go until Scottish Housing Day 2018

With just one week to go until Scottish Housing Day, CIH Scotland has provided a short round up of some of the key events that it has got lined up to mark the day.

Published 12 September 2018

Blog: Why introducing Third Party or ‘Equal’ Right of Appeal would be a backward step

By Mandy Catterall, Scottish Property Federation

Published 31 August 2018

Blog: Universal Credit is not delivering

As CIH Scotland submits evidence to the Scottish Parliament's social security committee, policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell takes a look at some of the current problems with Universal Credit.

Published 30 August 2018

Blog: Volumetric homes have the potential to be a smart and healthy housebuilding solution

Jon Stinson and Julio Bros Williamson, research fellows in the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, believe that smarter, better, faster – homes built in a factory benefit everyone.

Published 29 August 2018

Blog: Delaying development, delaying growth

Keith Geddes gives his thoughts on the Planning (Scotland) Bill the threat of a new right of appeal.

Published 23 August 2018

Cyrenians column: New Edinburgh Inclusive Homelessness Service plans welcome

Cyrenians’ exclusive monthly column for Scottish Housing News continues with outreach service manager, Mike Wright, outlining the importance of building relationships when working to reduce homelessness.

Published 21 August 2018

Blog: The Scottish Government cannot keep paying for a failed Westminster policy

CIH Vice President Jim Strang calls on the UK government to reconfirm its commitment to reinstating housing payments for 18-21 year olds.

Published 17 August 2018

Blog: Winter actions on rough sleeping

Housing minister Kevin Stewart responds to a summary report on the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group's 2017-18 Winter Initiative.

Published 17 August 2018

Blog: Collaborative working key to helping people live well with dementia

CIH Scotland chair Esther Wilson reflects on the important links between housing, health and social care and encourages housing organisations to re-examine their services to ensure that people with dementia are able to live independently at home.

Published 16 August 2018