Blogs



Blog: Homes must be at the heart of Scotland’s new social security system

By Adam Lang, head of communications and policy at Shelter Scotland

Published 6 May 2016

Blog: New premises offer a ‘fresh start’ for Moray charity

Alastair Cameron, chief executive of Scottish Churches Housing Action, comments after opening a new distribution centre for Moray Fresh Start in Elgin.

Published 6 May 2016

Letter from HouseMark Scotland

An independent report highlighting Eildon Group’s significant economic impact should give confidence and inspiration to the housing sector to continue to innovate and improve, writes Kirsty Wells, head of HouseMark Scotland.

Published 4 May 2016

Blog: Where now for service user involvement?

Debbie King, campaigns & public affairs officer at Shelter Scotland blogs on the charity’s recent #CoProWhereNow event with The Scottish Co-production Network.

Published 4 May 2016

Blog: It’s time to deliver a home for everyone in Scotland

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 20 April 2016

Blog: Regeneration is more than bricks and mortar

Real economic and social benefit is the key, writes Martin Armstrong chief executive of Wheatley Group.

Published 19 April 2016

Blog: Unanimous support for a new homelessness strategy secured at Scotland’s Housing Hustings

By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland

Published 15 April 2016

Blog: #useyourvote!

In the build up to the 2016 Scottish elections, Annie Mauger, executive director for the devolved nations at CIH, blogs on what we are asking of the election candidates in our Agenda for Change and what housing questions you might want to ask your local candidate too.

Published 13 April 2016

Blog: Scottish council housing services are improving – but budget cuts require more radical action

A new report published in March by Audit Scotland provided encouraging evidence that Scotland’s local authorities have made important progress in the levels of service they provide in housing, even in the face of ongoing cuts to funding.

Published 12 April 2016

Blog: Housing’s voice in the integration agenda

As the integration of health and social care comes into effect in Scotland, a new blog from Wheatley Group and Stirling University details their project to fund a PhD studentship titled 'Getting housing and health talking'.

Published 12 April 2016

Black’s Blog: Jimmy Black is puzzled about sheltered housing

Sheltered housing generally involves a warden call system. If tenants press their buttons when the wardens have gone home, the alarm may go through to the council’s community alarm system. Two systems? Why does there need to be two systems which effectively do the same thing?

Published 31 March 2016

Blog: Joining forces with the health sector to tackle cold homes

By Lisa Glass, partnership officer for health at Shelter Scotland

Published 31 March 2016

Blog: A crucial step towards a secure future for Scotland’s private renters

Shelter Scotland policy officer, James Battye, reflects on last week’s passing of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 23 March 2016

Blog: Five steps to tackling homelessness in Scotland

Crisis Scotland policy manager, Beth Reid, on the charity’s Manifesto to End Homelessness which it launched yesterday.

Published 22 March 2016

Blog: Aberdeen’s largest council house development for more than a decade

By Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing

Published 16 March 2016