Last week's article in Scottish Housing News highlighting the lack of adequate governance at the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) will be of concern to many in the sector. Effectively, we have a case of "Do as I say, not as I do", writes Bruce Forbes.
Published 17 December 2019
James Cartwright explores what the What Works Community pilot teams at East Ayrshire Council, Southend Borough Council and Pembrokeshire County Council learned about the value of data practices at the project's first residential.
Published 12 December 2019
Shona Glenn, head of policy and research at the Scottish Land Commission, shares her vision for tackling Scotland’s legacy of vacant and derelict land to reduce the negative impact that these sites are having on our urban populations.
Published 11 December 2019
James Battye: A new practice framework to help housing organisations meet the needs of people living with dementia
In a guest blog for CaCHE, James Battye from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (ihub), introduces the Housing and Dementia Practice Framework, a practical tool to assist housing organisations in supporting people living with dementia.
Published 10 December 2019
Charlie Drysdale, project development manager, heat and distributed energy at SSE Enterprise, discusses the issue of heat networks, which is a subject central to the Scottish decarbonisation agenda.
Published 6 December 2019
Kathie Pollard, policy officer at the Scottish Land Commission, explores how a new framework can help decision-makers assess the impact of vacant and derelict land (VDL) sites on their local communities.
Published 19 November 2019
Alastair Johnston: Less haste, more speed! Why you can't evict a private tenant in Scotland on grounds which haven't yet occurred
Alastair Johnston, a senior solicitor at Harper Macleod, reviews an Upper Tribunal appeal case and highlights the lessons it provides regarding tenant evictions.
Published 18 November 2019
Rachel Bell: As safe as houses? Top tips for social landlords amid the rising threat of cyber-attacks
Rachel Bell, a solicitor from Harper Macleod, provides social landlords with tips on how to handle the rising threat of cyber-attacks.
Published 14 November 2019
With the Scottish Land Commission being asked to advise the Scottish Government on the establishment of regional land use partnerships, chief executive Hamish Trench looks at what the body will need to consider.
Published 13 November 2019
Celeste, a volunteer with Homeless Network Scotland, highlights the new ‘All In for Change’ project that the charity is working on with its partners ahead of the first drop-in session next week.
Published 12 November 2019
Martin Armstrong: Housing is not just a roof over a head, but the bedrock of a secure and happy life
Housing is a multi-faceted career that can really make a difference, changing people’s lives for the better, says Martin Armstrong.
Published 8 November 2019
Ahead of the Homes for Scotland annual conference, Nicola Barclay discusses the need for housing, the social and economic benefits of home building and the constraints facing the industry.
Published 7 November 2019
Housing consultant Anna Evans provides a summary of independent research undertaken by Indigo House on the impact of short-term lets on communities across Scotland.
Published 29 October 2019
Rents matter – a lot. But things might be getting a bit out of proportion, writes David Bookbinder.
Published 28 October 2019
Rounding off a fortnight of reporting following Scotland Excel’s ‘Accelerating Delivery of Affordable New Homes’ conference, category manager Jenny Bowles highlights the potential for generating social value in construction.
Published 18 October 2019