Blogs



Blog: Temporary means temporary - transforming the use of temporary accommodation

Jon Sparkes blogs on the Scottish Government’s approval of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group’s temporary accommodation recommendations and charts progress on final report on ending homelessness for good.

Published 30 May 2018

Blog: Forecast for a warmer Scotland with the Fuel Poverty Bill?

Shelter Scotland’s senior campaigns & policy officer, Lisa Glass, on the health implications of living in a cold home, and what more needs to be done.

Published 28 May 2018

Blog: CIH Scotland’s Housing Festival ‘re-run’ a great success

Following a re-run of day two of its annual Housing Festival, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice officer Susanne Flynn provides a short recap of the highlights.

Published 28 May 2018

Blog: Back to the Land?

How can we fund social infrastructure through land value capture? Prof Mark Stephens talks through some of the options from his new research.

Published 25 May 2018

Blog: Changes in the Private Rented Sector

Housing minister Kevin Stewart outlines how changes in the Private Rented Sector will improve standards for the thousands of renters in Scotland.

Published 24 May 2018

Blog: Our regulation of social housing in Scotland

George Walker delivers the latest on the Scottish Housing Regulator’s review of its Regulatory Framework.

Published 24 May 2018

Blog: Lead consultants - liable for what?

Kathleen McAnea outlines why developers should review a recent case when procuring works and considering the extent of their design consultant’s liability.

Published 24 May 2018

Blog: How much housing do we need?

Professor Glen Bramley reflects on the interim report of a new study investigating housing supply requirements across Great Britain for low-income households and homeless people, and the key policy challenges facing government and the housing sector.

Published 23 May 2018

Blog: Eradicating fuel poverty

Housing minister Kevin Stewart outlines the Scottish Government's commitment to eradicating fuel poverty.

Published 22 May 2018

Blog: Blackwood chief executive responds to EHRC report on disability housing

A recent report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) which calls on the Scottish Government to produce a strategy to ensure there’s an adequate supply of housing for people with disabilities is a positive call to action for accessible modern housing, with support, which meets the needs of disabled people across the country, writes Fanchea Kelly.

Published 21 May 2018

Blog: The Unaffordable Private Rented Sector: Why it’s time to thaw the LHA freeze

Aoife Deery outlines Shelter Scotland’s concerns about the impact welfare reform is having on renters.

Published 17 May 2018

Blog: There’s no such thing as a ‘for-profit’ housing association (and anyone who says different is wrong)

A number of organisations have appeared, calling themselves ‘housing associations’ but with business models completely contrary to the core values of housing associations – this is extremely dangerous, writes David Orr.

Published 15 May 2018

Blog: Building stronger foundations: the impact of good housing and community groups in tackling social isolation

Social groups like Shelter Scotland’s Men’s Shed project in Paisley are crucial to tackling loneliness by providing an activity, a sense of purpose and companionship, writes Lisa Glass.

Published 15 May 2018