The role of PRS landlords in making a rented house a home

Steve Rolfe and Kim McKee (University of Stirling) present an overview of a new research report that they have produced, along with Tom Simcock, Julie Feather and Jenny Hoolachan, which considers what landlords can do to make their tenants feel more at home in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

Published 18 February 2021

CaCHE reports outline COVID-19 homelessness responses and domestic abuse policies of home nations

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has published two interim reports into the COVID-19 crisis response to homelessness in Great Britain and domestic abuse policy in the four nations of the UK prior to the pandemic.

Published 11 February 2021

Design quality of new homes across the UK remains 'stubbornly low', finds University of Glasgow-led study

An in-depth study published by a team led by the University of Glasgow has found that the design quality of new homes and neighbourhoods across the UK remains stubbornly low.

Published 8 December 2020

University of Glasgow housing studies programme re-accredited by CIH

The Housing Studies Programme at the University of Glasgow has been re-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for a five year period.

Published 18 November 2020

Professor Ken Gibb: Celebrating the value of social housing

To mark Scottish Housing Day 2020, Professor Ken Gibb highlights the findings from the recent CaCHE research project on the impact of social housing in Scotland, which provides valuable insights that can be applied around the UK.

Published 17 September 2020

CaCHE publishes briefing papers on UK PRS data and compliance with deposit protection requirements

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has published two new briefing papers as part of a wider piece of work supported by SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust and the TDS Charitable Foundation.

Published 10 September 2020

Social housing investment 'reduces poverty, improves health and drives economic growth'

Investment in the social housing sector generates economic and social benefits for Scotland and its people, including reducing poverty and homelessness, improving health, and creating jobs, a new report has found.

Published 9 September 2020

Charitable organisations welcome report into private rented sector enforcement and regulation

A new report on compliance in the private rented sector produced by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has been welcomed by the TDS Charitable Foundation and SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust.

Published 6 August 2020

CaCHE webinar to explore collaboration on Glasgow tenement retrofit project

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CACHE) will today host the first of two webinars in collaboration with Aspect which will focus on case studies highlighting partnerships across business and industry, and the unique working model of the CACHE consortium.

Published 6 August 2020

CaCHE report pilots Scottish HNDA tool in Northern Ireland context

A new report from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has provided an evaluation and illustrative pilot of the Scottish housing need and demand assessment (HNDA) tool in the context of Northern Ireland. 

Published 23 July 2020

Callum Chomczuk: Housing providers must do more to support victims of domestic abuse

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) Scottish Knowledge Exchange Hub session on June 30 focused on the forthcoming domestic abuse and COVID-19 project. The participants in this subgroup had a range of backgrounds from across policy and practice, all with experience and interest in issues relating to domestic abuse. Callum Chomczuk captures some of what the participants discussed, particularly the challenges in domestic abuse policy before the pandemic, the current landscape and what the necessary policy inventions are coming out of the pandemic for landlords and policymakers.

Published 9 July 2020

Lorna Wilson: Social housing’s impact goes far beyond delivering housing

Lorna Wilson shares initial findings into research from SFHA, JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF into the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing.

Published 30 June 2020

Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning: More than ever, Scotland needs affordable housing

Having contributed to a report by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland which called for the Scottish Government to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes, Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning reflect on the research findings.

Published 30 June 2020

Professor David Clapham: Houses, homes and nature

The links between houses, homes and the natural and physical world are far-reaching. In this blog, Professor David Clapham explains that the COVID-19 crisis has underlined our limited understanding of these links.

Published 5 June 2020

Dr Jenny Preece: Exploring the realities of living in a small home

Dr Jenny Preece introduces a new CaCHE research project which will consider why homes are so small in the UK and explore experiences of those who live in these kinds of properties.

Published 4 June 2020