CaCHE



CaCHE briefing: What’s going on in Scottish local authority housing finance?

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has published a new briefing paper which assesses the implications of the long term trends identified in recent government statistics on Scottish local authority housing revenue account data.

Published 26 March 2020

Professor Ken Gibb: Carbon reduction, older tenements and the retrofit challenge

CaCHE director Professor Ken Gibb gives an overview of its exciting new Scottish Funding Council project, 'Evaluating options & outcomes in the retrofit of pre-1919 Glasgow tenement housing', which was launched last week.

Published 10 March 2020

Southside Housing Association tenements set for greener future thanks to funding package

The Scottish Funding Council has awarded £250,000 to a University of Glasgow-led project which will transform an old tenement building in Govanhill to reduce emissions and become more sustainable.

Published 6 March 2020

Blog: Resolving disputes in the UK Private Rented Sector

Dr Gareth James and Dr Jennifer Harris provide an overview of new research from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence which illustrates the role and potential of alternative dispute resolution in the UK private rented sector. This is part of a wider piece of work funded by the TDS Charitable Foundation and Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust.

Published 28 February 2020

Alex Marsh and Ken Gibb: Reviewing rent control

Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb introduce the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) project which will review the rent control literature produced over the last thirty years. 

Published 13 February 2020

Blog: Homelessness prevention in the UK – emerging impact of CaCHE analysis

Following the publication of the policy briefing on homelessness prevention in the UK early this year, Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Dr Peter Mackie, and Dr Jenny Wood reflect on the emerging impact of this CaCHE analysis.

Published 23 December 2019

Blog: Participation, activism and empowerment for private tenants

Dr Lisa Garnham from Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Dr Steve Rolfe from the University of Stirling give an overview of an evidence review exploring tenant participation in the private rented sector, which was funded by the CaCHE Knowledge Exchange Fund. 

Published 19 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

Professor Ken Gibb: Progress, ambition and scope to improve

As the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence marks its second-anniversary director, Professor Ken Gibb, reflects on what we have achieved so far and highlights some areas we still need to work on. 

Published 3 September 2019

Report reveals increasing problems faced by older private renters

Older people are increasingly being faced with the experience of unaffordable rent and poor quality accommodation, a study has suggested.

Published 29 August 2019

Report: The private rented sector in the UK

With the private rented sector now the second-largest tenure in the UK, improving standards has risen up the agenda. This new report sees Professor Alex Marsh and Professor Ken Gibb explore the substantial changes in regulation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published 1 August 2019

Dr Gareth James: Short-term lets – the need for balance, regulation, and better data

CaCHE knowledge exchange associate, Dr Gareth James, reflects on the recent CaCHE seminar which focused on evidence and experiences of short-term lets from three global cities: Sydney, Dublin and Edinburgh.

Published 26 July 2019

Professor Ken Gibb: Visions for Scottish housing in 2040

CaCHE director Professor Ken Gibb shares his reflections on the annual report from the Scottish Government’s Joint Housing Policy Working Group.

Published 18 July 2019

Ground-breaking research aims to improve standards in private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have come together to fund a major UK-wide research programme with the aim of improving standards in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 17 June 2019

Dr Jennifer Harris: Tackling issues in the private rented sector

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is embarking on a substantial new UK-wide work programme with TDS Charitable Foundation and SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, which will aim to improve conditions and outcomes in the private rented sector.

Published 5 June 2019