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

Dr Lisa Garnham: Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic - the central role of home

Dr Lisa Garnham from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) reflects on research around the importance of ‘home’ for mental health and how this evidence could shape our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 27 May 2020

Prof Ken Gibb: Housing policies and the COVID-19 pandemic

CaCHE director, Prof Ken Gibb, introduces a major 15-month multi-strand research project on UK housing policies and the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 26 May 2020

Prof David Robinson: What staying at home can teach us about the housing experiences of many older people

In the first of a series of outputs exploring the key issues raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Prof David Robinson considers whether the social and economic constraints imposed by the ‘lockdown’ might make us all feel a little more empathy for those older people (and other fellow citizens) for whom being confined at home alone is the norm.

Published 31 March 2020

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