CIH Scotland

Scottish Housing Day report shows high level of public awareness towards climate emergency but less certainty about housing

The Scottish Housing Day partners have commissioned research with the support of Aico to find out more about public awareness and attitudes towards housing and the climate emergency in Scotland.

Published 15 September 2021

Scottish Social Housing Charter review 'an opportunity to embed a human rights approach'

CIH Scotland has called for the right to adequate housing to be reflected in the outcomes and monitoring framework for the Scottish Social Housing Charter.

Published 13 September 2021

Catherine Hall: The whole housing sector needs to face up to the climate emergency

Outlining CIH Scotland's support for Scottish Housing Day’s climate emergency focus, Catherine Hall argues that the sector must act to decarbonise homes across all tenures if it is to play a meaningful part in tackling the crisis.

Published 1 September 2021

Making housing and dementia a national priority: third update from the National Housing and Dementia Forum

Ashley Campbell and Lesley Palmer, co-chairs of the National Housing and Dementia Forum, are continuing to gather evidence on what needs to be done to ensure that people with dementia are able to live well in their own homes for as long as possible. This blog summarises the discussions of the third evidence session focussing on the support that is available for people living with dementia.

Published 1 September 2021

CIH Scotland: Housing investment can help prevent homelessness, create jobs and build sustainable communities

CIH Scotland has responded to a call for evidence from the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Public Administration Committee by highlighting the importance of continuing to invest in high-quality, affordable homes.

Published 16 August 2021

Ashley Campbell: Our housing system should provide a safe haven for people seeking protection

Ashley Campbell, policy and practice manager at CIH Scotland, discusses why the Scottish housing system should provide a safe space for those most in need.

Published 23 July 2021

New housing guide aims to help give refugees a safe place to call home

Scottish Refugee Council and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) have launched new guidance to help landlords give refugees and people seeking asylum a safe and secure place to call home.

Published 22 July 2021

CIH Scotland calls for 'whole system approach' to ending homelessness

CIH Scotland has highlighted the progress made by local authorities in implementing Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans (RRTPs) but has warned that the impact of the pandemic and a range of external pressures including a lack of affordable housing and changing economic circumstances for households means that more work still needs to be done to transform services and end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 9 July 2021

Ashley Campbell and Lesley Palmer: Making housing and dementia a national priority

National Housing and Dementia Forum co-chairs Ashley Campbell and Lesley Palmer detail the outcomes from the Forum's first evidence session and meeting.

Published 7 July 2021

Scottish Housing Day returns for 2021

Scottish Housing Day is back for the sixth year and will take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Published 28 June 2021

John Kerr: Rising to the challenge of ending youth homelessness in Scotland

John Kerr, housing development and homelessness manager at West Dunbartonshire Council and a member of CIH Scotland’s Board, discusses what can be done to end youth homelessness in Scotland.

Published 24 June 2021

Paul Murphy: It takes a sector to raise a housing professional

CIH Scotland board member Paul Murphy outlines the advantages RSLs can gain by recruiting a blend of experience and raw talent onto their boards.

Published 10 June 2021

Sue Shone: Coronavirus – a view from the housing frontline

CIH Scotland board member Sue Shone details her experience of managing a team and having to adapt to new challenges during the pandemic.

Published 10 June 2021

Callum Chomczuk: We must challenge the culture on immigration

CIH Scotland director Callum Chomczuk on the need for reform of our immigration system to end the hostile environment.

Published 21 May 2021

Meet Catherine Hall, CIH Scotland’s new policy and practice officer

CIH Scotland’s new policy and practice officer Catherine Hall details her journey to working in Scotland's housing sector and her passion for environmental law.

Published 10 May 2021