HouseMark Scotland

Social landlords show commitment to efficiency, transparency and accountability

The housing association sector in Scotland is committed to efficiency, transparency and accountability, according to the 2019 Scottish Sector Scorecard analysis report.

Published 2 December 2019

River Clyde Homes wins Customer Excellence prize at CIH awards

River Clyde Homes has won the Customer Excellence Award at the annual CIH Scotland Excellence Awards in Glasgow.

Published 4 November 2019

Eco-innovator announced for HouseMark Scotland’s ‘Disruption and Innovation in the Housing Sector’ event

James McCallum, multiple-business founder and internationally recognised eco-innovator in the energy sector, has been confirmed as a speaker at HouseMark Scotland’s ‘Disruption and Innovation in the Housing Sector’ event.

Published 9 October 2019

Kirsty Wells: Housing as a human right – celebrating Scottish Housing Day 2019

Kirsty Wells, head of HouseMark Scotland, discusses Scottish Housing Day 2019 and the theme of 'housing as a human right'

Published 18 September 2019

Kirsty Wells: Supporting the sector to deliver better performance

HouseMark Scotland has updated its Scottish Social Housing Charter comparison tool to include new data released last week, writes Kirsty Wells.

Published 5 September 2019

HouseMark Scotland members pioneer new Embedding Excellence Programme

Falkirk and West Dunbartonshire councils are leading the way in self-awareness by piloting HouseMark Scotland’s new Embedding Excellence Programme.

Published 21 May 2019

Improved value and outcomes on the cards for tenants as ‘Sector Scorecard’ opens for third year of data collection

Improved value and outcomes are on the cards for tenants across Scotland as housing associations enter their data into the Sector Scorecard for the third year running.

Published 8 May 2019

South Lanarkshire uses rent affordability tool with tenants and staff to encourage dialogue and effective engagement

South Lanarkshire Council has effectively used HouseMark’s rent affordability tool with staff and tenants to understand better the implications of proposed rent changes and kick off constructive conversations.

Published 30 April 2019

HouseMark Scotland’s Specialist Clubs programme

HouseMark Scotland’s Specialist Clubs are a part of HouseMark’s programme to support the housing sector to achieve continuous improvement and deliver better outcomes for tenants, customers, wider communities and regulators. Our Clubs content is designed exclusively for the Scottish housing sector.

Published 10 April 2019

HouseMark Scotland launches ‘Embedding Excellence’ programme

The housing sector will be “supported to excel” thanks to HouseMark Scotland’s new ‘Embedding Excellence’ programme.

Published 12 March 2019

Blog: Why is building a home so complex, why does it take so long and why are so many people involved?

To mark HouseMark Scotland’s launch of a new Housing Development Club which aims to provide advice, practical support and networking opportunities, club manager Susan Napier explores the history behind housing development.

Published 16 November 2018

HouseMark Scotland launches updated Scottish Social Housing Charter Comparison tool

HouseMark Scotland has launched an updated version of the Scottish Social Housing Charter interactive comparison tool, using the annual return data published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 6 September 2018

SFHA and HouseMark launch new rent affordability tool

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and HouseMark Scotland have launched a new interactive rent setting tool for their members.

Published 13 August 2018

More getting on board with sector scorecard

Interest is growing across Scotland in the new sector scorecard pilot, with several new housing associations indicating that they will submit data in 2018.

Published 21 February 2018

Scrutiny programme achievements celebrated in new CIH Scotland report

A final report on the achievements of a four-year training and learning programme ‘Stepping Up to Scrutiny’ has been published by CIH Scotland.

Published 12 February 2018