University of Stirling



Researchers investigate impact of alcohol price law on homeless people

Academics are to investigate the impact of the alcohol minimum unit pricing law on homeless drinkers.

Published 24 September 2019

Social housing sector must 'think radically' to be ready for a new age, conference told

Leading figures in the Scottish social housing sector gathered in Dunblane last week for the 18th National Housing Conference, organised by law firm Harper Macleod.

Published 13 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

Professor Isobel Anderson: Inappropriate housing causing disabled people physical and emotional distress

The Match Me research project explores the effectiveness of allocations and lettings practice for accessible and adapted social housing in Scotland. Here, Professor Isobel Anderson from the University of Stirling discusses findings from the project’s final report, together with recommendations for policymakers and practitioners.

Published 22 August 2019

Lack of suitable housing has detrimental impact on mental health of disabled home-seekers, report finds

Disabled home-seekers are experiencing significant emotional distress due to a lack of suitable housing, according to leading housing experts.

Published 21 August 2019

Academic report acknowledges Greenock regeneration project

An innovative urban regeneration project in Greenock has been hailed a success in a report published by the University of Stirling.

Published 26 June 2019

Study: Feeling ‘at home’ vital for health and wellbeing of tenants

The ability to feel “at home” has a significant impact on people’s health and wellbeing, an academic study has found.

Published 23 April 2019

Shadow housing minster meets Stirling housing and ageing experts

A local MSP has visited the University of Stirling to hear how its housing and ageing research is helping to stimulate debate on some of Scotland’s long-term challenges.

Published 3 April 2019

Council cuts threaten vital handyperson services for older people

Services such as Scotland’s Care and Repair housing support services are under threat from drastic public funding cuts, according to a new report.

Published 1 February 2019

Ardenglen and Cassiltoun play host to University of Stirling students

Students from the University of Stirling have visited Castlemilk as they see first-hand the vital work being done by community-based housing associations.

Published 2 November 2018

UK housing sector ‘still not ready for ageing population’

Health experts from across the UK have called for Commissioners for Ageing to be introduced in England and Scotland to help place housing at the heart of service integration for older people.

Published 15 October 2018

Full programme for University of Stirling Innovation in Housing event

The full programme is now available for the University of Stirling’s fourth lecture in its Innovation and Excellence series marking the University's fiftieth year: Innovation in Housing – a force for wider benefits?

Published 3 October 2017

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain on health services, according to University of Stirling academics.

Published 21 September 2017

Innovation & Excellence Lecture Series – Public lecture on innovation in housing

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations the University of Stirling is hosting an open event to stimulate debate on the future of housing and how our housing system can underpin wider economic and social developments.

Published 20 September 2017

Blog: Scotland leads dementia fight but more to be done

Architects, contractors and building commissioners must consider the design of new homes if Scotland is to fully support those with dementia, writes Lesley Palmer.

Published 2 August 2017