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  • Adaptations for tenants

    29/05/2019News

    The picture is different for council housing as local authorities cannot use the DFG monies from government to fund adaptations to their own homes and must use their Housing Revenue Account (HRA). This means that many local authorities don't follow

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice

    30 January 2019Qualifications

    CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice CIH scheme code 3H14 The objective of this qualification is to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of frontline housing practices at an operational level.

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Maintenance and Asset Management

    2 October 2018Qualifications

    CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Maintenance and Asset Management CIH scheme code 3A03 The objective of this qualification is to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and understanding of housing maintenance and asset management at an

  • CIH Scotland comments on Equalities and Human Rights Commission report into housing for disabled people

    11/05/2018News

    CIH Scotland comments on Equalities and Human Rights Commission report into housing for disabled people The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today (11th of May 2018) published a new report into the shortage of properties suitable for

  • Housing provision leaving wheelchair users behind

    01/03/2018News

    Improving access to support with adapting existing homes and in our approaches for enabling disabled people to find suitable homes in the rented sector are equally important.  Disabled people have the right to be involved in community and social

  • How do I review age restrictions on adapted properties Subscription

    25/09/2014Policy and practice

    How do I review age restrictions on adapted and accessible properties? Accessible and adapted propertiesfor social rent sometimes have age restrictions attached to them, this 'How do I' will help you to make the best use of these properties. 

  • Webinar video: How to increase demand for Hard to Let properties Subscription

    10/09/2014News

    Webinar video: How to increase demand for Hard to Let properties Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with Fleur Priest-Stephens specialist advisor, and the manager of the making best use of stock (MBUS) team at CIH. Despite the acute

  • Webinar video: Making effective use of adapted properties Subscription

    12/02/2014News

    Webinar video: Making effective use of adapted properties Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with Charlotte Smith, Specialist Advisor in the CIH’s Making Best Use of Stock team. This practical webinar is designed to support members to

  • How to make effective use of adapted properties January 2014

    15/01/2014Policy and practice

    How to make effective use of adapted properties January 2014 Disabled adaptations such as level access showers and stair lifts can support elderly and disabled tenants to live independently. In order to make best use of your stock you need to ensure

  • Mind the step: An estimation of housing need among wheelchair users in Scotland

    05/11/2012Policy and practice

    Mind the step: An estimation of housing need among wheelchair users in Scotland 17,000 wheelchair users in Scotland say they have real difficulty getting into or around their home, according to a new report from Horizon Housing Association. Produced