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  • CIH Housing 2019

    25-27 June 2019, ManchesterEvents

    CIH Housing 2019 About the event Housing 2019, Europe's largest and most inclusive housing festival and our annual conference, will examine and debate the biggest challenges facing the sector, featuring keynote addresses and panels from government

  • Consultation briefing: improving temporary accommodation standards Subscription

    28/05/2019Policy and practice

    Consultation briefing: improving temporary accommodation standards This is a new type of briefing exclusively for CIH members . These briefings are designed to inform you about current consultations, highlight potential implications for the sector

  • New government figures reveal stark reality of homelessness crisis, says CIH


    New government figures reveal stark reality of homelessness crisis, says CIH Commenting on the latest statutory homelessness figures for England at the end of December 2018 released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government today,

  • New guidance on Housing First published for social housing professionals


    Further information is available at Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) is a third sector membership organisation with a unique role. We evidence and advance solutions to poor housing and homelessness by connecting the knowledge and

  • Housing First guidance for social housing professionals

    22/05/2019Policy and practice

    Local Health and Social Care Partnerships will also consider whether those units continue to be part of their local homelessness response, or whether the specialist nature aligns them with broader health and social care strategy and commissioning

  • Financial support must be made available if homelessness proposals are implemented


    The principle of expanding people’s right to a home in the area where they choose to live may not mean much in practice if there are no suitable, affordable homes available.”    ENDS   Notes to Editors 1. The Chartered Institute of Housing

  • CIH Scotland response on local connections & intentionality

    25/04/2019Policy and practice

    CIH Scotland response to local connections and intentionality consultation CIH Scotland has submitted evidence to the Scottish Government's recent consultation on local connections and intentionality in homelessness legislation. Read the full

  • What you need to know about local connections/intentionality Subscription

    19/03/2019Policy and practice

    If a person is found to be intentionally homeless, the local authority does not have a duty to provide settled accommodation but does still have to provide temporary accommodation, advice and assistance. The local authorities may have additional

  • Together we can solve poverty in Scotland


    Whilst children in families where a parent has a limiting illness or disability are at much greater risk of struggling to get by. However, as a country we can do better than this. By working together, we can solve poverty across Scotland. There is

  • 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.