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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

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  • CIH Scotland appoints new board member


    We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at 2. For further information, please contact Callum Chomczuk,

  • Galw am gydnabod tai fel hawl ddynol


    “Byddai hawl i gartref, wedi’i ddiogelu gan gyfraith Cymru, yn ei gwneud yn ofynnol i’r holl wasanaethau cyhoeddus roi’r sylw dyledus i hawliau dynol pobl a byddai’n arwain at newid cadarnhaol yn nifer o’r penderfyniadau hynny sy’n

  • Time for housing to be recognised as a human right


    Such a right would also increase a citizen’s ability to challenge poor decisions that led to them becoming homeless in the first place.” The report marks the beginning of a joint campaign by the three organisations on the right to housing, which

  • Webinar recap: Planning for housing network Subscription


    Webinar recap: Planning for housing network This webinar explores how local authorities are increasingly meeting housing needs directly through expanding their own house building programme. The session covered: Issues raised with the lead author of

  • Report on private renting and mental health provides examples of good practice


    All three examples highlight the importance of communication, breaking down the stigma attached to mental health issues, and the ability to work flexibly to best support both tenants and landlords.    

  • Webinar recap: Understanding hoarding disorder for housing professionals Subscription


    Webinar recap: Understanding hoarding disorder for housing professionals Catharine Hinton, Managing Director at Greatest Asset delivered a webinar on understanding hoarding disorder for housing professionals. The session covered: • What is hoarding

  • 2019 CIH Scotland Excellence Awards now open for applications


    This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five

  • Only Parliament can resolve problems caused by benefit cap


    First, it applies the cap to those that it already accepts cannot reasonably be expected to look for work for the time being. In fact, these are the same reasons why DWP accept that a person can qualify for out-of-work benefits at all! Second, as we

  • Celebrating one year of Make a Stand – a great start but plenty more to do


    Your organisations can do wonderful things - let ending domestic abuse be one of them.” Adina Claire, co-acting chief executive of Women’s Aid, said: "Over the past year, the Make a Stand campaign has had a significant impact by encouraging

  • Adaptations for tenants


    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