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

    Scotland's Housing Festival 2019

    Scotland’s biggest housing event returns to Glasgow for 2019 with a strong message for the world: a safe and secure home is at the heart of supporting people and communities and preventing and solving some of the complex problems we face in society today and supporting the most vulnerable.

    Bringing you expert keynotes, top level debate, hands-on knowledge and innovation, and focused on the biggest issues in the sector today, this event will provide something that suits everyone, whether strategic, operational or inspirational.

    Our themes for 2019 focus on:

    People at the heart

    Placing people at the centre of services needs to be more than lip service. How can we better support victims of domestic abuse and vulnerable young people? What are the strategic challenges that face the sector around an ageing population and health inequalities? We will debate, challenge and listen to experts to help us address these issues.

    The day job

    Our working lives are impacted by policy decisions not in our control but we are dealing with the consequences at the sharp end. We are challenged to move in to new areas of delivery and need to develop our knowledge more to meet these needs. This strand will focus on some of the big issues such as engaging with tenants, influencing behaviours, private renting, and the future of the frontline, learning from the experts about how we can do things differently.

    People and place

    As we see the targets for housing supply on track to be delivered, we know that is not the end of the story and more challenges face us as a sector. Do we have the right homes in the right places? Have we future proofed these homes for changing needs? What about changing the model? What can we learn from other countries where social housing is a much bigger part of the economy? With a European feel to this strand, we will be getting perspectives from a wide range of experts to feed into the debate.


    We’ll be looking at new ways to deliver better outcomes for tenants and improving the systems and tools that we use to deliver these. Combining both new ways of working with technology and new people focused approaches, we’ll be bringing you the latest, from ethical hacking to dealing with Universal Credit rent arrears and public health reform.



    CIH Scotland

    CIH Scotland provides a professional and impartial voice for those involved in housing and communities, working with organisations to identify solutions to the issues we face in Scotland.