Report arguing for the introduction of a 'right to move' for social housing tenants whereby landlords would be required to sell their present property and replace it with one of the tenant's choice. The report envisages the benefits of such a policy including increased employment and educational opportunities for tenants.
Document summarising the statutory duties of local authorities in Scotland with regard to preventing homelessness. It outlines the actions which local authorities should take to stop homelessness occurring and recurring.
Report summarising findings from the regulation and inspection work of the Scottish Housing Regulator and focusing on those areas where there is room for improvement in services for tenants, homeless people and other users of services of social housing providers.
The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 extended the duties of local authorities toward homeless people in Scotland, while also recognising that Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) had an increasing role to play in providing housing for statutorily homeless households. A growing body of evidence suggests the use of Section 5 differs across Scotland and that its use may be less than had originally been anticipated. There also seems to be confusion regarding the purpose and scope of the requirements.
Briefing paper intended to inform housing professionals about some of the key priorities and challenges facing housing, health and care services in Scotland.
Briefing paper discussing the implications of the personalisation agenda for housing providers.
Report providing a broad overview of major developments in housing and related policy areas in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.
The research examined the use of Section 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and other routes through which local authorities assist statutorily homeless households in securing permanent accommodation from a Registered Social landlord (RSL).
Section 5 gives local authorities the power to require RSLs operating in their area to provide accommodation for homeless households.
The research has been undertaken by Craigforth for the Scottish Government and is to be used by the Government to inform their review of policy and guidance in this area.
Report of a study which set out to assess local authority practice on housing service self-assessment and performance management as well as gather evidence to facilitate the drawing up of good practice guidance in this area.
Report of a research project which studied the duration of tenancies of women re-housed because of domestic abuse and attempted to define the key factors which determine whether or not these tenancies are sustained.