To mark Scottish Housing Day 2020, Professor Ken Gibb, Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), highlights the findings from a recent CaCHE research project on the impact of social housing in Scotland, which provides valuable insights that can be applied around the UK.
Wednesday 16 September 2020 is Scottish Housing Day, a broad-based alliance making the case for more investment in housing and focuses on the impact it makes to people, communities and the nation.
This is very timely as it coincides with a major piece of research that CaCHE published last week, co-authored with the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust for the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Public Health Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Rural and Islands Housing Association Forum. The research considers the many impacts housing associations have, such as economic, social, health and wellbeing, and community resilience.
The evidence is clear – social housing generates important economic and social impacts for its residents and communities across Scotland.