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Scottish Housing Day 2024

The importance of housing in supporting people throughout life as their needs and priorities change is the focus for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which takes place on Wednesday 18 September



Scottish Housing Day is an annual event which aims to raise awareness of the challenges and successes in Scotland’s housing sector, as well as encouraging the sector and members of the public to get involved by organising events, Q & A sessions, and sharing stories and blogs via social media. 

Commenting on the day, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager and chair of the Scottish Housing Day working group Ashley Campbell said: 

“Our population is ageing faster in Scotland than in the rest of the UK, and as people grow older their housing needs can change. This might require some simple adaptations to make homes more accessible, technology to support day to day activities, or planning to move to a more suitable home that’s closer to family or local amenities, or easier to manage. 

“We know that many people don’t think about their housing needs or plan for the future, and that it may not always be easy to find the right information and advice about housing or other support that’s available. This year, for Scottish Housing Day, we want to encourage people to think about housing for people in later life as we facilitate a nationwide discussion on housing needs and how we can plan for the future – as individuals, communities, housing organisations and policy makers.” 

There are a whole range of ways, both big and small, to get involved in this year’s Scottish Housing Day, so take a look at the website for more information and sign up as an official supporter. 

Housing practitioners and members of the public are also being invited to fill in a short online survey to help inform a report that will be produced for housing day – please participate and share the links with your networks: 

Follow all of the latest developments on X @scothousingday, using the hashtag #ScottishHousingDay 


Scottish Housing Day is delivered in partnership:Age Scotland, the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO), Care and Repair Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland, Hanover Housing Association, Homes for Scotland, Housing Options Scotland, Scotland’s Housing Network, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the Scottish Government, TPAS Scotland, Under one Roof, the University of Stirling, West Dunbartonshire Council, and the Wheatley Group. 

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