Measuring the impact of social housing in Scotland: Economic, social, health and well-being

Project summary:

This project will involve a mix of desk-based and field research to provide a baseline sense and a more detailed empirical consideration of the economic and social impacts of housing associations in Scotland. The project seeks to:

  1. demonstrate the impact of housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland in order to raise the profile of the difference the sector is making to people’s lives
  2. strengthen the sector’s position about the urgent need to invest in more social housing
  3. complement ongoing research on the demand for affordable housing post-2021

The outputs will include a desk-based review, social impact analysis (produced by HACT) and four case studies of providers across Scotland.

This project is funded by Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Rural and Islands Housing Association Forum, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and NHS Health Scotland.

CaCHE team: Professor Ken Gibb, Dr Madhu Satsangi, Bilge Serin, Dr Linda Christie, Dr Louise Lawson and Dr Gareth James

Timeline: November 2019 – May 2020

Theme: Cross-cutting