Implementing Scotland’s Housing to 2040 strategy

Scotland’s Housing to 2040 strategy set out a vision for the future of housing, with a commitment to deliver 100,000 affordable homes by 2032. By successfully implementing the strategy, we can reduce housing need in Scotland, transform the lives of thousands of people, tackle child poverty and support Scotland’s economic recovery.

There is a lot to consider before this vision can be fulfilled. Watch this event, now available on-demand, where we discussed how the Scottish Government will reach their target of delivering 100,000 affordable homes by 2032, ensuring the distinctive needs of individuals and local communities are considered. We also looked at how we can reduce emissions to achieve our 2045 climate change targets, and priorities for the new Rented Sector Strategy due for consultation in 2022. 

With a keynote contribution from Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government at the Scottish Government

Learn more about Housing in Scotland

Please check out Scotland’s Housing to 2040 strategy, which was published by the Scottish Government in March 2021.

This event is CPD certified in principle

Councillor Sandra MacDonald
Cllr. Sandra Macdonald
Aberdeen Labour and Co-operative Party councillor for the George Street/Harbour ward on Aberdeen City Council
Vice-Convenor of Operation Delivery, spokesperson for transport and housing, chairperson of regional transport partnership NESTRANS and a director of the community energy company, Aberdeen Heat and Power.
Tony Boyle
Aico Ltd.
Catriona MacKean
Catriona MacKean
The Scottish Government
Tony Cain Headshot
Tony Cain
Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers
Lindsay Lauder
Wheatley Group
Nicola Rylatt Headshot
Nicola Rylatt
Lanarkshire Community Law Centre
Shona Robison Headshot
Shona Robison MSP
The Scottish Government
Stacey Dingwall Headshot
Stacey Dingwall
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Fionna Kell
Homes for Scotland
Rohini Sharma Joshi FCIH FRSA
RSJ Equality Consultancy
Tony Kelly
TPAS Scotland
Jennifer Higgins
The Wee House Company
Shaheena Din
Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
Irene Beautyman
Public Health Scotland and the Improvement Service
Prof. David Clapham

Hear from Shona Robinson MSP and get the chance to ask questions of Catriona MacKean, Deputy Director, Housing and Social Justice Directorate, Scottish Government

Format: presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A

The Scottish Government has set a target of delivering 100,000 affordable homes by 2032. In this opening session, we will discuss how this figure can be reached through: investment; effective land use and planning policy; and strong community engagement - all of which prioritises sustainable locations close to services and reflects local housing needs.

Format: presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A

As we strive to meet our climate change targets and tackle worrying levels of fuel poverty, here we will explore how local authorities, social landlords and the construction industry can deliver zero emission new builds and improve the energy efficiency of existing homes. This will include the deployment of low and zero emissions heating solutions, such as heat pumps.

Format: presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A

With the Scottish Government due to launch a consultation for a new Rented Sector Strategy in 2022, this session will provide stakeholders with an early opportunity to consider how the strategy might seek to overcome challenges pertaining to the availability, affordability and standards of rented properties.

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