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1 The Scottish House Condition Survey Dr Andrew Robinson Communities Scotland

2 What is the SHCS? The only national study to look at physical condition Vital part of the evidence base A public information resource Conducted in 1991, 1996 and 2002 – now continuous

3 What is involved? Social interview – householder Physical inspection – professional Bringing professional and lay viewpoints together

4 How is it managed? Specialist team (Communities Scotland) Close links with policy teams (DD) Strategic guidance from a broad partnership of stakeholders –CIH, SFHA, COSLA Regular consultation on survey content

5 Policy Links Fuel Poverty Scottish Housing Quality Standard Housing Bill – esp. disrepair in private stock

6 Survey dissemination Produce value added, not paperwork Two main reports – November 2003 Series of topic-based reports Fuel Poverty, Housing and Health, Housing and Disrepair Informing policy processes Ad hoc analysis for survey users

7 Going continuous Continuous SHCS started Q Working throughout the year Same amount of data collected - so 15,000 cases by Q3 2008First Annual CSHCS report due late 2005

8 Why did we go continuous? Increased flexibility of content –But must balance with comparability More efficient use of resources Consolidates expertise –Core staff team –Interviewers and surveyors

9 Contact us House Condition Surveys Team Communities Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE Fax –


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