Craigforth consultants and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland have been appointed by the Scottish Government to produce new practice guidance for social housing allocations and suspensions. This will combine and update existing practice guidance and take into account the changes introduced by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014. The new practice guidance will complement the statutory guidance on allocations policies already published by the Scottish Government. 

We want to make sure that the new guidance reflects every day practice, helping social landlords to review their allocations policies and make decisions. That's why we need you to share examples of how your organisation deals with different aspects of allocations and suspensions. We want to hear about innovative projects but also every day scenarios - was there an issue that your organisation faced but found a solution to? We want to hear about it.

As well as examples of established practice, we are also interested in hearing about how your organisation might be considering making use of new powers, such as the ability to take home ownership into account or whether there are any areas that you are unsure about or would find useful to be included in the new practice guidance.

We want to make sure that we get a good variety of examples so if you have more than one example, please fill out the form as many times as you like. You can also send in additional or supporting documents by email. Please note that we may not be able to use all of the examples that we receive.

Please send us any examples as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the project or you want to send additional documents, please get in touch with us at