Everyone associated with CIH is saddened by the passing of our former Scotland director, Alan Ferguson. Alan personified the CIH in Scotland during 21 years in charge. His drive and enthusiasm were for dignity in social housing and for the people whose homes it provides. He was highly principled, caring, determined and great company. Among his many successes are his roles in ending the Right to Buy and the professionalisation of the housing sector in Scotland.
Alan joined CIH in Scotland as director in 1993 although his contribution began at grassroots level as an ear-ringed community worker. One of his student placements was at TPAS. Seeing the fundamental importance of housing, he moved on to his first spell at CIH in Scotland as a policy and practice officer where his first legislative impact was on the 1987 Housing
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