Forth’s 35th AGM sees continued focus on positive wellbeing outcomes

Forth’s 35th AGM sees continued focus on positive wellbeing outcomes

Forth Housing Association extended a warm welcome to its members at its 35th AGM in Stirling this month.

Held at STEP in Stirling Enterprise Park, the successful meeting provided an opportunity for Forth’s members, staff and tenants to hear how Forth has been performing over the last year and to receive the latest set of annual accounts.

Attendees also heard from the chair Ann Dickson about the positive outcome of the Strategic Option Appraisal which showed Forth to be financially viable as a standalone registered social landlord and that it is a high-performing, responsive and locally accountable organisation.

Forth’s 35th AGM sees continued focus on positive wellbeing outcomes

Dr Vikki McCall

While it continues to build a strong track record in good governance and accountability, Forth said, like all other RSLs, it understands there are wider economic challenges facing the sector and that it looks to continue to progress improvements in governance and services to its customers in light of these challenges.

As Forth continues with its ‘tenant first’ focus and delivering positive wellbeing outcomes for its people it was delighted to welcome Dr Vikki McCall, professor of social policy at the University of Stirling and the principal investigator on the Intersectional Stigma of Place-based Ageing (ISPA) project. Dr McCall delivered an excellent presentation on the ISPA study which will explore how the stigma attached to where people live can intersect with experiences of disability and ageing.

Forth is now seeking to add its support to delivering positive outcomes along with the other partners in the Inclusive Living Alliance which include Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI), Foundations, Public Health Scotland, Link Housing Association, Horizon Housing Association, Stonewater Housing Association, Springfield Properties plc, Care & Repair Scotland, Care & Repair Cymru, Motionspot, Artlink Central and the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD).

Forth’s 35th AGM sees continued focus on positive wellbeing outcomes

Abira Sarwar, Callum Wynd and Kirsty Morrison

The meeting also considered the election of three new committee members for the coming year. Abira Sarwar, Callum Wynd and Kirsty Morrison all come with a wealth of housing experience.

Sadly, Forth said a fond farewell to two tenant members Lynn Lavery and Lynore MacLeod, bringing its committee membership to 12 out of the possible 15 positions.

Ann Dickson, chair of Forth, said: “It was great to see a great turnout of our staff and members and to be able to hear about the very interesting project from Dr McCall. We are delighted to have rekindled our relationship with the University of Stirling and to be able to work together over the coming year for the good of our tenants.

“We now have 12 members on our management committee with a wide range of skills and we are looking forward to an exciting year with a continued sense of purpose and direction.”

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