Glasgow City Council consults on Digital Housing Strategy

Glasgow City Council is seeking views on how digital technology can improve services related to housing in the city with a consultation that will help shape the final version of its Digital Housing Strategy (DHS).

The local authority has led the development of a draft DHS for the city in partnership with Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and other partners that have an interest in housing. 

The strategy has been developed around four digital themes that relate to housing including data, digital inclusion, systems & services and technology.

Developing the draft strategy has provided an opportunity for the council and partners to identify the current position of digital provision specifically to the four identified themes. Having carried out a range of engagement activity with partners across the housing sector, the data provided by RSLs, private landlords, Glasgow City Council Services, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other partners have shaped this draft strategy.

The draft strategy outlines digital services that are currently provided by partners. Key challenges that face the housing sector, priorities that the council has worked with partners to develop and a plan to address issues and improve services going forward are also included in the draft strategy.

The council said it has developed a draft Digital Housing Strategy to:

  • Promote the use of digital platforms to improve access housing and housing services in Glasgow;
  • Outline the housing challenges and benefits that can be achieved from switching to digital platforms;
  • Raise awareness of technologies available and promote how these can be used to enhance services and quality of housing including conditions;
  • Work towards ensuring all of Glasgow’s population are connected to the internet and have a broadband connection and a consistent level of access to online services;
  • Improve the collection and analysis of data; and
  • Showcase good practice examples of digital projects and services delivered by partners.

The consultation survey will remain live until October 11.

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