Scotland’s Housing Network launches new Governance Self-Assessment Framework at AGM

SHN AGMScotland’s Housing Network held its Annual Gathering and AGM last week with as a record crowd heard excellent key note presentations from both Michael Cameron, Scottish Housing Regulator and Dave Signorini, Scottish Government.

Michael spoke about the importance of tenant led scrutiny, good governance and the review of the Regulatory Framework.

Dave spoke about the housing aspects of the 2017 Programme for Government, in particular: ending homelessness; more affordable homes; reviewing building standards and fire safety; and energy efficiency.

Elaine Byrne, director of Scotland’s Housing Network, updated delegates on the Network’s achievements and new developments over the last year. Elaine also set out the ambitious plans for the forthcoming year to ensure the Network continues to meet members’ needs and maintains its benchmarking and practice exchange network capabilities.

The Network also launched its new Governance Self-Assessment Framework which is designed to help members test compliance with Regulatory Standards.

The AGM also approved the appointment of new Board members - Fin Smith of Cairn Housing Association and Stefan Kristmanns of West Dunbartonshire Council.

Scotland’s Housing Network chair, John Wolstencroft, said: “I’m delighted to welcome both Fin and Stefan to our board. They both have strong skill sets and are well versed in what the Network has to offer to its members. I’m certain they will be excellent contributors to the Board.”

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