GWSF



Housing minister warned of need for partnership working on private tenements

The condition of privately owned tenement housing will continue to deteriorate unless the Scottish Government partners with councils and housing associations to arrest the decline, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has warned.

Published 5 September 2019

GWSF welcomes five new board members

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has announced five new members to its board following its AGM at the end of last week.

Published 20 August 2019

SFHA updates Self-Assurance Toolkit

A new Self-Assurance Toolkit for all social housing providers and local authorities has been published by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 1 August 2019

New Gorbals pledges to reverse lock-changes on its properties

New Gorbals Housing Association has promised to reverse any attempt by Serco to change locks on its properties as part of efforts to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Published 19 July 2019

Fire safety issues in common stairs not policed, says GWSF

Existing duties on residents to avoid blocking stairwells and other common areas aren’t policed or enforced and so are ineffective, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 17 July 2019

Glasgow housing associations urged to take action against asylum seekers accommodation providers

Housing associations have responded to calls for them to take action against the private housing contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Published 11 July 2019

GWSF event throws spotlight on how housing providers tackle social isolation

The many ways in which community controlled housing associations help tackle loneliness and social isolation are being showcased today at the Annual Regeneration Conference of Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 21 June 2019

Tenement maintenance working group’s final recommendations report calls for change in legislation

Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.

Published 5 June 2019

David Bookbinder: Housing First – a wee word of caution

Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder responds to Friday’s special Housing First edition of Scottish Housing News with a warning that the policy will not be without its challenges.

Published 20 May 2019

David Bookbinder: Nothing old-fashioned about voluntarism

Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder issues a defence of volunteer-based governance models.

Published 25 April 2019

Housing bodies to develop Self-Assurance Toolkit

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF), the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO), and the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) are to work together on the development of a Self-Assurance Toolkit.

Published 24 April 2019

Glasgow to pilot changes to asylum process

Glasgow could become the first city in the UK to pilot changes to the asylum process after a multi-agency taskforce recommended a number of proposed reforms.

Published 6 March 2019

David Bookbinder: Flat broke? How private landlords are destroying our tenements

David Bookbinder tackles the thorny issue of tenement repairs and offers workable solutions which he believes could save this vital part of Scotland’s community and heritage.

Published 5 February 2019

GWSF: Future housing policy must tackle poor privately owned housing

A much more proactive approach to tackling poor privately owned housing must feature in the Scottish Government's vision for housing in the next 20 years, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 13 December 2018

Community controlled housing associations are ‘evolving to prosper’, says GWSF

Community controlled housing associations (CCHAs) are evolving and adapting to ensure they are well equipped to face future challenges and protect their independence, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 23 November 2018