The benefits and costs of installing sprinklers in social housing need to be weighed against the many other pressures on the rents tenants pay, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 17 April 2018
An article painting a bleak picture of housing associations in Scotland appeared recently in Bella Caledonia and was republished on the Scottish Community Alliance website. Here the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations offers a defence of local community-controlled housing associations and co-operatives.
Published 6 April 2018
Community-based housing associations have come to the fore to ensure vulnerable people in their community were able to cope with the impact of the heavy snowfall, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 5 March 2018
The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) and SHARE have joined forces to produce practical guidance on financial management for housing association committee members.
Published 14 December 2017
Housing associations in Scotland could be subject to Freedom of Information (FOI) laws from April 2019, subject to a parliamentary vote, it has been announced.
Published 7 December 2017
The UK government has announced significant changes to Universal Credit including scrapping the seven day waiting period before a person can apply.
Published 23 November 2017
Landlord services provided by local community controlled housing associations outperform those of other social landlords, according to the latest Charter comparison report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 16 November 2017
The UK government’s U-turn on imposing the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap to supported housing and the wider social housing sector is to be welcomed but we are not out of the woods yet, says David Bookbinder.
Published 27 October 2017
Around 83% of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today.
Published 21 September 2017
Members of Hawthorn Housing Co-operative in Possilpark will mark their 30th anniversary with a community cinema experience during Scottish Housing Day next week.
Published 15 September 2017
The Scottish Government’s Bill aimed at reversing the autumn 2016 reclassification of housing associations as public bodies has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
Published 6 September 2017
Following Harry Woodward’s blog on Tuesday, Helen Moore offers her reflections on Paul Sng’s documentary Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.
Published 24 August 2017
The extremely tight deadlines attached to Scottish Government requests to local authorities for information on high rise stock, following last week’s tragic fire in West London, may be diverting landlords from even greater priorities over fire safety, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 19 June 2017
Social landlords can’t immunise themselves against the impact of the political and economic landscape, and this means some evictions are unavoidable, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has said.
Published 27 April 2017
A new report has revealed how community controlled housing associations are working hard to ensure that their boards are strong and fit for the future in the light of demographic and other challenges.
Published 20 April 2017