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Local associations often ‘squeezed out’ of development, warns GWSF

Community controlled housing associations are often losing out on the chance to develop new social housing because local authorities are giving priority to larger regional and national associations, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 25 November 2016

GWSF highlights success of community controlled housing associations

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 15 November 2016

Bill Sharkey: A tribute

Bill Sharkey died on the 27th October 2016 after a short illness at QEU Hospital. Bill, aged 83, was a founding and long serving committee member of New Gorbals Housing Association.

Published 8 November 2016

Housing associations issue warning over Universal Credit payments

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has warned that the direct payment of the housing element of Universal Credit to social landlords may not happen until 2022.

Published 1 November 2016

Prized community regeneration fund should be spending priority, says GWSF

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has praised the Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund (PCF) for reaching local communities directly and has called for it to be a priority in the forthcoming Spending Review.

Published 27 October 2016

New website for GWSF

A modernised website has been launched by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 11 October 2016

New booklet launched to showcase community-driven place making

Four housing and community organisations have collaborated to produce a booklet showcasing six examples of community led place making.

Published 5 October 2016

Muirhouse emerges stronger from regulatory intervention

Muirhouse Housing Association has made “significant improvement” following the appointment of statutory manager and is now in a much stronger position to continue that improvement, according to a new report by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 3 October 2016

ONS reclassification: Bill to ensure RSLs are deemed private bodies to be introduced

The Scottish Government has moved to provide reassurance to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) by committing to new legislation that will ensure they can continue to borrow money privately.

Published 30 September 2016

SFHA and GWSF defend Freedom of Information position

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) have responded to claims that they are resistant to housing associations being included within Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation.

Published 28 September 2016

New £10m pilot loan scheme to increase energy efficiency and repair homes

More people will be able to make their homes warm and water-tight through a new £10 million fund.

Published 21 September 2016

New housing repairs website launched to save homeowners ‘hundreds of millions’

A major new free website designed to help private flat owners carry out repairs to their shared properties has been launched by housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP at an event in Glasgow today.

Published 21 September 2016

SFHA and GWSF publish new openness and transparency guidance

New guidance has been issued to help housing associations make the right amount of information available both to tenants and other stakeholders.

Published 15 September 2016

Charter a success but leave it as it is, says GWSF

The Scottish Social Housing Charter has largely been a success story and should not be subject to major changes, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has said.

Published 25 August 2016

New Board for GWSF

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has announced its new Board following its AGM last week.

Published 23 August 2016