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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. Eight candidates were standing for seven available places with the current chair Helen Moore from Reidvale Housing Association and vice-chair C

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A new Self-Assurance Toolkit for all social housing providers and local authorities has been published by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). The toolkit updates the self-assessment guidance produced by SFHA in 2018, in order to reflect changes made to the Regulatory Framework in

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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). Responding to the Scottish Government’s consultation on fire safety in h

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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). Over 100 delegates and contributors will gather to hear a

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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. Strike me down, but am I the only person in the housing wor

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Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder issues a defence of volunteer-based governance models. Mike Bruce’s article on paying housing association board members was thoughtfully put together, but, as I’m sure he’ll have expected, c

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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.

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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. The city is keen to lead the way on proposed changes to the existing system agreed by partners on its Asylum Taskforce, which includes the Hom

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Helen Moore 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).

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Helen Moore Services for tenants provided by local community controlled housing associations have again outperformed those of other social landlords, according to a new report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

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