David Bookbinder 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.
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. The report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) says that rec
Smaller housing associations across Scotland perform much better than larger ones on key Charter indicators, according to a new report from Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). The report, produced for GWSF by Scotland’s Housing Network, shows that the smallest associ
Maureen Cope The deliberate exclusion of social landlords from the Universal Credit system means arrears levels are even worse than was originally feared, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
David Bookbinder The budget for sheltered housing in Glasgow is to be scrapped completely rather than reduced by third, the council has been forced to admit.
David Bookbinder It might seem trite to term the proposed LHA limits on social housing as ‘Bedroom Tax 2’ but it’s completely legitimate, writes David Bookbinder.
GWSF's Maureen Cope believes the cuts are "contrived and highly punitive" Westminster's plans for a fresh round of welfare cuts, dubbed ‘Bedroom Tax 2’, threatens to undermine housebuilding projects, increase homelessness, and weaken public sector finances across Scotland, it has been claimed.
Maureen Cope The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) must reconsider its plans to close eight of the sixteen Jobcentres in Glasgow, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Glasgow City Council has approved the disposal of 16 sites across the city to allow for the construction of approximately 750 new social homes. Areas to benefit from this decision include Baillieston, Barlanark, Bridgeton, Castlemilk, Cranhill, Drumchapel, Easterhouse, Kelvinbridge, Milton, Partick,
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation proposing the extension of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to RSLs in Scotland. The consultation proposes extension under Section 5 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 which would designate housing associations as ‘publ
Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland have shown an overwhelming act of solidarity and humanity as they pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme run by the UK government. A cross-sector response
A new build home by Ardenglen Housing Association 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
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). Produced for GWSF by Scotland’s Housing Network, t
Bill Sharkey 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.
David Bookbinder 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.