Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has appointed Graeme Winning, East Ayrshire Council as chair of the board. SHN is a membership organisation which supports social rented sector landlords to improve services by benchmarking cost and performance data, sharing knowledge and best practice through
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Following the release of the Scottish Government, Affordable Homes Supply Programme: process and procedures 2022/02, Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) is now offering its Development Value for Money (DVfM) Tool to all developing social landlords across Scotland. The DVfM Tool was launched
Scotland’s Housing Network and the Tenants Information Service (TIS) have undertaken a consultation with social housing tenants across Scotland. This consisted of a survey and a series of focus groups in order to better understand tenant’s views and attitudes towards social housing and t
A new report on alternative models of rent control for Scotland has been launched by the Cross Party Group on Housing launched at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. During the meeting, Professor Ken Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), presented th
The power of ‘local’ has once again been strongly evidenced by the latest Charter data but wider threats to the independence of community-based housing associations still exist, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). Produced for GWSF by Scotl
With great sadness, Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has announced that its much-loved colleague Misia Jack passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of Friday 13th May after a long and brave fight with brain cancer. Misia was not only a valued colleague but also a friend to
Attracting and retaining new governing body members has been reported as a key challenge facing the housing sector in a survey of housing governing bodies. Scotland’s Housing Network has undertaken a survey of housing governing bodies to understand the composition and demographics of governing
A new suite of building safety KPIs is to be launched in April by Scotland’s Housing Network, and Housemark Scotland with the support of the Scottish Housing Regulator.
Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has launched its first new membership service for 2022. The Development Value for Money (DVfM) Tool provides data insights and benchmarking of cost, time and quality indicators at project level for new build social housing developments. This will allow developi
North Ayrshire Council has achieved the TIS in partnership with Scotland’s Housing Network Scrutiny Approved Accreditation gold standard.
Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has worked with Kingdom Housing Association graduate trainee Eilidh MacDonald, key sector partners and SHN members to develop a best practice guide for the mid-market rent sector. Mid-market rent (MMR) housing has been around in Scotland for many year
Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) is working with Changeworks and Collective Architecture to deliver a zero carbon event in support of Scottish Housing Day as it publishes a report on the progress made by the social housing sector to meet the first EESSH target of December 2020.
Ross Morris has been appointed as the new service improvement manager (data insights) at Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) with James Duffy set to retire after 11 years working with SHN and its members. SHN has been working with local authorities and RSLs to provide benchma
More than three quarters (86%) of housing providers thought that the social housing sector lags behind other industries in terms of digital engagement according to a report published by Scotland’s Housing Network. The network carried out research to provide insight into the current perceptions
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Scotland’s Housing Network have published guidance on Section 11 processes to help minimise tenancy failure and prevent homelessness.