The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has published research which outlines the economic and social benefits of housing support. Commissioned by the Housing Support Enabling Unit, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Scottish Commission for Learning Disabilities, Hanover S
Details of how the expanded Fuel Insecurity Fund will be used to help those who need it most through new and existing services have now been revealed. The First Minister announced in March that the Fund will be tripled to £30 million this year.
The impact of far higher levels of fuel poverty on the physical and mental health of people living in rural areas of Scotland is outlined in research published by Changeworks. Comparing three regions – Caithness and Sutherland, Highlands and Islands and remote rural areas – the analysis
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed proposals to enable councils to raise the amount of council tax paid on empty and second homes in a bid to increase affordable housing supply. First Minister Humza Yousaf announced the joint COSLA proposals at the Scottish
Steph Elliot, the Technology Enabled Care in Housing (TECH) lead at the SFHA, continues the SFHA TECH column with a call for housing associations to ensure their staff are suitably skilled in digital technologies.
A major new study into the effect of Universal Credit on social housing tenants has revealed the detrimental impact it is having on lives and how it is driving people into debt and poverty.
The publication of yesterday's Quarterly Housing Statistics has raised concerns that the number of affordable housing approvals has fallen to the lowest level for eight years.
A strategic board to lead progress towards the delivery of Scotland’s 20-year housing plan will meet for the first time today.
In an open letter sent to all three SNP leadership hopefuls, Scotland’s leading housing organisations have called for the next First Minister to urgently prioritise the delivery of social homes.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said it has “never been more important to address the urgent need for housing” during its Development Conference in Glasgow on 15 March. Highlighting the role social housing plays in reducing poverty, SFHA’s chief executive
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) brought Ofgem chair Martin Cave together with Scottish housing associations to discuss the impact of the ongoing energy crisis on the social housing sector and what’s needed to tackle it.
In this month's SFHA TECH column, Steph Elliot considers digital inclusion and what it means for the social housing sector. With the Analogue to Digital telephone switch off on its way, it is important for landlords to consider the impact the switch off will have on their tenants, how
Four of Scotland’s leading housing organisations have jointly published a new briefing on tackling damp and mould in the social housing sector.
Additional funding provided by the Scottish Government for the Social Housing Fuel Support Fund will help almost 30,000 more social housing tenants with spiralling fuel costs, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said. The fund is part of the Scottish Government
Housing organisations are coming together to provide the sector with new guidance on tackling damp and mould, in light of an increased focus on the issue following the tragic death of Awaab Ishak.