Lorna Wilson shares initial findings into research from SFHA, JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF into the social, economic, health, and wellbeing impact of social housing. No one can dispute the importance of good quality affordable housing – but many people may not be aware of the wider i
Having contributed to a report by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland which called for the Scottish Government to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes, Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning r
The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has collected evidence regarding the ability of landlords to meet deadlines with regards to fire safety, electrical testing, and EESSH; and fed into a communication which will be sent to social landlords from the housing minister, in the near future, to cla
The number of affordable housing approvals and starts in Scotland has increased compared to a year ago while affordable home completions have fallen, new figures have shown. There have been substantial increases in annual Affordable Housing Supply Programme approvals, starts and completions since 20
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on freedom of information (FOI). The update includes information on the reinstatement of 20 working days time limit for responding and further discretion offered to Scottish Information Comm
After last weeks’ launch of Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Post-2021, Callum Chomczuk, Sally Thomas and Alison Watson press the case for 53,000 new affordable homes. CIH Scotland, SFHA and Shelter Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to build 53,000 affordable homes over the ne
As part of its ongoing work to support social landlords through the COVID-19 crisis, the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has launched an online platform to facilitate collaborative learning and problem solving.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on service delivery. The update includes new information on phase one of the proposed route map, multi-storey and high-density flats, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and the Test and Prote
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on practical governance advice. The update includes new information on virtual Annual General Meetings (AGMs), AGM frequently asked questions, and the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bil
The next Scottish Government has been urged to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes over the duration of the next parliament to reduce housing need, tackle child poverty and kick-start the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) is working on a response on behalf of the sector to the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Framework for Decision Making proposals and route map, including a restarting services guide for landlords, an online space for sharing practice and i
SFHA chief executive Sally Thomas gives her account of the amendments lodged by Andy Wightman MSP this week and the unintended impact they could have had on social landlords. This week saw the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill enter its final stages in the Scottish Parliament. This was the second b