After seven years of hard work to bring tenant participation up to a high level, Kingdom Housing Association has been awarded Gold Accreditation from TPAS Scotland. Kingdom has undertaken several key areas of review in consultation with tenants, including its new participation strategy, underta
TPAS Scotland has awarded Kingdom Housing Association Gold accreditation for its ongoing commitment to customer participation. TPAS is one of the leading organisations in the country for promoting and developing customer participation in housing. Its accreditation framework provides a blueprint for
TPAS Scotland is asking tenants to contribute to its response to the Scottish Government's emergency rent freeze legislation. The Scottish Parliament has passed new laws to protect tenants hit by the cost of living crisis that will freeze rents until at least March 2023.
Jimmy Black rounds up a lively discussion on the Scottish Housing News Podcast about tenant participation and how it has evolved since the pandemic. Who gets to have housing fun? Not the staff and not the board members at their very serious conferences. It’s the tenants who have the fun.
Social housing tenants have a statutory right to have a say in the running of their homes, but what does that mean in practice? TPAS Scotland has been providing support in this very field for over 40 years and has launched a new campaign to help housing organisations and tenants to build better rela
Plans for a new organisation to give a voice to tenants of Elderpark Housing Association have been given an enthusiastic welcome from local people. In a further commitment to listen to tenants’ views and act upon issues that matter, the Association is providing local people with the opportunit
The resilience and determination of tenants, community groups, landlords and individuals from across the social housing sector in Scotland was demonstrated at the National Good Practice Awards at the TPAS Annual Conference which took place from 10–12 June in Clydebank. The Annual Conferen
The shortlists for the Women in Housing and Housing Heroes Awards have been confirmed, with Lesley Baird from TPAS Scotland in the running at both ceremonies. Ms Baird has been shortlisted for Woman of the Year and Inspirational Leader of the Year at the respective awards.
TPAS Scotland has appointed Elaine Scoular as the Interim CEO of TPAS Scotland, following the retirement of Lesley Baird who stepped down at their AGM last month. Ms Scoular has been a key member of staff of TPAS for the last 22 years and plays a pivotal role in ensuring TPAS delivers on its promise
Craig Sanderson retired after 44 years at the Link Group Ltd, 31 of those as CEO. TPAS chief executive Lesley Baird will step down soon after 25 years. On Episode 4 of the Scottish Housing News Podcast, they cast their minds back to a time when modern housing associations were new and tenants s
GHA tenants living in Wyndford in Glasgow are being encouraged to have their say on plans for a £54 million transformation of their community.
Changes are afoot at TPAS Scotland after CEO Lesley Baird advised that she will be standing down from her position on 31 March 2022. Having worked with TPAS Scotland for 25 years, Lesley has given a significant proportion of her career to evolving this member-focused organisation to become the
TPAS Scotland CEO Lesley Baird has been invited to speak at a conference hosted by Queensland Shelter in Australia around the legislative framework and practices/standards relating to tenant participation in Scotland. Queensland Shelter is focused on ensuring everyone living in Queensland has a
TPAS and TIS are to host a series of consultation events on behalf of the Scottish Government, as it prepares to review the Scottish Social Housing Charter. Introduced in 2012 after extensive consultation with tenants and landlords across Scotland, The Charter focuses on imp
The recently launched TP Certificate pilot from TPAS Scotland is already receiving great feedback from the organisations and partners involved. A collaborative partnership between Supporting Communities NI OCNNI (Open College Network Northern Ireland) and TPAS Scotland, the course is aimed at t