At the beginning of the pandemic, SFHA staff started to work remotely in order to continue delivering for and supporting members.
Covid-19 briefing notes
We published 10 briefings notes to help our members through the Covid-19 crisis:
- Service Delivery
- Health and Safety
- Care and Support
- Practical Governance Advice
- Freedom of Information
- The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act: Extension of Notice Periods
- Combating Isolation
- Social Security and Universal Credit
- Humanitarian Community Resilience
Social Housing Resilience Group Guide to Restarting Services
SFHA convened the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) and, together, the SHRG developed the Guide to Restarting Services to help social landlords restart services that were paused due to the effects of Covid-19. The guide contains extensive checklists regarding what your organisation needs to consider, ideas you can implement, useful links and examples, and a practical journey mapping tool that can be used to test re-designed services. The guide is regularly reviewed and updated to meet current guidelines.
Report: Affordable Housing Need In Scotland Post-2021
SFHA, Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland released a new report into housing need in Scotland between 2021–2026. The report found that increasing affordable housing supply levels from the current target of 50,000 homes over five years to 53,000 will help to address existing, as well as newly arising, need from 2021 Affordable Housing Need In Scotland Post-2021
SFHA’s manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election
SFHA’s manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, Housing Scotland: Building Our Social and Economy Recovery sets out a road map for Scotland’s social and economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that puts access to high-quality affordable housing at its core. The manifesto focuses on three themes of people, homes and climate change and sets out 25 actions to tackle housing need, poverty and homelessness; future-proof housing stock; and reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint.
Research: The Impact of Social Housing
The Impact of Social Housing: Economic, Social, Health and Wellbeing was written by UK Collaborative Centre of Housing Evidence and HACT for the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Public Health Scotland, and the Rural and Islands Housing Associations Forum. The research contributes to evidence that supports investment in social and affordable housing as a major way of supporting the nation’s recovery from this unprecedented system-wide shock.
Innovation fun fact
Did you know, Facebook uses hackathons to generate fresh ideas? Employees meet across all departments and share knowledge. This increases team spirit and helps build meaningful relationships and connections in the company.
Read the other articles in this series
- Resiliently redesigning
- Physically distant but virtually accessible – connecting through digital technology
- SFHA associates and third sector partners: supporting the social housing sector
- Supporting our SFHA members during 2020
- A year of creativity, digitalisation and modernisation: SFHA Innovation Programme reflections