Friday news round-up: 7 April 2017
Catch up with this week's SFHA members' news.
Maryhill Housing recognised for environmental excellence
Housing association wins Keep Scotland Beautiful award
The awards, now in their 12th year, celebrate the success from across the Keep Scotland Beautiful Local Environmental Quality Network in improving the cleanliness and quality of the environment.
Orkney Housing Association celebrates handover of 1000th House
Housing association celebrates milestone
Joint venture aims to take repairs service to next level
Wheatley and City Building Joint Venture to provide repairs and investment work
On 1 April 2017, Wheatley became a 50/50 joint owner with the local authority of City Building (Glasgow).
Financial advice direct to customers’ homes
RCH helps customers with money matters
Money Talks provides practical information and suggestions to help customers to deal with the changes brought by Universal Credit. It also looks at the practical services and support that River Clyde Homes provides to its customers for financial inclusion.
Ten per cent of housing associations sign up to new efficiency scorecard pilot
Eighteen housing associations in Scotland agree to take part in a sector scorecard pilot
From April, the Haymarket Group of associations will record data against 15 different measures that will give an assessment of each association’s financial health, development progress, asset performance and operational efficiencies. The efficiency scorecard pilot will link up with a similar initiative elsewhere in the UK social housing sector, being led by Mark Henderson, Chief Executive of Home Group.
West Lothian Development Alliance brings 12 accessible homes to Stoneyburn
Construction starts on West Lothian Development Alliance’s 12 cottage flats for affordable rent
Craigowl transfers activities to Gowrie Care
Craigowl Communities changes way it operates
Maryhill hails participatory budgeting a “resounding success”
Community votes on budget use
Hundreds of people exercised their right to vote on two separate days as Maryhill Housing told them: “It’s up to you”.
Setting the standard at Langstane
Housing association launches customer care standards.
Langstane Housing Association, which won the TPAS Scotland Tenant Participation
Champion of the Year Award 2016 for its work on improving tenant participation, announced that the new standards will be implemented in April 2017.
Kind hearted Kinglassie helps Fife Homeless
100 ‘survival bags’ donated to Kingdom Housing Association for homeless people
Kinglassie’s ‘Rough Sleeper Mission’ campaign has collected more than 2,000 essential items to fill the ‘survival bags’. Local children and parents have been volunteering by collecting items and helping to make up the bags.
Dundee group get animated to break down mental health stigma
Group film tackles stigma surrounding mental health
The group combined personal stories and experiences to develop the film, The Ballad of Polly and Nelly, which takes a lighter look at the issues of mental health.