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A warm welcome to our new SFHA members

“Facing challenges in solidarity will add strength to all of us”
Stephen Black, Chief Executive of Atrium

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By Sally Thomas, Chief Executive, SFHA

In the short time I’ve been with SFHA, I’ve been out and about meeting housing associations and co-operatives across the country – both members and non-members. I’ve met people passionate about providing the safe, secure and warm homes that so many people need and seen some hugely impressive and innovative housing and wider work on the ground.

We are the national voice for housing and use the power of our collective strength to influence and advocate in the best interests of our members and the people they house. So welcoming more members into the fold strengthens that voice.

In this video, Stephen Black, Chief Executive of Atrium, explains why the organisation felt that, due to the challenges the sector is currently facing, it was important to re-join the SFHA. He said that facing these challenges in solidarity with other organisations across the country should “add strength to all of us, and it will allow us to move forward collectively and, hopefully, find collective solutions”.

We would like to welcome the following new members back to the SFHA.




Arklet Housing Association

Chief Executive: Catrina Miller
Units and location: 261 homes across Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

Atrium Homes

Chief Executive: Stephen Black   
Units and location: 1,250 homes across Ayrshire. 

Castle Rock Edinvar

Managing Director: Richard Jennings
Units and location: 8,000 homes across Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and East Dunbartonshire.

Clyde Valley Housing Association

Chief Executive: Lynn Wassell
Units and location: 3,255 homes across East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.

Drumchapel Housing Co-operative

Chief Executive: Caroline Shepherd
Units and location: 476 homes in Drumchapel, Glasgow.

Ferguslie Park Housing Association

Chief Executive: Lynn McCulloch
Units and location: 810 homes in Renfrewshire.

Linthouse Housing Association  

Chief Executive: Irene Campbell
Units and location: 1,191 homes in Linthouse, Glasgow.

Molendinar Park Housing Association

Chief Executive: Julie Smillie
Units and location: 498 homes in east end of Glasgow.

Provanhall Housing Association 

Director: Patricia Gallagher 
Units and location: 490 Units East end of Glasgow.

Wishaw and District Housing Association  

Chief Executive: Niall Gordon
Units and location: 973 homes across Wishaw and surrounding North Lanarkshire communities.

There are still many more housing associations and co-operatives I’ve yet to meet, so give me a shout if you’ve got some time in your schedule for a visit. And if you want to chat about becoming an SFHA member, get in touch with Alistair Rankine here arankine@sfha.co.uk