Enterprising way to empower tenants and build more sustainable tenancies
Housing associations learn about how a social enterprise model can empower their tenants and build more sustainable tenancies.
Housing association representatives from across Scotland have been learning more about how a social enterprise model can empower their tenants and build more sustainable tenancies, thanks to a partnership between SFHA and the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA).
During the two-day programme, which took place yesterday (Monday 27 January) and continues today, SFHA members have been hearing about the values and purposes of social enterprises, legal structures and finances as well as examples of best practice already happening in the sector.
Sara Jackson, SFHA’s Head of Business Services, said: “Our members already operate as social enterprises by reinvesting their surpluses in the services they provide and in the communities they serve.
“The interest this training has generated within our sector clearly shows the appetite to learn more about how a social enterprise model will help deliver core objectives.”
Olga Wojciechowska, SEA’s Business Development Officer, said: “We want to encourage and support the growing interest among housing associations around the social enterprise model.
“We are delighted to be working with SFHA to help their members deliver their social purpose even more effectively.”