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SFHA ‘Disappointed’ Lock Change Case Dismissed

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Commenting on the recent case dismissed by the Court of Session, Zhan McIntyre, Policy Lead at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said,

“When the threat of wide-spread lock-change evictions was raised last year, SFHA members were quick to act, responding with integrity, compassion and common sense. At that time, SFHA called for a ‘pathway approach[1]’ to be adopted, so that every person in the asylum system has a clearly defined process and support in place allowing next steps to be planned well in advance of any Home Office decision, and we repeat this call once again.

“The Court of Session decision has been disappointing for asylum seekers across Glasgow who have been threatened with lock-change evictions.

“However, I am confident that housing associations will once again act with integrity and compassion to do what they can to protect the rights of vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow.”

 

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For further information, please contact SFHA Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre on t: 0141 5676232  m: 07896477359 email: zmcintyre@sfha.co.uk

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NOTES:

  1. https://www.sfha.co.uk/news/news-category/sfha-news/news-article/sfha-to-serco-adopt-a-pathway-approach
  2. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) was established in 1975 and has around 133 members providing affordable housing and wider community services across Scotland, as well as a further 150 sector associates. The SFHA is owned and governed by its members and exists to lead, represent and support the work of housing associations and co-operatives throughout Scotland.
  3. The SFHA is the voice of housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland. SFHA’s 133 members represent 85% of the sector, own and manage 86% of the 247,000+ housing association stock across Scotland. Together, housing associations and co-operatives provide housing for almost 500,000 people, which is one in every 11 households.
  4. Over 15,000 staff are employed by SFHA members across Scotland, 93% of the staff within the sector.
  5. Housing associations and co-operatives are not-for-profit bodies, regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator.
  6. If you no longer wish to receive the SFHA’s press releases, please email SFHA Media Adviser Kirsten Walker kwalker@sfha.co.uk