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SFHA Live! Virtual training and webinars

Digital engagement, effective communications, inclusive living, allocations and succession legal training, National Framework for Housing First, the importance of kindness, and social value.

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Digital Engagement: Adapting and Restarting

Tuesday 1 December, 11:00–12:00 

Covid-19 has meant that traditional ways of engaging with tenants are no longer fit for purpose. TIS has developed a toolkit that will support members to adapt and restart communication with the aim of ensuring that all tenants are kept up to date and their voices are heard, including those who can't access digital resources.

Book you place via this link.

Impact and Influence: Driving Effective Communications 

Wednesday 2 December, 11:00–12:00

From the impact of Covid-19 to changes in housing policy and social care services, housing associations are increasingly on the frontline.

This session, delivered by Graeme Downie and Sally Trethewie of Orbit Communications, will outline some of these challenges and explain how communications teams can be prepared.

Book your place via this link

Allocations and Succession Legal Training

Tuesday 8 December, 10:30–11:30

This session, by TC Young, will cover the practical, and legal, changes you may need to consider when dealing with allocations during the pandemic as well as how to deal with succession requests.

TC Young will provide answers to your queries and offer practical solutions to issues which have during the last eight months.

Book your place via this link.

Consultation Event: National Framework for Housing First

Thursday 10 December, 10:30–11:30

SFHA and Homeless Network Scotland are hosting a round table discussion as part of the consultation on the National Framework for Housing First in Scotland. 

Book your place via this link.

Inclusive Living Ambassador Training 

Thursday 10 December, 14:30–16:30

Price: Free for SFHA members

The training will be delivered by the creators of the SFHA Inclusive Living Toolkit, Dr Vikki McCall and Jill Pritchard. They will provide a thorough understanding, and detailed overview, of the theory behind the toolkit, its purpose and functions. 

Book your place via this link.

Creating the conditions for kindness

Wednesday 20 January, 11:00–​12:00

This webinar will explore practice-based research from the Carnegie UK Trust on the importance of kindness, and what it might take to embed ‘radical kindness’ within an organisation. It will also reflect on what we have learnt from the response to Covid, in which many organisations have embraced a more human and responsive approach to supporting people and communities. 

Book your place via this link.

Social Value: Adding Value to Your Business

Wednesday 27 January, 10:00–​11:00

This webinar will discuss social value and how to make it work for commercial partners as well as housing associations. It will explore low cost/no cost options and how your approach to social value can help your business to win more tenders, increase visibility, contribute to improving the overall wellbeing of the communities you work in and, ultimately, bounce back stronger and smarter.

Book your place via this link.

​Our virtual events programme is updated regularly. Visit the SFHA Live! section for further deatils. You can also follow SFHA on Twitter @sfha_hq and SFHA Events Manager Karen Devin @karenDSFHA for updates.

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