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Upcoming SFHA Live! virtual conferences, training and webinars

Programme of virtual events, conferences and training on nurturing self-reliant groups; SFHA AGM; active travel; the economic, social and health and wellbeing impacts of social housing; a UK housing conversation; and finance. 

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WEvolution: Nurturing Self Reliant Groups

Tuesday 22 September, 10:30-11:30 

Price: Free

WEvolution organises and brings people who live in deprived neighbourhoods in Scotland together to form self-reliant groups (SRGs), trusting and enabling them to become leaders and enterprising agents of social and economic change in their local communities.

The project takes its inspiration from a similar movement in India that has empowered some 100 million women – and through them, their families and communities – to have greater control over their lives and future.

In this webinar, Noel Matthias and Eleri Birkheadwill of WEvolution will tell the story of SRGs in Scotland and inspire you to think about how you might nurture SRGs in your community.

This webinar will give you a basic understanding of how SRGs operate in Scotland and will offer the opportunity to think about how you could implement this model in your area of work. It will be of particular interest to senior managers and housing management practitioners.

Book your place by following this link.


Wednesday 23 September, 10:00-11:00

Book your free place via this link.

Supporting RSLs to improve active travel

Tuesday 6 October, 14:30-15:30

Price: Free

Suitable cycle storage, and other active travel facilities improvements, are becoming increasing important and have multiple benefits for both housing providers and residents.

In this webinar Hugh Macgregor, of Cycling Scotland, will talk about the funding they can provide for many of these improvements and also refer to other active travel delivery partners that also provide support.

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Get an insight in to the benefits of supporting active travel
  • Learn what improvements work best
  • Learn here you can access funding for these improvements.

Book your place via this link.

The Impact of Social Housing Research webinar

Wednesday 7 October, 11:00-12:00

Price: Free.

SFHA has partnered with JRF, Public Health Scotland, and RIHAF to commission research, led by CaCHE and HACT on the economic, social and health and wellbeing impacts of social housing. 

By attending this webinar, you will get to hear from the research team (CaCHE and HACT) who will explain the main findings of the report and discuss the value of impact measurement when reporting to key stakeholders. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the researchers and the project partners.  

Click here to read the report.

Book your place by following this link.

Four Federations – The Big Housing Conversation

Thursday 22 October, 13:30-17:00

Price: from £75

For the first time ever, we are holding a virtual event, the Big Housing Conversation, where just under 1,000 members from across Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland are invited to discuss, learn, harness our influence, share and reflect on the key issues that tested our sectors and to also be proud of what we have achieved.

Delegates will hear from the chief executives of the four UK housing federations, each with their own unique perspective of the past six months. We'll be running sub-plenaries which will focus on innovation and digital engagement, governance and risk, tenant re-engagement, and modern leadership post-Covid.

We'll finish the conversation with a look to the future, post-Covid and what that could mean for our sector.  

Book your place via this link.

SFHA Live! Finance Virtual Conference

10 and 11 November 2020

Price: from £220

The new normal: what will it look like?

Although the effects of reduced rental income are being felt already, the full extent of the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak could take many months to emerge.

At SFHA’s sector-leading finance conference, hear from experts about what will need to change in light of the crisis – and what we, as a sector, should consider changing now that we have a chance to hit the reset button.

The conference will cover:

  • the sector's role in the road to recovery is vital, and we will discuss what it might look like
  • a chance to network with your fellow finance professionals
  • new challenges and opportunities that will emerge for the sector, hear more about what they might be.

View the programme and book your place via this link.


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