Social housing is so much more than affordable rent. They are our homes – where we bring up our families, socialise with friends, and engage in thriving communities. A place where we feel safe, comfortable and connected. With our new campaign, Housing at Scotland’s Heart, we aim to tell the story of our social homes and what they mean for the people who live in them
SFHA’s forums are a key part of our member offer – supporting us to engage directly with our members, develop policy, and share good practice. SFHA conducted a review of its forums in 2022, and now offers more SFHA forums to members than ever before.
SFHA members have access to a range of resources to help them maintain the highest standards of governance. These have been developed in conjunction with industry specialists and informed by our membership. Relevant regulatory bodies were also consulted as appropriate to ensure that the materials help organisations meet regulatory and legislative requirements. The resources provided include: template documentation; practical tools; written guidance; and forums to discuss current issues and share good practice with peers.
SFHA members have access to a range of resources to help them meet the requirements of Freedom of Information and data protection legislation. These have been developed in conjunction with legal specialists and relevant regulatory bodies, and include: template documentation; written guidance; sources to ring for further advice; and a forum to discuss current issues with peers.
Summary of Covid-19 information and guidance.
In March 2021, the Scottish Government released its long-awaited blueprint for the next 20 years of housing: Housing to 2040. There is much to welcome in this ambitious strategy, and, if it is delivered, the long-term vision could help to ensure that everyone in Scotland has a safe, warm, energy efficient, affordable home in the future.
SFHA has published the findings from its report, Digital Maturity of the Scottish Housing Sector, after creating a benchmarking tool for members, together with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Services (SCVO).
Blog by Michael McLaughlin, Social Insight Lead.
SFHA has created a toolkit to help housing associations to understand, measure, and demonstrate their social impact.