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Innovative designs celebrated at Blackwood Design Awards

The Blackwood Design Awards (BDAs), which celebrate the best new concepts that enhance independent living, will be judged in three categories by top industry experts.

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DWP Recognises ‘Problem’ with 53 Rent Payment Days

In his latest blog, SFHA Policy Lead Jeremy Hewer reflects on the latest developments in the 53 rent payment days conundrum.

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Digital motivators: free training for housing associations

Blog by SFHA Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre. Zhan highlights SCVO’s free training to improve the digital skills of staff and tenants.

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Allocations Legal Framework

Blog by Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Lead. Zhan discusses the Allocations Legal Framework.

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Three reasons walking and cycling will benefit your residents

Blog by Kath Brough, Head of Behaviour Change, Cycling Scotland 

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Co-operative housing report

Blog by Sarah Boyack, SFHA Head of Public Affairs

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Ask 3: Universal Credit payments to the landlord need to be fit for purpose

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, Jennifer Soley, Customer Services Manager at Albyn Housing Society in the Highlands, explains why we need a system that matches tenant and landlord payment schedules. 

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Ask 4: CAB funding just isn’t enough…

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, Catherine Louch, Housing Manager, Prospect Community Housing, Edinburgh, explains why, despite the DWP funding CAS to deliver the Help to Claim programme, funding for support and advice services must be increased to make sure people do not miss out on entitlement.

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