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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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Ask 5: Making Universal Credit work for workers

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, John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group, explains why it is vital that Universal Credit works for everyone, including those who are working.

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Ask 6: In the name of justice and compassion: we must end the freeze

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, Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance, details why the benefits freeze must be ended. 

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Ask 2: DWP must restore implicit consent

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, Rhona Penman, Advice Services Co-ordinator, Link Group, explains why implicit consent should be restored.

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Ask 1: Universal Credit is making us hungry – end the five-week wait

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, Polly Jones, Project Manager at A Menu for Change, explains why the five-week wait for payment must end.

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Some answers but more questions? DWP provides written answers

This week, a number of DWP Ministers have provided written answers to a number of questions relating to UC. 

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Book your place at Housing Management Forums

Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Leads invite you to join colleagues from housing management to talk about housing management issues.

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