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Freedom of Information and data protection resources for SFHA members

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.  

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Get Governance

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.

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SPSO Complaints handling KPIs delayed until 2022

In June 2021 the SPSO asked for comments on draft Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to accompany its Model Complaints Handling Procedures.  Following feedback received from SFHA and its members, the SPSO has decided to reconsider the KPIs with a view to streamlining these for introduction in 2022/23.

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FOI and Data Protection Forum

A digital space for staff members who deal with FOI and/or Data Protection to discuss their experiences and seek advice from their peers within the sector is now available to SFHA members.

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SFHA submits response to Social Housing Charter consultation

The SFHA has submitted its response to the Scottish Government's Social Housing Charter consultation.

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Reminder: SFHA seeks member views on Charter consultation

SFHA is seeking member input to inform its response to the Scottish Social Housing Charter consultation. A feedback form for providing comments on specific Charter outcomes is now available, along with some further points to consider.

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Updates to SFHA Guidance

The SFHA AGMs and SGMs FAQs has been updated to reflect Scotland’s move to Beyond Level 0. 

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AGM and SGM Frequently Asked Questions

New SFHA guidance reflecting some of the most common questions that SFHA members have asked regarding holding an AGM or SGM in 2021 is now available.  This guidance was first released in July 2021 and then updated in August 2021.

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Upcoming forum meetings in October, November and December

TECH, HR and People, Energy, West Finance, and East Finance.

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UK Government publishes Heat and Buildings Strategy

Cassandra Dove, SFHA Research and Policy Lead, looks at the UK Government’s recently released Heat and Buildings Strategy and how it compares to what’s already been announced in Scotland.

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SFHA Recruitment: Public Affairs Intern

We are recruiting for a public affairs intern to help us represent Scotland's housing associations and co-operatives. 

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Short climate change and sustainability survey

The five-minute survey will help SFHA to learn more about the climate change and sustainability activities being undertaken by members. 

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Upcoming forum meetings in November and December

TECH, HR and People, Energy, West Finance, and East Finance.

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Kingdom Housing Association elects new Chair

Ms Leslie has been a Board member with Kingdom since September 2015, and Joint Vice Chair for the last two years and succeeds Freya Lees who stepped down as Chair after having served for five years.

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New Chair for Hanover Scotland

Gary Devlin will replace Mike Martin as Chair of Hanover Scotland. 

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SFHA publishes Housing to 2040 resources for members

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.

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Staff (9)

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Cassandra Dove

Policy and Research Lead

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Geraldine Begg

Technology Enabled Care in Housing (TECH) Lead

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Michael McLaughlin

HACT Social Impact Lead

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Stacey Dingwall

Senior Policy Manager

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Fiona McCrae

Near Me in Housing Project Lead

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Shona Mitchell

Policy Lead

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Eileen McMullan

Policy Lead

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Debs Allan

Innovation and Future Thinking Manager

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Cassandra Dove

Policy and Research Lead

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