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Scottish Government Consultation on Further FOI Extension

Scottish Government is consulting on potential further extension of FOI to other bodies.   Whilst this consultation is not directly about our sector and is extremely broad, the consultation paper makes reference to care and potentially extending to bodies who are contracted by public bodies.   

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Showing Support: Veterans

As poppies are put away for another year, Zhan McIntyre, Policy Lead encourages social housing providers to think about what they can do to support

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SFHA submits evidence to benefit take-up inquiry

SFHA has submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee Inquiry on benefit take-up.

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Work and Pensions Committee calls for reversal of benefit freeze

Ahead of the dissolution of Parliament, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has published two reports highly critical of welfare policy and has called for the reversal of the benefit freeze by increasing levels by CPI + 2% for the next four years.

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Supreme Court: Human Rights trumps Bedroom Tax rules

The Supreme Court has ruled where there was a ‘transparent medical need for an additional bedroom’, which was not catered for in regulation B13 (5) and (6), there was unjustified discrimination on the ground of disability, contrary to article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

SFHA joins #FiveWeeksTooLong

SFHA has joined the Trussell Trust’s #FiveWeeksTooLong campaign.

GDPR Model Documentation, Guidance Notes and FAQs - Updated

In 2018, SFHA and GWSF commissioned TC Young to produce guidance and model documentation to assist members in meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).   Since then, legislative changes - including the Freedom of Information Act 2002 (FOISA) from 11 November 2019 - have necessitated an update to this guidance which is now available to all members.  An updated FAQ document and additional guidance based on queries we have received over the past year, is also included.

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Template FOI Documentation and Guidance Notes

Template FOI Documentation and Guidance Notes are now available to all SFHA members. 

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Housing support update

Update on recent developments in housing support. 

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East of Scotland Finance Forum dates 2020

The East of Scotland Finance Forum takes place quarterly and is open to all SFHA members

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Update on SFHA Finance Forums - December 2019

SFHA Finance Forums take place in both Glasgow and Edinburgh on a quarterly basis and allow finance staff from member organisations to share best practice, enjoy informative speakers and ensure they are up-to-date with the latest legislative and regulatory requirements. The forums are free to attend and exclusive to members.

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Citizens' Advice Scotland publish research into the estimated costs of improving the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes

Briefing paper presents CAS’ estimate of how much it will cost to raise the energy performance of all homes in Scotland to at least an EPC C by 2040 (EPC B for social sector homes) in line with the Scottish Government’s target under Energy Efficient Scotland (EES).

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SFHA to consult members on next stage of government’s Housing to 2040 work

SFHA invites members to contribute to its consultation response.

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SFHA says it’s time to tackle poverty

SFHA says new UK Government must urgently tackle issues that are pushing an increasing number of tenants into poverty. 

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West of Scotland Finance Forum dates 2020

The West of Scotland Finance Forum takes place quarterly and is open to all SFHA members.

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Climate change, Brexit and Universal Credit discussed at SFHA hustings

Watch the parties answer questions on issues key to the housing sector.

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Events (69)

Chairs' Conference 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - West - December 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - West - September 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - West - June 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - West - March 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - East - December 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - East - September 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - East - March 2020

SFHA Finance Forum - East - June 2020

Procurement Forum 1 2020

Women’s Housing Forum January 2020

SFHA Housing Support Group March 2020

SFHA Housing Support Group March 2021

SFHA Housing Support Group December 2020

SFHA Housing Support Group September 2020

SFHA Housing Support Group June 2020

General Election Hustings

Finance Conference 2019

SFHA Housing Support Group

Housing Management Conference 2019

CANCELLED - SFHA Finance Forum - West - Septe

SFHA Finance Forum - East - September

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum - West - June

SFHA Finance Forum - West - December

SFHA Finance Forum - West - October

SFHA Finance Forum - West - June

SFHA Finance Forum - East - December

SFHA Procurement Forum - East - June

SFHA Finance Forum - East - June

Procurement Conference 2019

Development Conference: Meeting Housing Need

Price Quality Assessments - Borders

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Borders

Introduction to Procurement - Borders

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum - West -March

SFHA Procurement Forum - March

ESPD Electronic Module - Borders

Price Quality Assessments - Aberdeen

ESPD Electronic Module - Aberdeen

Introduction to Procurement - Aberdeen

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Aberdeen

Price Quality Assessments - Dundee

Price Quality Assessments - Glasgow

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Glasgow

Introduction to Procurement - Dundee

Introduction to Procurement - Livingston

ESPD Electronic Module - Dundee

ESPD Electronic Module - Livingston

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Dundee

ESPD Scoring Stage 2 -- Livingston

Price Quality Assessments - Livingston

ESPD Electronic Module - Glasgow

Introduction to Procurement - Glasgow

Chairs Conference 2019

Development Conference 2018

SFHA Housing Management Forum - East Nov 2018

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum

Housing Management Conference 2018 - New Date

SFHA Housing Management Forum - TGF Aug 2018

SFHA HM Forum - East July 2018

MMR -Living with Letting Agent Regulation

Energy and Fuel Poverty Conference

Chairs' Conference 2020

Housing Service Design Champions

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2019

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2018

People, Places & Partnerships

Finance Conference - The Future of Finance

SFHA Housing Management Forum - TGF November

Staff (6)

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Geraldine Begg

Technology Enabled Care in Housing (TECH) Project Co-ordinator

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Stacey Dingwall

Policy Lead

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Jeremy Hewer

Policy Lead

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Zhan McIntyre

Policy Lead

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Shona Mitchell

Policy Lead

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Lorna Wilson

Innovation & Future Thinking Lead

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