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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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SFHA Guidance - Suggested Clauses for Use in Annual Assurance Statement

Following on from the publication of the Self-Assurance Toolkit in July 2019, SFHA has commissioned Linda Ewart to draft some suggested clauses for use in Annual Assurance Statements.   The guidance is now available on the SFHA website.

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Annual Assurance Statement Suggested Clauses

Following on from the publication of the Self-Assurance Toolkit in July 2019, SFHA has commissioned Linda Ewart to draft some suggested clauses for use in Annual Assurance Statements.   The guidance is now available on the SFHA website.

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SFHA makes a stand against domestic abuse

By signing the pledge, SFHA commits to supporting those experiencing domestic abuse.

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Jackie Killeen appointed to Shelter Scotland Committee

Ms Killeen, currently Scotland Director of the British Council, brings a wealth of high-level experience to the committee.

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Ending homelessness in Scotland – are you all in for change?

Blog by Celeste, Volunteer with Homeless Network Scotland.

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Raising rent and Make a Stand – sharing policies and practice

Rent increase after improvements? Changing policies to comply with Make a Stand? Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Lead, highlights some of the practice exchange questions that have been asked through the SFHA Housing Management Forum.

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Adaptations Without Delay: improving access to adaptations

Jill Pritchard, RCOTSS-H (Housing Specialist Section) Scotland Rep, raises the profile of Adaptations Without Delay – guidance to help social landlords meet needs. 

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Greater protection for care leavers

Measures on preventing homelessness.

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Scottish Factoring Network Conference to discuss state of sector

29 November, Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

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Helping those who have served in the armed forces

This Remembrance Day, Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Lead, asks if we, as a sector, could do more for those who have served or are serving in the armed forces?

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Events (53)

General Election Hustings

Chairs' Conference 2020

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

General Election Hustings

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

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