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SFHA submits evidence to Social Security Committee

SFHA has submitted evidence to Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee's inquiry into social security support for housing.

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Social Security Update Feb 2019

With Universal Credit Full Service now rolled out to all Job Centres, processes are gradually being refined that offer the hope of a better outcome for housing associations and cooperatives. The SFHA has also been invited to submit evidence to the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee.

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Burying bad news: DWP uses attention on meaningful Brexit vote to announce new rules

Changes to the rules around benefits for couples whose ages lie either side of the state pension date mean that they could lose up to £7,000 in a year. The Government announced the change just as attention was on the meaningful vote in the House of Commons  on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Housing associations are encouraged to see that there is maximum take up prior to the changes coming into effect on 15 May, 2019

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Finance Forum Documents 2019

Within this article you will find copies of the documentation from the SFHA Finance Forums from 2019. 

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SFHA Finance Forum Dates 2019

Dates have been identified for the East and West Finance Forum meetings throughout 2019. These are open to all members of SFHA and will be of particular interest to finance staff. 

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New Standards on Fire and Smoke Alarms

The Scottish Government has set new standards for fire and smoke alarms in existing homes to be met by February 2021. SFHA understands interest free loan funding will be available to housing associations to support the work and await confirmation of this.

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Universal Credit Survey - February 2019

How is Universal Credit affecting your business and tenants? Tell us in this month’s Universal Credit survey!

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SFHA 'Home of the Future' projects benefit from architecture expertise

Bruach Design and Consultancy support SFHA Home of the Future project.

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Member query feedback: duty of candour

Blog by Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Lead.

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Rapid Rehousing funding increased

Extra funding is aimed at helping homeless people into stable accommodation.

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SFHA member query: tenant surveys and equalities questions

SFHA member query blog by SFHA Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre.

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SFHA member query: housing support – duty of candour

SFHA member query blog by Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre.

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SURF Awards 2019

Awards now open until 2 September.

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SFHA member query: mid-market rent lease agreements

SFHA member query blog by Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre.

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SFHA Universal Credit survey results - May 2019

How is Universal Credit affecting housing associations and their tenants? SFHA Research and Policy Officer explains what our members told us in the May 2019 Universal Credit survey.

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Improving temporary accommodation standards consultation

The Scottish Government would like to hear your views on improving temporary accommodation standards. SFHA Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre outlines the key proposals and the federation's draft response. 

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Events (53)

SFHA 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Chairs Conference 2020

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2019

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum - West - Oct

SFHA Property Maintenance Forum - West - June

SFHA Finance Forum - West - December

SFHA Finance Forum - West - November

SFHA Finance Forum - West - October

SFHA Finance Forum - West - September

SFHA Finance Forum - West - June

SFHA Finance Forum - East - December

SFHA Finance Forum - East - September

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

SFHA 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Meeting Statutory and Regulatory Standards

People, Places & Partnerships

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2018

Finance Conference - The Future of Finance

SFHA Housing Management Forum - TGF November

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Zhan McIntyre

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Conor Hill

Research & Policy Officer

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Shona Mitchell

Policy Lead

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Lorna Wilson

Innovation & Future Thinking Lead

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Alistair Rankine

Membership Engagement Coordinator

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