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Innovation Projects Update

The SFHA Innovation and Future Thinking Programme continues with 11 projects now underway, involving more than 60 people from across and out with the sector. Read on for all the latest news on our Innovation and Future Thinking Programme.


New Regulatory Framework Published

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the finalised Regulatory Framework guidance, which will come into effect from 1 April 2019.   The SHR has also published its response to consultation feedback.   Both are available via the links below: SHR Regulatory Framework and Guidance SHR Response to Consultation Feedback Feb 2018 SHR has taken account of a number of points the SFHA highlighted within our consultation response, summarised below.  


Scottish Government Consultation on Changes to Charity Law

Scottish Government is reviewing Charity Law, specifically the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.   This is in relation to the powers and remit of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The full consultation is available on the Scottish Government website here:  Consultation on Scottish Charity Law Scottish Government is seeking responses to this consultation by 1st April 2019, and SFHA will submit a response.    


Housing Response to Domestic Abuse February 2019

Following on from a number of high profile campaigns aimed at improving the housing response to domestic abuse. Zhan McIntyre gives a short update on progress so far and next steps. 


SFHA Brexit Briefing - February 2019

This briefing sets out the key challenges Brexit may bring for housing associations and how we can be ready for what may come.


Community Benefits Showcase now live

SFHA and Scotland Excel have worked together to produce an online document shining a light on community benefit best practice 


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SFHA member query: allocation approvals

Blog by SFHA Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre.


Scottish Child Payment to be introduced in 2021

Scottish Child Payment will provide eligible families with £10 a week for every child under 16, with introduction for under-sixes starting by early 2021.


Member query feedback: dog fouling

Blog by Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Lead.


The International Social Housing Festival 2019

Blog by Conor Hill, Research and Policy Officer


Stay Put - SFHA draft response

The Public Petitions Committee has asked SFHA for the views of its members in relation to Petition PE1719. SFHA has drafted a response and welcomes members' comments. 


Health impacts of your allocations policy

NHS Health Scotland is planning to host a seminar this autumn focused on the positive impact of allocation policies on health and wellbeing.


Kids can’t wait for new income supplement, civil society tells First Minister

Leaders and organisations from across Scottish society call on First Minister to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty.


Housing Scotland 2019

Blog by Gordon Brown, Communications Lead, SFHA 


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

Staff (7)

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Jeremy Hewer

Policy Lead

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Zhan McIntyre

Policy Lead

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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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Jeremy Hewer

Policy Lead