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SFHA Peer Support Network Pilot

SFHA is currently exploring methods to promote and facilitate further peer support within the sector.        Peer support can take many forms, some of which SFHA already plays an active role in e.g. Forums & Conferences, offering the means to network with others from the sector.  

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SFHA Governing Body Members' Guide - A Slight Update

In October 2014, SFHA published a guide for Governing Body Members, as a result of a suggestion from the Federation of Local Housing Associations in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire (FLAIR) who contributed to its content.    The guide is a model that can be customised to suit individual RSLs and provided to Governing Body Members (GBMs) to help them in their role.   It is especially useful for new GBMs.

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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill Reaches Stage 3

Following some minor amendments logged by Scottish Government at Stage 2 (see here), the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill has reached Stage 3 in the Scottish Parliament.   

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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill Stage 2 Amendments

As anticipated, Scottish Government has lodged two amendments at Stage 2 of the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.    These were to take account of recommendations made by the Local Government and Communities Committee report at Stage 1.   

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GDPR guidance from SFHA & GWSF Now Available

The SFHA and GWSF commissioned TC Young to develop some model documents to aid in members as they look to implement the requirements of the General Data Protection regulations (GDPR).   This guidance is now available for SFHA and GWSF members.

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SFHA meets with Scottish Housing Regulator Regarding guidance

In October, SFHA met with the Scottish Housing Regulator on two occasions regarding forthcoming SFHA guidance.

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GDPR Model Documents Now Available

Model documents to aid SFHA and GWSF members as they look to implement the requirements of the General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) are now available. A number of training sessions are also available.

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SFHA Internal Audit Guidance Now Available

The SFHA commissioned Caron Quinn to produce sector specific guidance on Internal Audit.  SFHA is delighted to make this comprehensive guidance available to all SFHA members.

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SFHA Model Role Descriptions for Governing Body Members and Office Bearers

SFHA Model Role Descriptions for Governing body Members and Office Bearers are now available to all SFHA members.  This collection contains four stand-alone documents that can be adapted by Scottish housing associations and co-operatives.

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Your Tenants' Views of Potential FOI Extension?

SFHA has been contacted by a number of its members about collecting the views of their tenants on the potential extension of Freedom of Information legislation to Scottish RSLs.   SFHA has prepared an impartial briefing that SFHA members can use to inform tenants about the pros and cons of extension.

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New Scottish Social Housing Charter

Scottish Government publishes new Scottish Social Housing Charter

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SHR highlights the importance of applying Charter standards for Gypsy/Travellers

Report underlines the recommendations for landlords it set out in its thematic report on Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland.

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Last chance to book: GDPR guidance and templates event for SFHA and GWSF Members

Alastair McKendrick, from TC Young, to facilitate session for SFHA and GWSF members. 

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New Residents and Tenants’ Organisation for Ravenscraig Court

RTO is 15th to be registered with River Clyde Homes.

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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill Reaches Stage 2

The Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - the legislation intended to reverse the ONS' reclassification of housing associations as public - has reached Stage 2 in Scottish Parliament.

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