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Model Rules Review Reaches Final Stage

The review of the SFHA Model Rules has now reached the final stage, having received approval from the Scottish Housing Regulator and OSCR.   The revised Model has now been forwarded to the FCA for registration.   SFHA is hopeful that this will be a quick process but it is dependent on any further amendments that may be requested by the FCA.   We will keep members informed as this progresses and hope to be in a position to publish by the end of January. ​​Many thanks to everyone who fed into the review process, and a further member consultation on the Supporting Guidance to the Model Rules will begin in the next few days.


Model Rules Review - Update

Many thanks to all who fed into the SFHA review of the Model Rules.   We are now in the final stages of the process.  


SFHA Responds to Scottish Government FOI Consultation

SFHA has submitted a brief response to the Scottish Government's consultation considering further extension of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).


Request for Feedback on Self-Assurance Toolkit

SFHA has forwarded a survey to all member Chief Executives asking for feedback on the Self-Assurance Toolkit.   This is with a view to making any necessary revisions to the Toolkit to make it more user friendly.   


SFHA Engagement with SIC and Scottish Government Regarding Subsidiaries

We recently surveyed members about communications with the Scottish Information Commissioner relating to subsidiaries.  Many thanks to all of those who responded, and we have since met with the Scottish Information Commissioner and written to Scottish Government regarding the application of the act to care subsidiaries in particular.   


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.   


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.


Template FOI Documentation and Guidance Notes

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


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Sanctuary Scotland preferred partner for Thistle Housing Association transfer

Sanctuary Scotland selected as preferred partner for Thistle Housing Association to transfer into.


Invitation for Proposals – Guidance on Equalities Data Requirements

SFHA – in partnership with the SHR, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO) – is seeking proposals from suitably qualified individuals/organisations to produce guidance on the new equalities requirements within the Regulatory Framework. 


SHR highlights RSLs’ important role in addressing homelessness

Mr Walker urged RSL chairs to look at how their organisations can contribute by maximising the number of lets they provide to people who are homeless.


Mary Black leads new look board at ANCHO

Six new board members for North Ayrshire-based housing association. 


Osprey Housing announces new board members

New appointments bring “high level of skills, expertise and knowledge to the board”.


DGHP formally joins Wheatley Group

Wheatley and DGHP – Scotland’s two biggest social landlords – are joining forces after 95.5% of tenants who voted in a ballot in November did so in support of the partnership. 


SHR re-affirms commitment to promoting equalities and human rights

The statement shows what the regulator has done to promote equality and its objectives for the future.

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