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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.

SFHA submits evidence to Scottish Affairs Committee

SFHA has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into Welfare in Scotland – highlighting concerns over the shortcomings in the administration of Universal Credit.

SFHA seeks support for Challenge Poverty Week

SFHA seeks member support for Challenge Poverty Week

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SFHA agrees with Trussell Trust: five weeks is too long

SFHA has joined the Trussell Trust’s #FiveWeeksTooLong campaign.

Supported Rent Flexibility

Damon Gibbons of the Centre for Responsible Credit gave a briefing to members on a pilot run with a London based housing association to offer tenants on low incomes the opportunity to over and underpay their rent on a planned basis.

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Closing this Friday: Universal Credit Survey October 2019

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

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Carers to receive extra funding by Christmas

Majority of carers will receive their next payment of Carer’s Allowance Supplement on Friday 13 December.  

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Rising private rents could increase demand in social housing sector

Latest private rent statistics released by Scottish Government.

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Universal Credit Impact Survey shows mixed results

The latest returns for SFHA's Universal Credit Impact Survey for September 2019.

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“Shocking so many households in Scotland in need of emergency financial help”

Applications for crisis grants from Scottish Welfare Fund increased by 12% in the quarter until June compared with the corresponding period last year.

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Over 100 struggling households better off thanks to award-winning service

Advisers achieve 100% satisfaction and £900k for Melville tenants.

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#AyeWeCan 1: Shining a light on poverty and inequality

In this first of a series of blogs for Chalenge Poverty Week 2019,  Sally Thomas, SFHA Chief Executive, considers the roles that housing associations can play in addressing the issues of poverty. 

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#AyeWeCan 2: Challenging poverty by providing free training to 1,000 people in two years

Challenge Poverty Week blog by John Murray, Community Works Manager, Port of Leith Housing Association.

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