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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 joins #FiveWeeksTooLong

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

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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Scottish Affairs Select Committee Inquiry

The Scottish Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry, examining the impact of UK welfare policies in Scotland, such as Universal Credit and the two-child limit, and also the implications of major transfer of welfare powers to Scotland over the next few years.

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All Quiet on the Universal Credit Front?

Whilst the managed migration of Universal Credit is being introduced very carefully, with a pilot project in Harrogate only starting in July and full migration not taking place until the latter half of 2020, numbers are rapidly growing via new claims and managed migration – and controversy is never far away.

DWP outlines its approach to Managed Migration

The DWP announces that the managed migration pilot will begin in Harrogate, as it outlines how it will approach the task.

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More must be done to help social housing tenants access desperately needed funds

SFHA tells Social Security Committee changes are needed to stop social housing tenants being dragged further into poverty.

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Monitoring to be introduced to assess social security progress

The measures will look at how Social Security Scotland operates and delivers benefits, including how the agency treats clients, if staff are well supported and how systems are working.

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Universal Credit Survey: September 2019

How is Universal Credit affecting your organisation and tenants? Share your experience by completing this month’s Universal Credit survey.

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New fund to improve benefit take-up

Support for third sector organisations delivering Scotland’s new benefits system.

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Call for human rights at the heart of housing policy

New report released on Scottish Housing Day says housing must be a human right.

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Asylum seekers living in social housing will not face lock-change evictions by Mears

The new commitment was agreed between Mears and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

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Free member event: support your tenants to get a Fair Start into employment

SFHA/Wise Group information session aims to create links between RSLs in Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East/West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire and the Scottish Government's national employability service.

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Last places available: Housing as a Human Right Scottish Housing Day event

The debate will hear from Sally Thomas, Chief Executive of SFHA, Convenor of the Scottish Youth Parliament's Social Security Committee Ryan Kelly MSYP, and co-chair of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Professor Alan Miller, as they share their thoughts on housing as a human right.

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