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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


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.


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.


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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Universal Credit Impact Survey shows mixed results

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


Universal Credit Survey - October 2019

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


“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.


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

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


#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. 


#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.


#AyeWeCan 3: Breaking the cycle of poverty and exclusion

Challenge Poverty Week blog by Wheatley Foundation Director Lorraine McLaren.


#AyeWeCan 4: Reducing social isolation with Linstone 20/20

Challenge Poverty Week blog by Debs Allan, Project Co-ordinator, Linstone 20/20


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