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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.

SFHA submits evidence to Social Security Committee

SFHA has submitted evidence to Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee's inquiry into social security support for housing.

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Social Security Update Feb 2019

With Universal Credit Full Service now rolled out to all Job Centres, processes are gradually being refined that offer the hope of a better outcome for housing associations and cooperatives. The SFHA has also been invited to submit evidence to the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee.

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Burying bad news: DWP uses attention on meaningful Brexit vote to announce new rules

Changes to the rules around benefits for couples whose ages lie either side of the state pension date mean that they could lose up to £7,000 in a year. The Government announced the change just as attention was on the meaningful vote in the House of Commons  on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Housing associations are encouraged to see that there is maximum take up prior to the changes coming into effect on 15 May, 2019

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Submit your Universal Credit case studies

SFHA requests members' case studies on Universal Credit to inform future lobbying.

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SFHA Launches UC Case Study Template

There has for some time run monthly surveys of of members in an attempt to gauge the impact of Universal Credit on housing association and cooperatives and their tenants. It is now additionally asking members to provide case studies where there have been significant issues in the way individual cases have been dealt with.

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Response Submitted to Social Security Advisory Committee’s Consultation

The SFHA and HSEU have submitted a response to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s consultation on the regulations for the managed migration of claimants on legacy benefits over to Universal Credit. 

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#AyeWeCan 5: What can housing associations do to help alleviate poverty?

Challenge Poverty Week blog by Rhona Penman, Advice Services Co-ordinator, Link Group.

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#AyeWeCan 6: Home is where the start is

Challenge Poverty Week blog by Brita Ingebrigtsen, Communications Officer, Almond Housing Association. 

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#AyeWeCan 7: Housing is key to tackling and reducing poverty

Challenge Poverty Week blog by Polly Jones, SFHA Head of Membership and Policy.

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Seventy-three per cent rise in fuel poverty

Sixty-one per cent rise in tenants disconnecting their own heating to cut costs.

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Three Glasgow housing associations sign charter to challenge poverty

Representing more than 12,500 homes for social rent in North West Glasgow, Queens Cross Housing Association, ng Homes and Maryhill Housing pledged their commitment to challenging poverty at a charter signing on Friday.

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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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New fund to improve benefit take-up

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

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