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Five asks, Welfare Conditionality and the Challenge of UC Choices

The SFHA, IRRV and CIH have highlighted the risks associated with the transition to Universal Credit for mitigating the bedroom tax. The SFHA is also working with the other UK housing federations to press for process improvements essential for Universal Credit.


Welfare Benefit Update

A number of changes to Universal Credit came into effect this month. 


Universal Basic Income – Could it Tackle Poverty?

The idea of a Scottish Universal Basic Income is an interesting topic of discussion. Would it help your tenants?


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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.


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


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

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


#AyeWeCan 6: Home is where the start is

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


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