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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.


Seventy-three per cent rise in fuel poverty

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


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.


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.


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.


New fund to improve benefit take-up

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


Call for human rights at the heart of housing policy

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


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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