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SFHA gives evidence to Work and Pensions Committee

SFHA has been invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee on the five week wait for the first payment of Universal Credit.

SFHA seeks support for Challenge Poverty Week

SFHA seeks member support for Challenge Poverty Week

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What sessions do you not want to miss?

SFHA Housing Management Conference Programme published.

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.

First Month Rent Flexibility - Evaluation

SFHA and Shelter published positive practice relating to first month rent flexibilities. Zhan McIntyre reflects on the evaluation and what this means going forward

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More to do on Homeless?

SFHA recently represented members at the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group’s 7th annual homelessness event in Edinburgh’s Surgeons Hall. Read this article to find out more about the day. 

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Public Accounts Committee Submission

The SFHA  made a submission to the Public Accounts Committee's Inquiry into Benefit Sanctions

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Webinar For Financial Inclusion Workers

A webinar is being held on Friday October 28th on the subject of making effective use of the Knowledge Hub across the frontline financial inclusion sector.

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DWP suspends third party deductions for arrears – unannounced

A number of housing associations have been advised that current third party deductions for arrears and applications for deductions have been suspended.

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There’s still a long way to go with welfare reform

While we are starting to head in the right direction with welfare reform there’s still a long way to go, writes Sandra Brydon, Director of Home Group in Scotland.

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Social security system needs urgent reform

Blog by Jeremy Hewer, SFHA Policy Lead.

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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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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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Five Reasons to Come to Housing Management Conference

Hear about the impact of welfare reform and how to respond well to domestic abuse – just two of the reasons to come to this year’s Housing Management Conference.

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The ‘Housing Management Day from Hell’

24 and 25 September, The Studio, Glasgow.

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Programme announced for SFHA Housing Management Conference

24 and 25 September, The Studio, Glasgow.

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