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Housing Beyond 2021 - SFHA's Consultation Submission

Last year, the Scottish Government launched its first round of consultation on post-2021 Investment.


SHR Draft Notifiable Events Guidance - with Tracked Changes

The SHR has provided SFHA with a tracked changes version of their revised Notifiable Events guidance.    This shows all of the changes as compared to the previous version.


Homelessness Update November 2018

Rapid rehousing plans are being drafted by local authorites. When complete, they will set out how people experiencing homeless will be rehoused as quickly as possible. This article provides an update on issues relating to rapid rehousing and homelessness


Adaptations Update November 2018

Adaptations can help people with mobility issues and physical disabilities live safely in their own homes. Many SFHA members have highlighted that funding for adaptations has fallen short in recent years, meaning tenants have had to wait for adaptations that will help them live their lives safely and independently.  This article provides a short summary of recent activity relating to adaptations and encourages SFHA members to complete a short survey about their funding situations. 


SFHA Housing Management Update November 2018

Summary of events and developments for housing management colleagues across Scotland.


Extension of FOI Update - SFHA Writes to Minister Following Meeting with SG Officials

SFHA has written to the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, to follow up on our recent meeting with Scottish Government officials regarding the proposed extension of Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs and their subsidiaries.  SFHA met with officials from the FOI Unit and housing divisions of Scottish Government on 22 November.


SFHA & CSIC Announce Funding Call to Support Housing Associations with Off-Site Construction

SFHA and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) announced an upcoming funding call at a workshop with development managers from across Scotland, held on Thursday 22nd November.  


Planning Bill Passes Stage 2 with Notable Housing Amendments

The Planning Bill has passed Stage 2 in Holyrood. Two significant amendments have been made that could help increase the supply of housing.


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The Role of Culture on Innovation - Blog by Dorothy Bulmer

Innovation is a complex concept, however research identifies five key areas that affect the innovation capability of organisations. These influences relate to leadership, opportunistic behaviour, culture , learning and relationship building.

Creating ways for our people to openly and honestly contribute in a safe environment

Blog post by Lorna Wilson, SFHA Innovation and Future Thinking Lead. One of the most important aspects of innovation, is creating a place to work in which people feel they can contribute and where everyone feels they are helping to shape the future.   


Future Thinking by Adam Greenfield

Adma Greenfield is a well know author with an interest in housing.


Customer Engagement of the Future

One of SFHA's innovation teams has compiled case studies and resources for our members to help them widen and deepen customer engagement.  Find out about their work here.


Tenancy Sustainment Services - Housing Associations in North East Scotland

Housing associations in the north east of Scotland have come together to offer two tenancy sustainment services.


Housing First for Youth

Scottish Government data (2016) shows that at least 21% of young people become homeless within five years of leaving care. Some experts suggest this figure could be as high as 30–50% due to unreported homelessness. The UK’s first Housing First for Youth project, designed and implemented through a partnership between the youth homelessness charity Rock Trust and Almond Housing Association, receives funding from Nationwide.


A New Horizon for Housing Associations

Glenn Adcook is Chief Executive of Osprey Housing Group that owns and manages over 1800 homes across Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Moray. This piece is written in a personal capacity and represents his own views.  


User-Friendly Design Thinking, a blog by Professor Ken Gibb

In this article Professor Ken Gibb writes about user-friendly design thinking.