Scottish Government set to clarify position on fire safety and electrical testing deadlines



The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has collected evidence regarding the ability of landlords to meet deadlines with regards to fire safety, electrical testing, and EESSH; and fed into a communication which will be sent to social landlords from the housing minister, in the near future, to clarify the Scottish Government’s position.

The announcement came in the weekly update provided by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), as the SHRG also discussed care and support, the recent Scottish Government guidance on moving home, and the report by the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

The SHRG discussed a paper on care and support which will identify issues, lessons from coronavirus as well as the role of community housing, care and support models in the future. SHRG members fed into cross sector Moving Home Guidance which states that, subject to following the guidance, moving home is possible from June 29. The group also agreed that it will feed into the government’s response to recommendations by the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

Elsewhere, an updated Restarting Services Guide was published on June 23 to take account of new construction guidance, which applies to repairs and maintenance, and moving to Phase 2 of national routemap.  

The Scottish Housing Regulator’s second monthly dashboard has been published. It shows increases in arrears and use of temporary accommodation. 

The SFHA finance briefing is being updated and will be published shortly.

Examples of good practice, challenges and solutions are being submitted and sought through Open Space.

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