Michael McLaughlin: Housing Service Design Champions

SFHA’s social insight lead Michael McLaughlin on the recent Housing Service Design Champions Training.

Published 11 March 2020

Cairn Housing Association pledges support to take tech into its homes

Cairn Housing Association has signed up to a collaborative initiative that aims to develop and foster new technology-based solutions to help to drive improvements in its service to tenants.

Published 10 March 2020

SFHA: We must create a socially just housing system in order to deliver for the future

The Scottish Government’s proposals for a longer-term plan for the housing system are welcome but the success of the current programme – as well as the next – will depend on creating a socially just housing system, maintaining existing levels of investment as well as aligning funding with the government’s vision for 2040, according to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 2 March 2020

EHAS: More needed in Scottish Budget to tackle climate emergency

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (EHAS) has welcomed the £25 million additional investment included in the Scottish Budget for local energy efficiency projects.

Published 28 February 2020

SFHA: Scottish Government must commit to long-term funding beyond 2021

Ahead of today’s Scottish Budget debate, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for clarity regarding the scale and funding of the next affordable housing supply programme (AHSP).

Published 27 February 2020

SFHA ‘extremely disappointed’ at DWP inability to process bulk upload data

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has reacted with “extreme disappointment” at an announcement from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that there will be no facility for the bulk transfer of rent change data via the landlord portal.

Published 21 February 2020

Points-based immigration system ‘must take account of housing sector’

New immigration plans unveiled by the UK Government must not hamper the construction industry’s capacity to deliver on key housing projects, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned.

Published 20 February 2020

UK-wide innovation programme launched to encourage housing collaboration

Hundreds of housing associations from every part of the UK have come together to launch an ambitious innovation programme to tackle the biggest challenges in the sector.

Published 19 February 2020

New green infrastructure fund projects to be launched

Three projects funded by the Social Housing and Green Infrastructure Fund are set to be launched at this year's Scottish Federation of Housing Association's (SFHA) annual Development Conference.

Published 13 February 2020

Bield logs into TEC in Housing

Bield has pledged its commitment to the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) in Housing Charter as it looks to cement its focus on making innovation a key driver as part of its digital business transformation and its future direction.

Published 12 February 2020

Draft Budget fails to deliver financial certainty for housing post-2021

An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed by the sector, though “serious concerns” remain about the lack of financial certainty beyond March 2021.

Published 7 February 2020

Graeme Hamilton: Is TECH really for me?

SFHA TECH engagement officer Graeme Hamilton tackles one of the frequently asked questions surrounding technology enabled care in housing.

Published 6 February 2020

SFHA outlines five key Budget requests for affordable housing sector

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has reiterated its call for the Scottish Government to end the uncertainty over post-2021 funding for affordable housing.

Published 5 February 2020

Geraldine Begg: What are the benefits of signing up to the TEC in Housing Charter?

SFHA’s Technology Enabled Care in Housing programme co-ordinator, Geraldine Begg, explains what organisations can gain by signing up to the TEC in Housing Charter.

Published 4 February 2020

Regulator highlights important role of RSLs in addressing homelessness

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has urged Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) to maximise the number of lets they provide to people who are homeless.

Published 3 February 2020