SFHA calls for more Scottish Government support in wake of Brexit report

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to a new report commissioned by the Scottish Government which claims that the “UK’s exit from the EU is highly likely to negatively impact the most vulnerable people” by calling on the government to put measures in place to support tenants across Scotland.

Published 28 January 2020

Graeme Hamilton: Technology enabled care in housing – it’s for all ages

SFHA TECH engagement officer Graeme Hamilton explains why people of all ages and digital experience can benefit from technology enabled care in housing.

Published 22 January 2020

Concern as number of households in fuel poverty rose by 36,000

The number of Scottish households living in fuel poverty increased by 36,000 during 2018, though the level of extreme fuel poverty has continued to fall, official figures have revealed.

Published 21 January 2020

Blog: Why are an increasing number of people in housing talking about TECH?

Technology Enabled Care in Housing (TECH) programme co-ordinator Geraldine Begg and engagement officer Graeme Hamilton discuss the TECH programme and how it can help your organisation.

Published 17 January 2020

Lorna Wilson: The future’s housing

As the SFHA reveals Housing Futures as the fourth strand of its Innovation and Future Thinking programme, Lorna Wilson shares her thoughts on the announcement.

Published 16 January 2020

SFHA launches new innovation hub

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has launched an Innovation Hub as part of its Innovation and Future Thinking Programme.

Published 15 January 2020

Budget delay will have 'profound consequences' for social housing crisis, warns SFHA

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned that the continuing uncertainty around Scottish Government investment in housing post-2021 is preventing the building of desperately needed affordable homes.

Published 9 January 2020

Scottish Government launches further £350k active travel funding for social housing providers

An additional £350,000 of Scottish Government funding is now available for registered social landlords to make it easier and more accessible for people to walk and cycle as part of everyday journeys.

Published 6 January 2020

DWP confirms plan for social landlords to get direct Universal Credit payments

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has written to housing associations regarding its plans to ensure landlords receive direct payment of housing costs at the same time as tenants receive their Universal Credit payment.

Published 18 December 2019

SFHA: Poverty should be top of agenda for new UK government

The new UK government must urgently tackle issues that are pushing an increasing number of tenants into poverty such as high energy prices and Universal Credit, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 16 December 2019

SFHA urges parties to commit to tackling poverty and climate change

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is calling on the next UK government to make safe, secure and affordable housing a priority by committing to delivering three key asks.

Published 3 December 2019

SFHA makes a stand against domestic abuse

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has pledged its commitment to supporting people experiencing domestic abuse.

Published 26 November 2019

New report calls for greater homelessness protection for care leavers

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has pledged to deliver new recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of homelessness.

Published 13 November 2019

Sally Thomas delivers inaugural Bill Chapman Housing Horizons Lecture

Almost fifty leading representatives from the social housing sector gathered in Aberdeen to hear Sally Thomas, CEO of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), deliver the first ever Bill Chapman Housing Horizons Lecture on Wednesday evening.

Published 8 November 2019

New initiative to help demonstrate impact of Scottish housing sector

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has teamed up with HACT and the Lintel Trust to launch a new project to measure the impact of housing organisations as social businesses and as a sector.

Published 25 October 2019