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Serco to ‘pause’ asylum seeker lock-change plan as housing associations offer assistance

Housing provider Serco has said it will “pause” issuing lock-change orders to tenants refused asylum in the UK ahead of a court challenge following pressure from campaigners, charities and housing associations.

Published 7 August 2018

Housing sector condemns Serco eviction plans as home secretary faces mounting pressure to intervene

The firm behind “crude and cruel” plans to change locks and evict up to 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow who have been told they have no right to stay in the UK is under increasing pressure to suspend the action.

Published 31 July 2018

UK housing bodies warn ‘flawed’ Universal Credit is causing debt and hardship for families in social housing

The four UK housing federations have issued a joint call to the UK government to reform the “flawed” Universal Credit system which they say is causing debt, suffering and hardship for the families they house.

Published 10 July 2018

Sector calls for increased ambition on fuel poverty

A new bill which will set targets to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland is “too narrowly focused” and will fail to address the “scandal” of cold, damp homes, according to campaigners.

Published 28 June 2018

£21m rapid rehousing investment ‘signals game-changer for ending homelessness’

The Scottish Government’s announcement of a £21 million investment to fund services and support to move towards rapid rehousing has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 28 June 2018

SFHA welcomes continuity and new opportunities following reshuffle

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said it welcomes the chance to continue its work with Kevin Stewart MSP as he remained in the post of minister for local government, housing and planning following the First Minister’s reshuffle this week.

Published 28 June 2018

SFHA awards inaugural Mid-Market Rent Development of the Year prize

The winner of the first SFHA Mid-Market Rent Development of the Year, sponsored by Citylets, was revealed at the SFHA Annual Conference on the 12 and 13 June 2018 in Glasgow.

Published 19 June 2018

National Audit Office report echoes SFHA concerns over Universal Credit

A highly critical report on the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) progress in implementing Universal Credit (UC) echoes many of the concerns that have been consistently raised by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), its chief executive has said.

Published 18 June 2018

SFHA board member Teresa McNally awarded MBE for services to community housing

Teresa McNally, SFHA board director and board member of Ochil View Housing Association, was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Published 12 June 2018

Existing Homes Alliance leads 50 organisations in call for real Warm Homes Bill

The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.

Published 29 May 2018

Save the date for Scottish Housing Day

People and communities across Scotland are being asked to save the date for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which will take place on Wednesday September 19th.

Published 23 May 2018

Wellhouse Housing Association hosts four Federations in Glasgow

Wellhouse Housing Association welcomed the National Housing Federations of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England last week to discuss tenant led boards and the possible impact of the full roll out of Universal Credit (UC) as part of a UK nations information sharing event.

Published 21 May 2018

SFHA welcomes ‘thorough and far-reaching’ Planning Bill report

A report by MSPs which contains a list of recommendations aimed at strengthening the Scottish Government’s draft Planning (Scotland) Bill has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 17 May 2018

Lorna Wilson to focus on innovation during SFHA secondment

Wheatley Group research and development manager, Lorna Wilson, has joined the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) for a one-year secondment to lead a new project on innovative thinking in the social housing sector.

Published 25 April 2018