SHARE: Covenants, COVID and long-term financial planning

There is no doubt that the pandemic will affect the finances of every association and co-operative. You may have higher arrears and the risks this entails, it may have stalled development plans or it may be that the circumstances created by the pandemic mean that you may be at risk breaching your covenants.

Published 7 October 2020

Taking care of your most important asset

It may be fair to say that the thought of another form of audit to add to the task list may fill some people with a sense of dread. However, a stress audit may be one of the most important exercises your organisation does as we navigate our way back from lockdown.

Published 29 September 2020

The second Annual Assurance Statement

Housing associations and co-operatives spent huge amounts of time and effort preparing their first Annual Assurance Statement (AAS) in 2019, with a wide remit and relatively vague brief. It was a daunting task however, it has been reported by some to have been a very useful and illuminating exercise.

Published 23 September 2020

Alan Ferguson

It is with a heavy heart that SHARE announces the very sad passing of director, Alan Ferguson.

Published 27 August 2020

SHARE celebrates housing’s bright future at annual conference

SHARE’s annual conference took place at Peebles Hydro Hotel in March and was a fantastic celebration of housing and the role of committee/board members.

Published 16 April 2020

Working with vulnerable tenants remotely

We, as a sector, know, but perhaps the wider society does not yet appreciate, that housing associations and co-operatives do so much more that collect rents and repair houses. They are community hubs in many areas, providing a whole host of services for all tenants and a lifeline to the most vulnerable.

Published 15 April 2020

Women in housing Scotland Conference – interesting, informative and FUN!

SHARE’s first Woman in housing Scotland conference took place in Glasgow on 8th March and was fully subscribed.

Published 3 April 2020

Why it is important to celebrate women in housing?

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To coincide with this, SHARE will host its first ever Women in Housing Scotland conference on the 6th March.

Published 23 January 2020

Planning for change

Often changes in the workplace can be relatively sudden and immediate, however if we are fortunate enough to be in a position to foresee that change is required, the advantages in being able to plan for change is huge.

Published 4 October 2019

Advertorial: Governance of Scottish housing associations

Did you know you can work towards a customised award in Governance (GOSHA) accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)?

Published 24 July 2019

Advertorial: Assuring you’ve got it right

More is being asked of housing associations, co-operatives and local authorities when it comes to complying with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s (SHR) regulatory requirements. The latest is self-assurance – organisations assuring the SHR they comply with those requirements.

Published 16 July 2019

Understanding Buildings & Managing Repairs (City & Guilds Accredited Programme)

For many years SHARE has recognised a need to deliver basic technical training for non-technical staff.

Published 10 July 2019

Milnbank Housing Association wins SHARE’s Committee Learner of the Year Award

Carla Tartaglia, Management Committee Member of Milnbank Housing Association, was presented with Committee Learner of the Year Award for 2019 at SHARE’s recent Annual General Meeting.

Published 5 July 2019

Making sure your minutes fit for purpose

The Regulatory Framework now requires governing body meeting minutes to be publicly available as well as published online.

Published 20 June 2019

Dealing with Difficult Conversations – Summer sessions

SHARE is passionate about supporting the future of the social housing sector, not only training new staff through modern apprentice schemes, but also supporting current housing staff to fulfil their potential and progress up the career ladder.

Published 19 June 2019