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The theme for this year’s AGM is ‘We are one’. This is to reflect that it has been one year since we launched
our new name and brand. It is also to acknowledge that the housing sector, more than ever is working together as one with social care, health and all agencies to improve the health and wellbeing for
tenants and service users. In keeping with the theme we are delighted that Neil Hamlet, Consultant in Public Health and Douglas Robertson, Professor at Stirling
University will deliver keynote speeches.
Thank you to everyone who came to speak to us at our stand during the CIH Scotland Conference a fortnight ago. It was fantastic to see so many of you and we hope we you found it as beneficial as
we did and that you managed to get your hands on some of our sweeties!
We officially launched our Value for Money model at the Conference and we are confident that members will benfit greatly from this.
The VFM model is based on the collective assessment of Performance, Customer Opinion and Costs. Our model is straightforward to complete but provides powerful insight into how an organisation’s costs
can impact on their performance results. The added value is that members can benchmark their results within the Network and have enough detail to draw meaningful comparisons or explain
The Conference also gave us the opportunity to demonstrate our new business intelligence tool which will replace the current Benchmarking Query Tool in the coming months. Using this powerful and
interactive analysis tool, landlords can produce their own bespoke reports in a range of formats to suit their needs.
As SHN members continue to take receipt of Syrian refugee families and offer them rehousing within their communities, the Network organised a second Forum meeting specifically designed to support
members in overcoming the challenges of resettlement and integration.
This Forum meeting heard from staff and refugee volunteers from Maryhill Integration Network, which has been supporting refugees in Scotland since 2001. Members present heard at first hand the
challenges faced by refugees from Syria in seeking opportunities to settle, learn and work in Scotland. They also showed a brief film which explains the feelings many refugees have on first arriving
in a new country. The film can be viewed here.
Members decided that the issue of refugee resettlement and integration should continue to be covered as a regular agenda item at future meetings of SHN Forums following these two meetings that had
had a specific focus on refugees.
For copies of the presentations and reports of the two Resettlement and Integration Forums, please contact tim.pogson@scotlandshousingnetwork.
This framework has been developed in conjunction with tenants drawn from SHN's membership and the national regional networks. It is designed to be used by tenants (including those who have
not been involved before) and landlords to support the operation of the HRA.
The framework has three elements:
- Information sheets covering: introduction to the HRA guidance; legislation around consultation and communication and different self-assessment frameworks (booklet 1).
- Fact finding sheets to support learning about how their landlord: gathers tenants’ views; writes down cost processes and makes sure that the operation of the HRA benefits tenants (booklet
- A self-assessment booklet of criteria and checklists (booklet 2).
There are different ways to use the PDFs: print them out and use as a guide for discussions and framing a self-assessment; complete them on your computer (both booklets have interactive
formats), and save them to inform your reporting processes.